John Witherspoon was an American actor and comedian best known for appearing in Friday and its sequels Next Friday and Friday After Next.

Short Bio of John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon was born John Weatherspoon on January 27, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He changed his surname from Weatherspoon to Witherspoon.

John Witherspoon
John Witherspoon. Image Source: Wikipedia

He had 10 siblings. His elder brother, William Henry Weatherspoon was a songwriter and record producer. Another one of his siblings, Cato Weatherspoon was a director for PBS TV Network in Detroit. His sister, Gertrude Stacks Weatherspoon is a pastor in Detroit.

John passed away at the age of 77 on October 29, 2019, in Sherman Oaks, California, US. He died of a heat attack at his home. His funeral was held on November 5, 2019. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California.

Personal Life: Married, Wife, and Kids

John Witherspoon was a married man. He walked down the aisle with his wife, Angela Robinson in 1988.

From his marriage with Angela, he gave birth to two kids, John David and Alexander Witherspoon. His son, John David is known for creating gameplay videos on YouTube. He even hosted the mobile game show, Confetti on Facebook Watch. Witherspoon’s best friend, David Letterman is the godfather to his two sons.

Net Worth, Career, and Earnings

John Witherspoon had earned an estimated net worth of around $4 million at the time of his death in 2019. He earned his worth from his career as an actor and comedian.

Witherspoon had appeared in 83 movies and TV shows before his demise. His career started in 1977 when he appeared in The Richard Pryor Show. He then went on to appear in The Incredible Hulk and What’s Happening in 1978.

After that, he appeared in movies and TV shows such as WKRP in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues, You Again?, and so on. Some of his best known appearances were in the Friday series. He is also known for Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang, The Five Heartbeats, The Wayans Bros., The Fresh Prince, and The Tracy Morgan Show.

Quick Facts

When did John Witherspoon Die?

He died on October 29, 2019, in his home in Sherman Oaks, California.

Was He Married?

He was married to Angela Robinson.

Did He have Kids?

He had two kids, John David and Alexander Witherspoon.