Johnny Strong

Johnny Strong
Born 1974 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California
Genres Alternative rock
Hard rock
Alternative metal,
Occupation(s) Actor, Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Martial Artist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, piano
Years active 1997-present (music career)
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts Operator, Fly (Rock Band)

Johnny Strong (born 1974) is an American actor, musician and martial artist. He is best known for his roles in Black Hawk Down (as Medal of Honor recipient Randy Shughart) and The Fast and the Furious as Leon. Aside from acting, Strong is also the founder of the band Operator.


Strong was born in Los Angeles. At 7 began studying martial arts, taking Judo in the San Fernando Valley. He went on to learn Kickboxing, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Boxing, and eventually earned a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Chris Lisciandro. At 12, he began to play guitar and taught himself to play drums, bass, and piano. He was signed to two major labels RCA and Atlantic Records. He has released six albums: Bombthreat: Before She Blows with his former band "Fly", Lick My Neck Good Sleep, Can You Hear Me Now?, Soulcrusher, The War of Art", Close to Extinction" and "Warhorse".

Film career

Strong has had various roles in television, and landed a role in the Steven Seagal film The Glimmer Man. He then worked on Sylvester Stallone's Get Carter, The Fast and The Furious, and Black Hawk Down. Strong stars in Sinners & Saints, a New Orleans-based police thriller featuring Sean Patrick Flanery and Tom Berenger released in 2012.

2016 marked his return to the screen, starring in Daylight's End, an apocalyptic thriller, with Lance Henriksen.


Year Film Role
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story Tim
The Glimmer Man Johnny Deverell
1997 On the Edge of Innocence Squeamich
Don't Eat the Chili at the Detour Diner Gavin
1998 Bury Me in Kern County Oldie
2000 Get Carter Eddie
2001 The Fast and the Furious Leon
Black Hawk Down Randall Shughart
2010 Sinners and Saints Sean Riley
2016 Daylight's End Thomas Rourke
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