Johnny Whitaker Net Worth

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Johnny Whitaker was raised with seven siblings by his parents, Thelma and John Orson Whitaker, Sr.; he is the brother of Dora Whitaker, a noted talent agent. He went to Sylmar High School, after which he moved to Portugal and spent there two years doing missionary work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). When he returned, he enrolled at Brigham Young University, graduating with a BA degree in Communications in 1986.

Prior to his professional acting career, Johnny appeared in numerous advertising commercials in 1962 when he was only three years old, but made his adult debut appearance as an actor in the role of Scotty ‘Scott’ Baldwin in the soap opera “General Hospital” in 1965, which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth. This role was followed by the role of Jerry Maxwell in the film entitled “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!” (1966), and the same year, he was chosen to portray Jonathan ‘Jody’ Patterson-Davis in the TV series “Family Affair”, and in the following year won the role of Willie Hubbard in the TV series “Gunsmoke”, both of which lasted until 1971, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.

In 1972, Johnny appeared in several films, including as Stevie Worden in “Something Evil”, directed by Steven Spielberg, playing Napoleon in “Napoleon And Samantha”, and portraying Richard Baxter in “Snowball Express”. During the next year, he was selected to play the title role in the film “Tom Sawyer”, which was followed by that of Johnny Stuart in the TV series “Sigmund And The Sea Monsters” (1973). All of these appearances increased his net worth by a large margin; however, from 1977 until 2011, he only made three guest-starring appearances, meantime working for CBS as a computer analyst, then for his sister who owned a tealent agency in Los Angeles.

To speak further about his career in the world of acting, Johnny appeared as Craig Peterson in the TV film “Growing Up Normal” in 2011, after which he did a voice over in the 2013 film “A Talking Pony!?!”, as well as in the 2014 film “Knock ’em Dead”. Most recently, he featured in the role of Mr. Haight in the film entitled “The Wrong Child”, and was cast as Santa in the film “A Husband For Christmas”, both in 2016. These roles also contributed to his net worth.

Thanks to his accomplishments, Johnny won the Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award at the Young Artist Awards in 1999.

Regarding to his personal life, Johnny Whitaker was married to Symbria Wright from 1984 to 1988. He has no any children. Due to his substance abuse and subsequent successful treatment, he decided to become a certified drug counselor in order to help addicts from Spain through his own non-profit organization called the Paso Por Paso alcohol and drug rehabilitation center.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Johnny Whitaker
  • Net Worth: $2 Million
  • Date Of Birth: December 13, 1959
  • Place Of Birth: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
  • Education: Brigham Young University, Sylmar High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Symbria Wright (m. 1984–1988)
  • Parents: Thelma Whitaker, John O. Whitaker, Sr
  • Siblings: Dora Whitaker, Billy Whitaker
  • Nicknames: John O. Whitaker, Jr. , John O. Whitaker , John Orson Whitaker Jr. , Johnnie Whitaker , John Whitaker , Johnny Whittaker
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0924278/
  • Movies: The Littlest Angel, The Biscuit Eater, Napoleon and Samantha, Snowball Express, Mystery in Dracula’s Castle, Tom Sawyer, A Talking Cat!?!, A Talking Pony!?!, The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl
  • TV Shows: Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Family Affair

Quotes

  • Although we played twins we were poles apart as human beings. It didn’t keep us from getting along well, but we were being raised in very different homes. I felt terrible about her death, but I wasn’t all that much surprised. – JW, referring to the drug death of former co-star Anissa Jones
  • [Family Affair (1966)] was much too sugar-and-spice. We never lied or cheated. No children are as angelic as we were supposed to be.”

Facts

  • Appeared at the Hollywood Celebrities and Collectors Show in Burbank, April 23-24 to sign autographs. [April 2005]
  • Starring in stage play ‘Nighty Nite San Francisco,’ a talk show parody, in San Francisco. [October 2001]
  • Best known by the public for his role as Jody Davis on Family Affair (1966).
  • Interviewed in “Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Classic Film and Television” by Tom Goldrup and Jim Goldrup (McFarland, 2002).
  • Brother of Billy and Dora Whitaker.
  • Originated the role of Scotty Baldwin, a General Hospital (1963) character still seen on the show.
  • Co-starred with young Jodie Foster twice in films. The first time was in Disney’s Napoleon and Samantha (1972), and then she played Becky Thatcher to his Tom Sawyer (1973). He made national tours for the “Tom Sawyer” line of boys’ clothing after being cast in the the musical film. Eventually the same firm put out a “Johnnie Whitaker” line as well.
  • Changed the spelling of his first name “Johnnie” to the more adult “Johnny” around 1973.
  • In June of 1984 he married a theatrical agent named Symbria Wright. They divorced four years later.
  • At one point he and two of his sisters and a brother were in a variety act called The Johnny Whitaker Show where they performed at fairs and Mormon church get-togethers.
  • His sister, Dora Whitaker is a well-established talent agent in North Hollywood, California.
  • For 13 years, Johnny worked closely with the joint SAG/AFTRA Young Performer’s Committee helping current young performers receive the benefits and prepare them for the detriments that a career in show business is likely to produce.
  • Finding it harder to transition into young adult roles and following the tragic death of his 18-year-old Family Affair (1966) co-star Anissa Jones, Johnny took what was supposed to be an extended sabbatical from acting and a return to “normalcy” by attending public schools again. He instead went into missionary work.
  • His first film, The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966) co-starred Brian Keith. He and Keith got along so well that Keith was instrumental in setting him up for an interview with the producers of Family Affair (1966), in which he was eventually cast as Keith’s nephew.
  • In 1999, he received the Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award at the Young Artist Awards.
  • A recovering addict since 1997, he has served to help others. He is President and Founder of Paso Por Paso, a California 501 (c)3 corporation dedicated to helping Spanish-speaking addicts / alcoholics find treatment and recovery.
  • Began his acting career at the age of three. He was discovered while singing in his church’s children’s program, where he broke up the entire congregation after he’d forgotten the words to the song and started to improvise with his own. He went on to do his first on-air performance in a commercial for OK Used Cars.
  • Speaks several languages fluently, including Portuguese, Spanish, French and American Sign Language.
  • He gave Jodie Foster her first on-screen kiss in Tom Sawyer (1973).
  • He was the only six-year-old who screen-tested for the role of Jody Davis in Family Affair (1966), which originally was supposed to be for a 10-year-old boy, but when the producers saw the chemistry between him and Anissa Jones (Buffy), they promptly rewrote the parts for 6-year-old twins.
  • He was the fifth of eight children born to Thelma and John O. Whitaker, Sr. He was born at 12:14 AM, Pacific Standard Time.
  • He was divorced in 1988. He went through a 12 step program to rid himself of drug dependency.
  • Graduated from Sylmar High School outside of Los Angeles after Family Affair (1966) was canceled. He then spent two years in Portugal as a full-time, volunteer missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When he returned to the US, he attended Brigham Young University and obtained a degree in communications in 1986.

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
A Husband for Christmas 2016 TV Movie Santa
The Wrong Child 2016 Mr. Haight
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters 2016 TV Movie Zach
The Comeback Kids 2015 TV Series Johnny Whittaker
Knock ’em Dead 2014 Jack (voice)
A Talking Pony!?! 2013 Horatio (voice)
A Talking Cat!?! 2013 Phil
Growing Up Normal 2011 TV Movie Craig Peterson
Family Affair 2002 TV Series Kevin
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction 1998 TV Series Judd
Hollywood Beat 1985 TV Series Mailman
Mulligan’s Stew 1977 TV Series Mark Mulligan
The Magic Pony 1977 voice
Mobile One 1975 TV Series Tommy Johnson
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters 1973 TV Series Johnny Stuart
Adam-12 1973 TV Series Eddie Roberts
Tom Sawyer 1973 Tom Sawyer
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1973 TV Series Alfie Booth
Mystery in Dracula’s Castle 1973 TV Movie Alfie
Snowball Express 1972 Richard Baxter
Napoleon and Samantha 1972 Napoleon
The Biscuit Eater 1972 Lonnie McNeil
Something Evil 1972 TV Movie Stevie Worden
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1971 TV Series Ricky Perino
Gunsmoke 1967-1971 TV Series Willie Hubbard / Shem Todd
To Rome with Love 1970 TV Series Jody Davis
Green Acres 1970 TV Series Dinky Watson / Willie
The Littlest Angel 1969 TV Movie Michael
The Virginian 1969 TV Series Hoot Callahan
Bewitched 1969 TV Series Jack
Lancer 1969 TV Series Andy Jack Sickles
Bonanza 1968 TV Series Timmy Carter
And Baby Makes Three 1966 TV Movie Freddy (as John Whitaker)
The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming 1966 Jerry Maxwell
Slattery’s People 1965 TV Series Douglas Styx
General Hospital 1963 TV Series Scotty ‘Scott’ Baldwin #1 (1965)
Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
MGM Sing-Alongs: Having Fun 1997 Video short performer: “Freebootin'”
The NBC Saturday Morning Preview Revue 1974 TV Movie performer: “By the Seaside I”
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special performer: “Love”
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters 1973 TV Series performer – 7 episodes
Tom Sawyer 1973 performer: “A Man’s Gotta Be What He Was Born to Be”, “How Come?”, “If’n I Was God”, “Freebootin'”
Director
Title Year Status Character
Johnny Whitaker’s Drug Policy in Portugal Documentary 2016 Documentary
Writer
Title Year Status Character
Johnny Whitaker’s Drug Policy in Portugal Documentary 2016 Documentary
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Johnny Whitaker’s Drug Policy in Portugal Documentary 2016 Documentary executive producer
Self
Title Year Status Character
Eye on Entertainment 2016 TV Series Himself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2016 TV Series Himself
Stage Door Divas 2014 Documentary Mad Audience Man
The Comeback Kids 2014 TV Series Himself – Special Guest
The Tragic Side of Fame 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Actor’s Journey 2011 Video documentary Himself
The Actor’s Journey for Kids 2011 Video documentary Himself
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story 2009 Documentary Himself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special Himself – Trophy Presenter
The Child Star Jinx 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Cram 2003 TV Series Himself
The 4th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Child Stars: Their Story 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
TV Guide’s Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 2 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hour Magazine 1986 TV Series Himself
The NBC Saturday Morning Preview Revue 1974 TV Movie Himself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Himself – Performer
The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl 1973 TV Movie Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1973 TV Series Himself
The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself
Della 1970 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1968 TV Series Himself – Singer
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
JonTron 2016 TV Series Phil
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 1985 Jody on ‘Family Affair’ (uncredited)
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1975-1976 TV Series Lonnie McNeil
Napoleon Wilson

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