John Witherspoon

Birthday:

01/27/1942

Place of birth:

Detroit, Michigan, U.S.:

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.


Film Credits

The Hustle (2011)
as Mr. Wikes
You Got to Coordinate (2008)
as Self
Little Man (2006)
as Pops
Soul Plane (2004)
as Blind Man
Friday After Next (2002)
as Mr. Jones
The Ladies Man (2000)
as Scrap Iron
Next Friday (2000)
as Mr. Jones
Ride (1998)
as Roscoe
Fakin' Da Funk (1997)
as Bill
Sprung (1997)
as Detective
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
as Silas Green
Friday (1995)
as Mr. Jones
Boomerang (1992)
as Mr. Jackson
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
as Mr. Jones
High Freakquency ()
as

TV Series Credits

Black Jesus (2014)
as Lloyd
The Boondocks (2005)
as Robert Jebediah Freeman
The Tracy Morgan Show (2003)
as
Kim Possible (2002)
as
The Wayans Bros. (1995)
as
Martin (1992)
as
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
as
L.A. Law (1986)
as
227 (1985)
as
Hill Street Blues (1981)
as
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
as
The Incredible Hulk (1977)
as
The Richard Pryor Show (1977)
as
What's Happening!! (1976)
as
Good Times (1974)
as
Waynehead ()
as
Townsend Television ()
as