John Witherspoon

An American comedian and actor, John Witherspoon was born on January 27, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. He is famous for his appearance in Friday. He is also renowned for the films such as Boomerang and Hollywood Shuffle. He has had his roles on televisions shows The Tracy Morgan , The Boondocks and Black Jesus.

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He made his first television appearance in 1970s from the television show called Barnaby Jones. He subsequently appeared in Good Times as officer. Later, he made his appearance in What’s Happening as D.J and as Tommy in The Incredible Hulk. He played in WKRP in Cincinnati.

He had a role in Hill Street Blues, which was the NBC police drama, where he can be seen as a business man. Afterwards that, he played on L.A Law, which was NBC legal dram. He had a role in television series called You Again in 1986, where he played as Osborne. He as well played as guest character in 277 in 1987.  He later played in Amen in 1988.

Talking about his career from 2000 to present, he made his appearance in NBC’s show Last Comic Standing, then he played in The Proud Family, which was an animated show broadcasted from the Disney Channel. In 2003, he began to play in the comedy show called The Tracy Morgan Show, where he played as spoon. He had a guest role in 2004 in Disney Channel’s named Kim Possible, which was also an animation series about the teenage girl crime. He can be again seen in 2005 on comedy central talk show named Weekends at the D.L. After that, he made his appearance in 2008, the super Rumble Mixshow. In 2011, he can be seen in Final Destination spoof along with Dawson in Youtube.

He also played in number of music videos, such as I Just Wanna Love U, Sick of Being Lonely and many more. He wrote the movie called From the Old School.

He had an affair with his long time girlfriend Angel Robinson, couple later, married in 1988, they have two children. They are Alexander and John Daved.

His full name at birth is John Witherspoon and other names are Pops and Detroit. Pops age is 72.  He looks very handsome because he delivers a perfect height measurement and it is approximately 178 cm, which is about 5 feet and 10 inches tall. Detroit hair color is Salt and Pepper. Star sign is Aquarius. Sexuality is straight and he is not a gay. Black is his ethnicity and nationality is American. Claim to fame is Friday.

Let’s know about some interesting fact about him, He worked as a fashion model at Detroit. His brother is no less successful and renowned than him, William Weatherspoon, who is a producer and songwriter, worked for “What Becomes of The Brokenhearted”. Cousin of renowned songwriter and singer of the 60s. He succeeded to plant him as the single actor in Ice Cube to play in all three “Friday moves”. He has been working from 1995 for Friday, where his benefit from the show in 1995 was $10000, Next Friday was $ 400,000 in 2000 and Friday after next was $ 1000,000 in 2002.

He has gained high degree of success in his lifetime, his net worth is $ 8 million dollars. His fan can catch him at twitter and Facebook. Or, can follow at his official website His biography can be found at wiki and

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 27 Jan, 1942
Age: 78 yrs
Occupations: Comedian
Voice actor
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Detroit
Gender: Male
Description: American actor
Twitter Id: John_pops_spoon
Spouse: Angela Robinson Witherspoon[1987-2019]
Net Worth 2021: 4 million
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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