Thelonious Johnson, better known as T.J., has established himself in many areas – from acting to modeling and some impressive fitness feats.
T.J.’s affinity for fine arts stems from his childhood: his father, a jazz musician, and mother, an artist, emphasized the importance of art throughout T.J.’s upbringing, even naming their son after famed American jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk. Upon college graduation, T.J. focused his efforts on acting, while maintaining a level of physical activity that met his life-long fitness interests.
T.J.’s career boasts a wide range of highlights. As a model, he has been featured in leading publications such as Vogue Italia, Details, and scored the cover of Maximum Fitness. He was also featured in a nationally syndicated commercial for Old Spice Hair & Body Wash. His acting highlights include roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, One Life to Live, and All My Children. He also became the face of Capcom Viral Video for popular video game, Bionic Commando. Most recently, he is the lead in the short film “When It’s Not Your Time” making a splash at international film festivals. He has also starred in a feature film called “Einar”, in which he learned Icelandic. This film was recently awarded best short film in Finland and is scheduled to be shon at the New York International Film Festival.
When Thelonious isn’t acting in films, he is consistently studying his craft at MNActing studio master class and Susan Batson acting studio.