Brad Johnson, Star of Always and Left Behind series, Dies at 62

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Thursday that actor Brad Johnson died in February due to complications from COVID-19.

He was best known to many for his role in Steven Spielberg’s 1989 fantasy-drama Always.

The Arizona-born Johnson was raised on a cattle ranch

He quit business school just shy of his degree to accept a rodeo scholarship at the College of Southern Idaho.

He worked on the rodeo circuit full time, but injured his knee in 1986

The 6’3”, square-jawed fella then found work as a model, representing Calvin Klein, Busch beer, and, yes, Marlboro cigarettes.

He starred opposite Danny Glover and Willem Dafoe in John Milius’s Flight of the Intruder in 1991.

He was Daphne Zuniga’s love interest Dr. Dominick O’Malley on the mid-‘90s nighttime soap Melrose Place.

In the late 1990s he led the syndicated action series Soldier of Fortune, Inc.