Herman Johansen

Herman Johansen

Actor. Writer. Grandpa. Overnight success.
Actor, Director, Playwright, Casting Director and Screenwriter

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Member Since:
February 2013
Last online:
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About Herman

Originally from a Missouri town of only 602 people, Herman Johansen is now based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after spending 7 years in Los Angeles working as an actor and writer. He earned his Equity card (after moving to Kansas City in his mid-40s) during an 88-performance run of Fiddler on the Roof and continued to work on stage and on camera across seven states. Since moving to LA, he has enjoyed success in a variety of short films (at least two have screened internationally), indie features and television. His training, intensity and dry humor have led to highly praised performances of richly flawed and complex characters. In 2019 he was given the 'best emerging performance' award at the Chesapeake Film Festival for his work in The Land.

His personal interests include reading paperbacks, cooking, hiking (including several of Colorado's Fourteeners), cigars and travel. Herman is a sucker for anything that flies and has been airborne in everything from a vintage open-cockpit canvas plane, a hot air balloon, a glider over the Pacific, and under a parachute.

In addition to acting, Herman has extensive directing, writing and casting credits. His play, Fading Light, was selected for the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. One of the short films he scripted (The Unnecessary Salvation of Mary McDaniel) garnered 3 film festival wins as best short film. He is currently writing a 60-minute TV pilot, a feature film and a novel.
And he's always happy to tell you about his grandchildren... Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA.

Videos

Loglines

  • Man on the Roof

    Man on the Roof Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Comedy A naive young man with a troubled past enters the world of insurance sales in 1980 and is thrust into the midst of an unlikely cast of characters, many with hidden agendas of their own. The lessons he learns give new meaning to risk management.

Credits

  • Babylon Berlin

    Babylon Berlin (2019 - 2020)
    TV Series Sound department

  • Harry

    Harry (2019)
    TV Series Actor

  • The Land

    The Land (2019)
    Film (Drama) John Martin

  • The Unnecessary Salvation of Mary McDaniel

    The Unnecessary Salvation of Mary McDaniel (2019)
    Film Casting director

  • In My Mother's Arms

    In My Mother's Arms (2017)
    Film Actor

  • Girlboss

    Girlboss (2017)
    TV Series Actor

  • The Tree

    The Tree (2017)
    Film Actor

  • AKA Amber

    AKA Amber (2016)
    Film Actor

  • MADtv

    MADtv (2016)
    TV Series Actor

  • Terminal

    Terminal (2015)
    Film by Stephen Wallace Pruitt (Drama and Mystery) Actor A merciless district attorney, sentenced to death, meets a desperate young woman on the run from the law who changes everything.

  • In the Basement

    In the Basement (2015)
    Film (short) by Matthew McGregor (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actor 'In The Basement' is the story of Cassandra, a seemingly naive and innocent girl who is kidnapped and brought to the house of a crazy man named Peter. Peter locks her in his basement along with two other women who he had kidnapped years ago. But little does Peter know that Cassandra holds a dark, supernatural power that just might be the key to her escape.

  • Weighing In

    Weighing In (2014)
    Film Actor

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash (2014)
    Film by Damien Chazelle (Drama and Music) Actor A young and talented drummer attending a prestigious music academy finds himself under the wing of the most respected professor at the school, one who does not hold back on abuse towards his students. The two form an odd relationship as the student wants to achieve greatness, and the professor pushes him. Written by andrewhodkinson

  • 42

    42 (2013)
    Film by Brian Helgeland (Biography, Drama and Sport) Actor In 1946, Jackie Robinson is a Negro League baseball player who never takes racism lying down. Branch Rickey is a Major League team executive with a bold idea. To that end, Rickey recruits Robinson to break the unspoken color line as the first modern African American Major League player. As both anticipate, this proves a major challenge for Robinson and his family as they endure unrelenting racist hostility on and off the field, from player and fan alike. As Jackie struggles against his nature to endure such abuse without complaint, he finds allies and hope where he least expects it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Barbara Johns: The Making of an Icon

    Barbara Johns: The Making of an Icon (2012)
    Video by Fabrice Chiambretto (Documentary, Biography and History) Casting director From the genesis of a quiet revolution which changed the American Constitution to the genesis of a masterpiece, created by sculptor Stanley Bleifeld.

  • Rook

    Rook (2011)
    Film (short) by Brian Reece (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor A grieving detective bent on revenge must break all the rules to make an elusive serial killer a victim of his own sadistic game.

  • Unsolved Mysteries

    Unsolved Mysteries (1996)
    Television Actor

  • The Second Horseman

    The Second Horseman
    Actor

  • Surrounded

    Surrounded
    Film (Drama) Sheriff

Education

  • Missouri State
    (1980)

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