John Witherspoon

Highest Rated: 96% House Party (1990)
Lowest Rated: 0% A Thousand Words (2012)
Birthday: Jan 27, 1942
Birthplace: Not Available
One of 11 siblings. Elder brother, William, became a songwriter in for Motown. Has a passion for music and plays the trumpet and French horn. Began his stand-up comedy career in the 1960s and 1970s, where he met friends Robin Williams, Jay Leno, and David Letterman. Has appeared in a number of music videos, including Jay-Z's "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)". David Letterman is the godfather to his two sons.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet I Got the Hookup 2 Mr. Mimm 2019
0% A Thousand Words Blind Man $18.5M 2012
No Score Yet Chick Magnet Actor 2011
No Score Yet John Witherspoon: You Got to Coordinate Actor 2008
No Score Yet After Sex Gene 2007
12% Little Man Pops $58.3M 2006
No Score Yet Da Station Actor 2006
No Score Yet God's Gift Actor 2006
18% Soul Plane Blind Man $14M 2004
26% Friday After Next Mr. Jones $33M 2002
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Zoo Bear #2 $111.5M 2001
22% Little Nicky Street Vendor $38.6M 2000
11% The Ladies Man Scrap Iron $13.4M 2000
22% Next Friday Mr. Jones 2000
17% I Got The Hook-Up Mr. Mimm 1998
76% Bulworth Reverend Morris 1998
No Score Yet Ride Roscoe 1998
No Score Yet High Freakquency Wes 1998
22% Sprung Detective 1997
No Score Yet Fakin' Da Funk Bill 1997
10% Vampire in Brooklyn Silas 1995
77% Friday Jones 1995
18% Fatal Instinct Arch 1993
29% The Meteor Man Clarence James Carter III 1993
22% Bebe's Kids 1st Card Player 1992
44% Boomerang Mr. Jackson 1992
No Score Yet Killer Tomatoes Strike Back Evan Rood 1991
35% The Five Heartbeats Wild Rudy 1991
No Score Yet Talkin' Dirty After Dark Dukie 1991
96% House Party Mr. Strickland 1990
No Score Yet Jock Jokes Actor 1989
80% Bird Sid 1988
64% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Reverend 1988
No Score Yet Kidnapped Pimp 1987
25% Ratboy Heavy 1986
88% Hollywood Shuffle Mr. Jones 1982
15% The Jazz Singer M.C. Cinderella Club 1980

TV

CREDIT
91% black-ish
2014
James Brown
  • 2016
  • 2015
100% Black Jesus
2014-2015
Lloyd Hamilton
  • 2015
  • 2014
48% The Boondocks
2005-2014
Voice Robert "Grandad" Freeman
  • 2014
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Judge
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Proud Family
2001-2005
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
Pops/James John `Pops' Williams
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Smoke Eye
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Augusteus Adams
  • 1994
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
Uncle Junior
  • 1993
No Score Yet Good Times
1974-1979
Officer Lawson
  • 1979
No Score Yet WKRP in Cincinnati
1978-1982
Umpire
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Tom
  • 1978
60% The Richard Pryor Show
1977

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