Shaun Johnston loves to say, "Home is where your heart is," and he tells everyone that his heart is strongly beating in Alberta.
"I've worked in every corner of this country and I find great things in every place where I work," Johnston says, adding, "But it is very special to be working here in Alberta, especially on a project that everyone is so passionate about."
Born and raised in Ponoka, Alberta, Johnston has lived in Edmonton since he attended the University of Alberta, where he took the renowned acting program there, graduating with a BFA.
The first film he was the lead character in was William Hornecker's 1993 feature Two Brothers, a Girl and a Gun, which garnered him an Alberta Film & Television Award for Best Actor. He recently won the award again this year, for his portrayal of Captain Fancher – the leader of the wagon train - in Christopher Cain's theatrical feature September Dawn.