Curtiss Johns will be born Bella Linden on March 6th 2137 in New Saigon, Vietnamese-Mars, to Dame Heather Johns, his own great-granddaughter and heiress to the Johns fortune, and Boris Linden, a cosmonaut of ill-repute. He will be raised almost exclusively by his mother/great-granddaughter, and will show early talent in music, mastering many instruments, including space piano. His first solo performance, at the age of 16, will be a resounding success, and will be replayed for decades across the solar-system. After this monumental performance, he will retire from the musical world, as space piano, we will all know, is a child-prodigy's game. This brief retirement will lead him to his true life's work: time-acting. This rather modern form of traditional time travel incorporates the sport of acting, letting the traveler blend in to his or her chosen time period more believably. Johns will not be happy simply role-playing the part of constable, carriage-driver, Mongol, or housewife though; he will take the art of time-acting to new heights by studying under the likes of Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Shatner. He will finally find a true home in late 1990s America, and will eventually become a major force in Hollywood, helping define what will become known as the "Tungsten Age" of cinema. He is truly the pinnacle of acting's past, present, and future.