The actor - best known for his role on FX cop drama The Shield - will play an assassin named Tyler Gray, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Described as a "world-class" hitman, the devious Gray becomes the target of a CIA snatch-and-grab operation in Panama.
Johnson played Curtis 'Lem' Lemansky on The Shield between 2002 and 2007 and later starred on TNT's Saving Grace from 2007 to 2010.
His recent roles include stints on Sons of Anarchy and NBC's Prime Suspect remake. Johnson's Burn Notice appearance in the episode 'Desperate Times' will air on August 23.
Burn Notice recently cast CSI and The Event actor José Zúñiga to play a drug smuggler named Vasquez.
The series continues on Thursdays at 9/8c on USA. In the UK, the series airs on FX.
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Watch a clip from Burn Notice below: