Isaac Johnson
played by Omar Epps
  • Character bio
  • Actor bio

Isaac Johnson draws his paycheck from Homeland Security, but he certainly hasn't made America a safer place in his decision to frame Bob Lee Swagger. A trained sniper himself, Isaac began his career as a soldier who believed in chain of command, but his ambitions got the better of him over time. Isaac is intelligent, cunning, and quick on his feet, but he's also desperate to clean up the mess that follows his fateful attempt to make Bob Lee a patsy. Isaac believes that sometimes you have to do a little bad for the greater good, but just how much bad is he willing to do?

Omar Epps stars in USA Network’s new conspiracy thriller Shooter as Isaac Johnson, an ex-Marine and the former commanding officer of Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe, Secrets and Lies) who coaxes Swagger back into action for a dangerous and clandestine operation. 

A three-time NAACP Image Award-winning actor, Epps is best known for his starring role in the powerhouse hit medical drama, House.  His other recent television credits include Resurrection, Conviction, First Time Felon, Daybreak, and Deadly Voyage. After making his film debut in 1992 in the urban drama Juice, Epps went on to star in the college cult classic The Program alongside Halle Berry and in John Singleton’s acclaimed film, Higher Learning. Epps also starred in The Wood, In Too Deep, and in the cult classic Love and Basketball. Epps’ additional feature credits include Alfie opposite Jude Law and Susan Sarandon, Against the Ropes opposite Meg Ryan, Takeshi Kitano’s Brother, the remake of The Mod Squad with Claire Danes, Breakfast for Champions opposite Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte, and The Wayans’ Brothers Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood. 

Additionally, Epps founded a production company, BrooklynWorks Films, which also functions as an arts based non-profit organization that works with under-served children. Heavily immersed in the world of technology and social media, Epps serves on the advisory boards of ThinAire and MobLabs. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Creative Coalition and is an investor in Plus Capital.

Epps began writing at the age of ten and attended the prestigious LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts in New York.