Johannes Brost biography

Johannes Brost

Actor, Film actor

1946 –

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Who is Johannes Brost?

Johannes Brost is a Swedish actor.

He grew up in the Skåne province in southern Sweden. His mother, actress Gudrun Brost, worked at the Malmö City Theater. He followed in his mother’s footsteps and became a stage actor, working both in Malmö and Stockholm, and later starred in several movies and on TV. He biggest claim to fame in Sweden was the role of Joker, the bartender in the TV soap opera Rederiet, a long running drama show about a shipping company which conducts passenger traffic on the Baltic Sea. Brost has also starred as a villain in two Jönssonligan films. In 1991 he started doing stand-up comedy. Although mostly known as a comedic actor, Brost has been in some more serious dramatic films.

Johannes Brost is sometimes credited as John Frost.

In terms of Johannes Brost's personal life he is a long-time friend with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. In 1965, The Rolling Stones had a gig in Malmö and they didn't have any hotel to stay at. Instead they slept in the home of Radio Syd's owner, Britt Wagner. Wagner's daughter was friend with Brost and convinced The Stones to go to the club that Brost was running at the time. Jagger and Brost immediately became friends and they still meet every time Stones are on tour and they come to Sweden.

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Born
Sep 25, 1946
Stockholm
Also known as
  • Edvard Johannes Brost Forssell
  • John Frost
  • Edward John Brost Forssell
Parents
Siblings
Children
Ethnicity
  • Swedes
Nationality
  • Sweden
Profession

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on July 23, 2013

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