Famous Arkansan: Kenny Johnson

Several well-known
people have roots in Arkansas. The list runs the gamut from Johnny Cash to
Jermain Taylor. Check here every Monday as we highlight a new Famous Arkansan
each week
. Today, Meet: Kenny Johnson

Zoie Clift
Kenny Johnson (b.
1942) is a science fiction icon and Pine Bluff native. He is a writer, producer
and director of such cult classics as the NBC miniseries V,  Alien Nation
television show and movies, and the original Bionic Woman and Incredible Hulk
television series. He began his career on The Mike Douglas Show and worked on
several game shows such as The Joker’s Wild while learning his craft. Other
projects run the range from Adam 12, Short Circuit 2 and JAG.  
ABC has a new series version of  V (
which started airing in 2009) staring Elizabeth Mitchell, Morena Baccarin and
Scott Peters which is based on Johnson’s miniseries about the alien visitors. The
second season of the new series will premier this November. More about Johnson
can be found at www.kennethjohnson.us/.

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