Deji LaRay, the creator of Johnson, is a multi-talented actor, writer and producer from Atlanta. After performing on Broadway at just 13-years-old, training with the Alliance Theater and the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, and ultimately graduating from high school, LaRay took his talents to Los Angeles, where he received a BA in Film and TV from Cal State Los Angeles, studying directing and filmmaking to hone his skillset. LaRay can be seen starring in seasons two and three of Age of the Living Dead. He spent six seasons on Bosch and appeared in three episodes in season one of Greenleaf. Off the set, LaRay is passionate about mentorship and aims to start his own nonprofit that will help mentor children in inner cities and show them that the world is bigger than the neighborhood in front of them.