Paul Johansson is a multi-talented Canadian-American who works in the entertainment industry as an actor, writer, and director. He was born in Spokane, Washington, in January 1964 and is known to have amassed a considerable amount of wealth throughout his career. Interestingly, before his foray into the TV industry, he played basketball for the Canadian Olympic team.
His TV journey began in the soap opera Santa Barbara in 1989-1990. After that, he showed up in different TV shows like Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Beverly Hills 90210, Lonesome Dove: The Series, Highlander: The Raven, and One Tree Hill.
He’s not just on TV; he’s also been in movies like John Q, The Notebook, Alpha Dog, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, and Atlas Shrugged: Part I. In 2004, he got a Daytime Emmy Award for his awesome writing in The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie.
Even though he’s doing great in his career, Paul doesn’t have as much money as some big Hollywood actors such as Tyler Perry or Dwayne Johnson. But he’s still working in the biz and doing what he loves.
|60 years old
|January 26, 1964
|United States of America
Paul Johansson’s Net Worth
Paul has gathered himself a hefty sum of net worth from his years as an actor, director, and writer. His current net worth from reputable online sources is $500,000 as of 2023.
In contrast with some of the cast from his most famous film, One Tree Hill, with the likes of Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray, who made hundreds of dollars per episode of the film, Paul made at least $300 thousand from the making of the film.
Paul also has a luxurious home that he stays in Santa Monica, California. His home is worth over 3 million USD, with five bathrooms, four bedrooms, a gym, and a swimming pool.
Paul grew up as the only kid in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. His parents moved there not long after he was born.
His dad, Earl Johnson, is a famous ice hockey player, giving Paul a background in sports. His dad taught him ice hockey, and he played football and basketball, too, when he was younger. Paul got into acting during high school, and he did a bunch of plays, and his teachers thought he should be an actor.
Paul finished high school in 1982 and went to college. In 1986, he got a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre. Then, he relocated to California with his best friend, Jason Priestly, to pursue acting.
Sadly, his mom, who was a homemaker, passed away on October 14, 2011, after fighting breast cancer for about 20 years.
Paul Johansson is an actor, writer, and director. Before getting into showbiz, he played basketball for the Canadian Olympic Basketball Team and the University of British Columbia.
His TV journey started in 1989 on a Santa Barbara soap opera, where he played Greg Hughes. Then, from 1991 to 1992, he was Nick Comstock in the show Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. You might also remember him as Josh Sears in Beverly Hills, 90210, from 1993 to 1994.
After that, he did some cowboy stuff in Lonesome Dove: The Series and The Outlaw Years. From 1998 to 1999, he was Nick Wolfe in Highlander: The Raven. But the big gig came when he played Dan Scott in One Tree Hill from 2003 to 2012.
His Role in One Tree Hill
Daniel Royal Scott, known as Dan or Danny, is a character played by Paul Johansson in the TV series. He’s a complicated guy, starting as a villain in Tree Hill. Dan is the ex-husband of Deb Lee and the father of Lucas and Nathan Scott.
At first, he didn’t want anything to do with Lucas, but later, he tried to be a part of his life. Turns out, he had been watching Lucas all along. Dan even wanted joint custody, but Lucas’s mom, Karen, said no.
Things get messy—Lucas moves in with Dan for health reasons, but Dan pulls some not-so-great moves, like messing with Lucas’s college fund and causing trouble with Keith, who is Lucas’s uncle.
After some serious family drama, Dan ends up in prison for almost five years. When he gets out, he connects with Nathan’s son, Jamie. But then, he gets into more trouble with a woman named Carrie, and Jamie is upset with him for a while.
Dan tries to make amends, but eventually, he leaves Tree Hill thinking he won’t find a new heart. In a time gap between seasons, Dan marries Rachel and does some questionable stuff.
Later, he returns, facing more challenges, including a bullet meant for Nathan. He makes amends with his family and Keith, and right before he dies, he has a moment with Keith’s ghost, realizing the importance of family and friends.
In the afterlife, Dan asks Keith about his fate, and Keith assures him they’re going together.
He’s appeared in movies, too, like John Q, The Notebook, Alpha Dog, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, and Atlas Shrugged: Part I. Paul even won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2004 for writing in a special show called The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie.
What is Paul Johansson Doing Now?
Paul Johansson is still active in the movie industry. He is working on upcoming projects and featured in new movie releases like Muzzle, God Is A Bullet, Bad Hombres, and Incarcerated.
However, aside from acting, the actor is part of a project in housing.
Paul Johansson has been a member of the board of directors for ArkCubes Next Generation Homes since August 2023. He is also a co-founder of the company with the aim of making houses in the United States and Canada more affordable while still looking great and being easy to build. Their goal is to provide cost-effective housing options that can save homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars compared to regular houses.
To him, it feels like he’s giving back to Kelowna City, the place where he completed his high school education.
ArkCubes Next Generation Homes president Kevin Shinduke, said, “Houses being too expensive is a big problem in Canada and the U.S. We want to fix it by making homes that are nice and affordable.”