Student or Learner
I need a description on someone. Would I say a give me a brief background on Johnny Smith or of Johnny Smith? I know the subject is Johnny, but the object is background. Is that right?
I need some information about someone.
Can you provide me with some background to Johnny Smith?
Could you give me some background to/for Johnny Smith?
I need some background information on/about Johnny Smith.
What is Johnny Smith's background?