John McClane

John McClane is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Die Hard film series, based on Joe Leland from Roderick Thorp's action novel, Nothing Lasts Forever. McClane was portrayed in all five films by actor Bruce Willis, and is known for his sardonic one-liners, including the famous catchphrase "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker".

John McClane
Die Hard character
Bruce Willis as John McClane in
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
First appearanceDie Hard (1988)
Last appearanceCall of Duty: Warzone (2021)
Created by
Based onJoe Leland
by Roderick Thorp
Portrayed byBruce Willis
Voiced byEric Allen Baker
(Die Hard Trilogy)
Michael Blanchard (Die Hard: Vendetta, Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza)
Jamey Scott
(Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas)
Bruce Willis (Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Call of Duty: Warzone)[lower-alpha 1]
In-universe information
AliasesCowboy
Roy
Billy
Partner
TitleDetective Lieutenant
OccupationNew York City Police Detective
Spouse
Holly M. Gennero
(m. 1980; div. 1997)
ChildrenLucy McClane
John "Jack" McClane Jr.
NationalityIrish-American

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