We first fell in love with him on our TV screens in The Secret Life Of Us.
But it seems Samuel Johnson’s 25 year run as one of our favourite Aussie actor’s is about to end with the star announcing he’s quitting the industry.
Taking to Facebook overnight, Johnson shared the news on his Love Your Sister Facebook page.
Writing to fans, the Molly star said it was time to hang up the hat so that he could focus on a bigger fight.
“I cannot play pretend on telly while our families are falling,” he wrote.
“Cancer is the last true riddle of our time (not of our doing) and I wanna be part of the push to solve it once and for all – part of the new ‘moonshot’.
“To be honest, something’s gotta kill us. I don’t really have such a problem with cancer if it attacks someone after they’ve enjoyed a full life – fair price.
“But when it cuts down mums before they can see their kids grow, when it takes out innocent children…well, then I get majorly f***ing offended.”
It’s my sister Connie’s birthday today. All she wants for her birthday is a cure. Given that wasn’t available, I thought this cake might do. #nowisawesome #kickcancerinthefacehole #loveyoursister #canceriscancer #saveourmums #fuckcancer #yelllouder #scienceystuffconfusesmebutdarnibelieveinit #eightwomendieeveryday #itsnotok #illbeahashtagwankeruntiltheresacure @i.am.connie @samueljjohnson78 @little.black.cloud
Having already raised $2.4 million since first unicycling around Australia for Love Your Sister, Johnson says he won’t consider another role until he hits $10 million.
“I love acting, it’s the best job in the world,” he wrote.
“But the thing is, being a ‘vollie’ for healthy families kinda wins hands down. No contest.
“If it weren’t for Molly, I’d have done it sooner.”
While we’ll be sad to say goodbye to Samuel Johnson the actor, we’re glad to say hello to Samuel Johnson the activist.
Read his message below…