Johnny Carson Johnny was one of television's most famous entertainers.He hosted the Tonight Show Johnny's birth home Johnny Carson was born in this house, on October 23, 1925, in Corning Iowa. When Johnny was 12, he took up magic. He bought a magic kit and performed by the name of 'The Great Carson.' Herj This is the home that Johnny grew up in. He lived here since he was 8 years old. Here's Johnny saying goodbye to his audience at his last show. Resources:http://www.biography.com/people/johnny-carson-9239714#synopsis Johnny donated millions of dollars to Norfolk Public School.