James Gleason directed the Broadway production of George S. Kaufman's The Butter and Egg Man (1925), in which his wife Lucile Webster (center) appeared with Gregory Kelly and Sylvia Field. Gleason was born in New York City, the son of Mina (née Crolius) and William L. Gleason. 
Johnny Thunder is the name of three fictional superheroes appearing in comics published by DC Comics. A fourth character has the variant name Jonni Thunder . The character appeared in the second season of Stargirl on The CW network played by Ethan Embry .