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Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 1.4k votes 121 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.

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

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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

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  • John Wayne3

    John Wayne


    BirthplaceWinterset, Iowa, United States of America

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  • John Cena4

    John Cena

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

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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

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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

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  • John C. Reilly7

    John C. Reilly


    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

    John Cusack


    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

    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

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  • Johnny Depp10

    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

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  • Johnny Cash11

    Johnny Cash


    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

    John Krasinski


    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

    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

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  • Jon Stewart14

    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

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  • John Goodman15

    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

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  • John Mayer16

    John Mayer


    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, USA

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

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  • Jon Bon Jovi17

    Jon Bon Jovi


    BirthplacePerth Amboy, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • John Stamos18

    John Stamos


    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

    John Cleese


    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

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  • John Elway20

    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

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  • John Legend21

    John Legend


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Ohio, United States of America

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  • John Malkovich22

    John Malkovich


    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

    John Ritter


    BirthplaceBurbank, California, USA

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

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    John Adams


    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

    John McEnroe


    BirthplaceWiesbaden, Germany

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

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