Mel Johnson Jr.


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Among his best-known roles, Johnson portrays the mutant cab driver Benny in the 1990 hit science fiction film, Total Recall. He also starred in the Broadway musical, On the Twentieth Century and appeared in the Public Theater's "Shakespeare in the Park" 2005 revival of Two Gentlemen of Verona. He was also in the musical The Rink. Johnson is also ... See full bio »

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Known For

Total Recall Benny
(1990)
Stagg Road Producer
(2023)
Hideous! Napoleon Lazar
(1997)

Filmography

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  Untitled Zombie Comedy (Short) (post-production)
Desmond Dyas
 2018 Jessica Jones (TV Series)
Justis Ambrose
- AKA Facetime (2018) ... Justis Ambrose
 2017/IV Stuck
Conductor
 2001 Sheena (TV Series)
Rabul
- Still Hostage After All These Years (2001) ... Rabul (as Mel Johnson)
 2000 Star Patrol! (TV Movie)
Doctor
 1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Broca
- What You Leave Behind (1999) ... Broca
- The Dogs of War (1999) ... Broca
 1999 Sunset Beach (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Manning
- Episode #1.538 (1999) ... Dr. Paul Manning (uncredited)
- Episode #1.537 (1999) ... Dr. Paul Manning (uncredited)
- Episode #1.536 (1999) ... Dr. Paul Manning (uncredited)
- Episode #1.535 (1999) ... Dr. Paul Manning (uncredited)
- Episode #1.534 (1999) ... Dr. Paul Manning (uncredited)
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Cadney
- State of Mind (1998) ... Dr. Cadney
 1997 Liberty! The American Revolution (TV Mini Series)
Jehu Grant
- The World Turned Upside Down: 1778-1783 (1997) ... Jehu Grant
- Are We to Be a Nation? 1783-1788 (1997) ... Jehu Grant
- Oh, Fatal Ambition: 1777-1778 (1997) ... Jehu Grant
 1997 Hideous!
Napoleon Lazar
 1997 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Manager
- The Last Hurrah (1997) ... Manager
 1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Harrison
- You'd Better Shop Around (1994) ... Harrison
 1993 The Poetry Hall of Fame (TV Movie)
 1992 On the Air (TV Series)
Mickey
- Episode #1.7 (1992) ... Mickey
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Mickey
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Mickey
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Mickey
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Mickey
 1991 Intimate Stranger (TV Movie)
Billy
 1991 De zomer van '45 (TV Mini Series)
Kok bij Eva
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Kok bij Eva
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Kok bij Eva
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Kok bij Eva
 1991 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
Boris
- The Bet (1991) ... Boris
 1990 Murder by Numbers
Mayor's Assistant
 1990 Total Recall
Benny
 1989 American Blue Note
Ron
 1989 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Coach Morrison
- Corky Witnesses a Crime (1989) ... Coach Morrison
 1989 Open House (TV Series)
The Croupier
- In Vegas... with Showgirls!: Part 1 (1989) ... The Croupier
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Full Moon (1989) ... Sergeant
 1988 Police Story: The Watch Commander (TV Movie)
Johnson
 1988 My Two Dads (TV Series)
Vince
- Nicole's Big Adventure (1988) ... Vince
 1987 Off the Mark
James B. White's Father
 1986 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Amos
- Deirdre (1986) ... Amos
 1985 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
 1981 Eubie! (TV Movie)
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Show Show Self (3 credits)

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Other Works:

: Plays Duke of Milan in "Two Gentlemen of Verona" musical by John Guare and Galt MacDermot, based on the play by William Shakespeare (Delacorte Theater, New York City, New York, USA).

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Alternate Names:

Mel Johnson

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Performing in "Road Show", an off-Broadway show at the Public Theater - Newman Theater in New York.

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