Thelonious Johnson, better known as T.J., is a triple threat as an actor, model and fitness expert. Named one of 2008’s Most Eligible Bachelors by Extra, T.J. has established himself in many arenas, proving to be a sought-after actor while helping motivate and train individuals, such as CNN’s Anderson Cooper, to reach peak levels of fitness.
As a model, T.J. has been featured in leading publications such as Vogue Italia, Details, and on the cover of Maximum Fitness. His acting highlights include the Capcom viral video for popular video game, Bionic Commando, roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, One Life to Live, All My Children, Nova: Mind Over Money and the off Broadway production of Bell Flower Sessions. He was also featured in nationally syndicated commercials for Old Spice Hair & Body Wash and Gillette. Most recently, T.J. appeared as himself on Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels in 2012.
T.J.’s affinity for fine arts stems from his childhood— his father, a jazz musician, and mother, an artist, emphasized the importance of art throughout T.J.’s upbringing, even naming their son after famed American jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk. Upon college graduation, T.J. focused his efforts on acting, while maintaining a level of physical activity that dovetailed his life-long fitness interests.