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Eric Johnson    

Canadian Actor Known for "Smallville" & "Rookie Blue"

Eric Johann Johnson is a Canadian actor known for playing Flash Gordon on the 2007-2008 TV series of the same name, Whitney Fordman on the science-fiction TV series "Smallville," Detective Luke Callaghan on the police drama "Rookie Blue," and Jack Hyde in the "Fifty Shades" film series.

Johnson began his career acting at age nine, when his parents enrolled him in Stage Polaris, a theater company in Edmonton. He played the younger version of Brad Pitt's character in "Legends of the Fall." In Canada, Johnson was the lead in an award-winning film titled "Scorn." His breakout role came in 2001 as football jock and Clark Kent rival Whitney Fordman in "Smallville." In 2013, Johnson was cast in Cinemax's original medical drama "The Knick" as a racist, but talented, young medic who is Clive Owen's protege; the series was directed by Steven Soderbergh

Johnson was born in Edmonton, Alberta. His father, Fred, managed a binding corporation, and his mother, Jane, is a librarian, massage therapist, and music teacher. In 2004, Johnson married writer-producer Adria Budd, whom he met on the set of "Smallville," as she was Annette O'Toole's and John Glover's personal assistant. They have a daughter, Calla Prairie Johnson, who was born in 2007.


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