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Cranston Johnson was born the youngest of three children in Gastonia, NC. After graduating from Ashbrook Senior High School, he received a football scholarship from Western Carolina University. He went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management while finishing his collegiate football career with All Southern Conference honors. ... See full bio »

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Hap and Leonard Detective Marvin Hanson / Detective Hanson
2017-2018

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  The 24th (filming)
Sergeant Clinton
  Imposter (Short) (post-production)
Boxer
 2019 Wu Assassins (TV Series) (post-production)
Frank Fletcher
- Episode #1.8 (2019) ... Frank Fletcher
- Episode #1.7 (2019) ... Frank Fletcher
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... Frank Fletcher
- Misspent Youth (2019) ... Frank Fletcher
- Drunken Watermelon (2019) ... Frank Fletcher
  Black Dispatch (Short) (completed)
Joesep
  Sacred Hearts (completed)
Disher
 2019 P-Valley (TV Series)
Montavious Hill
- Episode #1.8 ... Montavious Hill
- Episode #1.7 ... Montavious Hill
- Episode #1.5 ... Montavious Hill
 2019 Euphoria (TV Series)
Frederick McKay
- The Next Episode (2019) ... Frederick McKay
 2019 The Fix (TV Series)
James Meloy
- Jeopardy! (2019) ... James Meloy
- Queen for a Day (2019) ... James Meloy
- Ghost Whisperer (2019) ... James Meloy
 2019 The Best of Enemies
Emmett
 2017-2018 Hap and Leonard (TV Series)
Detective Marvin Hanson / Detective Hanson
- Monsoon Mambo (2018) ... Detective Marvin Hanson
- Mambo No. 5 (2018) ... Detective Marvin Hanson
- Senorita Mambo (2018) ... Detective Marvin Hanson
- T-Bone Mambo (2018) ... Detective Marvin Hanson (credit only)
- Ho-Ho Mambo (2018) ... Detective Marvin Hanson
 2017 Tales (TV Series)
Justin
- You Got Me (2017) ... Justin
 2017 Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell (TV Series)
Dad
- Golden Fiddle Week (2017) ... Dad
 2016 Atlanta (TV Series)
Deshawn
- The Club (2016) ... Deshawn
- The Streisand Effect (2016) ... Deshawn
 2016 Survivor's Remorse (TV Series)
EMT
- The Night of the Crash (2016) ... EMT (uncredited)
 2016 Term Life
Uniform Cop #1
 2016 Game of Silence (TV Series)
Tom Cook
- Hurricane Gil (2016) ... Tom Cook
 2016 Deficiency Notice
Derrick
 2015 Waiting for Butterflies
Antwan
 2015 For the Love of Ruth
Lorenzo
 2015/III The Answer
Delivery Man
 2015 Secrets and Lies (TV Series)
Baxter
- The Father (2015) ... Baxter
 2015 Constantine (TV Series)
Officer Brick
- Angels and Ministers of Grace (2015) ... Officer Brick
 2014 A Letter to My Son (Short)
 2014 Dark Awakening
Court Room Man
 2014 Grape Soda (Short)
Rodrigo
 2014 Good Wood
Mark Luckie
 2014 The Single Moms Club
Man #2
 2013 Title Fight (Short)
Andre Holoway
 2013 My Name Is Paul
Kain
 2013 Ipseity
Darren Corpening
 2013 A Way Back Home (TV Movie)
Ronnie Clark
 2013 Trustworthy (Short)
Cleveland
 2013 Susie's Hope
Shawn Griffin
 2013 Find a Way
Billy 'Smiley' Cain, Jr.
 2012 It's Supernatural (TV Series)
Kynan Bridges
- Kynan Bridges - 2012 (2012) ... Kynan Bridges
 2012 Take a Shot (Short)
Brian
 2012 From Faith to Freedom
Husband
 2012 Rap Game Stressful (Short)
Jeffrey
 2012 Leaving the Game (Short)
Ron Howard
 2010 The 5th Quarter
Football Player (uncredited)
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Cranston's first recurring role in an episodic television series came in 2016 when he was cast in the role of DeShawn on 'Atlanta.' The critically acclaimed series starring Donald Glover won a Golden Globe for best comedy in 2017. Cranston appeared in two episodes. See more »

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