Dion Johnstone was born in Montreal, Quebec, and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, where he graduated from the University of Alberta with a BFA in Acting. Johnstone began his professional career in Vancouver, British Columbia, performing two seasons with Bard on Beach, along with productions at the Arts Club Theatre and the Vancouver Playhouse. He also began working in film and TV, guest starring on the MGM/Showtime hit series “Stargate SG-1.”
In 2003, Johnstone joined the acclaimed Stratford Festival acting company and over nine seasons, performed with the Festival playing such roles as Orlando in As You Like It, Caliban in The Tempest, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the title role in Othello. New work opportunities across the border brought Johnstone to Chicago where he played leading roles for Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.
Johnstone landed his first leading role in UPtv’s series, “Ties That Bind” as Det. Devin Stewart. In 2016, he branched out to New York, making his Off-Broadway debut in an acclaimed production of in Coriolanus. Shortly after, he was offered his second leading role in a tv series, “Star Falls” for Nickelodeon.
It wasn’t long before the Great White Way came calling and in 2019, Johnstone made his Broadway debut in a star-studded production of King Lear, which featured Tony and Academy Award®-winner Glenda Jackson in the title role.
Recently, Johnstone finished shooting a project he is very excited about, “Sweet Magnolias” for