Lived in Europe for 13 years while his father served in the U.S. Air force
Worked for years as a bartender/struggling actor
Born in New York but raised in Newbury Port, Massachusetts.
Johnny Messner Detailed Biography -
Johnny Messner will next be seen in the thriller Hostage, starring Bruce Willis and Ben Foster and Running Scared with Paul Walker. He most recently appeared with Bruce Willis in The Whole Ten Yards and in David Mamet's Spartan opposite Val Kilmer and William H. Macy. Messner is best known for his role as the mohawked Kelly Lake in Antoine Fuqua's Tears of the Sun opposite Bruce Willis and Monica Bellucci.
Messner's additional film credits include Roger Kumble's The Sweetest Thing with Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Selma Blair and starring roles in the independent features Finding Home and Dancing In September. On the small screen, Messner has guest-starred on such popular television series as “Friends,” “C.S.I.” and “Angel.” In addition, he has appeared in several regional theater productions.