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John Witherspoon

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.

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Jan 27, 1942 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Good Times 1974-02-08
Latest Project:
Movie Reality Queen! 2020-01-10
Known For
Poster of You Got to Coordinate
Poster of Little Man
Poster of Dr. Dolittle 2
Poster of Little Nicky
Movie Reality Queen! Joe The Plumber 2020-01-10
Movie I Got the Hook Up 2 Mr. Mimm 2019-07-12
Series Black Jesus Lloyd 2014-08-07
Series BoJack Horseman Franco Aplenty (voice) 2014-08-22
Movie A Thousand Words Blind Man 2012-03-07
Movie Chick Magnet John 2011-09-20
Movie Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen Unknown 2010-01-01
Movie You Got to Coordinate Self 2008-03-28
Movie The Hustle Mr. Wikes 2008-04-05
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
Series The Tracy Morgan Show 2003-12-02
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 Next Friday Mr. Jones 2000-01-12
Movie Little Nicky Street Vendor 2000-11-10
Movie I Got the Hook Up Mr. Mimm 1998-05-27
Movie Ride Roscoe 1998-03-27
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
Movie Fatal Instinct Arch 1993-10-29
Movie Boomerang Mr. Jackson 1992-06-30
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Bébé's Kids Card Player #1 (voice) 1992-07-31
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
Movie House Party Mr. Strickland 1990-03-09
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Augustus Adams 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 Richard Pryor Show Unknown 1977-09-13
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1977-11-04
Series What's Happening!! Unknown 1976-08-05
Series Good Times Unknown 1974-02-08