John F. Kennedy
Kennedy in "Five".
Alias(es) Jack
Appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops III (mentioned only)
Rank President of the United States
Affiliations United States of America, United States Navy (formerly)
Nationality American
Status Alive (as of "Five", Original Timeline)
K.I.A. (Agonia Fracture)
Killed By Zombies
Birth May 29, 1917, Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (age 46 in "Five")
Death November 6th, 1963, The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, United States (Agonia Fracture)
Sex Male
Height 6' 0" (1.83 m)
Weight 182 lbs (82 kg)
Build Average
Hair Brown
Eyes Green-grey
Race Caucasian
Weapon M1911, China Lake, any weapon obtained by the player in "Five".
Timeline Zombies Timeline
Voice Actor Jim Meskimen
Level "Five"
Ascension (heard only)
Revelations (mentioned only)
"Do not pray for easy lives, my friends. Pray to be stronger men."
— Kennedy in "Five".

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, abbreviated JFK, was the 35th President of the United States of America. He appears as a playable character in the Zombies map "Five". His player indicator color is white. While negotiating with Cuba Prime Minister Fidel Castro along with Robert McNamara and Richard Nixon at the Pentagon, zombies invade. The four government officials team up to fight off the zombies. 

  • (Original Timeline) In the Pentagon, John F. KennedyRichard Nixon, and Robert McNamara meet with Fidel Castro in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Due to the vents at the cosmodrome, a zombie outbreak occurs. Samantha sends Yuri to the Pentagon to thwart their survival. After Gersh is freed and Ultimis departs from the Cosmodrome, the outbreak ends at the Pentagon. All four survive.
  • (Agonia Fracture) Hiding in a closet at the Pentagon, McNamara records a message confirming that John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Fidel Castro have died as a result of a zombie outbreak. He dies moments later.


Main article: "Five"/Quotes#John F. Kennedy


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Kennedy and McNamara in the cutscene of "Five".

  • Kennedy appears in a small Easter Egg in Ascension: He can be heard through one of the three red telephones, which start to ring after certain events in Ascension. He says one of his "out-of-ammo" quotes - "Need some beans for the chowder here!"
  • Unlike most of Zombies playable characters, Kennedy doesn't have any quotes after being downed by zombies.
  • When using the Winter's Howl, he can sometimes say, 'Ice ice baby', which is a reference to the song of the same name by Vanilla Ice.
  • Kennedy is voiced by comedian and voice actor Jim Meskimen. Meskimen was doing an over the top version of President Kennedy's voice.