Samuel J’Lan McKoy-Johnson was born on June 18, 1999 in Laurinburg, North Carolina. He is the fifth born into a family six children of a school counselor mother, Tasha McKoy-Johnson, from North Carolina, and a retired military father, Wayne Johnson, from Washington, DC. From an early age, Samuel exhibited an outgoing, extroverted personality and great sense of humor. He enjoyed participating in drama productions and singing in the choirs at their family church and schools. At the age of six, Sam expressed a desire to do television and movies. Therefore, he began honing his acting and comedic skills via his YouTube channel and social media postings. Sam faced many obstacles while auditioning for commercials, television, movies and plays due to his physical disability associated with his diagnosis of “Brittle Bone Disease” (Osteogenesis Imperfecta). He continues to work very hard to overcome challenges and advocates for persons with disabilities to be cast in television, cable and movie roles.
He is slated for his first breakout supporting role as Darius Coles, a kid that suffers from Muscular Dystrophy in the new hit Hulu cable series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga this fall 2019. Samuel is very kind, funny,friendly and handsome. In his own words, “I live in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. If you don’t live here, you don’t know where it is!”