JOHNNY'S CV with photos






Performed in Valparaiso, Chile

Workshops in Santiago Chile, Pergine & Rome, Italy, Barcelona & La Coruna, Spain,

Wroote short film scripts series

Pre-production shooting for the film Count you out, (director to be announced) to be shot in 2012 denamrk

Played the Executive in the film EVOLTION of CONSCIOUSNESS (director Ben Cole)

Performances at Monte san Giusto, Italy

Clown festival of Vitoria, Spain

Performing an escape in Chile

The Executive in the Consciousness



Performed special project with Brandede Kaerlighed theatre, Copenhagen

Tours of Italy and Spain

Teaching workshops in NCI's school in Granollers Spain

Teaching project in Atelier Teatro Fisico, Torino, Italy

Continuing rewrites of the movie script PARADE OF FOOLS with Ad Bol

Performed at the Anjos de Picadeiro festival in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Performed at the Festival Callejeros, Valparaiso Chile


Poster for performance in Seville

The Danish car performance


Performed at Palais am Park cabaret in Bremen Park Hotel

Various workshop projects in Vienna, Munich, Gran Canaria and Barcelona

Booked for galas at the 2nd World Fools Congress in Moscow, Russia

Final cut of PARADISE TOURS (short directed and written by me

Tour of Switzerland/Austria- BEST OF JOHNNY

Tour (workshops and BEST OF JOHNNY) in Colombia

From the poster of the Moscow Fools Congress









Starred in and co-wrote BLINDSPOT for Adventure Films in Holland - ( the movie won 5 prizes ( Best director at Estepona festival, best film at Waterford festival, best film noir & Best actress at New York Indie festival, Best director at LA festival )

PLayed Peter Gould in LOVE & RAGE danish fim by Morte Giese(Zentrope Productions)

Workshop projects and performances in Barcelona, Madrid, Logrono, Pamplona

Performed at Palais am Park cabaret in Bremen Park Hotel


Appeared in short film HEARTCORE as the Artist at the Rutger Hauer Film Factory, Rotterdam Film Festival

Workshops in Luxembourg /Grenada/ Galicia /Dimitri school in Verscio (CH)

Test shoots in UK for International Brigade movie

Directing Tad Brothers at Edinburgh festival

Producing/shooting/acting in mobile movies for net

Made short film - Paradise Tours

Played Ivo in ABLE, a horror movie by Mark Robert

Trailer for cell movies
BLINDSPOT Me, Ad Bol and Best actress winner Micky Hogendijk at NY Indie Festival

With Terrence Schreurs and Rutger Hauer

















































































































































































































































































Script editing for ZERO ONE, new screenplay for Ad Bol

Tours of EUROPEAN BLUES in Spain

Shooting short film clips for mobile fone movies

Directing TAD Brothers comedy performance, Berlin

Performances at the Torino Street festival JUST FOR JOY

Italian tour of European Blues

Winner Heidenheim Kleinkunst Ptrize



Appeared at the Comedy Monster festival. Rome

Tours of EUROPEAN BLUES of Spain, Italy.

Acting DAWSON in the movie WICKED directed by Michael Knighton

Editing the movie ITS A WOMANS WORLD



Premier of CASTINGS scheduled for December 2004

Playing main role (COOK) in Greg Macqueen's TV short LITTLE BROTHER, LITTLE SISTER (adapted from David Compton's play)

Directed and co-wrote IT'S A WOMAN'S WORLD as a project for the Oerol Festival, Holland.

BACKTRACKER, the short film shoewn on Danish TV

Tours of EUROPEAN BLUES in Austria, Spain

Performed in Palazzo im Park, Bremen



Performed in Palazzo im Park, Bremen

Acting in PUMP (Castings) Netherlands film directed by Ad Boll

Appearance TV show on Swiss TV :live from Winthertur Casino

Directing the women's theatre company Mevrouw Bakker

Directed succesful JAB project at Oerol festival, Holland

Writing and directing Backtracker - a short movie in western genre.

Released The Warriors of Light New Album - The Rogue Planet

Performed in LA MAMA THEATRE, New York City, with theatre group DZIECI playing the role of TIRESIAS in ' FOOLS MASS

Performed in LA MAMA THEATRE, New York City, with theatre group DZIECIDEVIL /CARDINAL RICHELIEU in the production of DEVILS OF LOUDON see critique




Performing with Dzieci in New York City

Directing Missing Link Project, premiered november 2002 - production - LOOPS

Main roles in short film by Emil van Zuijlen - GEBROEDERS MOLL (Holland), and the film by Simon Falkentorp The QUARRY (Denmark)

MAYDAY in Jango Edwards pilot 'Thomas Clown Affair'



Performance for Danish County Councils Conference

Premiere of LIGHTMAKER at Berlin Film Festival Panorama Special, starring with Rod Steiger

Presenter for Toshiba Medical Systems at the Vienna Medical Congress

Performance at the Freiburger Kultur Messe

Won BEST ACTOR award at Williamsburg of Brooklyn Film Festival, New York City 2001

Performed in the Palzzo Colombino variety in Freiburg, Germany



Starred as Richard in FAR FROM CHINA, feature film by director Christian Leigh, Films Copenhagen

Performed EUROPEAN BLUES at the Festival of Mime. London

Co-lead  in a 20-minute 35 mm  movie by Geppe Monros, Barcelona

Presenter of the Congress of World Veterinarians before Princess Margriet of Holland.

Guest performance/teacher at the 3rd Congress of Nordic drama.

Finishing shooting/post production for LIGHT-MAKER (director Dieter Meier) in Los Angeles for Yello Productions.




Toured EUROPEAN BLUES in Austria, Holland, Spain

TV project in process in connection with Bellissima Channel, Amsterdam

Preliminary stages of planning directing for multi-media project with Sound Venture, Aarhus, DK

Shot commercial for BECEL margerine, Holland

Invited artist at the festival of Mime, Troyes, France.

Studied FSP course 2 and 3 of Pleiadian Lightwork.



Celebrated 50 years on the planet, 25 years in show business

Performed for displaced Indians in Chapas, Mexico for ‘Clowns without Frontiers’

Toured Holland, Austria, Switzerland

Premiered MEMBERS ONLY in Spanish at Taraga Festival



Director of  new show for the group, PORPOL, Vitoria (Spain)

Directed workshop project for Festival of Araia, Spain

Director of the Aarhus Artist School final production (Denmark)

Extra shoots for "NO MAN"S LAND" directed by Nina Rosenmaier (Flora Danica Film, Copenhagen)



Played HARLEY (lead) in feature film, "NO MAN'S LAND", directedby Nina Rosenmeier (Flora Danica Film, Copenhagen)

Worked on ‘station-identity' shorts for Teleclub, Zurich

Directed Aarhus Artiste-School final production (Denmark)



Post-production for "ONCE UPON A DREAM" in Los Angeles.

TV commercial for Sun Alliance Insurance, (London)

Cinema commercial for Teleclub TV Channel, Zurich  

Tours of Spain


Spent most of the year recovering from a serious accident

Master of Ceremonies at Cabaret Tent, Roskilde Festival.

Writing the project BORIS the DRAGON, a multi-media fantasy.

Directed MEMBERS ONLY  for Inter-Kulturel Centre, Aarhus, Denmark.

Appeared in Commercial for RALLY TV, Stockholm



Dr. BUTTER(lead) in 16mm 30 minute movie, "KILLER BERBERECHOS", (BAUSAN FILM Prods., Barcelona) directed by Andres Cruz         

Performed in Cabaret tent, Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Performed at JUSTE POUR RIRE (Just for Laughs' ) Festival, Montreal, Canada

Master of Ceremonies at Aarhus Festival Spiegel tent, Denmark.

First shoots of feature film SCAPEGOAT, (Dir. Michael Summers)

Performed for the Queen of Denmark at Aarhus Festival



Starred as BASTA in feature film "ONCE UPON A DREAM", directed by Dieter Meier (Potocka Prods, Warsaw, Poland/Yello Music, Zurich, Switzerland)

Starred in and co-wrote BLUEVILLE SERENADE, a rock musical in Amsterdam, Holland.

Directed animation group/performed solo in the Olympic Village for the Olympic Games and the Special Olympic Games, Barcelona, Spain

Wrote/ acted in short comedy sketches for PINNIC, children's programme, TVE 1, Spain

Appeared in Commercial for RALLY TV, Stockholm  




Starred as  BASTA in feature film "ONCE UPON A DREAM", directed by Dieter Meier (Potocka Prods, Warsaw, Poland/Yello Music, Zurich, Switzerland)                         

Appeared in Commercial for RALLY TV, Stockholm                                   

Performed at JUSTE POUR RIRE ( Just for Laughs) Festival, Montreal, Canada                                             

Played PATTERSON in feature film, "ESCRITO EN LAS ESTRELLAS" directed by Ricard Reguant (Fair Play Prods, Barcelona).                                              

Invited artist as JERRY in episode 2 of "DARK JUSTICE" directed by David Calloway (Lorimar Prods, Los Angeles and TV3, Barcelona Spain.)                                    

Starred as  MARIO in feature film, "MANILA" directed by AntonioChaverrias (Quasar Prods, Barcelona, Spain - winner: Best film of the year in Catalonia)                      

Played THX 337 in feature film "CYBERHEDEN", directed by Mario Orfini (Eidoscope Prods., Cine Citta, Rome, Italy)



Played leading role, BERTO, in Italian feature film, "LUNGO IL FIUME", directed by Vanna Paoli. (Corvo Productions, Cine Citta, Rome.)                                                                      

Premiered THE BEST OF JOHNNY, solo show of Johnny's best acts.                                           

Featured as THE MISSIONARY in feature film "THE RETURN", directed by Jens Joren Thorsen (Superfilm Prods, Copenhagen).             

Master of Ceremonies on the ‘Orange Stage’ at Roskilde Rock Festival (Denmark)



Appeared in rock video  TIED UP  music-single by YELLO.                                                 

Directed cabaret performance for Boulevard Theatre, Stockholm.                                           

Master of Ceremonies at Aarhus Rock Festival Orange Stage, (Denmark)                               

Appeared in Commercial for RALLY TV, Stockholm



Toured DIRTY MONEY- the show, in  Europe.              

Performed at the International Festival of Clowns, Tokyo.                                                 

Performed at "The JOHNNY MELVILLE FESTIVAL" a ten-day  retrospective, Aarhus, DK, featuring all 5 solo performances.

Produced the record DIRTY MONEY - the ALBUM

Devised/directed < MUSICAL MONKS > for the International Festival of Cabaret  (Homo Ridens) di Bologna, Italy. 




Premiered solo show < DIRTY MONEY > as a special project for the 'Off-T.A.T'., Frankfurt, directed by Matt Mitler.




Devised/directed < MUSICAL MONKS > for the International Festival of Cabaret (Homo Ridens) di Bologna, Italy.





Studied and performed drumming/dance with Mustapha Tetty Addy in Togo           

Performed MEMBERS ONLY at the official Adelaide International Festival, Australia.    

Performed at the first Charlie Rivel Memorial Festival.  

Workshop leader at the first 3rd World Dance intensive in  Vienna.    

Starred as THEO, in TV film  GAME OVER (Austria's entry for the International T.V. Festival  of Montreux directed by Peter Saman (ORF TV) 

Founder/director/writer/actor of the INTERNATIONALISTS',  formulated, wrote, directed  and starred in the project < IT DON'T MEAN A THING > for the Theater, am Turm, Frankfurt.




Co-wrote music for/ acted in  BLOOD AND  CHAMPAGNE directed by Marika Lagercrantz, (Stockholm).          

Performed MEMBERS ONLY at the Nancy Festival of World Theatre, France.          

Performed at Rosklilde Festival on the Orange stage, Denmark




Premiered solo show  MEMBERS ONLY at Vienna Festival.      




Premiered solo show  'TROUBLESHOOTER at  the Festival of Theatre of Nations, Amsterdam.

Played JOHNNY AGAIN in feature film WHAT'S THE BEEF RODO? directed by Hans Joachim Berndt (Filmhaus, Munchen)       

Released the record  THE WEE ALBUM Nurnburg, Germany.

Premiered solo show  'TROUBLESHOOTER at  the Festival of Theatre of Nations, Amsterdam.

Played JOHNNY AGAIN in feature film WHAT'S THE BEEF RODO? directed by Hans Joachim Berndt (Filmhaus, Munchen)       

Released the record  THE WEE ALBUM Nurnburg, Germany.




Premiered first solo show  COME AGAIN  at Festival of Fools, Amsterdam, Holland




Founder/director/writer/actor of 'KABOODLE Theatre Co',  London - toured UK, Italy, Germany,  Holland, Greece  

Worked on pre-production of GRAYSTOKE with Warner Brothers - received education in specialist movement ttraining for chimpanzee acting.                





Project leader/tutor of the Summer School for Radical Theatre, Oval House London (including events at Serpentine Gallery, London) 1974. 

Director / actor of 'SALAKTA BALLOON BAND', London.




Personal assistant to David Aukin

Company/stage manager/actor of FREEHOLD THEATRE,  London:  the 'Beowulf' tour and 'Koolyghin' in 'The Three Sisters' (Checkov), directed by Nancy Meckler.                 

Performed 'RIFFRAFF' with John Bolton -a late night show at the EDINBURGH Festival. 

Performer with 'RITUAL THEATRE', (UK) on European tour.   









Gained Teaching Certificate from Moray House College Edinburgh












Attained degree in B.Sc. (Social Science) Edinburgh University









Attended Royal High School, Edinburgh , Scotland

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award winner








 Born in Leith, Scotland









Johnny has appeared at theatre festivals in Adelaide, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London, Montreal, Nancy, Oslo, Rome, Stockholm, Tokyo, Vienna, Zurich and many others......

.....and at film festivals in Cannes, Prague, Cairo, Locarno and Bellinzona. Has been featured in numerous television programs in the USA, Japan, and all over Europe.

He has led workshops and mounted projects in all the above places (and more!) with professional actors, with various amateur groups, with youth groups, with prisoners and probation officers,, with pensioners, with kids, with hospital patients and hospital staff .

SPECIALS :  Director, character actor, clown, mime, singer, chimpanzee, expert; alto sax/trumpet...... horse riding, driving, acrobatics, falls, fights (aikido trained) various circus skills.     

LANGUAGES : English (all dialects), French, Italian, German, Spanish can communicate in Danish and Swedish, learning Dutch.

nWinner of Heidenheim Kulturpreis, Germany

vAs the rider in BACKTRACKER

tAs Gustav in the short by Emile van Zuijlen

As Cardinal Richelieu in THE DEVILS OF LOUDON directed by Matt Mitler in New York

Clowning in Bremen Palais am Park

qAs Tiresias the blind fool in FOOLS MASS

Performing at a politicians' conference, Aalborg, Denmark

Berlin Film Festival after the premier of LIGHTMAKER


As PA in the Spanish short by Geppe Monros

As Woos Brillis undercover-cop checking the public at the Oerol Festival , Holland

Intimate moment with ANDREA VAGN JENSEN in 'NO MAN'S LAND' 

Clowning in Taragonna

Freiburg Variety show

Faynway Jenkell live at the Oerol festival, Holland

Self-written comedy short about the Olympic Flame with Tina Grace

As Dr. Butter in 'Killer Berberechos

Giving Alex Casanovas a hard time in MANILA  

With Tina Grace in TV sketch for PINNIC, Spain

TV sketch for PINNIC, Spain

On the set of 'LIGHTMAKER', filmed in Poland....

On the set of 'LIGHTMAKER', post-production in LA

lungo_il.jpg (25218 bytes)Playing the lead role, BERTO in Lungo il Fiume, Italian film 1989

In TIED UP - a music video for YELLO

jappo.gif (170184 bytes)Tokyo clown festival 1987

My personal retrospective Festival in Denmark 1987

GAME OVER - TV film from Austria 1984

Improvisation at Lutterbek, Germany

Internationalists.gif (277721 bytes)PR shot for The Internationalists 1984(project with TAT - It dont mean a thing...)

Performing in Vondel Park Amsterdam

Zurich press 1981

Bagolin in Goldoni THE CROW, Erlangen Germany Theatre

Kaboodle's LAST SUPPER at the premier in Firenze

Clowning with Salakta Balloon Band against the Covent Garden Developement 1973

Riffraff show with john Bolton at Edinbuirgh Festival 1973

23 years old, Cambridge
jm_young.jpg (169615 bytes)8 years old, Edinburgh
With my Mum, Edinburgh