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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 16 February 1959Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Birth NameJohn Patrick McEnroe Jr.
Nicknames Johnny
Super Brat
Johnny Mac
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John McEnroe was born on February 16, 1959 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany as John Patrick McEnroe Jr. He is an actor, known for Mr. Deeds (2002), Anger Management (2003) and Wimbledon (2004). He has been married to Patty Smyth since May 23, 1997. They have two children. He was previously married to Tatum O'Neal.

Spouse (2)

Patty Smyth (23 May 1997 - present) (2 children)
Tatum O'Neal (1 August 1986 - 1992) (divorced) (3 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Short temper
His catchphrase "You cannot be serious!"

Trivia (27)

Professional tennis player.
Born at the U.S. Air Force Hospital in Wiesbaden Air Force Base, Germany.
Attended Stanford University, but did not graduate.
Has full custody of his children with Tatum O'Neal.
Owns a Manhattan art gallery.
Stepdaughter: Ruby (b. 1985).
Wimbledon (All-England Lawn Tennis Championship) singles champion in 1981, 1983, and 1984.
U.S. Open singles champion in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1984.
In 1992, at the age of 33, became the oldest men's player ever to win a Grand Slam (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open) title of any kind when he and Michael Stich of Germany captured the Wimbledon men's doubles championship.
The only player in history not to be granted an honorary membership to the All England Club when he first won Wimbledon in 1981.
Became the then-youngest player in history to be ranked No 1 at 21 years, 15 days. [March 1980]
Enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI. [July 1999]
In 1996, was named "Father of the Year" by the National Father's Day Committee.
Children: Kevin (5/23/86), Sean (9/23/87), Emily (5/10/91) [by Tatum O'Neal]; Anna (12/27/95) and Ava (3/28/99) [by Patty Smyth].
His quote, "You are the pitts of the world," was used in The Pretenders song, "Pack It Up."
Older brother of Patrick McEnroe, also a former professional tennis player, and, like John, now a tennis commentator.
Sat beside President Bill Clinton at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in 2000.
Has five children.
Name is sung in the lyrics of "Jump Around" by House of Pain.
First German-born player to win Wimbledon in 1981.
Former son-in-law of Ryan O'Neal and Joanna Moore.
Former brother-in-law of Griffin O'Neal.
Brother-in-law of Melissa Errico.
Release of his book, "You Cannot Be Serious".
Appeared in a commercial for National Car Rental.
Hosts his talk show on CNBC, McEnroe (2004), with sidekick John Fugelsang. [August 2004]
John's birth name is John Patrick McEnroe, while his brother Patrick McEnroe's birth name is Patrick John McEnroe.

Personal Quotes (4)

"I guess there's a little part of me that's like, 'Wouldn't it have been nice if I'd received that adulation?' Well, I'm not as nice a guy as Wayne Gretzky" - on the hoopla surrounding Gretzky's retirement in 1999.
I've never retired. That's one thing I've never done. To this day, I've never announced my retirement.
You cannot be serious! That ball was on the line.
The older I get, the better I used to be.

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