John Witherspoon is a famous American comedian and an actor who was born in the year 1942, 27th January which makes his age 74 years at present. He is 1.78 meters in height and his bio includes the following details.
He is best known across the universe of soap opera for his role as Willie Jones in the Friday series. He also has starred in numerous movies which include Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang and his also has made appearances on the television shows like The Wayans Bros, Tracy Morgan Show, Barnaby Jones, The Five Heartbreaks, Black Jesus, The Boondocks and so on. He also wrote a movie named From the Old School where he played the character of an elderly working man trying to prevent a neighborhood convenient store from being developed into a strip club.
He was born in the city of Detroit which is situated at Michigan. He then later changed his surnamed to Witherspoon. He had 11 siblings and his elder brother, William went on to become a songwriter.
Cato Weatherspoon, his sibling was a long time director of the PBS-TV Network in Detroit which spun for about four decades. He also is related to Lamont Dozier who used to be a songwriter and a record producer famous for his hits coming out from Martha and the Vandellas, the Supremes and the Isley Brothers.
He continued his passion for music and learned to play trumpet and French Horn as a model. During the 60s, eh began to take the liking towards comedy. That was the time when he began his tan-up comedy career. While he was doing stand-up comedy, he made many friends like Tin Reid, Robin Williams, David Letterman, Jay Leno.
He and Letterman became really good friends; Witherspoon asked Letterman to be the godfather of his two sons. His stand-up career led to his comedian film career. His comical character was seen in the movies, television shows. In the year 1998, he married Angela Robinson and they have two children John and Alexander.
In the year 2005, he was seen on the Comedy Central talk show named Weekends at the D.L. where he played the character of Michael Johnson. The very next year, he was in another television movie named Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc’s Street which was a story of a group of kids trying to find the true meaning of Christmas. He plays the role of real Santa in the movie.
His next appearance was in the Super Rumble Mixshow in the year 2008. His latest television appearance was in the Aaron McGruder’s new show named Black Jesus where he portrayed the character of a homeless man. In the year 2011, he starred in a FinallDestination spoof along with Shane Dawson. In the year 2013, in the month of May, he featured in the Saturday Skit from rapper Logic on his mixtape named Young Sinatra: Welcome Forever. His net worth has been estimated to be around $8 Million according to the present statistics. His wife's name is Angela Robinson. His daily statuses can be seen by his followers on his twitter account.