Johnny Pacar (born John Edward Pacuraru[1] on June 6, 1981) is an American film and television actor who portrayed Cody Jackson in the television series Flight 29 Down. He is also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Now You See It.... He had a main role in the 2004 film Purgatory House, and a recurring role as Jimmy Francis in American Dreams. Pacar portrayed Damon Young, a recurring role on ABC Family's Make It or Break It, a series about teenage gymnasts striving for the 2012 Olympics.

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Pacar was born to Judith and John Pacuraru in Dearborn, Michigan. As a youth he always wanted to entertain people. He was an expert hockey player and always dreamed about one day playing in the NHL. However, he chose a different path when he started acting in drama and local theatre. In high school he formed a few bands driven by his punk rock influences, also getting into drama at school where he began doing high school and local theatre. After graduating at Wayne Memorial High School in 1999, he moved from Michigan to Los Angeles in May 2001.[2] After two months there, he got an agent and filmed a national commercial and starred in Purgatory House, and a recurring role in Boston Public. Pacar also landed guest roles in Tru Calling, Judging Amy, George Lopez, CSI: Miami, Medium, Eli Stone, as well as starring in the Disney Channel movie Now You See It.... Pacar is best known for being cast as Jackson, a regular on the series Flight 29 Down for NBC/ Discovery Kids.

Pacar starred as Damon Young on ABC Family's Make It or Break It, a series about teenage gymnasts striving for the 2012 Olympics.

Pacar won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Orlando Film Festival for his performance in Love Hurts.[3]

Pacar is pursuing a music career. He released his solo EP Moment of Time on iTunes, and is in the band Forever the Day (formerly Fairlene), along with fellow Make it or Break it co-star Cody Longo.[citation needed]

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Year Film Role Notes
2003 Detroit Spike Alternative title: Panic in Detroit
2004 Purgatory House Sam
Little Black Book Jamal
Combustion Jesse Harper TV movie
2005 Now You See It... Danny Sinclair TV movie
Flight 29 Down series movie Cody Jackson TV movie
2007 The Dead Undead Travis Main
2008 Wild Child Roddy Supporting
2009 Love Hurts Justin Bingham Main Role
Cryptic Damon
2011 Fort McCoy Texas Slim
2012 My Fair Lady Lloyd Carter Post-production

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Year Title Role Notes
2002 Judging Amy Jason Christopher "Can They Do That with Vegetables?" (Season 3, Episode 15)
Boston Public Boone "Chapter Forty-Nine" (Season 3, Episode 5)
"Chapter Fifty-Five" (Season 3, Episode 11)
"Chapter Fifty-Seven" (Season 3, Episode 13)
2003 The Brothers Garcia Rush Bauer "Moving on Up" (Season 4, Episode 14)
Tru Calling Adam Whitman "Star Crossed" (Season 1, Episode 6)
American Dreams Jimmy Frances 7 episodes; 2003–2004
2004 George Lopez Noah "What George Doesn't Noah..." (Season 3, Episode 27)
2005 Flight 29 Down Cody Jackson 27 episodes; 2005–2007
Medium Intoxicated Boy "When Push Comes to Shove: Part 2" (Season 2, Episode 2)
2006 Cold Case Dayton "Rampage" (Season 4, Episode 1)
2007 CSI: Miami Nathan Atherton "Just Murdered" (Season 5, Episode 21)
Crossing Jordan Ben Kensith "In Sickness & In Health" (Season 6, Episode 14)
2008 Eli Stone Eli Stone (Age 19) "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)
Front of the Class Jeff Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie
2009 Ghost Whisperer Miles Maitland "Stage Fright" (Season 4, Episode 20)
Make It or Break It Damon Young 32 episodes; 2009–present (from recurring to regular cast member)
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