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John Witherspoon

1942-01-27 Detroit, Michigan, USA

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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.


Reality Queen! Joe The Plumber 2020-01-10
I Got the Hook Up 2 Mr. Mimm 2019-07-12
A Thousand Words Blind Man 2012-03-07
Chick Magnet John 2011-09-20
Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen John 2010-01-01
You Got to Coordinate Self 2008-03-28
The Hustle Mr. Wikes 2008-04-05
Little Man Pops 2006-08-31
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-roc's Street Real Santa/Christmas Singer on a Radio (voice) 2006-12-21
Soul Plane Blind Man 2004-05-28
Laffapalooza! #2 2004-01-01
Friday After Next Mr. Jones 2002-11-22
Dr. Dolittle 2 Zoo Bear #2 (voice) 2001-06-22
The Ladies Man Scrap Iron 2000-10-13
Little Nicky Street Vendor 2000-11-10
Next Friday Mr. Jones 2000-01-12
Bulworth Reverend Morris 1998-05-15
I Got the Hook-Up Mr. Mimm 1998-05-27
Ride Roscoe 1998-03-27
High Freakquency Wes Thomas 1998-06-01
Fakin' Da Funk Bill 1997-07-20
Sprung Detective 1997-05-14
Vampire in Brooklyn Silas Green 1995-10-26
Friday Mr. Jones 1995-04-26
Cosmic Slop Homeless Man #1 ("The First Commandment") 1994-01-01
The Meteor Man Clarence James Carter III 1993-08-06
Fatal Instinct Arch 1993-10-29
Bebe's Kids Card Player #1 (voice) 1992-07-31
Boomerang Mr. Jackson 1992-06-30
Sunday in Paris Fredic Dickson 1991-07-07
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! Evan Rood 1991-11-14
Talkin' Dirty After Dark Dukie 1991-08-16
House Party Mr. Strickland 1990-03-09
Robert Townsend: Partners in Crime: Vol. 2 1988-09-24
Bird Sid 1988-07-01
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Reverend 1988-11-10
Kidnapped Pimp 1988-06-09
Hollywood Shuffle Mr. Jones 1987-03-20
Ratboy Heavy 1986-10-17
The Jazz Singer M.C. Cinderella Club 1980-12-17