John Witherspoon Net Worth, Age, Body Measurement, Family and Career

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John Witherspoon is an American actor and comedian. He is popularly known as the character of Willie Jones that he played in the Friday series. He was born on 27 January 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. His elder brother William Witherspoon is a songwriter.

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The famous song What Becomes of the Brokenhearted? was co-written by John. He started his career as a stand-up comedian during 1960s. John made his TV debut with the CBS TV show Barnaby Jones. In 1977 he was seen in The Richard Pryor Show.

After that, he performed in some more TV shows including What’s Happening!!, The Incredible Hulk, Bombay Jones, Street Hill Blues, What’s Happening Now!!, You Again, Amen, Townsend Television, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, The Wayans Bros, The Proud Family, and The Tracy Morgan Show. John was first casted in the film The Jazz Singer in the year 1980. The film Friday and its sequels Next Friday and Friday After Next rose John to heights of success and he got much better recognition after his performance in these films.

John has worked in several other hit films including House Party, Boomerang, Murder Was the Case, The Ladies Man, Dr. Dolittle 2, and A Thousand Words. Unfortunately, John Witherspoon died on 29 October 2019 due to heart attack. He died at the age of 77. At the time of his death he was residing in his home in Sherman Oaks, California.

John Witherspoon Personal Details

Real NameJohn Witherspoon
Age77 Years
Date of Birth27 January 1942
Place of BirthDetroit, Michigan, United States
Marital StatusMarried
Profession / OccupationActor and comedian

John Witherspoon Body Stats

Height1.78 m
Weight80 kg
Body Type Average 
Chest SizeUnknown
Eyes ColorBrown
Hair ColorMedium brown
Shoe SizeUnknown
Dress SizeUnknown

John Witherspoon Family Details

Spouse / Wife NameAngela Robinson-Witherspoon (m. 1988–2019)
Father NameUnknown
Mother NameDorothea Witherspoon
ChildrenAlexander Witherspoon, John David Witherspoon
SiblingsWilliam Witherspoon and Cato Witherspoon

John Witherspoon Net Worth

John Witherspoon’s net worth at the time of his death was around $4 million. he was a remarkable actor and comedian who is still remembered for his Friday series. He has also worked in a number of films which also contribute a lot to his wealth.

Till his death in 2019, he has worked continuously which proves his dedication and love towards his work. This is the reason that, even after his death, he is still in the hearts of his fans.

“I always tell comics you got to hang with your stand-up.”- John Witherspoon

Interesting Facts about John Witherspoon

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  • John married Angela Robinson in the year 1988. They were still together till John’s death in 2019. The couple is parents to two beautiful kids Alexander Witherspoon and John David Witherspoon.
  • John was an amazing father. His words reflect how much responsible and considered he was for his kids:

“I’m every father. I’m not only a black father. I’m a white father. I’m a Chinese father. I’m a Mexican father. I’m all fathers that want their sons out of the house and stop eating up all the food. Get a job, please. Stop looking at the TV.”- John Witherspoon

Updated: February 10, 2021 — 3:11 pm