By Rowan John Wilkes Booth Was Born On…… Booth was born on May 12 1838 near Bel Air Marryland in a four room log cabin. . Activities, Hobbies. Booth and his brother Edwin Booth were both famous actors Interesting Fact After shooting Lincoln Booth and his brother ran out of the theater screaming Sic Semper Tyrannis meaning Thus Always To Tyrannis. John Wilkes Booth shot Abe Lincoln in a movie theater. John and his brother were both famous actors. Booths early years When Booth turned 17, Booth made his acting debut in Baltimore, with a role in a play called Shakespeare. As a boy, John Wilkes Booth was athletic and popular, becoming skilled at horsemanship and fencing. John Wilkes Booth shot Abe Lincoln in the head at a movie theater. John tried to kill Abe 2 times the first time failed the second time Booth killed Lincoln. How rude My opinion on John is that he is very aggressive. I think this because he killed Abe Lincoln. Thanks for watching bye!