Philip Nathanael Johnson was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala in a small apartment complex. After several moves to and from the States, he moved to Ecuador at the age of 11 with his mother, older brother, and younger sister. At age 14, he moved to South Carolina with his Grandparents to finish High School. He received his GED at 17 from a Community College in Florida while living with his father. After working in fast food for a year, he was making plans to join the Air Force, but decided to pursue an acting career instead and joined the "Covenant Players", a traveling theater company based out of Oxnard, California. After touring around the country for two years, he moved back to Florida where he lived almost a year before helping his mother and siblings move to Peru. He stayed in Lima for almost three years and then moved permanently to Los Angeles to continue his acting career.