Biggest Career Challenge
Those standing between me and the audience!
Television Commercials; among many.
Songs I've Written volume 1
Another dimension to Johnny's successful career
This CD features 15 songs Johnny wrote and recorded in his own singing voice. Add to that, the songs are written in 6 different formats: Traditional Country * Contemporary Christian * Folk * Soft Rock * Bluegrass * Comedy
Streaming platforms have added
Johnny's new CD to their list of artists
Spotify * Apple Music * iTunes * Napster Amazon * Tidal * KDigital * Deezer * Yandex YouTube Music
* Google Music Store
August 29, 2016: Elected into the Traditional
Country Music Association's Hall of Fame
It was a great honor for me to perform here for the President, and guests
Johnny's show for churches!
Published author, Johnny Counterfit:
JFK-Averting the Assassination Johnny travels back in time to alter history, and save
JFK from assassins bullets. As a result, alternate plots are begun to murder the young president! Alternative History at it's best! Now selling on Internet stores and on this website. The book is also available in Public Libraries.*Click the "Merchandise" tab above to purchase.
Johnny is included in a series of DVD collector sets entitled, Country's Family Reunion; some of the greatest legends of country music are in this series.
Though I don't consider myself a legend, I'm honored
to be in this series with so many artists who
are true country music legends!
Born: Omaha, Nebraska
Mom & Dad, along with me and my siblings moved from Omaha
to Portland, Oregon when I was 3 years young. I moved to Nashville, TN in 1993.
Elementary School: Richmond, in S.E. Portland (Graduated)
High School: Franklin, in S. E. Portland (Graduated) #Comedy #JohnnyCounterfit
My network television break came in 2 separate events,
thanks to CBS & ABC. First, in 1986, Will Vinton
Productions was seeking someone to provide a specific
kind of voice for the starring role of "Rex" in the stop-action
special, A Claymation Christmas Celebration. I auditioned
and was awarded the part. For all of our combined efforts,
the television special won an EMMY in 1987.
I continued the role in 1987 for the full length feature film,
Will Vinton's Festival of Claymation, and provided the voice of
the "Statue of Liberty" in the Michael Jackson "Moonwalker" video.
In 1990, ABC television in Hollywood contacted me to
appear in their new network show, America's Funniest
People. Over the next few years, my segment continued
in reruns, then was sold to other television shows for airing.
2019 Johnny Counterfit adds Movie Actor to his credentials upon
completing two separate acting roles in the Sony Pictures/Lifetime
Movie Network film, Patsy & Loretta. Release date: October 2019.
The achievement of seeing my name on the marquee of
the exclusive Portland Center for the Performing Arts, in
my home town of Portland, Oregon was very gratifying.
The former Paramount Theater had been built in 1928,
renovated, and renamed The Portland Theater, and is
located in the heart of the downtown area on Broadway.
12 years into my career, my performance here in 1993,
just prior to my moving to Nashville, TN was a personal
as well as professional milestone.
Moving to Nashville, TN September 13, 1993 was
a wise decision. Before I decided to relocate, I made
several trips to the city, performing there and meeting
with industry professionals. By virtue of my voice
impressions and comedy, within one year of moving
to Nashville, I found myself performing on the Grand
Ole Opry, and the popular Music City Tonight television
show, on TNN-The Nashville Network.
Lights, Camera, Counterfit
Currently, you will find me on music and comedy related television shows including, Country's Family Reunion, Music City Tonight, and Larry's Country Diner on the Heartland Television Network, and RFD Television Network.
I also enjoy airplay on radio stations around the world, as well as streaming on Spotify, and Pandora. Many Internet based programs feature me on their syndicated programs too. PBS Television Special February 2020
I worked while in the 7th & 8th grade earning money repairing cars, and mowing lawns. In High School, and into my mid 20's some of my jobs included loading/unloading and driving trucks, general warehouse duties, pouring utility boxes, covers, and vaults in a concrete plant, for electrical and plumbing customers.
The reaction of Actor, Ernest Borgnine is priceless as I perform
my John Wayne impression for Hollywood Producer, A.C. Lyles >>>
Most disliked jobs:
Show Business: Photographs throughout this website.
and recorded in his own voice. Internet television and radio
feature Johnny, worldwide.
Political Affiliation: NONE, unless you want to count our U.S. Constitution.
Politicians get away with only what We the People allow......Johnny Counterfit
Side Note: My show contains only POSITIVE CLEAN material, and I never give any political opinions or commentary; the audience wants to laugh and sing with me, and that's all we do, together!
Johnny Counterfit recordings with Country Artists
George Jones "MCA" CD: It Don't Get Any Better Than This,
with George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Bobby Bare,
and Johnny Counterfit as Johnny Cash (George Jones asked
Johnny Counterfit (see liner notes) to fill in for an ailing
Johnny Cash on the recording)
Merle Haggard "Hag" CD: Cabin in the Hills. Merle Haggard asked
Johnny Counterfit (see liner notes) to perform his singing impression
of Johnny Cash, on the title cut.
Johnny Counterfit (partial list) CD, DVD's
Live in Concert 1, 2, 3 * Counterfit Politics * On Stage * Johnny Counterfit Sings with an Orchestra
Songs I've Written, vol. 1 (15 songs)