John Witherspoon: Net Worth, Relation, Age, Full Bio & More

John Witherspoon

Who is John Witherspoon?

John Witherspoon is an actor and comedian based in America who is widely appreciated for his character of Willie Jones for the Friday series. Shuffle and Boomerang are some of the movies in which he was present. He has played many roles in numerous movies and TV series.

The actor died in the year 2019 on 29th Oct. The actor was 77 years old then. He was a fashion model in Detroit. He later changed his last name from Weatherspoon to Witherspoon.

Witherspoon continued his passion for music and learned how to play the trumpet and French Horn. He did occasional work as a model. During the 1960s and 1970s, he began to take a liking towards comedy. During that time, he began his stand-up comedy career. While doing stand-up comedy, he made many friends in the business.

He began his career as a stand-up comedian and rose to be a top actor featured in several movies. Witherspoon was a loved actor and filmmaker until his death and had made enormous contributions to the TV industry. He became popular when he appeared in the film ‘Friday’ as Ice Cube’s father.

He wrote a film, From the Old School, in which he played an elderly working man who tries to prevent a neighbourhood convenience store from being developed into a strip club.

John Witherspoon

Quick Bio

Name John Witherspoon
Born 27 January 1942 (77 years old)
Gender Male
Profession American actor and comedian
Birth Sign Leo
Country Detroit, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Height 5 feet and 7 inches

178 cm

1.78 m

Weight 80 kg

156 lbs

Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Father N/A
Mother N/A
Spouse Angela Robinson-Witherspoon (1988–2019)
Children Alexander Witherspoon, John David Witherspoon
Net Worth $8 million


What is John Witherspoon famous for? 

  • Born in 1942, John Witherspoon is one of the talented actors and comedians that America has seen. He has eleven siblings. The eldest of his siblings is quite popular as a songwriter in Detroit. His name is William.
  • Another of his siblings is the director of a very famous network PBS-TV Network in Detroit, which has been in existence for four decades.
  • John Witherspoon made his appearance in the television sector in the 1970s for the show Barnaby Jones. It was pretty easy for him to shift his career from a stand-up comedian to acting.
  • Some of the other series in which he has appeared are What’s Happening !!, The Incredible Hulk and Good Times.
  • He was a regular on the show Richard Pryor Show. The NBC American comedy sitcom was also known as it.
  • NBC’s Last Comic Standing also had the actor in the year 2003. This helped the actor get nominated from the group and got him a deal in the finals of Las Vegas.
  • This show is still broadcasted to date. He is widely acknowledged for his comic timings and acting skills.

Personal Information

What is the height and weight of John Witherspoon?

  • John Witherspoon was born in the year 1942 and in died in the year 2019. He was 77 years old. His weight was 80kg, and his height was about 1.78m.


Who is the wife of John Witherspoon? 

  • John Witherspoon was in a relationship with Angela Robinson-Witherspoon from 1988. However, the couple broke their knots in 2019 and got divorced. He is not in a relationship with anyone since then. He had two kids from her named John David Witherspoon and Alexander Witherspoon.
  • Also, read about the famous female comedian Nikki Glaser.

Net Worth

What is the Net worth of John Witherspoon?

  • The net worth of John Witherspoon is around 8 million USD as of January 2021. He has made his fortune through his great comic skills and acting career. He is loved for his role in the Friday series.

John Witherspoon's style of comedy was timeless


  • The greatest achievement for the comedian is the fame that he gained from his Friday series.
  • The actor died in the year 2019 on 29th Oct.
  • He has two sons with his ex-wife, with whom he got divorced a few months before he died.

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