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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 movie Last Friday
Latest Project:
Series Black Jesus 2014-08-07
Known For
Poster of You Got to Coordinate
Poster of Soul Plane
Poster of The Ladies Man
Poster of Next Friday
Movie Last Friday Mr. Jones 2020
Series Black Jesus Lloyd 2014-08-07
Movie A Thousand Words Blind Man 2012-03-07
Movie The Hustle Mr. Wikes 2011-07-06
Movie You Got to Coordinate Self 2008-03-28
Movie Little Man Pops 2006-08-31
Series The Boondocks Robert Jebediah Freeman (voice) 2005-11-06
Movie Soul Plane Blind Man 2004-05-28
Movie Friday After Next Mr. Jones 2002-11-22
Series Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
Movie Dr. Dolittle 2 Zoo Bear #2 (voice) 2001-06-22
Movie The Ladies Man Scrap Iron 2000-10-13
Movie Little Nicky Street Vendor 2000-11-10
Movie Next Friday Mr. Jones 2000-01-12
Movie Ride Roscoe 1998-03-27
Movie I Got the Hook Up Mr. Mimm 1998-05-27
Movie High Freakquency Wes Thomas 1998-06-01
Movie Sprung Detective 1997-05-14
Movie Fakin' Da Funk Bill 1997-07-20
Series The Wayans Bros. 1995-01-11
Movie Vampire in Brooklyn Silas Green 1995-10-26
Movie Friday Mr. Jones 1995-04-26
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Boomerang Mr. Jackson 1992-06-30
Movie Sunday in Paris Fredic Dickson 1991-07-07
Movie Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! Evan Rood 1991-11-14
Movie Talkin' Dirty After Dark Dukie 1991-08-16
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Reverend 1988-11-10
Movie Hollywood Shuffle Mr. Jones 1987-03-20
Movie Kidnapped Pimp 1987-01-01
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 The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Series WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1978-09-18
Series The Richard Pryor Show 1977-09-13
Series What's Happening!! Unknown 1976-08-05
Series Good Times Unknown 1974-02-08