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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. 

Television

Production

TV Show, Extra

Old Spice Hair and Body Wash

Nova Documentary,

Mind Over Money

Bionic Commando |Viral video series

All My Children

All My Children

One Life to Live

Law&Order CI

Role

Self/Interviewed

Model/Principal

N/A

Principal

Lead

Hunk (Under 5)

Mike (Under 5)

Rick (Under 5)

Football Player/Day Player

Company

Telepictures, Warner Bros TV

Weiden + Kennedy

N/A

Dir. Malcom Clark, PBS

BionicCommando.com

ABC Television

ABC Television

ABC Television

NBC Television

Film

Production

When It Is Not Your Time

Untitled

East Broadway

A Crack In Everything

Role

Lead                Currently In Production

Lead                Currently In Production

Principal        (Jim the moving guy)

Supporting     Currently In Production

Director

Dir. Alexandre Ottoveggio

Dir. Robert Molnar

Dir. Fay Ann Lee

Dir. Varushka\ Franceschi

Print

Publication

Verizon Wireless

Maximum Fitness

Italian Vogue

New Yorker Magazine

Role

National Print Campaign

Cover – May 2006

Editorial

Editorial

Location

NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

Training

Class

Scene Study

Acting/Voice & Speech

Dialect/Improvisation & Scene Study

Acting Auditions

Scene Study & Monologues

Voice & Singing

Television Commercial Acting

Location

Susan Batson Studio, NYC

William Esper Studios, NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

Instructor

N/A

Karen Chamberlain

N/A

Alan Gordon

N/A

Thomas Wolf

Richard Larson

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