Cranston Johnson

Cranston Johnson

Cranston Johnson is an American actor best known for his roles in the American drama series Hap and Leonard and the Fox comedic drama series Filthy Rich.

Graduate of Western Carolina University

Cranston Johnson is the youngest of three children and a graduate of Western Carolina University. He was born in Gastonia, North Carolina.

In his hometown of Ashbrook, he attended Ashbrook Senior High. He received a football scholarship and went on to Western Carolina University. obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management degree He was an All-Southern Conference football player at the college level.


Johnson was offered a role in the 2010 sports film The 5th Quarter as a football player because of his football background. Despite the fact that he would not be given credit for the role, he was inspired to pursue acting as a career. In Winston Salem, North Carolina, he studied method acting with Burgess Jenkins at the Actor’s Group Studio.

Speak Up on Domestic Violence, Leaving the Game, Rap Game Stressful, and Take a Shot were among the short films he appeared in 2012.

Beginning in 2012 with the drama film From Faith to Freedom, he returned to performing in full-length feature films. Johnson received praise for his depiction of Shawn Griffin in the drama film Susie’s Hope, after his role as Billy ‘Smiley’ Cain, Jr. in the 2013 independent movie Find a Way.

In the NBC adaptation of the DC Comics character Constantine, he had a cameo appearance as Officer Brick in the episode “Angels and Ministers of Grace.” He also appeared as Baxter on ABC’s mystery anthology series Secret & Lies as a guest star.

Deshawn in the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta, which was created by and starred Donald Glover, was his first major role on television. After that, he played Detective Marvin Hanson in the American drama series Hap and Leonard and James Meloy in the ABC legal drama series The Fix.

He had a cameo appearance in the HBO teen drama Euphoria episode “The Next Episode,” which starred Zendaya. He has had recurring appearances as Frank Fletcher in the Netflix supernatural-action-drama series Wu Assassins and as Montavius in the Starz drama series P-Valley.

Most recently, he played Luke Taylor in the FOX comedic drama series Filthy Rich starring Kim Cattrall.

Other significant film appearances include My Name Is Paul, The Single Moms Club, Dark Awakening, and Sacred Hearts.

Johnson is expected to appear in the upcoming flicks Women is Losers and Son.

Facts of Cranston Johnson
Birth Nation:United States of America
Height:5 Feet 11 Inch
NameCranston Johnson
Birth NameCranston Johnson
Birth Place/CityGastonia, North Carolina, USA
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
EducationAshbrook Senior High School, Western Carolina University
AwardsRahway International Film Festival Award, Southern Shorts Award
MoviesThe 5th Quarter, From Faith to Freedom, Susie’s Hope, My Name Is Paul, The Single Moms Club, Dark Awakening, Sacred Hearts
TV ShowConstantine, Atlanta, Hap and Leonard, The Fix, Wu Assassins, Euphoria, Filthy Rich