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Before Jack port Johnson became the 21st century kingpin of beachside pop/rock and roll, he was a champion surfer within the professional circuit. The activity was second character towards the Hawaiian indigenous, who began chasing after waves like a toddler and, by age 17, experienced become a superb athlete within the Banzai Pipeline. Nevertheless, Johnson was also screening other creative shops — particularly film and music — and a significant surfing incident during his initial professional competition confident him to spend more time to people landlocked interests. After learning cinematography in university, he transformed his full focus on music, composing breezy pop music punctuated by an unassuming tone of voice along with a mellow, beach-bum demeanor. The mixture became particularly industrial, as Johnson’s initial five major-label albums all climbed to platinum position. While learning film on the School of California in Santa Barbara, Johnson partnered with close friends Chris Malloy and Emmett Malloy to created a browsing documentary entitled Thicker Than Drinking water. Although the task spotlighted Johnson’s skill as a movie director, in addition, it showcased his flair for songwriting, as well as the associated soundtrack featured many of his very own music. Thicker Than Drinking water was considered 2000’s Video of the entire year by Surfer newspaper and paved just how for another browse flick, The Sept Sessions. In the meantime, Johnson began getting similar see for his tracks, one of that was included in G. Like & Particular Sauce within the band’s 1999 recording, Philadelphonic. Soon thereafter, Johnson’s demonstration material piqued the eye of J.P. Plunier, a French maker who got helped release Ben Harper’s profession many years prior. With Plunier’s help, Johnson documented and released Brushfire Fairytales in 2001. The debut recording presented a cameo by Ben Harper, therefore sparking a a friendly relationship between your two musicians. Furthermore, its casually spun folk tracks attracted an viewers that stretched significantly beyond Johnson’s personal browsing community, and Brushfire Fairytales proceeded to go platinum because of this. After touring through the entire early 1 / 2 of 2002, he came back to the studio room and released On and Using one calendar year afterwards. Despite its musical similarity to Brushfire Fairytales, On and On discovered Johnson delving into public commentary, producing a number of music that matched worldly, insightful lyrics using a sun-drenched surf vibe. Jack port Johnson toured intensely to get his developing catalog, taking regular breaks to browse and spending some time with his family members. When it arrived time to go back to the studio room, he resumed his collaboration with Mario Caldato, Jr., exactly the same maker who got helmed On and On, and decamped to Mango Trees and shrubs Studio room in Hawaii. AMONG Dreams premiered in 2005, sports a mango tree for the album’s cover (in tribute towards the studio room) and will be offering a familiar mixture of tropical songwriting and mindful commentary. The recording peaked at number 2, Johnson’s highest graph position up to now in the us, and sold a lot more than two million copies stateside. Strangely enough, it had been Johnson’s next task, the kids-oriented Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George, that finally delivered him to the very best from the graphs. The soundtrack debuted at number 1 in Feb 2006, offering 149,000 copies during its 1st week and producing Curious George the very first cartoon film since Pocahontas to truly have a chart-topping soundtrack. Just like the four albums before it, it climbed to platinum position. Despite such continuing success, nevertheless, Johnson was dealt a sharpened blow in 2007, when his cousin Danny Riley succumbed to human brain cancer. That loss of life, coupled with your choice to record beyond Hawaii’s familiar environment, lent a moody atmosphere to Johnson’s following record, 2008’s Rest With the Static. Nonetheless, the majority of the recording maintained a warm, sand-scrubbed experience, and Sleep With the Static proceeded to go platinum within five weeks. Johnson journeyed throughout European countries that summer time, playing a few of his largest displays to date, as well as the producing video footage was captured for this year’s 2009 Compact disc/DVD launch En Concert. Johnson released his 5th studio room record, To the ocean, in June 2010. Covering a nine-year period, the Jack port Johnson & Close friends: THE VERY BEST of Kokua Celebration compilation made an appearance in 2012 and highlighted shows from Johnson’s advantage concert for the non-profit, environmental education firm the Kokua Hawaii Base. Johnson came back to his Mango Tree studio room with Mario Caldato, Jr. — who created his 2005 launch AMONG Dreams — to record his 6th studio room recording, From Right here to Now for you. The recording, that was released in Sept 2013, was preceded from the solitary “I ACQUIRED You.” Several live produces quickly adopted — the vinyl-only Live at Third Guy Records 6-15-2013 arrived in November 2013 and an EP known as From Right here to Now for you made an appearance in 2014 — and he went noiseless in 2015 and 2016. Johnson came back in early 2017 using the one “Fragments,” the very first flavor of his seventh studio room record.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jack Johnson
Salary 5 million USD
Died June 10, 1946, Franklinton, North Carolina, United States
Height 1.8 m
Weight 91 kg
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Music Producer, Guitarist, Film director, Businessperson, Film Score Composer, Surfer
Education University of California, Santa Barbara, Kahuku High & Intermediate School
Nationality American
Spouse Kim Johnson
Parents Jack Johnson Sr., Tina Johnson
Siblings Trent Johnson, Pete Johnson
Awards Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
Music Groups Flamin' Groovies
Music Songs Better Together, Upside Down, Banana Pancakes, Sitting, Waiting, Wishing, You And Your Heart, I Got You, Good People, Breakdown, If I Had Eyes, Bubble Toes, Flake, Fortunate Fool, Never Know, Wasting Time, Taylor, At Or With Me, No Other Way, Inaudiable Melodies, Traffic in the Sky, Staple It Together, The Horizon Has Been Defeated, What You Thought You Need, Times Like These, Crying Shame, Rodeo Clowns, Talk Of The Town, Holes to Heaven, F-Stop Blues, Shot Reverse Shot, Do You Remember, Imagine, Never Fade
Albums In Between Dreams, From Here to Now to You, To the Sea, Brushfire Fairytales, On and On, Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George, Jack Johnson and Friends – Best of Kokua Festival, En Concert, Sleep Through the Static, Some Live Songs, All the Light Above It Too, Sleep Through the Static: Remixed, iTunes Originals - Jack Johnson, From Here to Now to You Live
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Album, Billboard Music Award for Top Digital Media Artist, Juno Award for International Album of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Alternative Album, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Rock Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Album Rock, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, Satellite Award for Best Original Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist
Movies The Endless Summer II, Thicker than Water, Out Cold, The September Sessions, A Brokedown Melody, Curious George, Life as a Movie, Minds in the Water, All the Way to the Ocean, En Concert
TV Shows Hangout Festival 2014


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#Fact
1 Released his new album called "Sleep Through The Static" on February 5th, currently touring through the world. [February 2008]
2 His new album "In Between Dreams" is released in stores. [March 2005]
3 So "green" is Johnson the musician-conservationist, the electrical energy needed to record his album, "To the Sea" (2010), was generated by solar panels on the roof of his Oahu, Hawaii, home studio.
4 Graduated with a B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara along with actors Michael Douglas and Ossie Beck.
5 Ben Stiller appears in the video for his song "Taylor".
6 Has a bachelor's degree in film from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Been Done: The Jon Comer Story 2004 Documentary "The News"
Hometown Legend 2002 writer: "I'm a Big Boy Now"
Out Cold 2001 performer: "Posters", "Fall Line", "Bubble Toes", "Flake" / writer: "Posters", "Fall Line", "Bubble Toes", "Flake"
Trainwreck 2015 performer: "Flake" / writer: "Flake"
El crac 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2014 writer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2014
Parenthood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 performer: "Escape The Pina Colada Song" / producer: "Escape The Pina Colada Song"
Hansi und Hubsi 2012 TV Movie performer: "Taylor" / writer: "Taylor"
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011
Glee TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Friend 2010 Short performer: "Hope", "Breakdown" / writer: "Hope", "Breakdown"
Getaway TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
180° South 2010 Documentary performer: "Spring Wing", "Spring Wind"
Unter Verdacht 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Baby Mama 2008 performer: "Family"
Gavin & Stacey TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Fields of Fuel 2008 Documentary performer: "Middle Man" 2000 / writer: "Middle Man" 2000
Türkisch für Anfänger 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ultimate Sessions 2006 Video documentary performer: "Acoustic Guitar Music" / writer: "Acoustic Guitar Music", "Thug Style"
The Vicar of Dibley 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Curious George 2006 performer: "Broken", "People Watching", "Talk of the Town", "Upside Down", "Wrong Turn", "Jungle Gym", "The Sharing Song", "Supposed to Be", "Questions" / writer: "Broken", "People Watching", "Talk of the Town", "Upside Down", "Wrong Turn", "Supposed to Be", "Questions"
Der Fischer und seine Frau 2005 performer: "Dreams Be Dreams"
Six Feet Under 2005 TV Series 1 episode
The Interpreter 2005 performer: "F Stop Blues"
Valiant 2005 performer: "Wrong Turn", "Broken" / writer: "Wrong Turn", "Broken"
Saturday Night Live 2004-2005 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Como uma Onda 2004 TV Series performer: "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing"
A Brokedown Melody 2004 Documentary performer: "A Broke Down Melody" / writer: "A Broke Down Melody"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jack Johnson: The September Sessions 2002 Video documentary
Thicker Than Water 2000 Video documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Out Cold 2001 Jack Johnson And Band (as Jack Hody Johnson)
Nice Guys Sleep Alone 1999 Woody

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
12 2003/II
Getting Out 2002 Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El crac 2014 TV Series thanks - 1 episode
I'm Not There. 2007 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El crac 2014 TV Series Himself
Bridge School News 2009-2014 TV Series Himself
Retratos Do Mar 2014 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon 2013 TV Movie Himself
The Colbert Report 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Minds in the Water 2011 Documentary
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series Himself
Kokua for Japan 2011 TV Movie Himself
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
Jack Johnson en concert 2009 Video documentary Himself
Jesse's Story 2009 Documentary Himself
Jack Johnson: Kokua Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii 2008 2009 TV Movie Himself
Kokua 2008: 5 Years of Change 2009 Documentary Himself - Kokua
Life as a Movie 2008 Documentary Pro Surfer
Fields of Fuel 2008 Documentary Himself - Musician / Environmentalist
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Scene and Heard: A Musical History of Isla Vista, CA 2007 Documentary short Himself - Interviewee / Guitarist
Kokua Festival 2006 2007 TV Movie Himself
Brit Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Performer and Winner
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 2006 TV Series Himself
AOL Sessions 2006 TV Series
Austin City Limits 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1998-2005 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-2005 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Rage 2005 TV Series Himself
TV total 2005 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2004-2005 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
A Brokedown Melody 2004 Documentary Himself
Kokua 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003 TV Series Himself
270 Miles from Graceland: Live from Bonnaroo 2003 2003 Video documentary Himself
2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Jack Johnson: The September Sessions 2002 Video documentary Himself
Live from Bonnaroo Music Festival 2002 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001 TV Series Himself
Sonic Cinema 2000 TV Series Himself
Thicker Than Water 2000 Video documentary
The Endless Summer 2 1994 Documentary Surfer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 2005 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals · The Black Eyed Peas
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Performance For the song "Sitting, Wishing, Waiting."
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Curious George (2006)


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