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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
Politician, Soldier, Screenwriter
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
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
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
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
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
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
Clown
John Wayne Gacy, Jr., also known as the Killer Clown, was an American who was convicted of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men committed between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. All of ...more
Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named John
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
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
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
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
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
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
John Christopher Reilly is an American actor, singer, producer and screenwriter. Reilly is one of several actors whose careers were launched by Brian De Palma. To date, he has appeared in more ...more
John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named John
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
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
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 passing. He previously served two terms in the United ...more
John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named John
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
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
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
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, Very Bad Things, The ...more
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named John
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
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
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
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
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