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Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 1.4k votes 120 voters 154.6k views121 items

List RulesVote up all the Johns that you’ve heard of.

There are a lot famous people named John out there. How many celebrities named John can you think of? The famous Johns below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named John, athletes named John, comedians named John, and even political figures named John. Below you'll see also famous Johnnys, Jonathans, and Jons.

John Travolta has had a pretty long career. Known for his dance moves and good looks, Grease and Saturday Night Fever were his rise to fame. He's also starred in Pulp Fiction and has been in the news for being a Scientologist. And everyone knows of John Lennon. One of the most popular members of the cultural phenomenon, The Beatles. Even after his infamous murder, he is still celebrated every year in Central Park in a dedicated spot called "Strawberry Fields." There are also politicians named John, directors named John, and famous footballers named John. 

And, of course, this list wouldn't be complete without John F. Kennedy. President JFK was the 35th to take office. Some of his accomplishments before his assassination were advancements in the Space Race and establishment of the Peace Corps.

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    John Lennon

    1940-10-09

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an...  more

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    John F. Kennedy

    1917-05-29

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, USA

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by initials JFK...  more

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    John Wayne

    1907-05-26

    BirthplaceWinterset, Iowa, United States of America

    Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known...  more

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  • John Cena4
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    John Cena

    1977-04-23
    John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler,...  more

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    John Travolta

    1954-02-18

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, United States of America

    John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, dancer, and...  more

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  • John Denver6
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    John Denver

    1943-12-31

    BirthplaceRoswell, New Mexico, United States of America

    Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as...  more

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  • John C. Reilly7
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    John C. Reilly

    1965-05-24

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, singer, voice...  more

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  • John Cusack8
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    John Cusack

    1966-06-28

    BirthplaceUSA, Evanston, Illinois

    John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He...  more

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  • Jon Favreau9
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    Jon Favreau

    1966-10-19

    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Jonathan Favreau (; born October 19, 1966) is an American actor, director, producer, and...  more

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  • Johnny Depp10
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    Johnny Depp

    1963-06-09

    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

    John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He...  more

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  • Johnny Cash11
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    Johnny Cash

    1932-02-26

    BirthplaceKingsland, Arkansas, United States of America

    John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American...  more

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  • John Krasinski12
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    John Krasinski

    1979-10-20

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    John Burke Krasinski (; born October 20, 1979) is an American actor, director, producer and...  more

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  • Jon Hamm13
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    Jon Hamm

    1971-03-10

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Jonathan Daniel Hamm (born March 10, 1971) is an American actor, best known for playing...  more

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  • Jon Stewart14
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    Jon Stewart

    1962-11-28

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian,...  more

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  • John Goodman15
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    John Goodman

    1952-06-20

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist. Early in his...  more

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  • John Mayer16
    18

    John Mayer

    1977-10-16

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, USA

    John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and...  more

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    Jon Bon Jovi

    1962-03-02

    BirthplacePerth Amboy, New Jersey, United States of America

    John Francis Bongiovi Jr. (born March 2, 1962), known professionally as Jon Bon Jovi, is an...  more

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  • John Stamos18
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    John Stamos

    1963-08-19

    BirthplaceCypress, California, United States of America

    John Phillip Stamos (born August 19, 1963) is an American actor, producer, musician, comedian...  more

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  • John Cleese19
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    John Cleese

    1939-10-27

    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

    John Marwood Cleese (; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian,...  more

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  • John Elway20
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    John Elway

    1960-06-28

    BirthplacePort Angeles, Washington, United States of America

    John Albert Elway Jr. (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who is...  more

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  • John Legend21
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    John Legend

    1978-12-28

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Ohio, United States of America

    John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an...  more

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  • John Malkovich22
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    John Malkovich

    1953-12-09

    BirthplaceChristopher, Illinois, United States of America

    John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an American actor, producer, and fashion...  more

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  • John Ritter23
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    John Ritter

    1948-09-17

    BirthplaceBurbank, California, USA

    Jonathan Southworth Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor and...  more

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  • John Adams24
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    John Adams

    1735-10-30

    BirthplaceBraintree, Massachusetts Bay, British America

    John Adams Jr. (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, attorney,...  more

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  • John McEnroe25
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    John McEnroe

    1959-02-16

    BirthplaceWiesbaden, Germany

    John Patrick McEnroe Jr. (born February 16, 1959) is an American retired tennis player. He was...  more

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