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Biography #2 (for S.W.A.T.)Clark Johnson has amassed an impressive body of work both in front of and behind the camera. He was recently nominated for an Emmy Award as best director for the pilot of the F/X series The Shield.
Johnson began his directing career during the second season of the highly acclaimed drama series Homicide: Life on the Streets. From there, he went on to direct episodes of such successful television series as NYPD Blue, West Wing, Third Watch, City of Angels, The Beat and Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit. More recently, he directed HBO's riveting series The Wire and the HBO film Boycott, in which he also starred.
A native of Philadelphia, Johnson began acting at the age of nine, touring with several national Broadway productions. He went to film school in Montreal and studied theater in Michigan before continuing his acting career. Johnson is perhaps best known as an actor for his role as ‘Detective Meldrick Lewis' on Homicide: Life on the Streets. Other television credits include appearances in such series as Second City, Hot Shots, Night Heat, Women of Brewster Place, New Attitude and LA Law. In 1993, Johnson was nominated for a Canadian Television Award for his recurring role on the CTV series E.N.G.
Johnson made his feature film debut in Chris Columbus' Adventures in Babysitting and went on to star in such films as Dennis Hopper's Colors, John Badham's Drop Zone, Nick of Time, Renegades, Lulu, Soul Survivor, Deliberate Intent, Task Force: Caviar and the independent features Fear of Fiction and Love Come Down. He starred in Canadian director Clement Virgo's Rude, for which he was nominated for a Canadian Academy award as Best Supporting Actor.