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John Kennish is married to Kathryn Kennish and the father of Daphne Vasquez, Toby Kennish and Bay Kennish.


Senator John Kennish is the former third-baseman for the Kansas City Royals. Since his retirement from pro athletics however, John has run a chain of Kennish Carwashes. He is lovingly married to his wife Kathryn for at least more than twenty years. He is also the legal father to Bay Kennish and biological father of Daphne Vasquez who inherited his athleticism. John was the one who pointed out the impossibility of Bay's bloodtype which set the life-changing realization that his daughter was switched at birth with another girl into motion. He has done his best to be accepting of the situation, often being the voice of reason in disagreements between Kathryn and Regina. Despite their getting off on the wrong foot, John seems to have a budding friendship with Melody Bledsoe the mother of his daughter's best friend, and spent much of the Buckner Hall scholarship fundraiser telling her stories of his past sports triumphs. He has trouble trusting Regina since the secret came out that she knew about the switch and verbally attacks her often before and after she is kicked out of the guesthouse. If Bay had not insisted otherwise John would not have allowed Regina to attend her daughters' birthday party. Later it is revealed that he took a DNA test, without Bay's permission and before the Kennish family (without Toby) went to get tested, to find out why Bay's school blood test said that she had an impossible blood type.

​Physical Appearance and PersonalityEdit

John is extremely driven, and tries to instill that quality in all three of his children to the point where they often push him away. It is stated by several including Melody Bledsoe and Regina Vasquez that the Kennish family does not understand the value of things, because of John's affluence. John has light dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

He seems to be rather competitive and athletic, and had always pushed his children to attend sporting events. He is shown to be forgiving towards his wife and family when it was revealed that he had a DNA test done, without Bay's consent, to figure out if he was Bay biological dad and when it is revealed other wise, thinking that his wife cheated on him, he forgave her immediately. His reason being that she was his wife and even if Bay wasn't his child, he raised her and she was his child.


  • Kathryn Kennish (wife)
  • Married:  August 16, 1993
  • First date: November 2, 1990

Legal daughter

Biological daughter

Biological Son


  • John is a Republican.
  • Turned down a football scholarship to University Of Iowa to play in Major League Baseball. 

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NOTE: D.W. Moffett confirmed that he will appear in all episodes of the final season.[1]


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