Jóhannes is born and raised in Iceland, but spent a few years of his childhood living in the Faroe Islands. He fluently speaks Icelandic, Faroese, Danish and English. Graduated with a BFA degree in acting from the Iceland Academy of Arts in 2005. Jóhannes was a resident artist at the National Theater until he started working in international television and film projects in 2014. His first international film role was in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’, as Cain (the worlds first murderer). His first international television role was on NBC’s ‘A.D: Kingdom And Empire’ as the Apostle Thomas. His TV credits also include Game of Thrones (season 6), The Last Kingdom, The Innocents and Vikings: Valhalla.
Notable features include Alpha, Atomic Blonde, The Good Liar, Bloodshot and Infinite.