Ian Johnson lives in Hebron, Illinois, a small town of about 1100 people. He picked up the yo-yo when he was 10 years old and hasn't put it down since. With the full support of his parents, he hasn't had much trouble moving forward with this passion. He has won various contests across the nation and continues to compete throughout the U.S.
When not performing with the yo-yo, Ian enjoys playing sports and guitar and hanging out with friends. 1
Ian Johnson was one of the Standby Acts in the Vegas Round. He was sorted into the "Novelty Acts" category. His performance in Episode 612 consisted of performing more tricks with a yo-yo. His audition was strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals along with Thomas John.
Ian Johnson's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 617 consisted of performing more yo-yo tricks to "Rock Your Body." Piers Morgan buzzed him. The act did not receive enough votes to finish in at least fifth place in America's Vote, eliminating him from the competition in Episode 618 along with Purrfect Angelz and Summerwind Skippers.