Dexter Exclusive: The Shield's Kenny Johnson Imposes Marshall Law on Season 8

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dexter season 8 kenny johnsonKenny Johnson (The Shield, Sons of Anarchy) is joining Dexter‘s upcoming eighth and final season in a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Johnson will play U.S. Marshall Cooper, a no-nonsense and formidable lawman who is hired by P.I. Jacob Elway (recurring guest star Sean Patrick Flanery) to hunt down an infamous criminal.

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Comments (16)

  • Yes!

    Comment by Ben Kabak – May 11, 2013 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well this makes up for Hannah coming back. So excited.

    Comment by rflairfan – May 11, 2013 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brilliant!!! If he hunts down Dex i’m gonna have a tough time hatng him. Curtis “Lemonhead” Lemansky is one of my favorite TV characters of all time.
    For the record, I’m thrilled Hannah is back.

    Comment by LaRay – May 11, 2013 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You think he might be hunting Hannah McKay?

    Comment by JennyS – May 11, 2013 09:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He looked very familiar but the ONLY thing on his IMDB I’ve seen was his one Mentalist episode. I’m no genius, so I guess he has one of those memorable faces

    Comment by Sara – May 11, 2013 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Burn Notice. Should be a great addition.

      Comment by Tom – May 12, 2013 12:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • also a few episode stint on Cold Case

        Comment by JEst – May 12, 2013 06:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He was also on Saving Grace with Holly Hunter and Leon Rippey. Another great show that ended too soon! He was one of the detectives with whom she had an exciting affair…he looked a lot better then! I wonder what caused his looks to go, so quickly? It could be make-up to create a more sinister appearance, I suppose…

      Comment by Mary S – May 12, 2013 02:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Molly – May 11, 2013 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news. Can’t wait to see him on Dexter, lets see if this show blows him up at the end of his arc like the Shield and S.O.A. did

    Comment by dustind01 – May 11, 2013 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AMAZING!!!!! This Season is going to be killer!!! Love son of anarchy and the shield can’t wait for this!!!

    Comment by Brandon Lillis – May 11, 2013 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • he was great on Burn Notice as well

    Comment by dude – May 11, 2013 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kenny Johnson was also great opposite Holly Hunter on TNT’s Saving Grace.

    Comment by Ben – May 11, 2013 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please don’t blow him up again! Love this news, love him.

    Comment by Julie – May 11, 2013 06:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dude is why does Kenny Johnson have a date rape face… Or a face like a dodgy uncle from the south that you wouldn’t leave you 5 year old kids with? Dexter rules the time it takes to observe he’s next kill and the way he executes it….. And how he makes deb bend for him and how deb does stove to save dexter coz of her romance towards him lol its kinda sick but then again their not blood siblings and it put a very nice twist in season 7

    Comment by Jawannablowme – June 10, 2013 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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