Actor, Model, Spokesperson, Host
Daryl Keith Johnson was raised in Sacramento, California. At the age of 8 he was cast as the lead character in a school play. It was during that first captivating performance, that he realized his true passion for acting. The seed was planted at an early age and was given support through various drama clubs that he participated in his childhood. He attended Bella Vista High school enrolled in advanced placement classes, while he lettered in three varsity sports. Gaining All American honors in two of them. He attended college at UC Santa Barbara on an athletic scholarship, double majoring in African American Studies and Theatrical Arts.
During his junior year of college he took some time off due to an increasingly busy modeling schedule, and moved to New York. Within weeks he landed a worldwide campaign with Nike, and was immediately sent to Germany. After signing with PMA, a top European Agency in Germany, Daryl had several years of successful runway shows, and print campaigns in Europe, with top designers such as Hugo Boss, Armani, Diesel, Levis, Rolex, Lexus, Dolce & Gabana, Nike, Adidas, Puma. He played a stint of semi-professional soccer, and returned back to Los Angeles to focus on his acting career fulltime. He is an active member of the prestigious Groundlings School of Improvisation, and has been a working member of both SAG and AFTRA since 1996. He has graced the stage of several critically acclaimed theatrical plays throughout his career, in both New York and Los Angeles. Daryl has a great affection for the stage because of his background training, and cites it as his main sources of fulfillment within the craft. He has starred in numerous National commercials including: Copper Fit, Cadillac, Gatorade, Tylenol, Sprint, and Nike.
Daryl’s television and film credits have developed into a credible body of work. With projects currently in motion the epic journey of this thespian continues to elevate. His elite level of creativity and commitment to mastering his craft has put the industry on notice. Putting him on the short list of top Casting Directors in LA, NY and Atlanta. Some of his career milestones include working with, and being mentored by some of the top names in the business: Steven Spielberg, Larry David, Samuel Jackson, Eric Braden, Doctor Dre, Djimond Honsou, and Debbie Allen to name a few. He has gained much knowledge and insight from these iconic legends, and cites them as being inspirational along his journey to master the craft. He continues to endorse several urban youth development programs, and is a spokesperson for a select few Fortune 500 corporations. Mind Body & Soul Productions was started last year, helmed by CEO Daryl Johnson, and his rock star team. Slated to launch several dynamic projects in 2017. His mantra being, “We have to create our own vehicle for success!” Between film projects, and motivational speaking engagements, Daryl dedicates his time to God, Family and a foundation called Book Pals that teaches kids the importance of reading and staying in school.
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Daryl Keith Johnson is recognized internationally as a marketable brand in the film industry. He continues to endorse Urban Youth Foundations including Book Pals and the YMCA. Mind Body & Soul Productions has given Daryl a platform to mentor as a Motivational speaker and Personal Life Coach. He is available for bookings, seminars, and events all over the globe. Daryl recently achieved a career milestone by working with his Dad on the recently published book, "Still a Soldier." Daryl was the voice on the audio book, and wrote a chapter in the critically acclaimed 1st edition.
Mind Body and Soul Productions is currently up and running helmed by founder, and CEO Daryl Johnson and his rock star production team. The general theme of the projects will focus on human challenges and overcoming them through positive mental, physical, and emotional strength- mind, body, and soul. Between projects, Daryl dedicates his time to God, family and staying involved in his community of Los Angeles.