|John Ross Ewing III|
|Occupation:|| Partner in Ewing Energies |
1/2 Owner of Southfork Ranch
|Spouse(s):||Pamela Rebecca Barnes (wife; 2013-present)|
|Other Relationships:|| Elena Ramos (dated)|
Emma Ryland (affair)
Marta Del Sol (fling)
|Parents(s):|| J.R. Ewing|
Sue Ellen Ewing
|Sibling(s):|| James Richard Beaumont (paternal half-brother)|
? Harper (paternal half-brother, name unknown)
|Other Relatives:|| Lucy Ewing (cousin) |
Christopher Ewing (cousin) Bobby Ewing (uncle)
|Portrayer:|| Josh Henderson (2012-)|
Omri Katz (1983-1991, 1996)
Tyler Banks (1979-1983)
He seems conniving and diabolical, but within that layer, the character John Ross is very complicated, he wants his birthright of course, but also his father's approval. And most of all someone at his side, since his parents neglected him most of his life, and people branding him as being as evil as his father. But the audience can see that he has a bit of a playful side as well. With that he keeps people at arms length because he doesn't want to get hurt again because of what happened when Elena broke his heart. Putting it simply he's a sweetheart with a twist.
John Ross Ewing III was born in September 1979. He endured strange circumstances around his birth. His mother, Sue Ellen Ewing, suffered from alcoholism and drank during her pregnancy, and eventually gave birth via an emergency operation when she was in a car accident. She also suffered from postpartum depression and had no real connection to her son in the first few years of his life. His father, J.R. Ewing, also had a lack of a connection with him, due to the fact that Sue Ellen admitted she had an affair with Cliff Barnes and he might be the father. A paternity test later revealed that J.R. was the real father, and they began to have a more normal relationship.
When his mother started an affair with Dusty Farlow, a rodeo star, she deceived relatives into bringing J.R. to see her in San Angelo. He lived there with his mother and Dusty and saw his father every other weekend.
Sue Ellen and J.R. eventually reunited for the sake of John Ross Ewing III, only to divorce again. His father feared that his mother's drinking and their frequent marital issues were causing mental problems for his son, so he took him to a psychological day camp, where he formed a strong bond with his counselor, Peter Richards. Unfortunately, when Peter Richards began an affair with his mother, he was arrested on trumped up drug charges (due to J.R.) and John Ross never saw him again.
John Ross was later put into boarding school by J.R. In 1991, he moved to London with his mother and his new stepfather, Don Lockwood.