Linden Ashby Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA
Birth NameClarence Linden Garnett Ashby III
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

After graduating from Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Florida, Ashby took a degree in psychology and business administration at Fort Lewis College in Durango in the state of Colorado, and then moved to New York where he took drama classes in the Neighborhood Playhouse. Early in his career he took part in the soap opera Loving, and an episode of MacGyver, also got a small role in the 1990 movie Mr. & Mrs. Bridge with Paul Newman and again in 1990 he starred in the independent film The queen of hell alongside Karen Black. Then in 1991 he starred opposite Kelly Preston in the movie thriller The Perfect Bride. In 1992 he took part in three independent films including the film Shot Gun with Michael Pare. In 1994 he appears in 8 seconds of glory, with Luke Perry and Wyatt Earp opposite Kevin Costner. However, the role that made him famous is that of Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat martial arts film, based on the popular video game starring opposite Christopher Lambert. To prepare for this role, the actor trained for two months practicing martial arts. In 1996 he starred opposite Eric Roberts in the movie thriller Dark Angel. Then in 1997 he starred in the action film entitled Blast directed by Albert Pyun starring opposite Rutger Hauer, playing Jack Bryant and a former champion of Tae Kwon Do who is forced to use all his martial arts skills to fight the crazy plan of ruthless terrorists who want to blow the Olympic swimming pool in Atlanta where the Olympic Games are underway (a clear reference to the Olympic Games of 1996 in Atlanta where there was really an attack). In 1998 he starred in The Mystery of the Lake and then took part in 35 episodes of the show Melrose Place where he plays the role of the handsome doctor Bret Cooper. In 2002 he participated in the action movie Sniper 2 - Suicide Mission, opposite Tom Berenger and an episode of the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2004 he starred in Wild Things 2 and meanwhile took part in 55 episodes of the soap opera Young and the Restless, where he played the cynical murderer Cameron Kirsten. In 2005 resumed the role of Detective Morrison in the film Wild Things 3. In 2006 he starred in Bridesmaid and in 2007 took part in the film Resident Evil: Extinction next to Milla Jovovich. Then in 2008 he starred in the horror movie What Prom and the soap opera Days of our lives. In 2008 he starred in Impact Point and starred with Steven Seagal in the action film Last Night - Death in the night. In 2009, he starred in action Anaconda - Trail of Blood. 2011-2012 he played the role of Sheriff Stilinski in the TV series Teen Wolf.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: IvanWong

Spouse (1)

Susan Walters (19 April 1986 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (9)

Two daughters with wife actress Susan Walters: Grace Ashby (born June 1991) and Savannah (born November 1992).
Attended Fort Lewis College (a branch of the Colorado State University) in Durango. He majored in business and psychology before dropping out Junior year to become an actor.
Graduated from Bolles High School, a private school located in Florida.
He's been surfing since he was 9. He actually grew up right on a beach in Northeast Florida. He even surfed competitively back in high school
  • he was invited to the East Coast Championships three times.

Some of his hobbies include golf, tennis, windsurfing, scuba diving, horseback riding and hunting.
Has his own 6-seat plane "Piper Lance", currently housed at Van Nuys Airport.
Replaced Brandon Lee in the role of Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat (1995) due to Brandon's sudden death in 1993.
Linden has been a student of martial arts on and off since he was 21 with a lot of time off. He's mostly studied Karate, with some Tae Kwon Do, and some Chinese styles thrown into the mix.
Studied acting with Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York for two years.

Personal Quotes (7)

Why are people always shooting zombies? Why not just chop their heads off? How can zombies get you if you have a good sword?
I love the show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia;' that's probably a guilty pleasure! I laugh so hard.
I started out with a business and psychology major, and then I started doing plays and concentrating more and more on theater. I dropped out of college and moved to New York and studied theater at The Neighborhood Playhouse. I did that for a couple of years and then got an agent.
I started out in theater, and then I got a job on a soap in New York. With a soap opera, its every day, all year long - there's no downtime, and you're shooting a show a day.
You bring a little bit of yourself into every character you play. We're multifaceted creatures.
I've done so many Lifetime movies; at this point, I'll be going through airport security, and the lady there will be like, 'I took the weekend off and I saw four of your movies.' And I say: 'You've been watching Lifetime, right?'
Only be an actor if you can't be happy doing anything else. I don't think you should be an actor if you want to be actor. I think you should be an actor if you have to be an actor.

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