Earl Johnson is an antihero in the 1989 film Cheetah. He is the father of Ted and Susan and the husband of Jean. He and his family adopt an orphaned cheetah cub they call Duma. He is portrayed by Timothy Landfield.


Ted and Susan aren't looking forward to spending six months with their scientist parents. After they rescue Duma, they get captured by Abdullah and his henchmen. When Ted realizes that those poachers are the ones who killed Duma's mother, Earl and Jean decide that Ted and Susan should move to Hong Kong. But they decide to rescue Duma.