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John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon (January 27, 1942) is an American comedian and actor who has had roles in over 28 movies and 20 television shows. Mostly known for the "Friday" series, he has been acting for over three decades and starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Boomerang (1992). He has also made appearances on television shows such as The Wayans Brothers (1995–99), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), Barnaby Jones (1973) and The Boondocks (2005). He has also taken his success in acting and continued it with screen writing a movie called From the Old School where he takes the role as an elderly working man who tries to prevent a neighborhood convenience store from being developed into a strip club. Witherspoon has just come out with The John Witherspoon Collection, which is a line of comical greeting cards known as Spoon Cards. He is the official spokesman for a Washington, D.C. used car dealership. Witherspoon was born John Weatherspoon in Detroit, Michigan. John Witherspoon was born to the last name Weatherspoon but later changed it to Witherspoon. He also goes by the nicknames of Johnny Witherspoon and “mexico” John Witherspoon. John was one of 11 children. One of his older

Ice Cube Making New 'Friday' Movie, According to John Witherspoon (VIDEO)

Ice Cube
Making New 'Friday' Movie Says His Movie Dad

HUGE NEWS from Ice Cube Friday morning ... courtesy of his co-star and movie dad, John Witherspoon -- there's a new 'Friday' movie coming! John was on the radio in Orlando when he dropped the… READ MORE >

'Friday' Star John Witherspoon -- Robin Williams Was A Coke Fiend

'Friday' Star John Witherspoon
Robin Williams Was A Coke Fiend

John Witherspoon has thrown cold water on the homages to Robin Williams ... saying he was a hardcore junkie.Witherspoon -- who played the father in "Friday" -- worked with… READ MORE >

- 981 days ago
Ice Cube -- I NEED My Daddy for New 'Friday' Flick

Ice Cube
I NEED My Daddy for New 'Friday' Flick

Ice Cube knows ... you can't have a "Friday" movie without John Witherspoon to punish the bathrooms.TMZ has learned ... Cube has already reached out to the actor to reprise his role as his… READ MORE >

- 1987 days ago
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