Brad Johnson

Born Jul 23, 1924

Elmer Bradley "Brad" Johnson, was an American film and television actor, best remembered for his role as the deputy Lofty Craig on the 1950s Western series, Annie Oakley. After his last television appearance, in a 1967 episode of CBS's Gunsmoke, Johnson spent the remainder of his life as a real estate developer in Los Angeles, California.… Read More

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1924 Birth Born on July 23, 1924.


1950 25 Years Old In the summer of 1950, Johnson was the resident lead appearing with Anthony Franciosa in summer stock. … Read More
1951 26 Years Old One of Johnson's first screen roles came at the age of twenty-seven, when he appeared in 1951 as one of six unnamed students in Ronald W. Reagan's Bedtime for Bonzo.
1952 27 Years Old In 1952, he had an uncredited role as a reporter in Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth with Charlton Heston. … Read More


1957 32 Years Old Johnson played the role of Ed Masterson (brother of Bat Masterson) in the 1957 episode "The Nice Ones Always Die First" of the ABC half-hour western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the starring role.
1958 33 Years Old In 1958, he played Hurley Abbott in the episode, "The Underdog", in the same series.
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In 1959, he played Joe Shields in the episode "Wild Cargo" of Dale Robertson's Tales of Wells Fargo. … Read More
1960 35 Years Old In 1960, he portrayed Sheriff Dan Blaisdell in "Home Is the Brave" on Clint Walker's ABC series Cheyenne. … Read More
1964 39 Years Old In 1964, he appeared as Jim McDowell in "Doesn't Anybody Know Who I Am?" of NBC's Kraft Suspense Theatre.


1967 42 Years Old His last acting role was his only appearance on James Arness’s Gunsmoke, as Laskin in the 1967 episode "Cattle Barons". … Read More


1981 57 Years Old Brad and Adele Johnson were married for thirty-one years until his death in 1981. … Read More
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