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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 Friday (1995), Next Friday (2000) and Little Nicky (2000). He has been married to Angela Robinson Witherspoon since 1988. They have two children. See full bio »

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Thu, Oct 18 12:45 PM EDT on MTV (250)
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Known For

Friday Mr. Jones
(1995)
Next Friday Mr. Jones
(2000)
Little Nicky Street Vendor
(2000)
Littleman Pops
(2006)

Filmography

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 2019 Reality Queen!
Joe The Plumber
 2017 White Famous (TV Series)
Limo Driver
- Pilot (2017) ... Limo Driver
 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
 2013-2015 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (TV Series)
S. Ward Smith
- Ball's Well That Friends Well (2015) ... S. Ward Smith (voice)
- Sword Quest (2013) ... S. Ward Smith (voice)
 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
 2005-2014 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Robert 'Granddad' Freeman / Blind Man
- The New Black (2014) ... Robert 'Granddad' Freeman (voice)
- Stinkmeaner: Begun the Clone War Has (2014) ... Robert 'Granddad' Freeman (voice)
- I Dream of Siri (2014) ... Robert 'Granddad' Freeman (voice)
- Freedomland (2014) ... Robert 'Granddad' Freeman (voice)
- Granddad Dates a Kardashian (2014) ... Robert 'Granddad' Freeman (voice)
 2012/I A Thousand Words
Blind Man
 2011 Chick Magnet (Video)
John
 2011 Tosh.0 (TV Series)
Fart Section Bus Passenger
- Fart Bus Kid (2011) ... Fart Section Bus Passenger
 2008 The Hustle
Mr. Wikes
 2008 The Super Rumble Mixshow (TV Series)
 2007 After Sex
Gene
 2006 Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street (TV Movie)
Real Santa / Christmas singer on Radio (voice)
 2006 Littleman
Pops
 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)
 2004 Soul Plane
Blind Man
 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
 2003-2004 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Oran Jones
- Suga Mama's Believers (2004) ... Oran Jones (voice)
- The Legend of Johnny Lovely (2003) ... Oran Jones (voice)
- Adventures in BeBe-Sitting (2003) ... Oran Jones (voice)
 2002 Friday After Next
Mr. Jones
 2001 Dr. Dolittle 2
Zoo Bear #2 (voice)
 2000 Little Nicky
Street Vendor
 2000 Jay-Z: I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) (Video short)
Man in White (uncredited)
 2000 The Ladies Man
Scrap Iron
 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Scofflaw
- The Princess and the Pauper (2000) ... Scofflaw (voice)
 2000 Next Friday
Mr. Jones
 1995-1999 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
John 'Pops' Williams
- Rope-a-Dope (1999) ... John 'Pops' Williams
- Three on a Couch (1999) ... John 'Pops' Williams
- Dreamgirl (1999) ... John 'Pops' Williams
- Everybody Loves Shawn (1999) ... John 'Pops' Williams
- Hip Hop Pops (1999) ... John 'Pops' Williams
 1998 High Freakquency
Wes Thomas
 1998 I Got the Hook Up
Mr. Mimm
 1998 Bulworth
Reverend Morris
 1998 Ride
Roscoe
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Smoke Eye Howard
- Three Men and a Buckeye (1997) ... Smoke Eye Howard
 1997 Fakin' Da Funk
Bill
 1996-1997 Waynehead (TV Series)
Dad
- Rebel Without a Paw (1997) ... Dad
- Bummed Out (1997) ... Dad
- Dad's a Spaz (1996) ... Dad
 1997 Sprung
Detective
 1996 A Delicatessen Story (Short)
Mel
 1996 Killin' Me Softly
Mr. Gorge
 1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
Silas Green
 1995 Friday
Mr. Jones
 1995 Murder Was the Case: The Movie (Video short)
Drunk #1
 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
- Thanks for Nothing (1993) ... Uncle Junior
 1993 Fatal Instinct
Arch
 1993 The Meteor Man
Clarence James Carter III
 1992 The Boys (TV Movie)
Bert
 1992 Bébé's Kids
Card Player #1 (voice)
 1992 Boomerang
Mr. Jackson
 1991 Killer Tomatoes Strike Back!
Evan Rood
 1991 Sunday in Paris (TV Short)
Fredic Dickson
 1991 The Five Heartbeats
Wild Rudy
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Mark Steadman
- On Your Honor (1990) ... Mark Steadman
 1990 House Party
Mr. Strickland
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Reverend
 1988 Bird
Sid
 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
 1987 Kidnapped
Pimp
 1987 Hollywood Shuffle
Mr. Jones
 1986 You Again? (TV Series)
Osborne
- Good Neighbors (1986) ... Osborne
 1986 Ratboy
Heavy
 1982 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Businessman
 1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Detective Davies
- Circumstantial Evidence (1982) ... Detective Davies
 1980 The Jazz Singer
M.C. Cinderella Club
 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)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (19 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Height:

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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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