Johnny Whitaker

John Whitaker

Highest Rated: 86% The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

Lowest Rated: 86% The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

Birthday: Dec 13, 1959

Birthplace: Van Nuys, California, USA

With his shock of curly red hair and boy-next-door looks, Johnny Whitaker was seemingly omnipresent as an in-demand child star during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Born in Van Nuys, the California native was introduced to acting when he landed a television commercial for a local car dealership when he was three. By the mid-1960s, he'd been the original actor to play soap opera character Scotty Baldwin in "General Hospital" and made his feature film debut alongside Brian Keith in the 1966 Norman Jewison comedy "The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming." Keith liked working with him so much that he arranged for Whitaker to test for the role of Jody Patterson, the six-year-old nephew of his character Bill Davis in the 1966 sitcom "Family Affair." When the show was canceled in 1971, Whitaker quickly transitioned into a number of 1972 Walt Disney film roles-a remake of "The Biscuit Eater," the screwball comedy "Snowball Express," and the action/drama "Napoleon and Samantha." The following year he gave costar Jodie Foster her first on-screen kiss as the title character in a musical adaptation of "Tom Sawyer." He also landed the role of Johnny Stuart in the Saturday morning Sid and Marty Krofft series, "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters." Yearning for a sense of normalcy, Whitaker semi-retired from acting and turned his efforts in adulthood towards missionary work, becoming a computer consultant and a passionate advocate for child actors.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 14% The Wrong Child Mr. Haight (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 14% Knock 'Em Dead Jack (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 37% A Talking Cat? Phil (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 33% A Talking Pony? Horatio (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mulligan's Stew Mark Mulligan (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic Pony Unknown (Voice) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mystery in Dracula's Castle Alfie (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 51% Tom Sawyer Tom Sawyer (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 60% Snowball Express Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 48% The Biscuit Eater Lonnie McNeil (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 43% Napoleon and Samantha Napoleon (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 19% Something Evil Stevie Worden (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 56% The Littlest Angel Michael (Character) - 1969
86% 75% The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Jerry Maxwell (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sigmund and the Sea Monsters Johnny Stuart (Character) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Shem Todd (Guest Star) 1971 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Jody (Character) 1966-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Jack (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968

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