John Witherspoon

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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet I Got the Hook-Up 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
78% Friday Jones 1995
18% Fatal Instinct Arch 1993
29% The Meteor Man Clarence James Carter III 1993
30% 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
19% The Jazz Singer M.C. Cinderella Club 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Black Jesus
2014
Lloyd Hamilton
  • 2019
  • 2015
  • 2014
91% black-ish
2014
James Brown
  • 2016
  • 2015
54% 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
40% The Tracy Morgan Show
2003-2004
Spoon
  • 2004
  • 2003
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
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Tom
  • 1978
60% The Richard Pryor Show
1977
60% Townsend Television
1993
Performer

QUOTES FROM John Witherspoon CHARACTERS

Mrs. Jones
Now your father... he has game.
Mr. Jones
Don't nobody go in the bathroom for about 35, 45 minutes.
Craig
You call that game?
Mr. Jones
Everytime I come in the kitchen, you in the kitchen. In the goddamn refrigerator. Eatin' up all the food. All the chitlin... All the pig feet... All the collard greens... All the hog maws. I wanna eat some of them chitlins, I love pig feet!
Mr. Jackson
You got to coordinate
Mr. Jackson
You got to coordinate.