Actor Brad Johnson Dies of COVID-Related Illness.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that actor Brad Johnson died on Feb 18, 2022, due to complications from COVID-19.
Johnson was best known for his role as Ted Baker in the 1989 romantic drama “Always" helmed by Steven Spielberg.
He also appeared in five episodes of “Melrose Place” in 1996 as Dr. Dominick O’Malley
Born on Oct 24, 1959, on a ranch in Arizona, Johnson grew up a cowboy and outdoorsman.
He quit business school just shy of his degree to accept a rodeo scholarship at the College of Southern Idaho.
Johnson injured his knee in 1986 and then found work as a model, representing Calvin Klein, Busch beer, and Marlboro cigarettes.
Following his success as Marlboro man, Brad Johnson finally landed his first role in a 1986 episode of Dallas.
Johnson played a bombardier in the 1991 movie, “Flight of the Intruder” and a soldier in the 1997 miniseries “Rough Riders".