Actor and comedian Anthony “A.J.” Johnson died in LA in September 2021. Not many details surrounding his death surfaced as of this writing. However, this obituary brings you details on his career, wife, and children.
So, scroll down this article to learn more about Anthony “A.J.” Johnson.
Anthony “A.J.” Johnson Cause Of Death
Anthony “A.J.” Johnson was found lifeless in a store in LA. Later, he was rushed to the hospital immediately. However, the cause of his death hasn’t been released yet. The news of his death was reported and confirmed by his nephew on 20 September 2021.
Anthony “A.J.” Johnson On Friday
In the movie Friday, Anthony “A.J.” Johnson played the role of Ezal, a crackhead and thief. His role was pivotal in the film.
Anthony “A.J.” Johnson Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Anthony “A.J.” Johnson had a total net worth of $100,000 at the time of his death.
It was AJ’s father who first got him into the movie business. His father used to take him to the sets of the movie. AJ’s father worked as a background casting director so whenever they needed background for movies, they used to call AJ’s father and he called people.
This gave AJ the start in the film industry as the background. As a background, he was involved in nearly a dozen movies. He also wanted to be a stuntman at one point in his life.
After a little accident on a set of a movie, he gave up his dream to become a stunt man.
It was long after high school, he got into the show business. He met Robin Harris who got AJ background work for House Party 1. Robin invited him over to his comedy club. He went down in Crenshaw, talked about his family, himself, and they booed him off the stage.
A week later, he prepared 5 minutes of material and killed the stage. It was the debut of his stand-up.
To talk about his on-screen work, he starred in The Bold and the Beautiful, Menace II Society, House Party 3, Panther, The Parent’ Hood, How to Be a Player, Malcolm & Eddie, The Players Club, Rising to the Top, Sweet Hideaway, 5K1, The Dumppy, and a few others.
According to his Facebook, he worked at the Celebrity Booking Agency. He became an exclusive Booking Agency at Celebrity Booking Agency in 2008.
How Old Was He?
Anthony “A.J.” Johnson was born on 5 May 1965. He was 55 years old at the time of his death (September 2021).
Anthony “A.J.” Johnson Family
Anthony “A.J.” Johnson was born to his parents in Compton, California, United States. In his perspective, growing up in Compton was tough. As he shared, if a person could make out of Compton, then the person could make it to anywhere.
He grew up in the ambiance of drive-by shooting every night, so, one always had to watch his back. According to him, “you don’t know which care are coming to say “Hi” or which car are coming to shoot, you had to be really careful and watch yourself back, back in them days”
During that time, there was always a fight at the school. He was a member of a Crip gang (since the age of 16) and every day in the school he used to go to the football field to fight with the members of the Blood gang. He got stabbed once but never got shot ever in his life.
Anthony’s father was a stunt man. He co-founded the Black Stuntmen’s Association. His father worked as a stunt man when he was in school. Back in the day, White Stuntmen were taken to the Black actors. After his father saw that, he and seven of his friends protested that.
He had a brother and a sister of whom no information has been shared. No information surfaced regarding his mother.
How Tall Was He?
According to his IMDB profile, Anthony stood tall at the height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters).
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Did Anthony “A.J.” Johnson Have A Wife?
Yes, Anthony “A.J.” Johnson was married to his wife Lexis Jones Mason. According to her Facebook post, they were together for 28 years and happily in love with each other. According to variety, Anthony and his wife had 3 kids.
As a farewell, Lexis made a farewell video for her husband which was available. She wrote the caption, “Over 28 years gone just like that”
On top of that, Lexis also started a GoFundMe page for his homegoing service. She set a target of $20,000 goal of which collection of $411 attended.
About his wife, Lexis Jones Mason attended Long Beach Polytechnic High. Then, she enrolled at Long Beach City College and also Compton Community College.
According to her website, Lexis was a licensed Mixologist/Bartender! Providing professional services for customers’ specialty drink menu. She traveled around the world, so she was available for hire for any private parties, weddings, and special occasions.
Bravo’s I Dream of Nene-the Wedding and Real Housewives of Atlanta also saw her appearance. She provided services to other clients in the industry for over 10 years.