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Johnny’s Range As An Actor

Johnny’s range as an actor was evident from the outset. As this small sampling from “The Guardian,” MTV’s “Now What?” and “Malcolm in the Middle” illustrates, he could transition easily from searing drama to lowbrow farce and back again. Johnny’s … Continue reading

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Johnny’s Coca-Cola Commercial

Johnny helped Coke boost its soft drink sales in this rare 70-second commercial which played in movie theaters nationally. You could say that it offers valuable advice on how to speedily make friends. Johnny Coke commercial from Johnny's Dad on … Continue reading

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Johnny’s Early Commercials

Johnny got his start on the small screen with a number of featured roles in commercials. Here are three such: Taco Bell, American Beef, and Pizza Hut. Quite aside from the fun element of them, an added bonus is watching … Continue reading

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Johnny On L.A. — Book Excerpt

Johnny had gotten through a few drafts of a novel at the time of his passing.  He described it as a novel about “a young, would-be Charles Marlow* as he attempts to journey deeper into the unknown of an increasingly … Continue reading

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Johnny’s Journeyings

Johnny loved to travel.   As his success in TV and film grew, so did his opportunities to take off and see places and people he was interested in – the South of France, the Middle East, Scotland,  the interior of … Continue reading

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Johnny and the Vampires in His Life

The press said that Johnny “had it all.” And so he did. Unfortunately, “having it all” means having the bad parts of life as well as the good, not an ideal state of affairs for a person who trusts everyone. … Continue reading

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Johnny Lewis and Brain Trauma

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Traumatic Brain Injury and its related afflictions which come about from severe blows to the head have recently come into the public’s awareness, thanks to the recent film, “Concussion,” which tells the story of Dr. Omalu’s courageous…

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