- Full name - John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik.
- Date of Birth - December 5, 1965.
- Siblings - John has 4 older sisters.
- John got his first guitar at the age of 12.
- [father] - John's father was a mailman. His father died of alcholism and diabetes.
- Parents - [mother ] John's mother was a catholic grade school teacher. His mother died of a heart attack. Johns older sisters then became legal guardians.
- In 1985 he graduated from high school.
- Enrolled in Buffalo State University as a social worker.
- Met and married Laurie.