John Meehan (Dirty John) Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

John Meehan

Biography / Wiki

John Meehan, a prominent American Gambler, and conman from California, USA was known for having a number of criminal records stacked up against him and was also renowned for his multiple relationships with women.

He turned towards these bad activities due to his involvement in his Father’s gambling business. During his school days, he was notorious for the name “Dirty John” who died in 2016 of a dreadful incident. After his death, John’s story was adapted into a podcast and television series.

Height / Weight / Age

Dirty John was born on February 3, 1959, and turned 57 years old at the time of their death. His height was 180 cm in centimeters and 5’11” in feet & inches. He had a good personality and a healthy body with a weight of 73 Kg in kilograms and 160 lbs in pounds.

The body measurements of his chest, waist, and hips were 42, 32, and 33 respectively. John’s shoe size was 11 which was a big size. His brown eyes and black hair seemed very attractive.

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of John Meehan in 2016 was $4 Million in the US Approximately.

Education / Family

Born in 1968 in California, US dirty john belonged to the white Caucasian ethnicity. He grew up with his sisters named Karen and Donna Meehan. His father, William Meehan operated ‘Diamond Wheel Casino’ in San Jose. His father taught John how to Lie and Deceive. Furthermore, Meehan attended Prospect High School in Saratoga, California.

He became a graduate of The University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts. Later he was admitted to The University of Dayton School Of Law. While Attending The University Of Dayton he became notorious as “Dirty John”.


John Meehan

Nick Name Dirty John and Conman
Birth Place California, USA
Date of birth February 3, 1959
Age 57 years (At the time of death)
Height In centimetres: 180 cm

In feet & inches: 5’11”

Weight In kilograms: 73 kg

In pounds: 160 lbs

Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Profession Conman and Gambler
Sexual orientation Straight
School Prospect High School in Saratoga
College University of Arizona
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town California, USA
Current Residence California, Ohio USA
Father’s name William Meehan
Mother’s name Not Known
Brothers Not Known
Sisters Karen Douvillier


John Meehan with his sister
John Meehan with his sister

Career / Fashion and Style

John entered into the world of gambling and other bad activities from a very young age. The major cause behind it was his father’s involvement in gambling. At a young age, John used to win legal settlements by jumping in front of moving cars.

He was also involved in sold cocaine for which he was arrested. Apart from that, he targeted the females on the dating platform. But after his death, his life story was adapted into a podcast and television series.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife and More

John came into a relationship with a Practicing Nurse anesthetist named Tonia Sells. Both of them tied the knot with each other in 1990. After some time this couple was blessed with two daughters, but within 10 years of marriage, their relationship came to an end as Tonia came to know about John’s identity.

In 2014 John met with Debra Newell, a wealthy interior designer. Within three dates she accepted John’s proposal to marry him. But Debra’s children from her previous marriage were not excited about the wedding as they never believed in John’s lies.

On August 20, 2016, John attacked Debra’s daughter, Terra with a knife. Terra managed to grab the knife, stabbed John 13 times. Then John admitted to the hospital but John Could not Recover from the stab wounds as he passed away on 24 August 2016.

Girlfriend Debra Newell
Marital status Married
Wife Tonia Sells


John Meehan with his ex-wife Tonia
John Meehan with his ex-wife Tonia

Debra Newell

John Meehan with his wife Debra
John Meehan with his wife Debra
Children Not Known

Favorite Things

Here are the favorites of John Meehan:-

Favorite Actor Bruce Lee
Favorite Actress Jessica Abla
Favorite Destination Switzerland
Favorite Musical instrument Not Known
Favorite singer Not Known
Favorite Food Japanese Cuisine
Favorite color White & Black

John Meehan

Some Interesting Facts About John Meehan

  • John had affairs with many women based in Ohio and California.
  • He was also sent to prison in 2002 for keeping illegal drugs.
  • There are many podcasts made on ‘Dirty John’
  • He also made many false profiles on
  • John died at the age of 47.
  • His Zodiac sign was Aquarius.

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