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Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 1.3k votes 86 voters 152.1k 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.

Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is John? Add them to the list!

  • John Lennon1

    John Lennon


    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

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

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  • John F. Kennedy2

    John F. Kennedy


    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, USA

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

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  • John Wayne3

    John Wayne


    BirthplaceWinterset, Iowa, United States of America

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

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  • John Cena4

    John Cena

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

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  • John Travolta5

    John Travolta


    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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  • John Denver6

    John Denver


    BirthplaceRoswell, New Mexico, United States of America

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

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  • Jon Favreau7

    Jon Favreau


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

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

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  • John C. Reilly8

    John C. Reilly


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • John Cusack9

    John Cusack


    BirthplaceUSA, Evanston, Illinois

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

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  • Jon Hamm10

    Jon Hamm


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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

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  • Jon Stewart11

    Jon Stewart


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • John Krasinski12

    John Krasinski


    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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  • John Mayer13

    John Mayer


    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, USA

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

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  • Jon Bon Jovi14

    Jon Bon Jovi


    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 on Wikipedia

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  • John Elway15

    John Elway


    BirthplacePort Angeles, Washington, United States of America

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

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  • John Stamos16

    John Stamos


    BirthplaceCypress, California, United States of America

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

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  • John Goodman17

    John Goodman


    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 on Wikipedia
  • Johnny Cash18

    Johnny Cash


    BirthplaceKingsland, Arkansas, United States of America

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

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  • Johnny Depp19

    Johnny Depp


    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

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

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  • John Malkovich20

    John Malkovich


    BirthplaceChristopher, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • John Legend21

    John Legend


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Ohio, United States of America

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

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  • John McEnroe22

    John McEnroe


    BirthplaceWiesbaden, Germany

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

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  • John Kerry23

    John Kerry


    BirthplaceAurora, Colorado, United States of America

    John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Ritter24

    John Ritter


    BirthplaceBurbank, USA, California

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

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  • John Cleese25

    John Cleese


    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

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