Actor Kenneth Johnson

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 13, 2007

Q Was the actor who plays the detective on Amazing Grace one of the policemen on The Shield?
—Frank Canton, Hagerstown, Md.

Kenneth Johnson, who now steams up the screen as police Detective Ham Dewey on the TNT series Saving Grace, went out with a bang last year on the FX cop drama The Shield—his character, corrupt Detective "Lem" Lemansky, met his untimely end when a grenade exploded in his lap. A native of New Haven, Conn., Johnson, 44, is a former arm wrestling champion whose numerous roles also include parts on TV's Cold Case, Smallville, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Just Shoot Me!, and in the movies Blade and Major League 3.