Samuel Johnson was born in Daylesford and educated at Wesley College, Melbourne.
Samuel Joseph Johnson OAM (born 1978) is an Australian actor, radio presenter, voiceover artist and philanthropist.
His portrayal as Molly Meldrum in Molly won the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama and won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Television of 2017.
In 2003 he rode from Sydney to Melbourne on a unicycle to raise money for children's cancer charity Canteen.
In 2013, he began riding 15,000 km on a unicycle in a year-long attempt to break the Guinness World Record and raise $1 million for the Garvan Institute of Medical Research to find a cure for breast cancer. His stated mission is to remind every Australian woman about the need to be 'breast aware', in an effort to promote early detection and improve survival rates, via his charitable foundation, Love Your Sister.
On 14 February 2014 Johnson returned to the starting point of his journey, Melbourne's Federation Square, having travelled 15,955 km by unicycle, broken the world record for the longest unicycle journey and raised $1,477,630.
In 2016, Johnson was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to cancer research support organisations, and to the performing arts.
In 2017, Johnson was named the 2018 Victorian Australian of the Year, for his work raising funds for cancer research.
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