Hollywood actor Brad Johnson died on February 18, 2022, at 62 years old. He mostly earned recognition for his appearance in the Steven Spielberg romantic drama, Always, along with Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss
Johnson’s representative Linda McAlister shared that he passed away from Covid-19 complications in Fort Worth, Texas. His family gave an assertion and said: “Although he was taken too early, he lived life to the fullest and taught his children to do the same. Brad greatly enjoyed improving and enhancing land, in a way that maintained and respected its natural beauty. He always felt most at home outdoors, and his passion for the land made that evident. As much as he loved cowboying, hunting and land, Brad loved nothing more than his family.”
Born on October 24, 1959, in Tucson, Arizona, Brad William Johnson did all that from shoeing horses to repossessing vehicles to serving as a hunting and fishing guide. He joined the Pro Rodeo circuit in 1984 and was seen wrestling steers in Wyoming by a casting director looking for cowboys to use as additional in a beer commercial.
He became well known as the Marlboro Man for 3 years and was featured in numerous Calvin Klein print advertisements and different commercials. He suffered a knee injury that impacted his rodeo career as he headed toward Hollywood.
Johnson made his debut in a biker movie, The Nam Angels, in 1989. He was then given a role as Ted Baker, Holly Hunter’s love interest in Steven Spielberg’s romantic fantasy drama movie. It got positive reviews from pundits and was very successful at the box office.
Brad Johnson portrayed the role of a bombardier in Flight of the Intruder in 1991 and showed up in the 1997 TNT miniseries, Rough Riders. He played Rayford Steele in three Left Behind films and portrayed a recurring role as pediatrician Dominick O’Malley on Fox’s Melrose Place.
Johnson was picked for a role in Treasure Valley in 2021. It was a Western film set in Idaho, however, his scenes were not filmed because of the demise of actor and writer Jay Pickett, who died during the movie’s production in July 2021.