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Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the middle of three siblings, Johnny began performing from the age of 5 at a small performing arts school, making his debut as a Chanukah candle.Pursuing the acting profession, he appeared with success in many TV and film projects, handling both drama and comedy with finesse.Johnny was what used to be called a Renaissance Man. He was not only a superb actor, but excelled in the other arts as well. He was a prolific writer, poet and painter.He also was a philanthropist, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to worthy causes, as well as being an active member of a number of charitable organizations.He had seen too many of his friends succumb to the curse of drug abuse, and so he became an outspoken advocate against drugs, using his celebrity status to speak to large groups of educators and law enforcement officials about the dangers of street and psychiatric drug abuse.He created friends everywhere he went. And he went everywhere. Europe, Asia, South America. He slept with natives in grass huts in Southeast Asia, and was the first white man allowed passage to a sacred lake in Laos.Of his many talents, one that he treasured was the mentoring of other artists. Many successful performers, some of whom have reached the top of their profession have ascribed their success to Johnny.His most recent work includes Sons of Anarchy (two seasons), Felon, The Runaways, 186 Dollars to Freedom and Lovely Molly.He was arrested three times between 2011 and 2012. In January 2012, he struck two men in the head with a bottle while engaged in a fight. He pleaded no contest to charges of assault with a deadly weapon in the case. The second arrest came about six weeks after the first, with Lewis accused of attempting to break into a woman's home. He pleaded no contest in that case as well. Considering the cases, a probation official expressed that he was "very concerned for the well-being of not only the community but that of the defendant", that he suffered from mental health issues as well as chemical dependency, and that he would "continue to be a threat to any community he may reside in". He was released from a Los Angeles County, California, jail in mid-September 2012.He died in sad and disturbing circumstances on September 26, 2012.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Johnny Lewis -- Baby Mama Claims Johnny's Dad is Screwing Baby Over

Johnny Lewis
Baby Mama Claims Johnny's Dad is Screwing Baby Over

Johnny Lewis -- who died in a murderous rampage in 2012 -- left behind a young daughter who's being cheated out of tens of thousands of dollars by Lewis' father ... so says the baby mama who's… READ MORE >

'Sons of Anarchy' Star Johnny Lewis -- Birth Certificate Reveals ... HE'S THE DADDY

'Sons of Anarchy' Johnny Lewis
Birth Certificate Reveals ... HE'S THE DADDY

TMZ has obtained an EXPLOSIVE document in the mystery behind Johnny Lewis' alleged love child -- the birth certificate which shows the "Sons of Anarchy" star was listed as the kid's dad. We… READ MORE >

- 381 days ago
'Sons of Anarchy' Star Johnny Lewis -- May Have Fathered Love Child with 'Sons' Actress ... Before Murderous Rampage

'Sons of Anarchy' Star
May Have Fathered Love Child with 'SOA' Actress Before Murderous Rampage

"Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis believed he may have knocked up an actress who appeared on the show a few years before going on a murderous rampage in 2012 ... this according to court docs… READ MORE >

- 385 days ago
Ex 'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Johnny Lewis -- NOT on Drugs During Landlady Murder

Ex "Sons of Anarchy" Star
NOT on Drugs During Landlady Murder

Former "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis did not have drugs -- of any kind -- in his system when he killed his landlady and then fell off a roof to his death ... this according to the autopsy… READ MORE >

- 693 days ago
Johnny Lewis' Dad -- I Exhausted All Resources To Save My Son

Johnny Lewis' Dad
I Exhausted All Resources To Save My Son

Johnny Lewis' father tried to help his son multiple times before his death ... telling TMZ he believed Johnny's last stint in a treatment center was finally going to work. A close family source of… READ MORE >

- 753 days ago
Johnny Lewis -- Drugs Triggered Psychosis Break

Johnny Lewis
Drugs Triggered Psychotic Break

Johnny Lewis was a good guy whose life changed forever earlier this year -- after a very bad experience with drugs ... sources close to Lewis' family tell TMZ.We're told the "Sons of Anarchy" star… READ MORE >

- 755 days ago
'Sons of Anarchy' Actor -- Johnny Lewis was a 'Really Good Guy'

'Sons of Anarchy' Actor
Johnny Lewis was a 'Really Good Guy'

"Sons of Anarchy" actor Kenny Johnson says his fellow "SoA" alum Johnny Lewis was "a really good guy" ... telling TMZ he was completely shocked by the news of his death. Johnson -- who appeared on… READ MORE >

- 755 days ago
Johnny Lewis -- Deep Scientology Ties

Johnny Lewis
DEEP Scientology Ties

Johnny Lewis -- the "Sons of Anarchy" star who murdered his landlady, dismembered her cat and then fell to his death in what appears to be a drug-fueled rage -- had deep ties to Scientology and… READ MORE >

- 755 days ago
Johnny Lewis Murder -- Death House was Crash Pad for HUGE Stars

Johnny Lewis Murder
Death Home was Crash Pad for HUGE Stars

"Sons of Anarchy" star Johnny Lewis didn't just murder a landlord when he beat 81-year-old Catherine Davis to death ... he killed a Hollywood legend who rented out her home to some of the biggest… READ MORE >

- 755 days ago
Johnny Lewis Beat, Dismembered Cat To Death

Johnny Lewis
Beat, Dismembered CAT

Johnny Lewis murdered his landlady and then fell to his death -- but he also viciously took the life of the landlady's cat by beating it to death and DISMEMBERING it in the process ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

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