John Wilkes Booth

Historical Position

Assassin of President Lincoln

Mentioned in

Ivan the Untrainable

John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor and the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. He is mentioned briefly in "Ivan the Untrainable."

In the episode, Otto is playing with his action figures of historical figures, including figures of John Wilkes Booth, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln. He pretends Booth is trying to beat up Jefferson, but Lincoln intervenes, saying “It looks like all men aren’t created equal!”

In HistoryEdit

John Wilkes Booth was a famous stage actor, but held deep sympathy for the South during the Civil War. When he saw that the South was losing, he planned to assassinate President Lincoln, which he did in a theater.