Identifying with his unusual personality, troubled history and friendly nature, Emma is immediately infatuated with Norman and develops a friendship with him. KJ: Murphy is an emotionally distraught father who is obviously disturbed and very possessive over his family, his ground and where he grew up. Her friendship with Norman becomes strained, however, when he allows his feelings for Bradley Martin to get in the way. Kenny Johnson Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Kenny Johnson photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! Emma Decody (portrayed by Olivia Cooke)[4] is Norman's best friend. KJ: I like drama that incorporates action like Sons of Anarchy and The Shield. His interaction with the Bates family does not go smoothly, when he suspects Norma's complicity in the disappearance (and death) of Keith Summers, his friend and the former motel owner. As long as something has great writing, I’m down for it. Can you tell us anything at this time about your character in Solace and what the experience of shooting that was like? Dylan leaves for Seattle with Emma and the two subsequently get married and have a daughter. Bates Motel (TV Series 2013–2017) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. It makes the whole journey of Pearl and Blue’s story just that much more impactful. presspassla.com/shadow-and-bon…, It’s never too late to check your list twice! It’s funny how some things just become part of your cellular makeup at some point. Taken from a Text Message from Kenny Johnson: Horsing around with costar Juliette Lewis on the set of TV's 'Secrets & Lies.' His persona is very cool and kind of reminds me of James Dean in a way. In that situation you’ve got to think and be and feel more heightened and more dangerous than they are and you’ve got to be unafraid of that. It is probably a good idea to understand the difference between a character and the actor playing the character. PPLA: When we last saw your character, Caleb, he was apparently leaving White Pine Bay. KJ: I’m not allowed to say anything, so you’ll have to keep watching. Sometimes it’s nice when less is more, you know, when a director is a visionary and casts you for a reason and kind of watches you mold the character while offering just a little bit of a note here and there. He was very kind and calm and smart and when he did say something it would always be a great note. Shannon Lynn Bartholomew is on Facebook. So I knew him before and I think he’s buddies with my friend Walton Goggins who I was on The Shield with so, you know, all us Southern buddies kind of know each other. Having grown up largely on his own, he is resourceful, strong-willed and independent. Bradley Martin (portrayed by Nicola Peltz)[5] is a kind, attractive and popular classmate of Norman. He genuinely cares about Norman, but has a difficult relationship with Norma. Anthony Hopkins was amazing. With season three, Kenny Johnson was bumped up to main character status and became a regular on the series. It was an extremely challenging role for me but it was amazing and those guys were all really supportive. KJ: I guess. My challenge was to bring some humanity to a character that seemed to be a mean, really disturbing and kind of controlling individual. Shortly after that Brad got Thelma & Louise. And do you think sites like Kickstarter will continue to be a positive force for independent film? Regretting it, she attempts to make amends with him, but accidentally alienates him further. Kenneth Allen "Kenny" Johnson (born 13 July 1963) is an American actor, producer, and model. I haven’t had a lot of action in Bates Motel but I did get thrown out of the house by Norma, and Freddie Highmore (as Norman) tried to stab me with a knife. I box every day and I’m into sports and physicality and things like that, so as long as I can make it believable on-screen then I’m happy and I feel like I’ve done my job. 1 Biography 1.1 Early Life 1.2 Personal Life 2 Trivia Born Kenneth Allen Johnson in New Haven, Connecticut, Johnson was raised in Vermont. After a curious neighbor to the farm seeks a gun runner to Canada, Caleb offers to take the job; however, Dylan also needs the money to help Emma so he accompanies him. This, in turn, leads to the two starting a romantic relationship. It felt purely written, straight forward and simple yet was a very powerful piece. Join Facebook to connect with Shannon Lynn Bartholomew and others you may know. Had you worked with any of your Blue cast mates before? Teach me anything you can teach me.” I used to race snowmobiles and it’s the same thing, when I get on a snowmobile now it’s almost as if I never got off. In season two, Caleb arrives at the Bates Motel but Norma immediately throws him out. I’m curious if, as an artist, you deliberately seek out these gray kinds of characters or are you just not often offered more morally black or white types of roles? Bates Motel Still - P 2015 Ryan Hurst talks with THR about the role he based on former co-star Mark Boone Junior. Those kinds of things really stir me up and get me to a point where I physically commit to things beyond the thought of, “Oh let’s fake all of this,” never to hurt anybody but still going full out while still being physically in control. I’ve followed it and went to its premiere on Melrose Avenue. Press Pass L.A. was delighted to spend time with Johnson to discuss his work in Blue and gain greater insight into the man and his method. Kenny Johnson. He is known for his roles as Detective Curtis Lemansky in The Shield, Butch "Burner" Barnes in Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Detective Ham Dewey in Saving Grace, Herman Kozik in Sons of Anarchy, Matt Webb in Prime Suspect, and Caleb Calhoun in Bates Motel.Johnson portrays Dominique Luca in the CBS drama … KJ: I met him as soon as I got there and he definitely likes to sit at the bar and drink and tell stories. Kenny Johnson is an American actor, model and producer. PPLA: I’ve seen you lovingly praise Michele Martin’s script by calling it “a beautiful story” and proclaiming it to be “one of the best things I’ve read in a long time,” making me think you would’ve taken any role to help bring this project to fruition. She later returns in season three and, lonely, seeks comfort in Norman. I had a great connection with Michele, and Charles is one of those great directors who will let you find it as an actor. It was surprisingly powerful, potent and was definitely a really charged scene. Blue is a mysterious young man, suffering a rare blood disease that colors his skin blue. I like challenges. It was really powerful, and I thought it was awesome that they even considered me for the role. I know a lot of the guys on that show. My character on Bates Motel is a guy in a situation that’s really messed up, but I try to find the humanity in what brings people to where they’re at or where they came from. He is also popular for portraying the character of Dominic Luca in CBS’ drama ‘S.W.A.T.’ Born in New … KJ: I remember seeing something about James Dean when I was either in college or high school that really stuck in my head. He tolerates the town's open marijuana cultivation, but only because he knows that the town's economy depends on it, and comes down hard on any gang-related murders. She also wins the ire of Norma and Emma, who become jealous of the attention Norman gives her. PPLA: Was there one actor whose work, perhaps when you were a kid or young adult, made you think I want to do that? Norman in turn finds himself warming to her, and, at the request of her father, respects her feelings for him. KENNY JOHNSON Q & A: ‘BATES MOTEL’ & ‘BLUE’. Early in my career, all I was getting cast in were sitcoms and there was something about that that I really enjoyed but I would say action-drama is probably my favorite. He returns to help Dylan with a "pot farm" by building a barn. PPLA: You’re so remarkably believable in everything I’ve seen you do. Played by actor Kenny Johnson, he first appeared in the season two episode, "Shadow of a Doubt". Norman attempts to stab Dylan but is fatally shot by his brother, whom he thanks as he passes away. PPLA: Considering your history as a champion arm wrestler, I’m curious if you’ve checked out AMC’s new reality series Game of Arms? Why not have a personal trainer in your pocket? By: Kh Ishrar More Of Caleb And Return of Bradley In the very last season, we had to encounter one of the biggest revelations on Bates Motel so far, that being the disclosure of the true identity of Dylan’s father. He meets a young woman capable of seeing beyond his unusual appearance and outcast status while struggling with dark secrets of her own. Because while other actors expend mental energy thinking about manipulating the firearms, for you it’s just second nature and not something you have to worry about. Max Thieriot, Kenny Johnson & Ryan Hurst Talk Bates Motel Season 3 2015/04/13 23:30:38 +00:00 | Derek Anderson A young guy tries to begin a new chapter in his life, a father desperately seeks a connection with his estranged son, and a mysterious mountain man with boar jerky offers a … What aspects of Murphy made him someone you wanted to explore? He is known for his roles as Detective Curtis Lemansky in The Shield, Butch "Burner" Barnes in Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Detective Ham Dewey in Saving Grace, Herman Kozik in Sons of Anarchy, Matt Webb in Prime Suspect, and Caleb Calhoun in Bates Motel. All Rights Reserved. KJ: All or nothing. I think this is the first Kickstarter one that I know about, which is awesome. His mother has smothered and sheltered him his whole life, to the point that he is awkward and socially inept, especially around people his own age. In 2013, he played Federal Marshal Max Clayton on Showtime's series, DEXTER. KJ: For The Shield I’d go to the range with our technical advisor, Jesse Escochea, who was in the L.A.P.D. KJ: Yes, definitely. @netflix @LBardugo Her world takes a turn for the worse, however, when her father is burned to death, and in her time of grief, she ends up having sex with Norman. Dylan grows closer to Caleb and ponders telling Norma about his return, which is hastened by Norman and Emma spotting Caleb at the remote cabin. After Norman (in Norma's persona) attacks him for the rape, Caleb leaves town. When I was on The Shield Michael Chiklis would get me riled up and we would take things as far as we could without hurting somebody, but it was like all or nothing. The series was developed by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, and Anthony Cipriano. He really allowed me to explore and go places. Within the scheme of The Shield’s strike team it was like us being in the jungle where although we were corrupt cops, we were still taking down guys that were a hundred times worse than us. Obsessed already! I love it and love the fact that it’s giving people a little taste of the arm wrestling world. I like characters that are morally ambiguous. Have you binge-watched anything lately or is there a show you’ve recently become obsessed with via any of those outlets? On Monday's installment of … Once I get in there and do any kind of a fight scene directors typically say that I look as good or better than the stunt guy so they just go ahead and let me do it. Writing is always the number one most important thing for me and I’d rather portray people that have complexities and moral dilemmas to deal with. The same goes for Michele. Kenneth Allen "Kenny" Johnson (born July 13, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and model.He is known for his roles as Detective Curtis Lemansky in The Shield, Butch "Burner" Barnes in Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Detective Ham Dewey in Saving Grace, Herman Kozik in Sons of Anarchy, Matt Webb in Prime Suspect, and Caleb Calhoun in Bates Motel. He eventually reconnects with his mother and brother in the second season finale. Afterwards, she feels the only person she has left in the world is Norman. He was the teacher that ultimately gave me the foundation for everything I do. To me, it’s always an exciting thing to see how it domino effects in their lives later on and what it then does to them. When it is revealed that Norma lied to him about her husband's death, their friendship suffers and is nearly at an end. She decides that it is best for her to leave town once again and pleads for Norman to come with her. He is known for appearing in a number of television projects including ‘The Shield’, ‘Pensacola: Wings of Gold’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘Bates Motel’, ‘Saving Grace’ and ‘Prime Suspect’. It’s amazing how the internet and new media in our current day and age, when you reach out to different places in order to get finishing funds for something, is able to come up with the money to help filmmakers finish post-production. Was there a stunt coordinator on Blue or did you guys just work that out yourselves? I end up catching a lot of things OnDemand like True Detective, Game of Thrones and The Goldbergs. PPLA: In what way does the home life Murphy provides fit into the film’s overall story? Press Pass LA had the chance to sit down with character actor Kenny Johnson to discuss his work on TV, most recently playing Caleb on Bates Motel, and his upcoming indie film Blue. This then escalates into a fight between Norman and Dylan until Norma intervenes by revealing that Caleb is Dylan's father. is coming back to Bates Motel… and this time, it’s full-time. It deals with cops and psychics and murders and all that stuff so it’s pretty wild. [laughs] The Goldbergs is awesome. I’m not exactly sure how Kickstarter works because that was coming from Karl Schaulin, Charles Huddleston, Michele Martin and that side of it, but, I think it’s important and if it keeps going on can really help filmmakers and artists out who don’t have the funds to do it all themselves, which most people don’t. Another thing that pops into my head is that I used to watch Happy Days when I was a young kid and always dreamed that one day I’d go to Hollywood and try to be an actor. I don’t want it to be somebody else. PPLA: Since you were in the first Blade film I’m curious if you’re a fan of superhero movies and might like to do more work like that? With Dylan's help, she finds out who her father's murderer was, and ends up shooting him dead. How would you describe your approach to the more physical aspects of the characters you portray? KJ: I thought the story was great. 1 Appearances 2 Career 3 Personal Life 4 Gallery Season Eight: "Make Your Own Kind of Music" "Goodbye Miami" "Monkey In a Box" Johnson got his start in television commercials, including one of the very first ads for LA Gear. Seeing this, Norma becomes fond of her and employs Emma at the motel to keep her close to Norman, as well as to provide her with some much-needed maternal support and advice. 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