‘Yellowstone’ TV: ‘Jimmy’ Actor Jefferson White Drops ‘5 Things You Didn’t Know’ About Co-Star Ian Bohen

by Jennifer Shea
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The Dutton ranch wouldn’t be the same without the bunkhouse. And in a new behind-the-scenes clip released on the “Yellowstone” Twitter account, Jefferson White, who plays Jimmy, dishes about one of his bunkhouse buddies.

‘Yellowstone’ Actor Ian Bohen Has Extensive Acting Credits

Ian Bohen, who plays Ryan on the show, appears in the behind-the-scenes clip playing chess and pool in the bunkhouse. Bohen has acted in 51 TV series and movies over the course of his career, according to IMDB, from The Dark Knight Rises to “Teen Wolf” to Little Women.

“Ian is B positive blood type,” White begins.

That might be relevant for Bohen’s castmates to know because there is a lot of blood spilled on “Yellowstone” – most of it fake. But the show is not without risks; the actors are expected to ride horses and wrangle cattle themselves. Fortunately, show co-creator Taylor Sheridan sent some of the actors to a makeshift Cowboy Camp early on to get them acquainted with the basics of the ranching lifestyle.

“He’s a very good golfer,” White continues.

On the show, neither the Duttons nor the bunkhouse crew would ever be caught dead golfing. That’s more Dan Jenkins’ (Danny Huston) style. But Bohen is not alone in his hobby. Kevin Costner, who plays John Dutton, made an entire movie about golf, Tin Cup. And Costner’s golf tutor, Gary McCord, wrote the book “Golf For Dummies,” to which Costner provided the foreword.

Refined Taste vs. Rolling Around in the Dirt

“Ian Bohen is a tennis hustler,” White goes on. “He’ll pretend he doesn’t know what he is doing, and then he will f—ing smoke you.”

There are no tennis courts on the set of “Yellowstone,” so one has to wonder if White speaks from experience there. But it’s possible the actors ventured into Park City, Utah or Missoula, Montana to play tennis while they were on location filming Seasons 1-3 and Season 4, respectively.  

“He’s a man of refined taste,” White adds. “But he also has a lot of fun sort of f—ing around and rolling around in the dirt.”

There is plenty of rolling around in the dirt on “Yellowstone,” as we see in the brief shots from the show that are interspersed with White’s tour of the bunkhouse.

There’s Bohen collapsing to the ground after his character is shot while serving as a livestock agent. And there’s Bohen in the fight scene at the bar on one particularly eventful Saturday night. Then there’s Bohen – you guessed it – lying in the dirt after getting shot. There’s Bohen running around in circles with his forehead pressed to a baseball bat. Finally, there’s Bohen getting slammed to the ground during a fight.

“Ian Bohen rules,” White concludes.

Watch the behind-the-scenes clip here:

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