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John Witherspoon

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.

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Jan 27, 1942 In Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Townsend Television
Latest Project:
Series Frequency 2016-10-05
Known For
Poster of The Princes of Malibu
Poster of Next Friday
Poster of Friday
Poster of Who's No. 1?
Series Townsend Television Unknown 2020
Series Who's No. 1? Mr. Jones 2020
Series Frequency Roscoe 2016-10-05
Series Master of None Bill 2015-11-06
Series Black Jesus Lloyd 2014-08-07
Movie A Thousand Words Blind Man 2012-03-07
Series Freezing Unknown 2011-01-08
Movie The Hustle Mr. Wikes 2011-07-06
Movie Little Man Pops 2006-08-31
Series The Princes of Malibu Mr. Jackson 2005-07-10
Series The Girls Next Door Silas Green 2005-08-07
Series The Boondocks Robert Jebediah Freeman (voice) 2005-11-06
Movie Soul Plane Blind Man 2004-05-28
Series The Tracy Morgan Show 2003-12-02
Series Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
Movie Atlantis: The Lost Empire Unknown 2001-06-02
Movie Next Friday Mr. Jones 2000-01-12
Movie Little Nicky Street Vendor 2000-11-10
Movie The Ladies Man Scrap Iron 2000-10-13
Movie High Freakquency Wes Thomas 1998-06-01
Movie Sprung Detective 1997-05-14
Series The Wayans Bros. 1995-01-11
Movie Friday Mr. Jones 1995-04-26
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Talkin' Dirty After Dark Dukie 1991-08-16
Movie Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! Evan Rood 1991-11-14
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Reverend 1988-11-10
Movie Kidnapped Pimp 1987-01-01
Movie Hollywood Shuffle Mr. Jones 1987-03-20
Movie Ratboy Heavy 1986-10-17
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie The Jazz Singer M.C. Cinderella Club 1980-12-17
Series WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1978-09-18
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Series The Richard Pryor Show 1977-09-13
Series What's Happening!! Unknown 1976-08-05
Series Good Times Unknown 1974-02-08
Series Tarzan Zoo Bear #2 (voice) 1966-09-08