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Who Is The Most Famous Johnson In The World?

Updated March 17, 2021 793 votes 28 voters 27.4k views95 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name Johnson.

How many celebrities with the last name Johnson can you think of? The famous Johnsons below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name Johnson, famous musicians named Johnson, and even athletes named Johnson.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is certainly one of the most famous Johnsons on this list. One of the famous actors with the last name Johnson, he started his career as a professional wrestler before starring in The Scorpion King in 2002. He has since appeared in such films as Rampage, Tooth Fairy, and the Fast & Furious franchise.

Another of the famous people with the last name Johnson is Magic Johnson. He is a former NBA player who spent the bulk of his career with the Lakers. He is a five-time NBA champion and 12-time NBA All-Star.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people with the last name Johnson? Just add them to the list. Then be sure to vote up all of the celebrities with the surname Johnson that you've heard of! 

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    Magic Johnson

    1959-08-14

    Age61

    BirthplaceLansing, Michigan, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National...  more

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    Dwayne Johnson

    1972-05-02

    Age48

    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameRocky Maivia, Dwayne Douglas Johnson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Dwayne Johnson

    Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. Johnson was a professional wrestler for the World...  more

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    Don Johnson

    1949-12-15

    Age70

    BirthplaceFlat Creek, Missouri, USA

    GenderMale

    Donald Wayne Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He played the role of James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television series Miami Vice,...  more

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    Dakota Johnson

    1989-10-04

    Age30

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) is an American actress and model. The daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, she made her film debut at age 10 with a minor appearance in...  more

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    Jack Johnson

    1975-05-18

    Age45

    BirthplaceNorth Shore, Hawaii, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker and former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily...  more

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    AgeDec. at 65 (1908-1973)

    BirthplaceStonewall, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Lyndon Baines Johnson (; August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969. Formerly...  more

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    Beverly Johnson

    1952-10-13

    Age67

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    GenderFemale

    Beverly Ann Johnson (born October 13, 1952) is an American model, actress, singer, and businesswoman. Johnson rose to fame when she became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of...  more

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    Andrew Johnson

    1808-12-29

    AgeDec. at 67 (1808-1875)

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of President Abraham Lincoln's passing. The new...  more

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    Robert Johnson

    1911-05-08

    AgeDec. at 27 (1911-1938)

    BirthplaceHazlehurst, Mississippi, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer, songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills,...  more

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    Shawn Johnson

    1992-01-19

    Age28

    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameShawn Johnson

    Shawn Machel Johnson East (born January 19, 1992) is an American former artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist....  more

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    Van Johnson

    1916-08-25

    AgeDec. at 92 (1916-2008)

    BirthplaceNewport, Rhode Island, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Charles Van Dell Johnson (August 25, 1916 – December 12, 2008) was an American film, television theatre and radio actor, singer, and dancer. He was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during and...  more
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    Amy Jo Johnson

    1970-10-06

    Age49

    BirthplaceCape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

    GenderFemale

    Amy Jo Johnson (born October 6, 1970) is an American-Canadian actress, filmmaker, singer-songwriter, and director. Johnson began her acting career in her early twenties, in Mighty Morphin Power...  more

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    AgeDec. at 48 (1897-1945)

    BirthplaceBrenham, Texas

    GenderMale

    Blind Willie Johnson (January 25, 1897 – September 18, 1945) was an American gospel blues singer, guitarist and evangelist. His landmark recordings completed between 1927 and 1930—thirty songs in...  more

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    AgeDec. at 48 (1944-1992)

    BirthplaceElizabeth, New Jersey

    GenderFemale

    Marsha P. Johnson (August 24, 1945 – July 6, 1992) was an American gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen. Known as an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Johnson was one of the...  more
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    Brian Johnson

    1947-10-05

    Age73

    BirthplaceDunston, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Brian Francis Johnson (born 5 October 1947) is an English singer and songwriter. In 1980, he became the third lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, after the death of their second lead...  more

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    Betsey Johnson

    1942-08-10

    Age78

    BirthplaceWethersfield, Connecticut, USA

    GenderFemale

    Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. Many of her designs are considered "over the top" and embellished. She also is known for doing a...  more
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    Chris Johnson

    1985-09-23

    Age35

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    GenderMale

    Christopher Duan "Chris" Johnson (born September 23, 1985) is a former American football running back. Born in Orlando, Florida, Johnson emerged as a senior for East Carolina University where he...  more

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    Eric Johnson

    1954-08-17

    Age66

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. His 1990 album Ah Via Musicom was certified platinum by the RIAA, and the single "Cliffs...  more

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    Age60

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameAnne-Marie Johnson

    Anne-Marie Johnson (born July 18, 1960) is an American actress and impressionist, who has starred in film and on television. She is known for her roles as Nadine Hudson Thomas on What's Happening...  more
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    Age39

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Ray William Johnson (born August 14, 1981) is an American actor, comedian, film producer, film director, screenwriter, and rapper, who is known for his YouTube channel, Ray William Johnson, and his...  more
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    Age30

    BirthplaceHigh Wycombe, England, UK

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameAaron Taylor-Johnson

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    Louis Johnson

    1955-04-13

    Age65

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    GenderMale

    Louis Johnson (April 13, 1955 – May 21, 2015) was an American bass guitarist. Johnson was best known for his group The Brothers Johnson and his session playing on several hit albums of the 1970s and...  more
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    Kelly Johnson

    1958-06-20

    AgeDec. at 49 (1958-2007)

    BirthplaceEdmonton, London, London, England

    GenderFemale

    Bernadette Jean "Kelly" Johnson (20 June 1958 – 15 July 2007) was an English guitarist, widely known in the UK in the early 1980s as the lead guitarist of the all-female British heavy metal band...  more
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    Age61

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Lynn-Holly Johnson (born December 13, 1958) is an American professional figure skater and actress. After achieving some success as a figure skater in the mid-1970s, she began an acting career,...  more
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    Anjelah Johnson

    1982-05-14

    Age38

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameAnjelah N. Johnson^! Anjelah Johnson-Reyes

    Anjelah Nicole Johnson, also known as Anjelah Johnson-Reyes (born May 14, 1982), is an American actress, comedian, and former NFL cheerleader. Johnson was a cast member on the series MADtv during its...  more

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