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Paul Johansson


B: January 26, 1964 in Spokane, Washington

Paul Johansson was an avid athlete and took after his father, a former NHL player, but in an intirely different sport, basketball. After playing on the Canadian National team and taking his University to the Canadian College Championship game, he began contemplating a professional career, but decided he wanted to be an actor. He made his Hollywood debut on the soap Santa Barbara which was an auspicious beginning. He expanded his work in film to include screenwriting and directing. For example, he wrote and directed the acclaimed 19-minute film short, Conversations in Limbo, which opened the Toronto Short Film Festival. He won two Emmys for the made-for-television film he wrote and directed, The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie. He is best known for his role as Dan Scott in the long running series, One Tree Hill, for which he also directed some 14 episodes between 2005 and 2012. Paul Johansson lives in Los Angeles.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Swimsuit (TV-1989)

Laker Girls (TV-1990)
Soapdish (1991)
When the Party’s Over (1992)
Martial Law II: Undercover (1992)
Midnight Witness (1993)
Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct: Heatwave (TV-1997)
She’s So Lovely (1997)
Carnival of Souls (1998)
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (VR-1999)

The Last Dance (TV-2000)
Glory Glory (2000)
Berserker (2001)
John Q (2002)
Edge of Madness (2002)
Darkness Falling (2002)
Window Theory (2004)
The Notebook (2004)
Novel Romance (2005)
Alpha Dog (2005)
Toxic (2006)
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
One Tree Hill: Always & Forever (TV-2012)
Stonados (TV-2013)
The Winner 3D (2013)
Love and Skin (2013, short)
Kid Cannabis (2014)
A Daughter’s Nightmare (TV-2014)
Dear Eleanor (2015)
Father Africa (2015)
The Stepchild (TV-2016)
Dear Eleanor (2016)
The River Thief (2016)
Q (2016, short)
2031 (2017, short)
Father Africa (2017)
Q (2019, short)

TV Series – Cast:
Santa Barbara (1989-1990)

Parker Lewis Can’t Lose (1991-1993)
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1993-1994)
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995)
Highlander: The Raven (1998)

One Tree Hill (2003-2012)

Van Helsing (2016-2018)

Credits as a Director:
Conversations in Limbo (1998)

The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (TV-2003)

Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
One Tree Hill (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Van Helsing (2017)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Conversations in Limbo (1998)

The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (TV-2003)

Edge of Madness, movie, poster,