Shaun Johnston

Active - 1993 - 2010  |   Born - Sep 9, 1958 in Ponoka, Alberta, Canada  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy Drama, Western

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Biography by Nathan Southern

With a tough, lean, and slightly haggard look that prepped him for tough-guy roles (and that suggested a younger David Carradine), Canadian character actor Shaun Johnston specialized in slightly gritty material that crossed genre boundaries. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1958, Johnston took one of his first feature bows with the Canadian buddy comedy Two Brothers, a Girl and a Gun, and followed it up with such projects as the depression-era period film Heart of the Sun (1998), which he also co-produced; the 2000 made-for-television remake of High Noon starring Tom Skerritt; and the 2007 historical epic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, in which Johnston played Col. Nelson Miles. He also appeared in Christopher Cain's 2007 revisionist Western September Dawn, about the notorious Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857.

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