Tim Johnson (Johnsonverse)
Timothy Daniel Johnson (b. July 9, 1995) is an American media mogul, actor, voice actor, game show host, director, and producer. He has been the CEO of Johnson Industries (Johnsonverse) since September 1, 2009. In addition to being an actor and director, Johnson also hosts Fireside Chat with Tim Johnson on WBC.
Having participated in acting roles since 2002 when he appeared as a youngling in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Johnson's greatest claim to fame in his acting career is his role as Holden Quist in the Star Wars: Alternity franchise, as well as being the third actor for Ness in the EarthBound franchise, replacing previous actor Joey Whittman, beginning with the 2008 film adaptation of the Mother 3 video game.
Not to be confused with a former director at DreamWorks Animation or the former U.S. Senator of South Dakota, or actor Tim Johnson, Jr.
Timothy Daniel Johnson was born on July 9, 1995 to Sheldon Johnson, Jr. and Tammy Jo Johnson in San Jose, California. Johnson's middle name was named after Johnson Industries' co-founder Daniel Johnson, as Sheldon had "big plans" for him.
Since the age of two, Johnson wanted to be just like his father one day. He would typically pretend that he was running Johnson Industries along with his twin sister Chloe and friends Belle Armstrong and Jenny Smith (usually in a rather-realistic manner with an actual business language he picked up overhearing his father). Johnson even read history books on Johnson. He recalled participating in a pretend tea party with Chloe and turned it into a mafia meeting with their stuffed animals to negotiate a hit on Johnson's teddy bear, Artie. He accused him of committing a faux pas in front of the don. Chloe later stated a mafia meeting was much more fun than a "girly" tea party due to her well-known tomboy attitude.
At the age of five, Johnson, along with Chloe, made his film debut as a Jedi youngling in the 2002 movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, which was shot in 2000, and at the age of nine, he wrote a famous school play on Johnson's history called A History of a Titan, which was known for having rather mature-sounding dialogue and a plethora of shots at former Johnson CEO Phil Stacker, who was portrayed in the play in an unflattering light as "a fat bastard" who whipped his employees and ignored the board's suggestions in favor of chasing demographics; Stacker himself was quite amused by this portrayal. As the years passed, Johnson helped his father more often, and appeared in movies, most famously in the EarthBound and Star Wars: Alternity franchises.
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In early August 2009, Johnson was notified by his father that he would retire to run for Governor of California, and that Johnson would take over the company. The transition took place from August 26, 2009, to August 30, over five days. On September 1, they announced the news in a public ceremony. He noted in a press release, "Under my watch, Johnson Industries will soar to new heights, but I'm not in it for the money. I will do it for you, the people, and for myself, because I just love unleashing my imagination and sharing it with the world. Just call me Walt Disney 2.0.".
Tim is the son of Sheldon Johnson Jr. and Tammy Jo Johnson. He has a twin sister, Chloe Johnson, and a wife, Belle Armstrong. Johnson and Armstrong have three children: Richard Timothy "Ricky" and Isabella "Bella" Addison (b. November 31, 2015), and Armando Sheldon (b. September 23, 2017); it is expected that Ricky will one day take over as CEO of Johnson Industries. Tim also has a bunny named Biscotti (b. 2015; found on a cul-de-sac near the Johnson home and theorized to be an Easter dump); he had previously had up to four bunnies. Their names were Ralphie (c. March 2003-September 22, 2014, adopted May 2, 2004), Ashley Belle (nee Ichigo, January 31, 2004-June 8, 2018, adopted September 3, 2004), Beaumont (c. 2009-April 4, 2017, adopted December 1, 2009), and Willow (c. 2009-October 21, 2018, adopted December 1, 2009).
A 2015 poll voted Johnson the most trustworthy person in the world, surpassing James Earl Jones. Johnson also has Asperger's syndrome, which he often credits to his seemingly-unending stream of successes with Johnson Industries.
Johnson was subject to a death hoax on February 20, 2019, in which the San Jose Mercury News website reported that he was shot and killed by a Westboro Baptist Church member for supporting LGBT rights. The site also claimed that the member planned bombing attacks on his family’s house and Johnson headquarters in tandem with the Antifa movement and assassinations of Sheldon Johnson, Jr., Tammy Jo Johnson, Craig Johnson, Phil Stacker and others in Johnson’s 2020 presidential campaign. He responded by calling a press conference, in which he appeared in zombie makeup, limping to the podium before delivering a statement on behalf of a fictional program that gives brains to underprivileged zombie children, calling out those who make death hoaxes to manipulate the brain supply. He did so using a fake British accent, and at the end of the conference, broke character to deliver a personal threat to whoever declared him dead. They later traced the hoax back to a disgruntled ex-Johnson employee who had taken part in the 2016 conspiracy to introduce the charter system to the NASCAR Panasonic Cup Series (then known as the Sprint Cup Series).
Johnson states he constantly flip-flops between agnosticism and atheism, primarily because he considers himself a rational person who wants scientific proof as to the existence of God and the supernatural. Occasionally, he'll view religion in the same way as God is depicted in Monster World, as one supreme deity who cloned multiple aspects of himself with different views (even the Flying Spaghetti Monster). He claims all religion is valid except Mormonism (which he views as a cult) and Scientology (which Johnson views as a massive scam, especially since DC-8s didn't exist in 1949, accusing L. Ron Hubbard of making things up as he went along).
As a voice actor, Tim is famous for his extremely wide vocal range such as children, teenagers, elders, and even female voices, and an extensive range of accents such as African-American, English (including his role as Thomas the Tank Engine in the 2011 television adaptation of The Railway Series), Asian, French, and Mexican; this earned him the nickname "The Second Coming of (Mel) Blanc".
- For a list of Johnson's political posts and rants, click here.
Like his predecessors, Johnson is highly liberal. He's notorious on MySpace (one of the companies Johnson owns) for making very scathing anti-Trump posts (to the point of calling his administration "the Fourth Reich"), and even stated in a 2017 interview, "I don't regret any of these posts one bit.". He has also occasionally made rants on Trump on Fireside Chat. Also, Johnson has mandated that nothing definite can be said about Trump unless he deems something he does as favorable. Most notably, he organized a "protest" by not airing any inauguration coverage on WBC. Instead, Johnson chose to air a Terrahawks marathon (consisting of all 39 episodes of the original series, plus the two-part Monster World crossover made during the latter's fifth season in 2002). He was scheduled to host it but was replaced by Chloe after he caught a cold (though he did appear in pre-recorded segments, and Johnson mustered enough strength and willpower to appear towards the end of the marathon, wearing a mask so he wouldn't infect others). During the marathon, Chloe interviewed original voice actors Jeremy Hitchin, Denise Bryer, and Windsor Davies, as well as series co-creator Christopher Burr. Likewise, he has also blacklisted the Trump administration from buying airtime on any WBC or WBC-owned network affiliate to air campaign advertisements in either 2016 or 2020.
Johnson is also highly critical of current Russian president Vladimir Putin, going so far as to call him a "dictator" and his regime "the New Soviet Union".
He also often provides his personal opinion on world events. For example, he tends to blame certain circumstances (such as the Pulse Nightclub Shooting, the 2017 Northern California Wildfires, among other recent disasters) on ISIS, and after their fall, al-Qaeda (including the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020). He also believes Autism Speaks is a hate group seeking to exterminate those with Autism by using much of the same rhetoric Adolf Hitler used to describe the Jews, and believes the National Rifle Association (NRA) meddles in gun control efforts not to benefit gun manufacturers, but because of baseless paranoia that everyone needs a gun to form militias and resistance groups against an invasion from Russia or North China that, realistically, can never happen. He is a highly controversial figure among conservatives, with the late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh labeling him a "domestic terrorist," televangelist Pat Robertson calling him "God's biggest enemy and a blight on humanity", and other conservatives have called him an assortment of insults.
Liberals, moderates, independents, and even some conservatives, conversely, praise him for standing up to the Trump administration; some have even gone on to consider him the one running the country instead of Trump. Johnson has said, "There is no 45th President. The person in the Oval Office, once a good man, got perverted by greed and whatever good that was left in him got taken away by the Neo-Soviets who run Russia into a dangerous fanatic inserted by those Neo-Soviets to make this country so paralyzed with stupidity, nothing can stop Putin from rebuilding the Soviet Union and conquering Europe, and possibly the world, to realize Lenin's vision, Stalin's supreme bastardization of communism notwithstanding", and supported his father in his 2020 run for President of the United States.
Trump's response to Johnson's criticism has, to date, not been his usual rhetoric, but a reconciliatory tone. He stated in a chain of Twitter posts that "To me, there is nothing more American than Johnson Industries. I, like pretty much everyone else, love Monster World, and I know what Johnson is capable of. Therefore, I'm going to leave him alone and not try to meddle in his affairs. If he wants to insult me, that's fine. That's why the First Amendment exists." Johnson's response was to call his bluff, saying, "He was just saying that to butter Johnson Industries up so he can seize Continental Rail, nationalize it, hand freight operations over to other railroads, and terminate all passenger operations to funnel everyone aboard the airlines, which have proven to be unreliable when compared to engines.", though he later changed this statement, saying, "I think I now know what Trump's game is: he's afraid of us. He knows the Johnson Paramilitary is bigger than the US military, and that we have the means to render the US, Russian, and North Chinese nuclear arsenals completely useless if it comes to that. Well, Mr. You're Fired, if the Neo-Soviets give you a second term, I got my ships, and I'm not afraid to use the best of them."
He is also an avid supporter of the GamerGate movement, and has spoken out against anti-GamerGate figures such as Anita Sarkeesian and Zöe Quinn, calling them "crooks hell-bent on censorship", and dislikes the modern feminist movement, saying that he dislikes "how they managed to do rather morally-questionable deeds that would make Susan B. Anthony roll frantically in her grave". He has also criticized the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, calling them a "once well-intentioned cause that got perverted into this witch hunt that tries to brainwash us all into thinking that all straight white men are guilty until proven innocent. Hell, I would be surprised if I wasn't a victim".
In addition, Tim initially supported the Black Lives Matter movement, though he has recently denounced the violence committed by some of its supporters, calling them "people who give BLM a horrible name", and also denounces the practice of kneeling during the national anthem, calling it "extremely anti-American", and denounces the practice of tearing down statues of historical figures, as "they came from a different time, and what prominent man in the 18th century didn't own a slave?", as well as denouncing the practice of Caucasian voice actors stepping down from non-Caucasian roles and removing non-Caucasians from packaging, stating "This is segregation all over again", to the point of convincing voice actors not to step down and other companies not to remove non-Caucasians from packaging. He has also criticized the Antifa movement, saying that "these guys have all the hallmarks of a terrorist group. They think violence is necessary to defend against 'Nazis organizing', often wear masks to hide their identities, and claim their organization must act outside the government because the government is fascist. Outside of Trump, it isn't fascist. Antifa, like #MeToo, was once well-intentioned, but they perverted themselves into the mess they are right now. How ironic. In other words, the result of if an SJW and a terrorist made whoopee together".
|2002||Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones||Yes (Jedi Youngling)||No (George Lucas)||No (Rick McCallum)||No (George Lucas)||On-screen debut; uncredited|
|2002||Revenge of the Sontarans||Yes (Kindergarten Student)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shigesato Itoi)||No (Sheldon Johnson, Jr. and Tammy Jo Johnson)||Uncredited|
|2005||Star Wars: Alternity||Yes (Holden Quist)||No (Sheldon Johnson Jr.)||No (Timothy Hill)||Voice; first starring role|
|2006||The Revenge of Cthulhu||Yes (Civilian)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Tammy Jo Johnson)||Voice; uncredited|
|2008||Mother 3||Yes (Ness)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shigesato Itoi)||First major live-action role|
|2009||Detective Jenny: The Seventh Movie||Yes (Annoying Heckler)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Tammy Jo Johnson)||Cameo; uncredited|
|2011||EarthBound 2: Invasion||Yes (Ness)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shigesato Itoi)||First live-action lead role|
|2012||Vocaloid & Godzilla||Yes (Len Kagamine, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Yoshimitsu Banno)||Voice; first performance as Godzilla|
|2012||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||No||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)||Yes||Directional debut|
|2012||Vocaloid & Godzilla II||Yes (Len Kagamine, Fuyuki Hinata, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Yoshimitsu Banno)||Voice|
|2013||Vocaloid & Godzilla III||Yes (Len Kagamine, Fuyuki Hinata, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Yoshimitsu Banno)||Voice|
|2014||Sgt. Frog: The Great Rescue||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata, Len Kagamine, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shogo Tomiyama)||Voice|
|2015||Nemesis||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata, Len Kagamine, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Timothy Hill)||Voice|
|2015||Monster World||Yes (Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Yoshimitsu Banno)|
|2015||Thomas and the Lady of Sodor||Yes (Thomas)||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)||Voice|
|2015||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||Yes (New Republic Defense Fleet ensign)||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)||Yes||Cameo; uncredited|
|2016||Vocaloid & Godzilla IV||Yes (Len Kagamine, Fuyuki Hinata, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shogo Tomiyama)||Voice|
|2016||Shin Godzilla||Yes (Godzilla suit actor)||No (Hideaki Anno)||Yes||Producer debut|
|2017||The Ultra Kaiju||Yes (Godzilla suit actor)||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)|
|2018||Gorgo Strikes Back||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata, Len Kagamine, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shogo Tomiyama||No||Voice|
|2018||Godzilla: Civil War||Yes (Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shogo Tomiyama)|
|2018||The Basketball Star||No||No (Timothy Hill)||Yes||No|
|2018||Star Wars: Duel of the Fates||Yes (D-O)||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)||Yes|
|2019||Invadors: Wave 2||Yes (Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shogo Tomiyama)|
|2019||Vocaloid & Godzilla V||Yes (Len Kagamine, Fuyuki Hinata, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shogo Tomiyama)||Voice|
|2019||Able Archer||No||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)|
|2006-present||Star Wars: Alternity||Yes (Holden Quist)||No (Sheldon Johnson Jr. before 2010, Dave Filoni afterwards)||No (Timothy Hill and Dave Filoni)||No||Television debut|
|2008-2015||EarthBound: The Series||Yes (Ness)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shigesato Itoi)||No (various writers)|
|2010-present||Chocodile and Friends||No||No||No||Yes||Showrunner|
|2010-present||Sonic the Hedgehog||No||No||No||Yes||Showrunner|
|2010-present||Siskel & Ebert||No||No||Yes||No|
|2011-present||Fireside Chat with Tim Johnson||Yes (Host)||No||No||Yes (skits)||Talk show|
|2011-present||Sodor High School: Thomas & Friends Tales||Yes (Thomas)||Yes||No (Timothy Hill)||No||Voice|
|2011-present||The Railway Series||Yes (Thomas)||No (Steve Asquith)||Yes||Yes||Voice|
|2011-present||Thomas the Tank Engine||No||No (Steve Asquith)||Yes||Yes|
|2011-2018||Two and a Half Men||No||No||No||Yes||Showrunner|
|2012-present||Vocaloid||Yes (Len Kagamine, Fuyuki Hinata, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Timothy Hill)||No||Voice|
|2012-present||Grand Theft Auto||No||No||Yes||No||Showrunner|
|2013-2015, 2018-present||Sonic X||Yes (Chris Thorndyke)||No (Hajime Kamegaki)||No (Takeshi Sasamura and Tadahito Matsumoto)||Yes (English translator)||Voice; English dub|
|2013-present||WBC's Sgt. Frog||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata, Len Kagamine, Godzilla suit actor)||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)||Yes||Voice|
|2013-present||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (WBC version)||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata)||No (Tatsuya Ishihara)||No (Hideaki Hatta and Atushi Itou)||No||Voice|
|2013-present||Lucky Star (WBC version)||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata, Godzilla suit actor)||Yes||No (Larry David)||No||Voice|
|2013-2017||Azumanga Daioh (WBC version)||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata)||No (Hiroshi Nishikiori)||No (three different producers)||No||Voice|
|2014-present||NASCAR on WBC||Yes (lead commentator for all races at Tokyo Superspeedway, and all Convertible and Ultimate Series races)||No||No||No||Sports broadcast|
|2015-present||Nichijou (WBC version)||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata, Godzilla suit actor)||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)||Yes||Voice|
|2015-present||The Muppet Show||No||No||Yes||Yes||Showrunner|
|2015-present||My Little Pony: The Ponies of Equestria||No||No (various directors)||Yes||No (various writers)||Showrunner|
|2015-2018||Adventure Time||Yes (Finn)||No (Larry Leichliter and Hugo Morales)||No (Kelly Crewes)||No||Voice, replaced Jeremy Shada, showrunner|
|2016-present||K-On! (WBC version)||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata, Len Kagamine, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Naoko Yamada)||No (four different producers)||No||Voice|
|2016-present||CLANNAD (WBC version)||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata, Godzilla suit actor)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Tammy Jo Johnson)||No||Voice|
|2016-present||Pokémon (Star Wars: Alternity version)||Yes (Lucas)||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)||Yes||Voice|
|2016-present||Chocodile's Nonsensical Adventures||No||No||Yes||Yes||Executive producer|
|2016-present||The Rock-Afire Explosion Show||No||No (various directors)||Yes||Yes||Co-showrunner with Aaron Fechter|
|2017-present||Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Space War||No||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)||Yes||Self-described "passion project"|
|2017-present||The Magic School Bus||No||No||No||Yes||Showrunner|
|2018-present||Squid Girl (WBC version)||Yes (Fuyuki Hinata)||Yes||No (Chloe Johnson)||Yes||Voice|
|2018-present||EarthBound||Yes (Ness)||No (Timothy Hill)||No (Shigesato Itoi)||No (various writers)||Voice|
|2018-present||Thomas & Friends||Yes (some incidental characters)||No (Dianna Basso)||Yes||Yes (head writer)||Voice, showrunner|
|2020-present||The Simpsons||Yes (occasional guest star)||No||No||Yes||Voice, showrunner with Chloe Johnson|
|2020-present||Family Guy||Yes (occasional guest star)||No||No||Yes||Voice, showrunner with Chloe Johnson|
|2020-present||American Dad!||Yes (occasional guest star)||No||No||Yes||Voice, showrunner with Chloe Johnson|
|2020-present||The Steam Powered Giraffe Show||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Showrunner|
|2020-present||Animaniacs||Yes (occasional guest star)||No||No||Yes||Executive producer with Steven Spielberg, Sam Register, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank|
|2019||Grand Theft Auto VI|