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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, and even political figures named John. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is John? Add them to the list.

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".

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.

John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named John
John F. Kennedy Politician, Military Officer, Author John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. He served from ...more

John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named John
John Lennon Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of ...more

John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named John
John Wayne Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor Marion Mitchell Morrison, better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director, and producer. An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for ...more

John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named John
John Travolta Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box ...more

John Cena is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named John
John Cena Bodybuilder, Rapper, Wrestler John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor signed to WWE, where he is the current WWE United States Champion in his fourth reign. Cena is the public face of ...more

John Denver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named John
John Denver Pilot, Record producer, Poet Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, ...more

John Wayne Gacy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named John
John Wayne Gacy Clown John Wayne Gacy, Jr., also known as the Killer Clown, was an American serial killer and rapist who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men in ...more

Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named John
Jon Hamm Television director, Television producer, Actor Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm is an American actor, director, and television producer. For much of the mid-1990s, Hamm lived in Los Angeles, making appearances in television series ...more

John Elway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named John
John Elway Athlete, American football player John Albert Elway, Jr. is a former American football quarterback and current General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football ...more

John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named John
John Mayer Record producer, Guitarist, Comedian John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, ...more

Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named John
Jon Stewart Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily ...more

John Stamos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named John
John Stamos Songwriter, Television producer, Musician John Phillip Stamos is an American actor and musician. He is known for his work in television, especially in his starring role as Jesse Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House. Since the show's ...more

John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named John
John C. Reilly Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter John Christopher Reilly is an American actor, singer, producer and screenwriter. Making his film debut in Casualties of War, Reilly is one of several actors whose careers were launched by Brian ...more

John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named John
John Goodman Comedian, Television producer, Actor John Stephen Goodman is an American actor who is known for his comedic and dramatic roles. Early in his career, he was best known for playing Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne, for ...more

John Krasinski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named John
John Krasinski Television director, Television producer, Film Producer John Burke Krasinski is an American actor, director and screenwriter. He is known for his role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office. His film credits include Away We Go, Leatherheads, ...more

John McCain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named John
John McCain Pilot, Statesman, Politician John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United ...more

John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named John
John Ritter Comedian, Actor, Voice acting Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter was an American actor, comedian, and voice-over artist. Ritter was best known for playing Jack Tripper on the hit ABC sitcom Three's Company, for ...more

John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named John
John McEnroe Tennis player, Commentator, Talk show host John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States often rated among the greatest tennis players of all time, especially for his touch on the ...more

John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named John
John Kerry Spokesperson, Prosecutor, Politician John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign ...more

Jon Favreau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named John
Jon Favreau Television director, Comedian, Television producer Jonathan Kolia "Jon" Favreau is an American actor, director, screenwriter, voice artist, and comedian. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in Rudy, Swingers, Very Bad Things, ...more

Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named John
Jon Jones Mixed Martial Artist Jonathan Dwight "Jon" Jones is an American mixed martial artist. He is the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. When he won the title in March 2011, he became the youngest champion in UFC ...more

John Frusciante is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named John
John Frusciante Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer. He is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, from 1988 until 1992, and again ...more

John Edwards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named John
John Edwards Politician, Writer, Lawyer Johnny Reid "John" Edwards is an American politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate ...more

John Legend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named John
John Legend Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe and one Academy Award. In 2007, ...more

Jonathan Quick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named John
Jonathan Quick Ice Hockey Player, Athlete Jonathan Douglas Quick is an American professional ice hockey goaltender for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Kings selected Quick with the 72nd overall pick in the 2005 ...more

John Mellencamp is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named John
John Mellencamp Painter, Musician, Singer-songwriter John J Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock ...more

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named John
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Actor, Voice acting Jonathan Taylor Thomas is an American actor, voice actor, former child star, and teen idol. He is known for his roles as the middle child Randy Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement, as the ...more

John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named John
John Fogerty Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist John Cameron Fogerty is an American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, early in his career best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival and later ...more

Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named John
Jon Bon Jovi Record producer, Songwriter, Musician John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, ...more

John Adams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named John
John Adams Politician, Lawyer John Adams was the second president of the United States, having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States. An American Founding Father, Adams was a statesman, diplomat, ...more

John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named John
John Stockton Basketball player John Houston Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire professional playing career as a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball ...more

John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named John
John Malkovich Fashion designer, Businessperson, Film Producer John Gavin Malkovich is an American actor, director, producer, and fashion designer. He has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures. For his roles in Places in the Heart and In the Line of ...more

John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named John
John Cleese Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the ...more

John Wall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named John
John Wall Basketball player Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more

John Cusack is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named John
John Cusack Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor John Paul Cusack is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter.

John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named John
John Quincy Adams Politician, Diplomat, Attorney at law John Quincy Adams was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of ...more

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named John
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Model, Actor, Singer Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an Irish actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Velvet Goldmine, Mission Impossible III, Bend It Like Beckham, Match Point and his television roles as Elvis ...more

John Candy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named John
John Candy Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City and its related Second City Television series and through his ...more

Jon Voight is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named John
Jon Voight Film Producer, Actor Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight is an American actor. He has won one Academy Award, out of four nominations, and four Golden Globe Awards, out of ten nominations. He is the father of ...more

John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named John
John Hurt Actor, Voice acting Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE is an English actor. Hurt has had a career spanning six decades and initially came to prominence for his supporting role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All ...more

John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named John
John Hannah John Allen "Hawg" Hannah is a former American football left guard who played for the New England Patriots in the National Football League. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of ...more

John Mackey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named John
John Mackey American football player John Mackey was an American football tight end who played for the Baltimore Colts and the San Diego Chargers. He was born in Roosevelt, New York and attended Syracuse University. He was the ...more

John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named John
John Bonham Songwriter, Musician, Drummer John Henry Bonham was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass-drumming, distinctive sound, and ...more

John Lithgow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named John
John Lithgow Poet, Musician, Author John Arthur Lithgow is an American actor, musician, and author. Lithgow has received acclaim and many accolades in his career including two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe ...more

Jonathan Ogden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named John
Jonathan Ogden American football player Jonathan Phillip Ogden is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football ...more

John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named John
John Havlicek Basketball player John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them ...more

John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named John
John Tyler Politician, Lawyer John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became president after his running mate's death in ...more

John Boehner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named John
John Boehner Businessperson, Politician, Management consulting John Andrew Boehner is the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional ...more

John Barrowman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named John
John Barrowman Actor, Singer, Writer John Scot Barrowman, MBE, is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he emigrated to the ...more

John Terry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named John
John Terry Footballer John George Terry is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains Chelsea. He commonly plays as a centre back. He was also captain of the England national football team, holding ...more