Jonathan Quentin "Jon" Arbuckle; born July 28, 1950) is the main human character from the Garfield comic strip by Jim Davis, and the tritagonist of The Garfield Show and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, protagonist of Garfield and Friends, and deuteragonist of Garfield: The Movie. He is present in all branches of the Garfield franchise except a few video games. He is the deuteragonist of the comic strip and is rarely absent. He and Garfield provide most of the dialogue on a regular basis, though he gives his dialogue in speech bubbles, compared to Garfield always having thought bubbles.
He has a very large family, especially consisting of uncles and aunts. Jim Davis based much of himself onto Jon Arbuckle, such as that Jon has the same birthday as he does, and is also a cartoonist like him.