John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

  • Born on
    • January 27th, 1942
  • Died on
    • October 29th, 2019
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.


Acting (28 Credits)

2014Black Jesus as Lloyd
2012A Thousand Words as Blind Man
2011Chick Magnet as John
2006Little Man as Pops
2005The Boondocks as Robert Jebediah Freeman (voice)
2004Soul Plane as Blind Man
2002Friday After Next as Mr. Jones
2001Dr. Dolittle 2 as Zoo Bear #2 (voice)
2000Next Friday as Mr. Jones
2000The Ladies Man as Scrap Iron
2000Little Nicky as Street Vendor
1998Ride as Roscoe
1998I Got the Hook Up as Mr. Mimm
1997Sprung as Detective
1997Fakin' Da Funk as Bill
1995Friday as Mr. Jones
1995Vampire in Brooklyn as Silas Green
1995The Wayans Bros.
1993Fatal Instinct as Arch
1992Bébé's Kids as Card Player #1 (voice)
1992Boomerang as Mr. Jackson
1991Talkin' Dirty After Dark as Dukie
1991Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! as Evan Rood
1990House Party as Mr. Strickland
1988I'm Gonna Git You Sucka as Reverend
1987Hollywood Shuffle as Mr. Jones
1986Ratboy as Heavy
1980The Jazz Singer as M.C. Cinderella Club


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