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John Witherspoon was born on January 27, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as John Weatherspoon. He is known for his work on The Wayans Bros. (1995), The Boondocks (2005) and Friday (1995). He has been married to Angela Robinson Witherspoon since 1988. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

The Wayans Bros.
The Wayans Bros. John 'Pops' Williams
(1995-1999)
Friday
Friday Mr. Jones
(1995)
The Boondocks
The Boondocks Robert 'Granddad' Freeman / Blind Man
(2005-2014)
Littleman
Littleman Pops
(2006)

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 2016 Black-ish (TV Series)
James Brown
- The Leftovers (2016) ... James Brown
- Keeping Up with the Johnsons (2016) ... James Brown
 2016 Animals. (TV Series)
Jimmy
- Squirrels Part I (2016) ... Jimmy (voice)
 2014-2015 Black Jesus (TV Series)
Lloyd
- Good for Nothing (2015) ... Lloyd
- Janky Cable (2015) ... Lloyd
- Never Say When (2015) ... Lloyd
- Thy Neighbor's Strife (2015) ... Lloyd
 2012-2015 The First Family (TV Series)
Grandpa Alvin
- The First Intern (2015) ... Grandpa Alvin
- The First Class President (2013) ... Grandpa Alvin
- The First Triangle (2013) ... Grandpa Alvin
- The First Friends (2013) ... Grandpa Alvin
- The First Second Couple (2013) ... Grandpa Alvin
 2014 Black Dynamite (TV Series)
- Warriors Come Out or The Mean Queens of Halloween (2014) ... (voice, uncredited)
 2014 Anger Management (TV Series)
Will
- Charlie Tests His Will Power (2014) ... Will
 2011 Tosh.0 (TV Series)
Fart Section Bus Passenger
- Fart Bus Kid (2011) ... Fart Section Bus Passenger
 2008 The Super Rumble Mixshow (TV Series)
 2006 Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street (TV Movie)
Real Santa / Christmas singer on Radio (voice)
 2005 Weekends at the DL (TV Series)
Michael Johnson
- Episode #1.14 (2005) ... Michael Johnson
 2004 Pryor Offenses (TV Movie)
Willie the Wino
 2004 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Wayne - Wade's Uncle
- Rewriting History (2004) ... Wayne - Wade's Uncle (voice)
 2003-2004 The Tracy Morgan Show (TV Series)
Spoon
- The Sporting Life (2004) ... Spoon
- Career Day (2004) ... Spoon
- Class Clown (2004) ... Spoon
- Super Boy (2004) ... Spoon
- Vacation (2004) ... Spoon
 2003 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Oran Jones
- Adventures in BeBe-Sitting (2003) ... Oran Jones (voice)
 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Scofflaw
- The Princess and the Pauper (2000) ... Scofflaw (voice)
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Smoke Eye Howard
- Three Men and a Buckeye (1997) ... Smoke Eye Howard
 1996-1997 Waynehead (TV Series)
Dad
- Rebel Without a Paw (1997) ... Dad
- Bummed Out (1997) ... Dad
- Dad's a Spaz (1996) ... Dad
 1994 Cosmic Slop (TV Movie) (segment "The First Commandment")
 1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Augustus Adams
- The Harder They Fall (1994) ... Augustus Adams
 1993 Townsend Television (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1993)
- Episode #1.9 (1993)
- Episode #1.8 (1993)
- Episode #1.7 (1993)
- Episode #1.6 (1993)
 1993 Martin (TV Series)
Uncle Junior
 1992 The Boys (TV Movie)
Bert
 1991 Sunday in Paris (TV Short)
Fredic Dickson
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Mark Steadman
- On Your Honor (1990) ... Mark Steadman
 1988 Amen (TV Series)
The Bailiff
- A Slight Case of Murder: Part 2 (1988) ... The Bailiff
- A Slight Case of Murder: Part 1 (1988) ... The Bailiff
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series)
Ray Parrish
- Season's Greetings (1987) ... Ray Parrish
 1987 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
Adam
- Family Life (1987) ... Adam
 1987 227 (TV Series)
Man #2
- Low Noon (1987) ... Man #2
 1986 You Again? (TV Series)
Osborne
- Good Neighbors (1986) ... Osborne
 1982 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Businessman
 1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Detective Davies
- Circumstantial Evidence (1982) ... Detective Davies
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Frank Wales
- School of Terror (1979) ... Frank Wales
 1979 Good Times (TV Series)
Officer Lawson
- A Matter of Mothers (1979) ... Officer Lawson
 1978 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
D.J.
- Disco Dollar Disaster (1978) ... D.J.
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Tom
- Final Round (1978) ... Tom
 1977 The Richard Pryor Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Various (uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Various (uncredited)
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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

The only actor, other than Ice Cube, to appear in all three "Friday movies. See more »

Nickname:

Spoon

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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