Johnny grew up in Berkshire County, MA. Like many magicians, he fell in love with magic when he was a kid, after seeing his first magic show. Soon after, he purchased his first magic book and began learning as many tricks as he could, performing them for anyone who would watch. He took trips to New York City to visit Tannen's Magic Shop, where he found more books and watched professional magicians perform awe-inspiring magic up close. He gave his first real performance at his fourth grade school talent show. Afterward he was approached by a local talent agent who booked him for his first paid gig. He's been doing magic ever since.