Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Thursday that actor Brad Johnson died in February due to complications from COVID-19.
He was best known to many for his role in Steven Spielberg’s 1989 fantasy-drama Always, in which he and Richard Dreyfuss both vie for the heart of Holly Hunter.
Johnson worked consistently in television and cable movies throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, and He was 62 years old.
The Arizona-born Johnson was raised on a cattle ranch, and quit business school just shy of his degree to accept a rodeo scholarship.
He worked on the rodeo circuit full time, but injured his knee in 1986.
The 6’3”, square-jawed fella then found work as a model, representing Calvin Klein, Busch beer, and, yes, Marlboro cigarettes.
Always was Johnson’s first substantial acting gig, and while it didn’t catapult him to superstardom, he was rarely without work.
He starred opposite Danny Glover and Willem Dafoe in John Milius’s Flight of the Intruder in 1991.
In the late 1990s he led the syndicated action series Soldier of Fortune, Inc. the first Simpson/Bruckheimer production for television.
Its second and final season co-starred Dennis Rodman.