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John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA on 27th January 1942. Died in 2019 aged 77 years old.
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John Witherspoon was an actor with a career spanning 40 years, from 1980 to 2020, starting at the age of 38. His first film was The Jazz Singer and his last film was Reality Queen!. A lot of his work was in the Comedy and Romance genres.

Known For


Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
Reality Queen! poster Reality Queen! 2020 1h 24m
A Thousand Words poster A Thousand Words 2012 1h 31m
Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen poster Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen 2010 -
Little Man poster Little Man 2006 1h 38m
Soul Plane poster Soul Plane 2004 1h 26m
Friday After Next poster Friday After Next 2002 1h 25m
Dr. Dolittle 2 poster Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 1h 27m
Little Nicky poster Little Nicky 2000 1h 30m
The Ladies Man poster The Ladies Man 2000 1h 24m
Next Friday poster Next Friday 2000 1h 38m
Bulworth poster Bulworth 1998 1h 48m
Fakin' Da Funk poster Fakin' Da Funk 1997 1h 29m
Vampire in Brooklyn poster Vampire in Brooklyn 1995 1h 40m
Friday poster Friday 1995 1h 37m
Cosmic Slop poster Cosmic Slop 1994 1h 23m
Fatal Instinct poster Fatal Instinct 1993 1h 31m
The Meteor Man poster The Meteor Man 1993 1h 40m
Bebe's Kids poster Bebe's Kids 1992 1h 12m
Boomerang poster Boomerang 1992 1h 57m
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! poster Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! 1991 1h 27m
Talkin' Dirty After Dark poster Talkin' Dirty After Dark 1991 1h 29m
Sunday in Paris poster Sunday in Paris 1991 30m
House Party poster House Party 1990 1h 40m
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka poster I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 1h 28m
Bird poster Bird 1988 2h 41m
Kidnapped poster Kidnapped 1987 1h 40m
Hollywood Shuffle poster Hollywood Shuffle 1987 1h 22m
The Jazz Singer poster The Jazz Singer 1980 1h 55m

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Tony Cox
3 films together
Vickilyn Reynolds
Vickilyn Reynolds
3 films together
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David Alan Grier
3 films together


His Top Genres 1
33% Comedy
+ 69 more
His Top Years
11% 2000
+ 18 more
Top Character Types
100% Dog Catcher
Hero or Villain?
100% Good
Role Type
100% Support

1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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John Witherspoon FAQ

How old was John Witherspoon when he died?

77 years old.

When was John Witherspoon born?

27th January 1942

Where was John Witherspoon born?

Detroit, Michigan, USA

What is John Witherspoon known for?
Has John Witherspoon won an Oscar?

No, he never won an Oscar.

Has John Witherspoon won a BAFTA?

No, he never won an BAFTA.

What ethnicity is John Witherspoon?

He was Black.