A native of Aspen, Colorado, Jesse Johnson currently lives in Los Angeles. The son of actors Don Johnson and Patti D'Arbanville, Jesse combines his athleticism and love of the outdoors with his creativity, balancing weight training, snowboarding and ice hockey with song writing - the multi-instrumentalist is presently in the studio recording an album - and most recently, developing a screenplay.
Jesse Johnson starred in Chapman (2013), an indie filmed on location in and around his hometown of Aspen, Colorado. Also starring Christopher Masterson (American History X (1998)) and Christine Woods (FlashForward (2009), Perfect Couples (2010)), "Chapman" is a searing glimpse at adolescent love, wounded relationships and facing the wreckage of a checkered past. The spring of 2011 delivered Jesse his first role in a major network pilot, playing top real estate agent Adam Mann in NBC's "A Mann's World", written and directed by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City (1998)). In late 2010 Jesse filmed ¿Para qué sirve un oso? (2011) ("What's a Bear for?'), which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival and was released theatrically in the spring of 2011. Co-starring alongside Javier Cámara' (Hable con ella (2002)) and Geraldine Chaplin, Jesse stars as "Vincent," the naive assistant to a reclusive and passionate zoologist. Shot entirely on location in northern Spain, the film not only showcases Johnson's versatility and comedic timing, but his fluency in Spanish. Prior, Jesse completed filming Head Over Spurs in Love (2011), a romantic comedy set in Texas. Jesse is "Bubba," a character who provides comic relief as the best friend of the intended groom. Jesse also starred in the Paramount Digital Entertainment production of "Circle of 8", which ran exclusively on Myspace.com. The Mountain Dew-sponsored webisodes aired over a series of weeks, resulting in a noticeable spike in return visits for the site.
Johnson's additional credits include a starring role in Dreamtime's Over (2010), a supernatural thriller shot over two plus months on location in Melbourne, Australia and directed by George Miller (The Man from Snowy River (1982)), the lead in the drama, My Life: Untitled (2011) and the major motion picture Redline (2009). His television appearances include Nash Bridges (1996), _' Law & Order: LA' and a role in the 2003 TNT Award-winning original drama Word of Honor (2003).