Who is Johnny Berchtold? Age and acting career of Dog Gone’s breakout star

As Johnny Berchtold stars across from Rob Lowe in Dog Gone, we take a look at the age the American actor got into his profession.

Dog Gone, based on a true story about a family’s search for their beloved dog Gonker, released to Netflix on January 13, 2023.

Johnny Berchtold plays the role of Fielding Marshall in the heart-wrenching drama, son of Lowe’s John Marshall. The father-son duo set out on the Appalachian Trail in search of Gonker, all the while mending their own strained relationship.

With Berchtold holding his own against seasoned actor Rob Lowe, 58, you might be curious to know the age of the young actor. Let’s take a look.

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How old is Johnny Berchtold?

Johnny Berchtold was born on July 7, 1994 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This means the American actor is currently 28 years old.

Berchtold is the son of John Berchtold and Kathleen Yacobacci. He has an elder sister from his mother, named Tera Yacobacci, as well as a younger sister called Kristine Berchtold.

Berchtold was born in Atlantic City but spent his adolescence in the smaller town of Mays Landing. He later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend The University of the Arts.

In 2014, when Johnny Berchtold was around 20 years old, he transferred to Columbia College Hollywood to pursue his acting and directing ambitions.

Johnny Berchtold made his acting debut age 21

The year after moving to Los Angeles, Johnny Berchtold made his screen debut. According to his IMDb profile, Berchtold made his first credited appearance in a short titled Jogger. A year later, Berchtold would appear in David Alvarez’s Flesh & Blood.

Over the following few years, Berchtold would hold roles in a number of TV shows and shorts such as Discovery’s True Nightmares (2016), Manhunt: Unabomber (2017), and Murder Among Friends (2017).

Berchtold rocketed to fame after his TikTok videos started going viral, although he had been working in the entertainment industry before becoming an internet star.

Johnny went by a different name until 2020

In 2020, Johnny Berchtold made an appearance as Quinn in Amazon Prime’s The Wilds. That was the first project which he went by ‘Johnny Berchtold’.

For the 17 previous projects which Berchtold is credited for appearing in, he went by the name ‘John Berchtold’.

Some of the credits under which Berchtold went by ‘Johnny’ include The Wilds, Gaslit (2022), and now Dog Gone (2023).

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Johnny Berchtold’s role in Dog Gone explored

Without giving too many details away, in Dog Gone Johnny Berchtold stars as college student Fielding Marshall.

Fielding is about to graduate, but a bad breakup sends him spiraling. He gets a dog from the local pound, Gonker, to help him heal. Despite his father’s (Rob Lowe) initial hesitations, the whole family grows to love Gonker.

Berchtold said that “making this movie was a blast” and that he “loved” the dog playing Gonker.

You can watch Dog Gone on Netflix now.

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