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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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Born:
Jan 27, 1942 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
27
First Appeared:
In the series The Richard Pryor Show 1977-09-13
Latest Project:
Movie A Thousand Words 2012-03-07
Known For
Filmography
Movie A Thousand Words Blind Man 2012-03-07
Movie The Hustle Mr. Wikes 2011-07-06
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
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 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 Friday Mr. Jones 1995-04-26
Movie Vampire in Brooklyn Silas Green 1995-10-26
Movie Boomerang Mr. Jackson 1992-06-30
Movie Talkin' Dirty After Dark Dukie 1991-08-16
Movie Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! Evan Rood 1991-11-14
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
Movie The Jazz Singer M.C. Cinderella Club 1980-12-17
Series The Richard Pryor Show 1977-09-13