Johnny Ward is an award winning actor from Dublin and has built up a very impressive résumé.
After his showstopping performance in 2018, he returned in the summer of 2019, to play the lead role of “Gino Wildes” in ‘Copperface Jacks The Musical’ by Paul Howard, produced by Verdant Productions at The Olympia Theatre to high acclaim.
Johnny is very well known for his performances in RTE’s ‘Love Hate’ where he starred as “Pauley” and in RTE’s ‘Fair City’ as “Ciaran Holloway” for which he won a GOSS.IE award for Best Actor.
This year, Johnny made the Grand Finals of RTE’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ alongside his pro dance partner Emily Barker.
Johnny has been an invited reader at “Words on the Street” Literary Festival for the last 3 years running.
In 2015, Johnny lived in South Africa where he worked alongside Ron Howard and Pierre Morel playing the male lead “Broud” in Fox TV’s ‘The Clan Of The Cave Bear’.
He Played “Vinny” in the RTE comedy ‘The Centre’ and was in the Kirsten Sheridan film ‘Doll House’, where he starred as the male lead “Eanna”. In 2011 Johnny toured Ireland and U.K. as Ray Dooley in Martin McDonagh’s “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”. Johnny also had the male lead in the short film, “Two Hearts” which swept the boards, winning best short film festivals throughout Europe.
In August 2010, he had a leading role in the feature film “This Must Be the Place” where he starred alongside Oscar Winner, Sean Penn.
Other notable Film and TV credits include: ‘Danny’ in “The Best of Times”; ‘George’ in “Fear” (Disney’s Incredible Stories), ‘Bastien’ in “The Sock Monster” (Disney’s Incredible Stories), ‘Billy O’Brien’ in “Stone”, ‘Paul’ in A “Man of Few Words”. “Delphine”, “Boy from Mercury”, “Custer’s Last Stand Up” (BBC/RTE) and “The Informant”. He played the part of ‘David Flood’ in a film about the “Stardust” tragedy (RTE), ‘Marcus’ in “Prosperity” (RTE) and ‘Diarmuid’ in the award winning short “An Creatur”.
Theatre credits include: “Prince Edward” in the Theatreworks award winning production of ‘Richard the III’ at the Samuel Beckett Centre, “Gavroche” in the Cameron Mackintosh production of ‘Les Miserables’ at the Point Depot, “DJ” in ‘The Buddhist of Castleknock’ by Jim O’Hanlon, and the Gaiety Theatre pantomimes over the years where he played the title role of “Peter Pan”, “Buttons” (Cinderella) and “Johnny B.Goode” (Rapunzel)
Johnny has been in a number of Web dramas, Voice-overs, TV and Radio commercials and has fundraised for many charities throughout the years. He is the current ambassador for the Irish Heart Foundation with Lloyd’s Pharmacy and is also ambassador for the Emma Byrne Foundation.
Johnny is a Drama and Singing teacher at Talented Kids Performing Arts School and is represented by MVW Talent Agency Ireland.