Eric Johnson biography

Fifty Shades Darker

Eric Johnson

Date of Birth: August 7, 1979

Eric Johann Johnson was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He's best known for his role as Anastasia Steele's boss, Jack Hyde, in Fifty Shades Darker (2017) and Fifty Shades Freed (2018).

At the age of nine, Eric enrolled in theater school and began working in front of the camera on various TV commercials. At the age of 18, he was offered roles on several small-screen productions and by the time he was 22, he landed a recurring role as Whitney Fordman, the alternate love interest of Lana Lang, on the hit Superman series Smallville.

It was while working on Smallville from 2001 to 2004 that Eric met his wife Adria Budd, who worked as an executive assistant on the show. The couple married on August 7, 2004. In 2007, Eric and Adria welcomed their first child, a daughter, named Calla Prairie Johnson.

Eric has since made appearances on other popular television shows including Criminal Minds, Rookie Blue and Orphan Black. Most recently, he played Davis in the thriller A Simple Favor (2018) alongside Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.

Eric Johnson Filmography


Fifty Shades Darker

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date: February 10, 2017
DVD: May 9, 2017
Blu-ray: May 9, 2017
Digital: April 25, 2017
Netflix: April 1, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 2.61
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Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Bruce Altman, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden

Inspiration: E.L. James