Wes Johnson

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Date of Birth:
6 June 1961 Arlington, Virginia, USA
Height:
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wes was born in Arlington, Virginia, and is an acting student of the late George Robert Allen. He is married to his high school sweetheart Kim Barrett, and is the father of three boys.Wes started as an actor and comedian with stand up, improvisation and sketch comedy, and has worked in radio, TV, film and even video games.Wes was the last co-host to the legendary Wolfman Jack, writing and performing sketch comedy on the Wolfman's live weekly radio program for the last two years of the radio icon's life. Wes has written and performed many parody songs for radio, some of which have appeared nationally on The Doctor Demento Show. He had morning radio programs on WHFS FM and WXTR FM in Washington, DC.As an early and longtime member of the Washington based comedy troupe Gross National Product, Wes parlayed his knack for impressions into political parody. Wes did edgier, nonpolitical comedy with his own DC based troupe, Fresh Victims, where the Washington Post praised his "alarmingly acute impressions" and called him "an endless font of inventive energy." Washingtonian Magazine said that "Johnson suggests the spirit of John Belushi inhabiting the frame of Jackie Gleason."Wes is a frequently heard voice on many video games, most notably The Elder Scroll series and Star Trek: Legacy for Bethesda Softworks.Wes has won writing awards from the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, The America's Best Screenplay Contest, and was part of the Emmy Award winning writing staff for the ensemble comedy program "Crabs" on Maryland Public Television.He was the last PA Announcer for the Washington Bullets, the first PA Announcer for the Washington Wizards and is currently the in-arena voice of the Washington Capitals. Wes is the writer and cartoonist of "Joe Fan," which appears in every issue of SportsFan Magazine.
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