Johnny is one of Russell Clay's classmates. He sports a scruffy beard, which would seem odd for someone Russell's age, but Johnny is actually considerably older, he's just been held back a grade rather too often. He likes classic movies of the 80s and 90s, but seems to have difficulty remembering them by name. He and his jerk friends Joey and Steve hang out together.
Johnny and his friends were loitering around the scrapyard when they encountered Russell and suggested they might claim the scrapyard as a hangout. When Denny had something to say about that, they were prepared to leave until Joey spotted Grimlock, who reminded Johnny of that movie where humans clone dinosaurs. After Grimlock became terrified by Steve's tattoo of a cat wearing a space suit, some nearby cars started revving their engines, reminding Johnny of that movie with the car that came to life and started killing people, and the three boys fled the scrapyard in terror.
- "the movie with the car that came to life and started killing people" is likely a reference to Maximum Overdrive.