Kenny's mother is Latvian and his father is Swedish.
Kenny and his wife have 2 small dogs.
Kenny enjoys boxing and golf.
Kenny directed and starred in the short film "I Heard the Mermaids Singing".
Kenny is a huge Boston sports fan, even thought he now lives in LA.
His nicknames are KJ and Kenny-Ham.
While at Central Connecticut University Kenny played baseball and football.
Kenny is 6'1" (1.85m) tall.
Kenny was in a Pringles commercial with Brad Pitt.
Kenny's role of Detective Curtis 'Lemonhead' Lemansky was created for him after The Shield creator Shawn Ryan saw him in his audition for another part of the shows pilot.
Kenny had an uncredited part in the TV movie "The Veteran".
Kenny did voice work for the video game of "The Shield" reprising the role Detective Curtis 'Lemonhead' Lemansky.
Kenny's favorite food is pizza from Milan.
On his website Kenny says that his most bizarre fan experience is being given cross country plane fare by someone who claimed to be in love with him.
Kenneth married actress Cathleen Oveson on December 21, 2005.
Both Kenny Johnson and Walton Goggins, his co-star on The Shield, appeared in episodes of Pacific Blue.
Kenny is dyslexic (according to an interview in the documentary "Under The Skin").
Kenny and Casper Van Dien are best friends.
Earlier in his career, Kenneth modeled and made commercials. He made one of the first L.A. Gear commercials.
Kenneth was a world class arm wrestler until he stopped competing in 1995. He still wrestles for fun though. He was 2nd in the world in his weight class when he decided to stop competing.
Kenneth Johnson: (about the death of his character on The Shield) I was extremely happy it was one of my guys. To me, if they had a bad guy set me up or kill me in jail, it seemed people would get something like that, but the way they did it, I couldn't be happier. Shawn wanted people to be affected by this, have it be one of the great deaths, to be memorable in everyone's minds. They were really wonderful about it, they paid me for the next season and you never hear about that happening.
Kenneth Johnson: I love people! I am a people person. I am a very curious human being. I am very interested in what people have to say. I love cultures too, so I am always traveling. I am very thankful for anybody who follows anything I do. I never take it for granted that people are out there watching. I want to thank them for giving me the time.
Kenneth Johnson: (about acting and being dyslexic) I have people read to me aloud. I can read it and read it, but it doesn't settle in. When somebody reads it aloud to me, I learn it very quick. The thing with dyslexia is that it's still there and I have that fear every time I grab scripts. Of course, I read if I have to, but it will take me four or five times longer than any other person. Reading is definitely one of the hardest things for me, but at the same time, it's good because it practices the instrument to get it better. Reading is great because creatively, it takes you to so many different journeys when you read the scripts.
Kenneth Johnson: (in response to "What is the downside of being famous?") There isn't one! lol I don't feel like I'm famous – I may be recognized but I'm not famous like Brad Pitt and people like that so it's hard for me to find a downside to it right now.
Kenneth Johnson: In my work, I just want to tell a story and help people go on a journey. I'm glad any fans that I do have and I'm usually not aware of it until I get out there or read a message board. I want to thank everyone who follows my work.
Kenneth Johnson: (advice to would-be actors) Work hard - be tenacious. Don't give up. Let in happen naturally when it's supposed to. Deep in your heart you'll know if you're supposed to be doing it. When something is right for you it will be right for you. Believe in why you are doing it. Don't give up. Be persistent. Don't take anything personally. It may not be when you want it to be, but you should wait. People get into things for the wrong reasons sometimes. So give it time and keep trying. I had a lot of rejections for a long time.
Kenneth Johnson: (on his tattoos) 3 Japanese symbols, top...means Faith or Trust, middle Life, bottom Change. These have been my life long issues. For so long I had no trust in anyone, I couldn't appreciate life and I knew I needed to accept change in order to function. They are my reminders of part of my journey to trust, find appreciation for life and to roll with change. Once I found these things I tattooed them on my back.