Johnny Messner

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Johnny Messner

Born

4/11/1970, Syracuse, New York, USA

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Johnny Messner was born in Syracuse, New York but raised in Newbury Port Mass. He has one brother and one sister. His brother is an artist and designed two of the tattoos on his arms. He lived in Europe for thirteen years while his father served in the…more

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  • Trivia

    • Johnny's ancestry is German, Italian and Spanish.

    • He was in the movie Road Stories for DKNY jeans, which can be seen at www.dkny.com (July 2004).

    • He will play the title role of Carrado in a film of the same name, starring alongside Tom Sizemore. The film is currently in post-production.

    • The character he played in Tears of the Sun, Kelly Lake, has a video game based upon him - he was the inspiration for the character Thomas 'Sev' Sevchenko in Killzone 2.

    • The Bulldog featured in the Killer Instinct episode 'Who's the Daddy?' is actually Messner's dog in real life.

    • Messner's Vette was a gift from Bruce Willis.

    • A quote from Angel describing Messner's character Kevin in the episode Lonely Heart.
      Cordelia: Well, you've got to be rich to snag the Calvin Klein model she's leaving with.

    • Johnny Messner attended PlayStation's BANDTogether Benefit on 12-10-05 with Bruce Willis and his daughters.

    • Messner is 6 feet (184cm) tall.

    • On what he likes about his idol Steve McQueen.
      Johnny Messner: His subtleties. He acts with his eyes. He's subtle, sexy and he's a real man. We've lost the real man in Hollywood. They're all so pretty. All the guys that were men like Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford are gone. Women want a man. What woman wants to walk around with someone prettier than her? Think about the early Harrison Ford, the early Steve McQueen and the young Sean Connery.

    • On his blue eyed Monica Bellucci tattoo, which the actress watched as he was having it done.
      Johnny: It's her with blue eyes because I don't want to be too much of a stalker.

    • Worked with Val Kilmer in 2004 in the film Spartan. Johnny Messner played the character, Grace. All the cast had to undergo military weapon's training.

    • He sites his role as Todd in The Sweetest Thing, 2002 starring Cameron Diaz, as his big break.

    • His favorite horror films are: The Omen films, The Exorcist, The Shining and the first Halloween.

    • Has an uncredited role as Tony the Limo driver in the film Bottom's Up. It is a comedy staring Paris Hilton.

    • He played the character of Playboy in Our Time is Up, 2004, a 12 minute short by Rob Pearlstein. The short was nominated for an Academy Award.

    • Johnny starred alongside Paul Walker in the Wayne Kramer film, Running Scared, 24th February 2006. Messner played the part of Tommy 'Tombs' Perello.

    • He turned to acting after initially planning to be a sportscaster.

    • He developed his love of sports while playing on teams at military bases.

    • Tattoos: On his left shoulder is an American eagle drawn by his brother. On his left forearm is a drawing of a blue eyed Monica Bellucci, which he got while filming Tears of the Sun.
      On his right shoulder is an image of a 17th Century Angel. The roses below the angel each signify 'a time in my life that I did something really really great for the people I love.' He has Chinese characters on right arm and wrist, meaning 'new beginning'. On his inner forearm is Christ on the cross, again designed by his brother. Has 'reality' tattooed on the back of his neck.

    • Has starred in three movies, in three consecutive years with Bruce Willis. Tears of the Sun (2003), The Whole Ten Yards (2004) and Hostage (2005).

    • He lived in Europe for thirteen years while his father served in the U.S. Air force. Living on base allowed him to develop his love of sports through playing on teams at the military bases.

    • Attended college in San Diego, where he studied Communications.

    • He starred in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid.

  • Quotes

    • Johnny Messner: (On what he likes about his idol Steve McQueen.) His subtleties. He acts with his eyes. He's subtle, sexy and he's a real man. We've lost the real man in Hollywood. They're all so pretty. All the guys that were men like Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford are gone. Women want a man. What woman wants to walk around with someone prettier than her? Think about the early Harrison Ford, the early Steve McQueen and the young Sean Connery.

    • Johnny Messner: (On his blue eyed Monica Bellucci tattoo, which the actress watched as he was having it done.) It's her with blue eyes because I don't want to be too much of a stalker.

    • Johnny Messner: Every rose (tattoo) signifies a time in my life I did something really really great for the people I love.

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