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John Witherspoon

Comedian | * 01/27/1942 († 77, 10/29/2019) | Detroit, Michigan (United States of America (USA))
John Weatherspoon (January 27, 1942 – October 29, 2019), better known as John Witherspoon, was an American actor and comedian who performed in various television shows and films. He is best remembered for his role as Willie Jones for the Friday series; Witherspoon also starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Boomerang (1992), The Five Heartbeats (1991), and Vampire in Brooklyn (1995). He has also made appearances on television shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1994), The Wayans Bros. (1995–99), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), Barnaby Jones (1973), The Boondocks (2005–2014), and ()
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John Witherspoon was an African-American comedian and actor who has roles in over 20 movies and television shows. Acting for over three decades, Witherspoon starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Boomerang (1992), and the Friday film series. He also made appearances on television shows such as Barnaby Jones (1973), The Wayans Brothers (1994-99), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), and Boondocks (2005). 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 released The John Witherspoon Collection, a line of comical greeting cards known as Spoon Cards.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Movies with John Witherspoon as Actor(36)

as Joe The Plumber2020 Reality Queen!
as Mr. Mimm2019 I Got the Hook Up 2
as Blind Man2012 A Thousand Words
as John2011 Chick Magnet
as Mr. Wikes2008 The Hustle
as himself2008 You Got to Coordinate
as Pops2006 Little Man
as Blind Man2004 Soul Plane
as Mr. Jones2002 Friday After Next
as Zoo Bear #2 (voice)2001 Dr. Dolittle 2
as Mr. Jones2000 Next Friday
as Street Vendor2000 Little Nicky
as Scrap Iron2000 The Ladies Man
as Reverend Morris1998 Bulworth
as Wes Thomas1998 High Freakquency
as Roscoe1998 Ride
as Mr. Mimm1998 I Got the Hook Up
as Detective1997 Sprung
as Bill1997 Fakin' Da Funk
as Silas Green1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
as Mr. Jones1995 Friday
as Clarence James Carter III1993 The Meteor Man
as Arch1993 Fatal Instinct
as Card Player #1 (voice)1992 Bebe's Kids
as Mr. Jackson1992 Boomerang
as Fredic Dickson1991 Sunday in Paris
as Mr. Strickland1990 House Party
as Reverend1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
as Sid1988 Bird
as Pimp1988 Kidnapped
as Mr. Jones1987 Hollywood Shuffle
as Heavy1986 Ratboy
as M.C. Cinderella Club1980 The Jazz Singer

TV Shows/Series with John Witherspoon as Actor(16)

as Lloyd2014 Black Jesus
as Franco Aplenty (voice)2014 BoJack Horseman
as Robert Jebediah Freeman (voice)2005 The Boondocks
1992 Martin
as Augustus Adams1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1985 227

Full Name: John Weatherspoon
Born: Tuesday, 01/27 1942 (January) in Detroit, Michigan (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 10/29 2019 (October) in Sherman Oaks (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Angela Robinson Witherspoon
Siblings: William Weatherspoon
Other names for John Witherspoon (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Weatherspoon"
"Spoon" (Nickname)
"John Witherspoon (Schauspieler)"
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WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7374, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/01/2021