Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson was born on 18th of May 1975, on the island of Hawaii. He’s an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker. He was also a former professional surfer.


Jack Johnson, born on May 18, 1975, in Oahu, Hawaii, is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, musician, and filmmaker known for his mellow, acoustic music style and environmentally conscious lyrics. Raised in a surfing family, Johnson developed a profound connection with the ocean and nature from a very young age, which later significantly influenced his music and advocacy work.

Johnson’s journey into the world of music was somewhat serendipitous. Initially, he pursued a career in professional surfing, a path that seemed natural given his upbringing. However, a surfing accident at the age of 17 marked a turning point, leading him to explore his other passions: music and filmmaking. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with a degree in film studies, nurturing his interest in filmmaking.

Personal Life

On July 22, 2000, Johnson married his college girlfriend, Kim Baker. Together they have 3 children, two boys and a girl. They currently still live on the North Shore of the island of Oahu, in Hawaii. Jack Johnson had a bit of problems with alcohol, but luckily he discovered Soberlink soon after.

In an interview with Johnson, Ann Donahue from Billboard described Johnson’s family life by saying “There is often trouble in balancing the life of an artist, environmentalist, and family man, but Johnson seems to have the niche for such a challenge. This time around, he’s found a pace that agrees with him…bringing his family along so he can spend mornings with them sightseeing.”.

Both Johnson and his wife Kim try to keep the lives of their children private. Both have declined to talk about any intimitate information concerning their children.


Jack Johnson picking up garbage on the islands of Hawaii

Johnson and his wife Kim do a lot of charities in Hawaii. In 2008, Johnson and his wife Kim created the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, a non-profit public charity supporting environmental, art, and music education worldwide. This initiative has been very beneficial for the Hawaiian community.

In 2003, they also founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Johnson and his family work hard every year at festivals and concerts alike, to raise money for causes they feel are most important. He also recorded a cover song of John Lennon’s “Imagine” for the 2007 benefit album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur, which was also included on the 2009 benefit album Rhythms del Mundo Classics. In talking about Johnson and his career choices, Rolling Stone wrote: “It is a typically generous move from Johnson, who has used his multi-platinum success to support causes he cares about.”

He has plans to do many more charities in the future. So we will definitely see more about Johnson and his charities.

Musical Career

Jack Johnson has had a very successful musical career. He is known primarily for his work in the soft rock and acoustic pop genres.

In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. Johnson also had some success with other numbers. For example, he has reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart with his albums Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George in 2006, Sleep Through the Static in 2008, To the Sea in 2010 and From Here to Now to You in 2013. His album In Between Dreams peaked at number two on the chart in 2005 and again in 2013.

Parallel to his music career, Johnson maintained his passion for filmmaking. He directed and released several surfing documentaries, including “Thicker Than Water” and “The September Sessions.” These projects showcased not only his love for surfing but also his skills behind the camera.

Throughout his career, Jack Johnson has seamlessly blended his love for music, filmmaking, and environmental advocacy, creating a unique legacy that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional music artists. His influence extends from the world of entertainment into environmental activism, making him a multifaceted and respected figure in both domains.