Ricky Johnson was born on January 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. He worked at Subway in high school, then went to run track and field at the Long Beach State University for 2.5 years. Johnson entered the adult film industry by sending pictures to pornographic agencies, included OC Modeling, which immediately signed him. He shot his first scene in August 2015. In 2017, he won AVN Awards and Urban X Awards for Best Male Newcomer and XRCO Awards for Best Stud, becoming the only male performer who has ever won this many Best Newcomer awards. In 2017, he was interviewed twice by the Hype magazine.