John Dutton is a Montana rancher. He owns one of the biggest cattle ranches of the United States. John’s family has been ranchers in Montana for generations.
John’s primary job is managing the family ranch, the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. He is also the Livestock Commissioner of the Montana Livestock Association.
The Dutton family is central to the story of Yellowstone.
John and Evelyn had four children that they raised on the Yellowstone: Lee, Jamie, Beth, and Kayce. All four children live and grow up on the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. As an adult Kayce married Monica Long and had a son named Tate, the grandson of John Dutton.
He is essentially played by Kevin Costner, but Josh Lucas played a younger version in several flashbacks.