John Witherspoon Net Worth

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To begin with, John began his career as a stand-up comedian. He debuted in an episode of the television show “Barnaby Jones” (1977) aired on CBS. Soon, he was invited to land a regular role in the series of “The Richard Pryor Show” (1977) on NBC which was followed by a role in the situation comedy created by Hugh Wilson, “WKRP in Cincinnati” (1978–1982). Later, Witherspoon landed episodic roles in a number of television series including “Hill Street Blues” (1982), “You Again” (1986), “227” (1987), “What’s Happening Now!!” (1987), “Amen” (1988), “L.A. Law” (1990) among others. Then he became a regular in the sketch comedy show “Townsend Television” (1993), although it was closed due to low audience ratings. John was in the main cast of the sitcom “The Tracy Morgan Show” (2003- 2004) created by David M. Israel and Jim O’Doherty. More, he successfully voiced the main character of the adult animated sitcom “The Boondocks” (2005–2014). Currently, Witherspoon stars in the sitcom “The First Family” (2012–present) and voices the animated series “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja” (2013–present). On the whole, television is a significant source of John Witherspoon’s net worth.

On the other hand, roles on the big screen increased the total size of John Witherspoon’s net worth, too. His first role in a feature film was a small one in Richard Fleischer’s film “The Jazz Singer” (1980) which was followed by being cast as a main in the films “Ratboy” (1986), “Hollywood Shuffle” (1987) and “House Party” (1990). After a number of other minor roles, Witherspoon starred alongside Eddie Murphy and Angela Bassett in the horror comedy film “Vampire in Brooklyn” (1995) directed by Wes Craven. However, the film failed at the box office as well as receiving mostly negative reviews. Fortunately, the same year John starred alongside Ice Cube and Chris Tucker in the crime comedy film “Friday” (1995) directed by F. Gary Gray which contrarily, was acclaimed by critics, and was even nominated for the AFI’s 100 Years Award as the Best Movie, and was financially profitable. Then, he landed the main role in Tony Singletary’s comedy film “High Freakquency” (1998). Witherspoon appeared in the main cast of the films “Next Friday” (2000), “The Ladies Man” (2000), “Friday After Next” (2002) and “Little Man” (2006). Currently, he is working on the set of the upcoming comedy film “Last Friday”. All these appearances had a positive effect on John’s net worth.

Finally, in the private life of the actor, he married Angela Robinson in 1988, and the family has two children.

Structural info

  • Net Worth: $8 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 27, 1942
  • Died: November 15, 1794, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
  • Place Of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
  • Education: University of St Andrews, University of Edinburgh
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Angela Robinson-Witherspoon (m. 1988)
  • Children: Alexander Witherspoon, John David Witherspoon
  • Siblings: William Weatherspoon, Cato Weatherspoon
  • Nicknames: John Weatherspoon , Spoon , Popz , Johnny Witherspoon , “Mexico” John Witherspoon
  • IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0936762
  • Movies: Friday, Friday After Next, Next Friday, Little Man, Vampire in Brooklyn, Boomerang, Hollywood Shuffle, Soul Plane, The Ladies Man, Talkin’ Dirty After Dark, Ratboy, A Thousand Words, I Got the Hook-Up, Fatal Instinct, The Meteor Man, High Freakquency, Killer Tomatoes Strike Back, John Witherspoon: Y…
  • TV Shows: The Boondocks, The Tracy Morgan Show, The Wayans Bros., Waynehead, The Richard Pryor Show, Black Jesus, Townsend Television

Facts

  • Was considered for the role of Lt. Arthur Fancy on NYPD Blue (1993).
  • The only actor, other than Ice Cube, to appear in all three “Friday movies.
  • David Letterman is godfather to his son, John David.
  • He’s the cousin of famous singer songwriter of the ’60s, and nationally known music producer and engineer Lamont Dozier, and Reggie Dozier.
  • Brother of William Weatherspoon, a songwriter and producer for Motown Records (“What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted”).
  • Was a fashion model in Detroit.

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen post-production John
Reality Queen! 2016 Joe The Plumber
Black-ish 2016 TV Series James Brown
Animals. 2016 TV Series Jimmy
Black Jesus 2014-2015 TV Series Lloyd
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2013-2015 TV Series S. Ward Smith
The First Family 2012-2015 TV Series Grandpa Alvin
Black Dynamite 2014 TV Series
Anger Management 2014 TV Series Will
A Thousand Words 2012/I Blind Man
Chick Magnet 2011 Video John
Tosh.0 2011 TV Series Fart Section Bus Passenger
The Hustle 2008 Mr. Wikes
The Super Rumble Mixshow 2008 TV Series
After Sex 2007 Gene
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc’s Street 2006 TV Movie Real Santa / Christmas singer on Radio (voice)
Littleman 2006 Pops
Weekends at the DL 2005 TV Series Michael Johnson
Pryor Offenses 2004 TV Movie Willie the Wino
Kim Possible 2004 TV Series Wayne – Wade’s Uncle
Soul Plane 2004 Blind Man
The Tracy Morgan Show 2003-2004 TV Series Spoon
The Proud Family 2003 TV Series Oran Jones
Friday After Next 2002 Mr. Jones
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 Zoo Bear #2 (voice)
Little Nicky 2000 Street Vendor
The Ladies Man 2000 Scrap Iron
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 2000 TV Series Scofflaw
Next Friday 2000 Mr. Jones
The Wayans Bros. 1995-1999 TV Series John ‘Pops’ Williams
High Freakquency 1998 Wes Thomas
I Got the Hook Up 1998 Mr. Mimm
Bulworth 1998 Reverend Morris
Ride 1998 Roscoe
Living Single 1997 TV Series Smoke Eye Howard
Fakin’ Da Funk 1997 Bill
Waynehead 1996-1997 TV Series Dad
Sprung 1997 Detective
A Delicatessen Story 1996 Short Mel
Killin’ Me Softly 1996 Mr. Gorge
Vampire in Brooklyn 1995 Silas Green
Friday 1995 Mr. Jones
Murder Was the Case: The Movie 1995 Video short Drunk #1
Cosmic Slop 1994 TV Movie segment “The First Commandment”
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1994 TV Series Augustus Adams
Townsend Television 1993 TV Series
Martin 1993 TV Series Uncle Junior
Fatal Instinct 1993 Arch
The Meteor Man 1993 Clarence James Carter III
The Boys 1992 TV Movie Bert
Bébé’s Kids 1992 Card Player #1 (voice)
Boomerang 1992 Mr. Jackson
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! 1991 Evan Rood
Talkin’ Dirty After Dark 1991 Dukie
Sunday in Paris 1991 TV Short Fredic Dickson
The Five Heartbeats 1991 Wild Rudy
L.A. Law 1990 TV Series Mark Steadman
House Party 1990 Mr. Strickland
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 Reverend
Bird 1988 Sid
Amen 1988 TV Series The Bailiff
Frank’s Place 1987 TV Series Ray Parrish
What’s Happening Now! 1987 TV Series Adam
227 1987 TV Series Man #2
Kidnapped 1987 Pimp
Hollywood Shuffle 1987 Mr. Jones
You Again? 1986 TV Series Osborne
Ratboy 1986 Heavy
Hill Street Blues 1982 TV Series Businessman
WKRP in Cincinnati 1982 TV Series Detective Davies
The Jazz Singer 1980 M.C. Cinderella Club
Barnaby Jones 1979 TV Series Frank Wales
Good Times 1979 TV Series Officer Lawson
What’s Happening!! 1978 TV Series D.J.
The Incredible Hulk 1978 TV Series Tom
The Richard Pryor Show 1977 TV Series Various
Camera Department
Title Year Status Character
Broken Mirror 2012 Short assistant camera
Producer
Title Year Status Character
John Witherspoon: You Got to Coordinate 2008 TV Special documentary executive producer
Self
Title Year Status Character
Curtsy, Mister 2017 Documentary post-production John
T-Robe: Based on a True Story 2015 Himself
Gotham Comedy Live 2015 TV Series documentary Himself – Host
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
Fashion News Live 2005-2013 TV Series Himself
TV One’s Roast and Toast: John Witherspoon 2009 TV Movie Himself
Behind the Boondocks: The Making of an American Classic 2008 Video documentary short Himself
John Witherspoon: You Got to Coordinate 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself – Guest Host
Hardware: Uncensored Music Videos – Hip Hop Volume 1 2003 Video Himself (segment “I Just Wanna Love U”)
Soul Train Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Late Night with David Letterman 1984-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
Def Comedy Jam 1992 TV Series Himself – Comedian (1993)
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Characters
The Richard Pryor Show 1977 TV Series Himself / Various
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Katt Williams: 9 Lives 2010 Video documentary Himself
Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black – So Was Cleopatra – Know Your History 2007 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)

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