Chuck Johnson is an actor, stuntman and motion-capture artist based in Tokyo, Japan. A native of Michigan, he began martial arts training with Olympic Taekwondo at the age of 15. With a fanatic training schedule,
he received his black belt in 2 1/2 years, and 6 days later became the
Michigan State Junior Olympic Taekwondo champion for both sparring and
forms. He went on to become a US non-Olympic national champion for
Taekwondo, and also competed in both Tokyo, Japan, and Hong Kong,
becoming the 2001 Inter-collegiate champion of Hong Kong, when he had
originally only come to the competition to watch.
After moving to Tokyo, he started off working as a bodyguard for visiting international celebrities working on security teams for
everyone from Sylvester Stallone and Orlando Bloom to Jackie Chan and Kim Hee Sun (of Korea).
His action career began in 2004 when he was scouted by a talent agency for his martial arts skill and was cast in Godzilla: Final Wars. While
on set, he met Japanese action director, Yuji Shimomura and shortly after began his study of East Asian style fight choreography under his
tutelage along with action directors, Go Ohara, and Kiyokazu Tanaka. In 2005, he began to study Method Acting under acting coach Shelley
Mitchell, and went on to also study the Meisner method. In addition to holding a master's rank in Olympic Taekwondo, and Seishindo Karate, Chuck is also ranked in Capoeira, Karate, Kobudo, and Judo, and has studied Wing Chun Kung Fu, Hapkido, Hanmudo, Krav Maga, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Tai Chi. He has appeared in over 100 dramas, films, commercials and video games
in Asia and in the states, and can speak, read, and act in both Korean and Japanese.