Elijah Johnson
Elijah Rhea Johnson

(1998-06-24) June 24, 1998 (age 23)
Other namesElijah J
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Musical career
  • Vocals
Associated acts

Elijah Johnson (born June 24, 1998), also known as EJ, is an American singer and actor, and previous member of the boy band Mindless Behavior. Born in Detroit, Michigan, EJ began his career playing the character of Young Simba in the Disney Broadway Production of The Lion King.[1][2] Later in his career, EJ became part of the Kidz Bop 20 crew.[3] EJ is also known for performance on stage many times as a kid and for his singles "Meet Me on the Dance Floor".

Life and career

In April 2014, Elijah was announced to be a new member of Mindless Behavior .[4] He remained a member of the group, among Princeton and Mike River, until its disbandment in 2017.

In June 2016, Mindless Behavior released their first album as the new "MB" titled #OfficialMBMusic. The album made number 100 in the Billboard Year End Chart. It was released instead of their recorded album "Recharge" due to member Ray Ray leaving the group and having Mike River as a replacement. This left the group as a trio with members Princeton, EJ, and Mike River. Later that summer, the group was part of a film called Misguided Behavior, which was released later in the summer of 2017. Elijah J's anticipated solo EP was due to be released at the end of 2017.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Cass Dwayne
2017 Misguided Behavior Kevin Miller Post-production


  1. ^ "Soon-to-depart Elijah Johnson makes most of his run in 'The Lion King'". lasvegassun.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "A Visit From Elijah Johnson, "Young Simba" star of The Lion King". yaclubnews.wordpress.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Kidz Fun Fest brings weekend of music, fun featuring Holland and Detroit natives". mlive.com. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Rap-Up.com – Mindless Behavior Announces New Member". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Misguided Behavior: The Movie". misguidedbehavior.com. Retrieved February 7, 2017.