Johnny Messner (actor)
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Johnny Messner Actor
Johnny Messner
Born (1970-04-11) April 11, 1970 (age 50)
Years active1998-present
Kathryn Morris

Johnny Messner (born April 11, 1970) is an American actor.


Messner was born on April 11, 1970 in Syracuse, New York. He lived in Europe for 13 years while his father served in the United States Air Force, mainly in Germany and England. During this time, he developed a love for sports while playing on teams at military bases. He has one brother and one sister.[1] As an actor Messner is probably best known for his work in the films Tears of the Sun, The Whole Ten Yards and Hostage, and in the TV series Guiding Light (working with friend Frank Grillo and a young Hayden Panettiere), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Cold Case. Messner's life partner is Kathryn Morris, whom he met while shooting Cold Case.[2] They have twins: Jameson West Messner and Rocco McQueen Messner.[3]



Year Title Role
2000 Dancing in September Officer Jenkins
2001 Operation Delta Force 4: Deep Fault Vickers
2002 The Sweetest Thing Todd
2003 Tears of the Sun Lake
2003 Finding Home Nick
2004 Spartan Grace
2004 The Whole Ten Yards Zevo
2004 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Bill Johnson
2004 Our Time is Up Playboy
2005 Hostage Mr. Jones
2006 One Last Thing... Jason O'Malley
2006 Running Scared Tommy "Tombs" Perello
2006 Bottoms Up Tony
2007 Believers David Vaughn
2008 The Art of Travel Christopher Loren
2008 Remarkable Power Doug Wade
2008 Loaded Javon
2008 Ring of Death Burke Wyatt
2008 The Poker Club Bill
2009 Wrong Turn at Tahoe Mickey
2010 Corrado Corrado
2011 Arena Kaden
2011 Caught on Tape Tito
2012 She Wants Me John
2012 Kill'em All Gabriel
2013 Officer Down McAlister
2013 The Outsider Ricky
2014 The Equalizer P&E Worker
2015 Condemned Gault
2015 Checkmate Joey
2015 The Good, the Bad and the Dead Brian Barns
2016 The Perfect Weapon Condor
2017 American Violence Paul
2018 Silencer Frank
2018 Alone We Fight Captain Hank Kedry
2019 Beyond the Law Frank Wilson
2020 Breach Blue


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Guiding Light Rob Layne 22 episodes
1999 Rude Awakening Cute Podiatrist Episode: "One Birthday at a Time"
1999 Angel Kevin Episode: "Lonely Heart"
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ted Sallanger Episode: "Cool Change"
2001 Danny Cash Episode: "Forget About Your Boss"
2001 Son of the Beach Handsome Guy Episode: "Area 69"
2001 Friends Kash Episode: "The One With Rachel's Date"
2001 Men, Women & Dogs Jim Episode: "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"
2003 Tarzan Detective Michael Foster 3 episodes
2005 The O.C. Lance Baldwin 5 episodes
2005 Miami Ink Himself
2005-06 Killer Instinct Detective Jack Hale 13 episodes
2007 Burn Notice Harrick Episode: "Loose Ends, Part 2"
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Officer Lowell Harris Episode "Undercover"
2008 Knight Rider Sean Episode: "Journey to the End of the Knight"
2009 CSI: Miami Ken Vogel Episode: "Sink or Swim"
2010 Chuck Rafe Gruber Episode: "Chuck Versus the Fake Name"
2010 Cold Case FBI Agent Ryan Cavanaugh 3 episodes
2010 The Gates Mark Woodbury Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Dark Blue Danny 2 episodes
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Flint (voice) 11 episodes
2010 A Soldier's Love Story (originally titled: Meet My Mom) Sgt. Vince Carrera Television film
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Frank Cafferty Episode: "CSI Down"
2017 Jane the Virgin Chuck Chesser 10 episodes
2018 Criminal Minds Jeremy Grant Episode: "Luke"
2020 Primitive Dr. Mamedyarov Episode: "Blind Sighted"


  1. ^ johnny messner [@JMessner] (4 April 2012). "@BrettAnthony2 that's true buddy Messner is German and so am I even though I was adopted:)" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ johnny messner [@JMessner] (5 August 2013). "This is a minute reason but one of many that I love my wife. Kathryn Susan Morris. I love you..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Leon, Anya; Triggs, Charlotte (September 17, 2003). [1]

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