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Johnson was the oldest of seven siblings: Kenneth W. Minnie Johnson later remarried Thomas S. As a teenager, Johnson attended Girard Rock N Roll Homicide - Various - True Independence II a private boarding school for fatherless boys, located in Philadelphia.
On completing his training, he was commissioned a second lieutenant. On March 4,while flying as a navigator in a B with the th Bombardment Squadron42nd Bombardment Group13th Air Force, his B and two others were shot down during a low-level bombing and strafing run against Japanese military targets in the Philippine Islands.
The Bs encountered heavy anti-aircraft fire, and all three had to ditch in the sea off Zamboanga. Johnson broke both ankles in the landing, and his bomber's co-pilot was killed. Johnson received a Purple Heart for his injuries. After his honorable discharge from the military, Johnson used the G. Bill to pay for his acting studies at the Actors' Lab in Hollywood.
Johnson became a close friend of Audie Murphy and later appeared with him in three of his films, Column South and Tumbleweed in and Ride Clear of Diablo in During the s, he played the head of a gang of crooks in episode 17 of season one of The Adventures of Superman originally broadcast in January,filmed in Johnson was also cast on the religion anthology series Crossroads.
He appeared four times on the first-run syndicated military drama The Silent Servicebased on actual stories of the submarine section of the United States Navy. Beach Jr. Then he was casted as John T. Johnson appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone.
His character brings a murderer from into the present via a time machine in the season-one episode " Execution ". In the season-two episode " Back There ", he portrays a man who attempts to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The plot of both episodes involved time travel from the 20th to the 19th centuries. Johnson also appeared on The Outer Limits inplaying a crewmember on a United States space station in the episode " Specimen: Unknown ".
Johnson was best known for playing Professor Roy Hinkley usually called the " Professor "the very knowledgeable polymath who could build all sorts of inventions out of the most rudimentary materials available on the island. As Johnson himself pointed out, though, he could not fix the hole in the boat. In the first episode of the show, the radio announcer describes the Professor as a research scientist and well-known scoutmaster.
Gilligan's Island aired frombut has been shown in reruns continuously ever since. He reprised this character for three Gilligan's Island made-for-television movies and two animated series. In a interview, Johnson commented about the role and Rock N Roll Homicide - Various - True Independence II his perspective regarding Gilligan's Island and the situation comedy's place in television history:.
It used to make me upset to be typecast as the Professor But as the years have gone by, I've given in. I am the Professor, and that's the way it is Besides, the show went into syndication and parents are happy to have their children watch the reruns. No one gets hurt. There are no Blood Is Pumpin (Future Breeze Remix) - Söniquê - Söniquê, no car crashes.
Just good, plain, silly fun. It's brought a lot of joy to people, and that's not a bad legacy. After Gilligan's IslandJohnson found himself somewhat typecast, making portraying more unsophisticated roles other than his signature role as the Professor more difficult.
Nevertheless, he was able to resume a sufficient acting career,  appearing in several other movies and television shows, especially the latter. Iand Gunsmoke. Kingand he appeared in the made-for-television movies The Ghost of Flight and The Tokyo Muscle - Nick Wood - Sound Virus. Russell provided the narration for the animated-short episodes of The Adventures of Stevie and Zoya that appeared on MTV during the mids.
In an interview with Starlog magazine in the early s, Johnson said that he had wanted to appear in the original Star Trek during its run on NBC from tobut he was never cast. When they are suddenly evicted from the room, one of them, portrayed by Johnson, protests, "I want to see how it ends!
Johnson also played the sheriff in several episodes of season 9 of Dallas. His character in that series did Rock N Roll Homicide - Various - True Independence II return in season 10, however, as season 9 turned out to be the infamous "dream season".
Johnson was invited for his role in the movie-within-a-movie of Mystery Science Theater The MovieThis Island Earthbut spent most of the time answering questions about his Gilligan's Island days. He shared an amusing anecdote: [ citation needed ]. I was at a speaking engagement for MIT And that's why I can make a radio out of a coconut, and not fix a hole in a boat! Johnson also guest-starred in many episodes of Laramie. Johnson was married three times.
His first marriage to Edith Cahoon in ended in divorce in In he married his second wife, Kay Cousinswhom he had met while at the Actors' Lab in Hollywood. Together they had a daughter, Kim, and a son, David. Cousins died Rock N Roll Homicide - Various - True Independence II January 20,in Century City, California.
It was here that Johnson collaborated with writer Steve Cox on the memoir, " Here on Gilligan's Isle ," published in Russell's son David Johnson died of AIDS-related complications on October 27, after David's longtime partner Oh, Ah - Wrecking Ball - Grunt Work died of similar causes in Johnson died from kidney failure at his home in Bainbridge Island, Washingtonon Rock N Roll Homicide - Various - True Independence II 16,aged Johnson's memorial service was held a month later.
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