Saturday, December 20, 2014

12 Days: Eric Johnson in Call Me Mrs. Miracle

#3 Eric Johnson

2010's Call Me Mrs. Miracle (Miracle In Manhattan) isn't exactly action packed, in fact it moves along almost snail like. It has the feel of an old fashioned tv movie from the 70's or 80's but that is mostly just the pace. The performances, and predictable, yet enjoyable ending do make up for it. Actress Jewel Staite, whom I had not heard of when I first watched, is a breath of fresh air as far as Christmas movie actress's go and Doris Roberts is well... Doris Roberts. Eric Johnson's great smile, adorable nose and blonde hair are always a welcome addition to any (and his many) Christmas movies.

Although he began acting in the early 90's, it was 2001 when most of us first were introduced to Eric as Whitney Fordman in the first few seasons of Smallville. Those blonde bangs made Johnson a perfect rival for Lana's love, if only briefly. Smallville's focus turned more towards Lex and Luther Industries, and most of the highschool part of the show, including Whitney were most abandoned as the series moved forward.

Eric went on work steadily on film and television including heading his own series Flash Gordon for a season. Most recently Johnson has appeared in multiple episodes of Criminal Minds, Saving Hope and Orphan Black. Johnson currently stars along side Clive Owen in the Cinemax series The Knick.

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