Who plays Johnny in Hotel Transylvania? Hotel Transylvania is a popular animated comedy film franchise that revolves around the adventures of Dracula, the owner of a hotel for monsters, and his family and friends. The first film was released in 2012, followed by three sequels and a spin-off TV series. One of the main characters in the series is Johnny, a human who falls in love with Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and becomes part of the monster world.
Who is Johnny?
Johnny, whose full name is Jonathan Loughran, is a 21-year-old backpacker who stumbles upon Hotel Transylvania while looking for a place to stay. He is adventurous, friendly, laid-back, and fun-loving. He has ginger hair, brown eyes, and wears a yellow and green t-shirt, an orange shirt, light brown cargo shorts, and green and blue sneakers.
Johnny is fascinated by the monsters he meets at the hotel and quickly becomes friends with them. He also develops a romantic attraction to Mavis, who is curious about the human world and wants to explore it. However, their relationship faces opposition from Dracula, who fears that humans will harm his daughter and his hotel.
Who plays Johnny?
The voice actor who plays Johnny in the Hotel Transylvania films is Andy Samberg. Samberg is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician. He is best known for being a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012, where he created many viral digital shorts with his comedy group The Lonely Island. He also starred in the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Jake Peralta from 2013 to 2021.
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Samberg has also appeared in several films, such as Hot Rod (2007), I Love You, Man (2009), That’s My Boy (2012), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), Palm Springs (2020), and The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021). He has won two Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards for his work.
Samberg was chosen to voice Johnny because of his comedic talent and his ability to improvise. He also had a good chemistry with Selena Gomez, who voices Mavis. Samberg said that he enjoyed playing Johnny because he is a “happy-go-lucky guy” who “loves life” and “gets to hang out with monsters”.
What are Johnny’s adventures?
In the first film, Hotel Transylvania (2012), Johnny arrives at the hotel during Mavis’ 118th birthday party and pretends to be a monster named Johnnystein to avoid being discovered by Dracula. He impresses the guests with his music skills and his knowledge of the world. He also takes Mavis on a date to a nearby village, which turns out to be a fake one created by Dracula to scare her away from humans. However, they end up flying together on a magic tablecloth and sharing their first kiss.
Johnny eventually reveals his true identity to everyone and decides to leave the hotel to respect Dracula’s wishes. However, he realizes that he loves Mavis and returns to the hotel with the help of Dracula’s friends. He reunites with Mavis and they declare their love for each other. Dracula accepts their relationship and allows them to travel together.
In the second film, Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Johnny marries Mavis and they have a son named Dennis. They move to Johnny’s hometown of Santa Cruz, California, but Mavis feels unhappy there. She considers moving to Transylvania permanently and leaves Dennis with Dracula while she and Johnny visit his parents. Dracula tries to prove that Dennis is a vampire by taking him on a road trip with his friends. Meanwhile, Johnny tries to convince Mavis that they should stay in California by showing her how humans have become more accepting of monsters.
However, their plans are disrupted by the arrival of Dracula’s father, Vlad, who disapproves of humans and wants to turn Dennis into a vampire by force. A fight ensues between Vlad’s bat cronies and the hotel guests. Dennis reveals that he is indeed a vampire by transforming into a bat and saving his family from danger. Vlad apologizes for his actions and accepts Johnny as part of the family. Mavis decides that they can live wherever they want as long as they are together.
In the third film, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), Johnny surprises Mavis with a family vacation on a luxury cruise ship for monsters. He hopes to spend some quality time with her and Dennis while Dracula relaxes. However, he soon discovers that Dracula has fallen in love with the ship’s captain, Ericka Van Helsing, who is secretly the great-granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula’s archenemy.
Johnny tries to help Dracula woo Ericka while also having fun with his family and friends. He also befriends a giant dog named Tinkles and a fish-man named Stan. However, he learns that Ericka is planning to kill Dracula and all the monsters by using an ancient artifact called the Instrument of Destruction. He joins forces with Mavis, Dennis, and the other monsters to stop Ericka and her great-grandfather from carrying out their evil plan. They succeed in saving Dracula and Ericka, who realize that they love each other and decide to be together.
What’s next for Johnny?
Johnny will return in the fourth and final film, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022), which will be released on January 14, 2022. In this film, Johnny will accidentally use a device called the Monsterfication Ray to turn himself and his human family into monsters, while Dracula and his monster friends will become humans. Johnny will have to deal with his new monstrous appearance and abilities, while also helping Dracula and the others reverse the transformation before it becomes permanent.
Johnny is one of the most beloved characters in the Hotel Transylvania franchise, thanks to his voice actor Andy Samberg and his personality. He is a loyal husband, a loving father, a good friend, and a fun-loving adventurer. He has shown that he can adapt to any situation and embrace any culture. He has also proven that love can overcome any difference and that humans and monsters can coexist peacefully.