Biography

John Witherspoon is an African-American comedian and actor who has roles in over 20 movies and television shows. He has been acting for over three decades and starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Boomerang (1992), and the Friday film series. He has also made appearances on television shows such as Barnaby Jones (1973), The Wayans Brothers (1994-99), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), and Boondocks (2005). Witherspoon has also recently finished his stand-up comedy tour. He has also taken his success in acting into screenwriting a movie called From the Old School where he takes the role as an elderly working man who tries to prevent a neighborhood convenience store from being developed into a strip club. Witherspoon has just come out with The John Witherspoon Collection, which is a line of comical greeting cards known as Spoon Cards.

John Witherspoon is an African-American comedian and actor who has roles in over 20 movies and television shows. He has been acting for over three decades and starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Boomerang (1992), and the Friday film series. He has also made appearances on television shows such as Barnaby Jones (1973), The Wayans Brothers (1994-99), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), and Boondocks (2005). Witherspoon has also recently finished his stand-up comedy tour. He has also taken his success in acting into screenwriting a movie called From the Old School where he takes the role as an elderly working man who tries to prevent a neighborhood convenience store from being developed into a strip club. Witherspoon has just come out with The John Witherspoon Collection, which is a line of comical greeting cards known as Spoon Cards.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1942-01-27

Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Last Friday as Mr. Jones
Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen
2014 Black Jesus (21 episodes) as Lloyd
2012 A Thousand Words as Blind Man
2011 The Hustle as Mr. Wikes
2008 You Got to Coordinate as Self
2006 Little Man as Pops
2005 The Boondocks (55 episodes) as Robert Jebediah Freeman (voice)
2004 Soul Plane as Blind Man
2003 The Tracy Morgan Show (18 episodes)
2002 Friday After Next as Mr. Jones
2002 Kim Possible (1 episode)
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 as Zoo Bear #2 (voice)
2000 Little Nicky as Street Vendor
2000 The Ladies Man as Scrap Iron
2000 Next Friday as Mr. Jones
1998 High Freakquency as Wes Thomas
1998 Ride as Roscoe
1997 Fakin' Da Funk as Bill
1997 Sprung as Detective
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn as Silas Green
1995 Friday as Mr. Jones
1995 The Wayans Bros. (102 episodes)
1992 Martin (1 episode)
1992 Boomerang as Mr. Jackson
1991 Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! as Evan Rood
1991 Talkin' Dirty After Dark as Dukie
1991 Sunday in Paris as Fredic Dickson
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Augustus Adams
1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka as Reverend
1987 Hollywood Shuffle as Mr. Jones
1987 Kidnapped as Pimp
1986 Ratboy as Heavy
1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1985 227 (1 episode)
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1980 The Jazz Singer as M.C. Cinderella Club
1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (1 episode)
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1977 The Richard Pryor Show (5 episodes)
1976 What's Happening!! (1 episode)
1974 Good Times (1 episode)

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