75 Americans Named John

Can you guess these 75 American men, past and present, named John, Jon, or Johnny?
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Last updated: October 24, 2020
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Married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953
John F. Kennedy
Second President of the U.S.
John Adams
First American to orbit Earth
John Glenn
Abolitionist who raided Harper's Ferry
John Brown
"Rocky Mountain High" singer
John Denver
Legendary planter of apple trees
Johnny Appleseed
First billionaire in U.S. history
John D. Rockefeller
Democratic nominee in 2004
John Kerry
Running mate of the above
John Edwards
Author of "The Grapes of Wrath"
John Steinbeck
Won four Oscars for Best Director,
including for "The Grapes of Wrath"
John Ford
Namesake of a society of
bird watchers
John James
Inventor of a marching tuba which
bears his name
John Philip Sousa
Star of "Saturday Night Fever"
John Travolta
Western actor known as "The Duke"
John Wayne
He shot Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth
Wrote the music for "Star Wars"
John Williams
Gentlemanly bank robber shot by
federal agents in 1934
John Dillinger
Lead singer of Creedence
Clearwater Revival
John Fogerty
First signatory of the
Declaration of Independence
John Hancock
Gangster known as "The Teflon Don"
John Gotti
First Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court
John Jay
Current Chief Justice
John Roberts
Star of "Mad Men"
Jon Hamm
Naval commander during the
American Revolution
John Paul Jones
Tennis rival of Jimmy Connors
John McEnroe
Fur baron once the richest
man in America
John Jacob Astor
He starred as Captain Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp
Star of "Animal House"
John Belushi
2008 Republican nominee
John McCain
Explorer who became the first
Republican nominee for
President in 1856
John C. Fremont
Composer who recorded 4 minutes
and 33 seconds of silence
John Cage
Angelina Jolie's father
Jon Voight
13x WWE wrestling champion
John Cena
Starred as Roseanne's husband
John Goodman
WWI general known as "Black Jack"
John J. Pershing
Recorded many assists passing
to Karl Malone
John Stockton
Director of "The Breakfast Club"
and "Pretty in Pink"
John Hughes
Star of "Say Anything..." and
"Grosse Pointe Blank"
John Cusack
"3rd Rock from the Sun" star
John Lithgow
Portly golfer known for driving distance
John Daly
Founder of a plow company now
known for making tractors
John Deere
Football coach, namesake of a popular
video game series
John Madden
"Three's Company" star
John Ritter
Jamestown leader who was
saved by Pocahontas
John Smith
Starred in "Boogie Nights" and
"Talladega Nights"
John C. Reilly
Played Jim in "The Office"
John Krasinski
Uncle Jesse on "Full House"
John Stamos
Director of "Hairspray" and
"Pink Flamingos"
John Waters
He played Jesus in "The Big Lebowski"
John Turturro
Founded a car company made famous
by "Back to the Future"
John DeLorean
Legendary steel-driving man
John Henry
"The Fault in Our Stars" author
John Green
"The World According to Garp" author
John Irving
Singer who has dated
Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston,
and Taylor Swift
John Mayer
Economist depicted in the movie
"A Beautiful Mind"
John Forbes
Sierra Club co-founder
John Muir
Tenth President of the U.S.
John Tyler
Led the Broncos to five Super Bowls
John Elway
Former host of "The Daily Show"
Jon Stewart
Jazz saxophonist who recorded
"A Love Supreme"
John Coltrane
"Swingers" actor and "Iron Man" director
Jon Favreau
"You give love a bad name", he sang
Jon Bon Jovi
Recorded a concert at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash
Singer of "Small Town" and
"Jack and Diane"
John Mellancamp
Long-time host of "The Tonight Show"
Johnny Carson
Director of "Halloween" and "The Thing"
John Carpenter
Best catcher in Cincinnati Reds history
Johnny Bench
Hungarian-born mathematician
considered to be one of
the smartest people of all-time
John von
Chicago folk singer who died of Covid
John Prine
Writer of legal thrillers such as
"The Pelican Brief"
John Grisham
Republican Speaker of the House,
John Boehner
"All of Me" singer married to
Chrissy Teigen ​
John Legend
Member of a famous film family
whose other members include
Lionel, Ethel, and Drew
John Barrymore
Colts QB who lost to Joe Namath
in Super Bowl III
Johnny Unitas
Level 55
Oct 24, 2020
Maybe add “Jonathan’s” Too.
Level 85
Oct 24, 2020
Nit-picky, but John Deere founded a company that made plows, and later other farming tools. The company didn't get into making tractors until the 1910's, after 75 years in business - and about 25 years after the death of their namesake.
Level ∞
Oct 24, 2020
Okay, added.
Level 58
Oct 24, 2020
Very hard.
Level 78
Oct 25, 2020
I think it should say 'lead singer' instead of 'leader singer'.
Level ∞
Oct 25, 2020
Level 58
Oct 25, 2020
BTW Quizmaster, nothing to do with the quiz, but I have made a good quiz called "Top Cherry Producing Countries".
Level 76
Oct 26, 2020
Really wish you'd included John Lewis. That man is an American hero.
Level 69
Nov 6, 2020
I feel like I want to voice my support of this suggestion with more than just a thumbs up.
Level 83
May 10, 2022
and there was me thinking it was a department store
Level 77
Oct 27, 2020
Man...i didn't even see that John Cena question.
Level 21
Feb 10, 2021
Level 60
Oct 28, 2020
I was looking for John Laurens.
Level 68
Nov 14, 2020
Watched 'A Beautiful Mind' not an hour's that for a coincidence
Level 75
Nov 15, 2020
Me too. I watched it not an hour ago, but a several years ago.
Level 74
Nov 17, 2020
Not so much of a coincidence, then...
Level 90
Nov 14, 2020
Got 54. Somehow missed McEnroe, Dilinger, and Lithgow. I should have gotten those.
Level 65
Nov 14, 2020
You need to accept Chapman for Johnny Appleseed; that was his real surname.
Level 75
Nov 15, 2020
Level 47
Nov 14, 2020
Howard Deutch directed Pretty in Pink. John Hughes only wrote the screenplay.
Level 53
Nov 18, 2020
I came here to say this. Plenty of other moves actually directed by Hughes could be substituted (Weird Science, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Beuller's Day Off, etc.)
Level 59
Nov 14, 2020
Could you accept their first names as type-ins?
Level 66
Nov 14, 2020
He'd need to decrease the time a little bit, don't you think?
Level 75
Nov 15, 2020
Looking over the answers I realized I missed several by just somehow skipping over them. Frustrating.
Level 74
Nov 15, 2020
John Bonham - Drummer for Led Zeppelin. Universally accepted as one of the best drummers of all time.
Level 73
Nov 16, 2020
Level 66
Nov 16, 2020
Who else tried "Bonham" because you were trying to remember the revolutionary naval captain and you remembered he had the same name as a member of Led Zeppelin?
Level 43
Nov 18, 2020
tough quiz...too bad John Lennon was missed
Level 66
Nov 20, 2020
Lived in N.Y. on his Green Card but was never a U.S. citizen.
Level 63
Nov 22, 2020
Maybe add Jon Bernthal and Jonathan Banks
Level 57
Dec 4, 2020
And John Marshall
Level 48
May 8, 2023
Please accept John
Level 67
May 8, 2023
I didn't see the John Stockton question otherwise I would've gotten it instantly since I've been doing so much NBA trivia the past couple weeks
Level 66
May 8, 2023
I'm a little surprised to see more people get tennis rival McEnroe, than Cena. And I thought Henry the steel driving man was also fairly well known.

I thought most people had run across John Cena memes; but maybe that was a fad 5-10 years ago.

Level 82
May 8, 2023
The memes are definitely still here, but they don't necessarily give much information about the guy XD
Level 70
May 8, 2023
The answer of the QB losing to Namath is a bit complicated. Earl Morral replaced an injured Unitas during the season and did quite well. Morral started the game, and Unitas came in on mop up duty to help the fat lady sing because the Jets had the victory.
Level 68
May 8, 2023
Correct. ... Johnny Unitas has a far more accomplished career than to have the only clue to be that. ... From technical statistics sense. Morrall, not Unitas, was the losing quarterback of Super Bowl III.
Level 18
May 8, 2023
Level 74
May 9, 2023
Nice quiz! I ended up with a score of 63/75, thanks!
Level 78
Mar 6, 2024
Not enough time for me