Jack Hody Johnson is an American singersongwriter, musician, actor, record producer, and a former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres. In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. Johnson has hit the Billboard 200chart for the albums Curious George in 2006, Sleep Through The Static in 2008, To the Sea in 2010, and From Here to Now to You in 2013 2014. Johnsons In Between Dreams album peaked atin 2005 and again in 2013 on the Billboard 200.
Jack Johnson was born and raised the youngest of three boys on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The son of wellknown surfer Jeff Johnson, he took an interest in his fathers profession. Jack began to learn how to surf at the age of 5. At 17, he became the youngest invitee to make the surfing finals at the Pipeline Masters on Oahus North Shore. One week later, however, his stint as a professional surfer ended when he suffered a surfing accident at the Pipeline that put more than 150 stitches in his forehead and removed a few of his teeth this later became the inspiration for the song Drink the Water.