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Clark Johnson, (born September 1954) sometimes credited as "Clark 'Slappy' Jackson", "Clarque Johnson", and "J. Clark Johnson," is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and film. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Johnson was born in September 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent much of his life in Canada, including studying at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. He began doing feature film work in 1981, landing roles in the movies Killing 'em Softly, Wild Thing, Adventures in Babysitting, and Nowhere to Hide. He also acted in a number of television shows early in his career, including Night Heat and Hot Shots. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Concordia University is a large urban university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, one of Montreals two universities that teach primarily in the English language (the other being McGill University). ... This article needs cleanup. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Wild Thing is a 1987 film directed by Max Reid, screenplay by John Sayles, and story by Larry Stamper. ... Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 film written by David Simkins and directed by Chris Columbus and starring Elisabeth Shue, Bradley Whitford, Maia Brewton, Anthony Rapp, Penelope Ann Miller, and Keith Coogan. ... Nowhere to Hide, (Korean title, Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda) is a 1999 South Korean film, directed by Myung Se-Lee. ... Night Heat was a Canadian police drama series, which aired on CTV from 1985 to 1991. ... Hot Shots was a shortlived Canadian television drama series, which aired on CBS in the United States in 1986, and CTV in Canada in 1987. ...

In 1993, Johnson became part of the original cast of the television series Homicide: Life on the Street playing Det. Meldrick Lewis for all seven seasons and the reunion movie, as well as directing several episodes. Though the ensemble nature of the show meant that Johnson always filled an important role in the series, he became an even larger presence after his character was paired with a new partner, Mike Kellerman (played by Reed Diamond), and the two detectives became the central figures in a plot line surrounding a Baltimore drug lord whose financial resources and front as a devoted community servant made it nearly impossible for the police department to bring him up on charges. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Homicide: Life on the Street is an American television drama series chronicling the life of a fictional Baltimore police homicide unit. ... Meldrick Lewis is a fictional detective on Homicide: Life on the Street played by Clark Johnson. ... Reed Diamond (born July 20, 1967 in New York City) is an American actor. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United...

Johnson will be a regular on the final season of The Wire.

Aside from Homicide, Johnson's directing credits include the big-screen releases The Sentinel (2006) and S.W.A.T. (2003), and episodes of Third Watch, The Shield and The Wire as well as the HBO original production Boycott (2001), a project which he helmed and in which he also acted. He also directed the 2005 mini-series Sleeper Cell. Sentinel is a person or thing that keeps guard of a place. ... S.W.A.T. is a 2003 action crime movie and is a take on the television series of the same name. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Third Watch is an NBC television drama set in New York City that ran from 1999 to 2005. ... The Shield is an American police-drama television series shown on FX Networks in the U.S. and other networks internationally. ... This article is about the television series. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network. ... Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sleeper Cell is a one-hour drama on the Showtime network that began airing on December 4, 2005. ...

Johnson is the brother of jazz singer Molly Johnson and actress and singer Taborah Johnson. Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Molly Johnson is a Canadian pop and jazz vocalist and songwriter. ... Taborah Johnson, also known as Tabby Johnson, is a Canadian singer and actor. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
C18-L's Selected Readings, No. 51 (5214 words)
Clark, J. [Review of] "Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language on CD-ROM." History Today, 46, 12 (December 1996): 55 ff..
Clark, T. "Painting in the Year Two." Représentations (été 1994).
Johnson, Allen S. A Prologue to Revolution: the Political Career of George Grenville (1712-1770).
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