John Fairchild is a retired American basketball player.
Fairchild played high school basketball at San Dieguito High School in Encinitas, CA and college basketball at Brigham Young University.
Fairchild was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 8th pick of the 2nd round of the 1965 NBA Draft. He played for the Lakers during the 1965–66 NBA season.
Fairchild later played in the American Basketball Association as a 6'8" forward for the Anaheim Amigos, averaging 10.9 points per game. Fairchild later played for the Denver Rockets, Indiana Pacers and Kentucky Colonels. He was a member of the Pacers team that was the ABA runner-up in 1969 and the subsequent team that won the 1970 ABA Championship.