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.
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.