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Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 978 votes 25 voters 144.5k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John Lennon

    1940-10-09

    BirthplaceLiverpool, Eurasia, Lancashire, North West England, 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 Wayne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John F. Kennedy

    1917-05-29

    BirthplaceUSA, Massachussetts, Brookline

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

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    John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    John Cena is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John Cena

    1977-04-23

    BirthplaceWest Newbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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    Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    John Stamos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John Stamos

    1963-08-19

    BirthplaceCypress, California, USA

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

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    Jon Favreau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John C. Reilly

    1965-05-24

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

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

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    John Elway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    John Denver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia
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    John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John Mayer

    1977-10-16

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

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

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    John Krasinski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    John Cusack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John Cusack

    1966-06-28

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, United States of America

    John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He... more on Wikipedia
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    John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John Kerry

    1943-12-11

    BirthplaceAurora, Colorado, USA

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

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    John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John Ritter

    1948-09-17

    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 Frusciante is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John Frusciante

    1970-03-05

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    John Anthony Frusciante ( (listen); born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    Jon Bon Jovi

    1962-03-02

    BirthplacePerth Amboy, USA, New Jersey

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

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    John Legend is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    John McCain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John McCain

    1936-08-29

    BirthplacePanama Canal Zone, Panama, Americas, Central America

    John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia

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    Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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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 on Wikipedia

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    John Edwards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous John In The World?
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    John Edwards

    1953-06-10

    BirthplaceSeneca, South Carolina, United States of America

    Johnny Reid "John" Edwards (born June 10, 1953) is an American lawyer and former politician... more on Wikipedia

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