Cranston JohnsonPlays Detective Marvin Hanson
Cranston Johnson burst into acting for numerous independent film and television projects after training in method acting. His first SAG role came when cast as Shawn Griffin in the Jerry Rees-directed film Susie's Hope as well as the Tyler Perry-directed film The Single Moms Club starring Nia Long, Tyler Perry, Wendy McLendon-Covey and Amy Smart. Johnson's television credits include a recurring role on the critically acclaimed comedy Atlanta, starring Donald Glover. He has also had appearances on Secrets and Lies, Constantine, Game of Silence, Survivor's Remorse and Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell – all in a two-year span. Other film credits include For the Love of Ruth, A Way Back Home and Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton and Hailee Steinfeld. Johnson's passion for the craft and his commitment to excellence were celebrated when he was awarded Best Actor in a Short Film at the Rahway International Film Festival in 2015 for his work on the gripping A Letter to My Son. The short film was selected to over 20 film festivals, highlighted by the RiverRun International Film Festival, one of the premier film festivals in the Southeast. Johnson continues to study method acting in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.