Johnny Taylor was a main character on Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground from Series 1 until Series 3; he also was on all the three series of TBR. He is a brave, loyal, caring and protective friend/brother. He has anger issues but learns to control them by the second series of The Dumping Ground. Hot-tempered and a bad attitude, that doesn't stop him being overprotective, towards others. He is the older brother to his two sisters Tee Taylor and Hope, and the son of Lucy Taylor and step-son to Keith. He was portrayed by Joe Maw.


Johnny is an extremely hot-headed boy. He gets angry quite quickly. Although he can control it and is very funny. He is a loyal and caring Friend and a protective brother, and a very tidy one, Keith made him be tidy so that the house was spotless that is why Johnny is keen for his room to be tidy. He does not really have a Best Friend, but has friends. He was one of the longest stays at The Dumping Ground from Series 1 of Tracy Beaker Returns until he joined the army in The Dumping Seires 3 Episode 10 when he stands up to his Evil Ex–Step Dad, Keith. He appears to be Frenemies with Elektra Perkins and Tyler Lewis, mainly in Series 1. He had a crush in Series 1 of The Dumping Ground called Esme but it did not last. He is also shown to be homophobic, as he disapproved of the idea of Gus being fostered by a lesbian couple. He was ganged up against by the rest of the house residents after he made the homophobic remark, though, and later felt bad for upsetting the others.


  1. He is very tidy.
  2. Johnny has two younger sisters, called Tee Taylor and Hope.
  3. Taylor is now in the army.
  4. Johnny was born in 1998; he would now be 19.
  5. He left on Series 3 Episode 10: Dragon Slayer.
  6. He has anger issues.
  7. Taylor wanted him and his sister to get fostered badly.
  8. He stood up to his evil ex–step father, Keith, on the episode Dragon Slayer.
  9. He was credited on the sixth episode of the fourth series, but was not seen on the episode.



Tee and Johnny lived with their mother and her boyfriend, Keith Taylor. Keith was abusive and harmed the children while their mother stood by without defending the children, leaving Johnny to have to look after Tee whenever Keith turned violent. Even when Keith was not being abusive, Johnny still had to look out for Tee. On a trip to the beach, Johnny buried Tee in the sand and was left to dig her out as their mum was too busy with Keith. As a result, Tee nearly drowned. The siblings also had to keep their home neat and tidy as Keith would use that as an excuse to abuse the family. This would later have an effect on the children who would do chores at the Dumping Ground to "feel normal."

They were consequently taken into care after several neighbours and emergency services reported Keith beating Johnny and Tee. Their mother, Lucy Taylor, was controlled by Keith, however not making any physical threats towards her.