John Witherspoon Net Worth
John Witherspoon Net Worth: John Witherspoon was an American comedian and actor who had a net worth of $4 million at the time of his death in 2019. John Witherspoon was born on January 27, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. He was probably best-known for his role as Willie Jones in the "Friday" film series.
Early Life: On of 11 siblings, the family's real last name was "Weatherspoon". His older brother William Weatherspoon was a Motown songwriter who wrote a number of hit songs in the 1960s. John worked as a model in the 1960s and 70s while launching a comedy career. He eventually befriended comedians like Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, David Letterman and Jay Leno.
Success: His first television appearance came in 1970 on the CBS series "Barnaby Jones". That led to appearances on shows like "Good Times", "What's Happening" and "The Incredible Hulk". In 1977, Witherspoon became a regular on the series "The Richard Pryor Show". This led to an appearance on "WKRP In Cincinnati" in 1978. He acted steadily throughout the '80s and '90s on dozens of series.
He made his film debut in 1980's "The Jazz Singer". Other notable film roles would include 1987's "Hollywood Shuffle", 1988's "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka", 1990's "Houseparty" and 1992's "Boomerang".
It was his appearance in 1995's "Friday" that put John Witherspoon on the map. The stoner buddy comedy was written by Ice Cube and directed by F. Gary Gray (his directorial debut). The film also starred Ice Cube in addition to Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Robert Lockhart.
From 1995 he starred on "The Wayans Bros." comedy series. He was a main cast member, appearing 101 episodes of the show. He appeared in 18 episodes of "The Tracy Morgan Show" between 2003 and 2004. Between 2005 and 2014 he appeared in 55 episodes of "The Boondocks". Between 2014 to 2019 he appeared in 31 episodes of "Black Jesus".
John Witherspoon appeared in a number of music videos, including Jay-Z's "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" and Field Mob's :Sick of Being Lonely".
Personal Life and Death: John was married to Angela Robinson from 1988 until his death in 2019. They had two children together. David Letterman is godfather to both children. Unfortunately John died on October 29, 2019 at the age of 77.
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 27, 1942 - Oct 29, 2019 (77 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|