Johnny began his career as an actor and has worked in Theatre,Film, Television and as a Voice Over Artiste.
His first taste of the business was in musical theatre starring in "Blood Brothers, Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific." Other productions include light hearted Comedys from Oscar Wilde,'s "Lord Arthur Savilles Crime" to "Ted Willis" Drama "Woman In A Dressing Gown" also touring in Shakespeare's Tragedy "Macbeth" and "Brian Clemens" psycological thriller "The Edge Of Darkness " with Liza Goddard, Tony Scannell .
Feature films include "The Sea Change" with "Maryam D·Arbo, Ray Winston "and "Twice Upon a Yesterday" with "Penelope Cruz".
Johnny has also worked in many pantomimes with household names such as Syd Little, Darren Day, Jean Fergusson and many more.
Johnny has always managed to keep busy and has popped up in several TV programmes including, "The Chief, No Bananas, Silent Witness", and "Casualty" plus a pop video with "Madonna" in “A Substitute For Love".
He has worked extensively in London’s West End both as an Actor and as a Singer.
In 1997 Johnny worked and sang with "Petula Clark" and the cast from "Sunset Boulevard". at Centre Stage Theatre in Covent Garden in the West End in London.
The last London West End production was "Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk" at "The Royal Opera House" Covent Garden, London In 2004. This won an "Olivier Award" for best new production.
In Spain Johnny has starred in five short English speaking films playing the main characters, Written by "Roy Clark" and Directed by well known directors including "Steve Lanning" (Yentil, Gandhi) and "Ben Lanning" (Gemini Man).Two of the films have been shown at "Hollywood Film Festivals" and also at the "Marbella Film Festival" where they have won awards. The last of the films also features "William Shatner".
2020 COUNTRY SINGER
As a Country Artiste, Johnny has built up a huge following across the globe. Including a fan base in the USA. His music is played on stations from Pirate to local across the Globe. With Countless appearances and interviews on Radio and Television from the UK, Denmark, USA, Spain and many more.
In 2019 Johnny was signed to Echota Records USA. His single "Just a Kiss" was released in April 2019 and soon entered the Indi Country charts. Just a kiss was taken from his Debut Album "The Windows or the Walls". "Rain in Tulsa" soon followed and reached Number 1 in the USA Indi Charts in 2019.
In July 2020 Johnny changed Record Labels and is now with Country Roads Records USA.
Johnny moved to Spain in 2004 after extensive touring with his one man show but still continues to travel wherever his work takes him.
2021 will see Johnny back touring the UK again with his UK management.
On the 21st September 2019 Johnny Won Male Vocalist in Traditional Country Music at the Josie Music Awards in the USA at Dollywood.
Johnny's latest Album is called "Tailgate" and has been released worldwide on all major online stores.
In 2020 Johnny has been Nominated 6 times in two different Major Award shows in the USA.
Johnny won Traditional Country Song with "Rain In Tulsa" at the ISSA AWARDS in Georgia USA 2020.
MEETING THE MASTER
Meeting Sir Christopher Lee was a dream come true as it was Christopher Lee who had influenced Johnny into becoming an actor.
A long story short; it turned out that he had in fact a mutual friend Geoffrey who owned Crime in store book shop in Covent Garden,London. Geoffrey set up a meeting with Christopher Lee and the rest was history they met each other many times after that thanks to Geoffrey.
AWARDS FILM/TELEVISION / THEATRE / MUSIC
Nominated, Traditional Country Song, ( Ten Feet Tall ) JMA Awards, USA 2020
Nominated, Song Of The year. Traditional Country, ( Rain In Tulsa ) ISSA Awards, USA 2020
Nominated, Male Rising Star, ISSA Awards, USA 2020
Nominated, Male Vocalist, Traditional Country, ISSA Awards, USA 2020
Nominated, Music Video Of The Year (Just a Kiss), Traditional Country, ISSA Awards, USA 2020
Nominated, Album Of The Year (The Windows Or The Walls) Traditional Country, ISSA Awards, USA 2020
Nominated, Traditional Country Song (Ten Feet Tall ) Josie Music Awards, USA 2020
Nominated, Male Vocalist, Traditional Country, Josie Music Awards, USA 2019
Nominated, Male Artiste, Traditional Country, Josie Music Awards, 2019
Song of the Year, Traditional Country, ISSA Awards, USA 2020
Male Vocalist, Traditional Country, Josie Music Awards,
Best New Production, “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk”,
Oliver Award, 2004, Covent Garden Opera House
Best Short Film, “A Perfect Mess”, 2008,
Marbella Film Awards, Spain
Best Short Film, “A Perfect Mess” 2008,