John Witherspoon (born January 27, 1942 – died October 29, 2019) was an American Comedian and Actor from Detroit, Michigan. He performed dozen of television shows and films. Furthermore, he gained stardom for his Willie Jones role in the Friday TV show.
His first TV appearance was in Barnaby Jones CBS program (1970). He briefly portrayed the character of the counselor of the drug-addicted youth.
Subsequently, John approached for the television programs The Tracy Morgan Show, The Wayans Bros, The Boondocks, Black Jesus and The Five Heartbeats. He also went back into his comedian roots. In addition to this, he started a comedy tour that aired on the Showtime Network in 2008.
However, his sudden death announcement broke out on October 29, 2019. Witherspoon found dead at his home. Numerous celebrities Ice Cube, Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson took Twitter and paid respect to John.
Early Life, Parents, Childhood & Siblings
John “Pops” Witherspoon was born on the 27th of January 1942 (age 77 Years Old, in 2019) in Detroit. He changed his last name from Weatherspoon to Witherspoon.
He was among 11 children of his father Prophet Cato, II and Tennesee Weatherspoon (mother). John’s sister Gertrude Stacks served as an Evangelist and Pastor in the Pentecostal church.
Another sibling Cato worked on the Director place in PBS-TV Network/CH56. His older brother William became a successful songwriter and penned What Becomes of the Brokenhearted song (1966).
Wedding with Angela Robinson & Children
Witherspoon tied the wedding knot in 1988 with his wife Angela Robinson Witherspoon (Actress). Furthermore, his life partner beautifully handled her home business. The couple together raised their sons John David (“J.D.”) and Alexander Witherspoon.
The family members resided in Sherman Oaks, California. JD usually created gameplay videos on YouTube.
In addition to this, John’s elder child presented the Confetti game show on Facebook Watch. David Letterman (TV Host, Comedian, and Writer) supported the Witherspoon boys.
|Real Full Birth Name||John “Pops” Witherspoon.|
|Profession||Comedian and Actor.|
|In The News For||Suddenly died on October 29, 2019 in his home.|
|Age (As of 2019)||77 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||January 27, 1942.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Detroit, Michigan (United States).|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Aquarius.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|House In||Sherman Oaks, California (USA).|
|Death Date||October 29, 2019.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 178 cm.
Meters: 1.78 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 74 Kg.
Pounds: 163 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||41-30-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Parents||Father: Prophet Cato, II.
Mother: Tennesee Weatherspoon.
|Siblings||Brother: William Witherspoon.
Sister: Gertrude Stacks.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Angela Robinson.|
|Son||John David ("J.D.") and Alexander Witherspoon.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Jennifer Aniston.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Manila.|
|Love to do||Playing Musical Instruments & Watching Films.|
|Favorite Food||Mexican Dishes.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$8 Million US Dollars (as of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||$120K-$135K.|
|Home Details||Lived in his house in Sherman Oaks.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about John Witherspoon
- Initially, he was an occasionally model in the industry.
- He was passionate about music and played French Horn and the Trumpet.
- Furthermore, he recognized for the over the top characters in the Houseplay film.
- He played Detective Davis in WKRP Cincinnati 1978 fourth season.
- He gave a voiceover in The Jellies (2019).
- Moreover, Witherspoon’s best skills came out in movies Friday After Next, Boomerang, Bird, and Vampire in Brooklyn.
- He mainly performed in comedy films.
- As per the online websites, John’s net worth reported $8 Million US Dollars (USD).
- On the other hand, he developed a movie From The Old School.
- The story revolved around an elderly man who tried to prevent the convenience store converted into a strip club.
- John Witherspoon’s height stands at 5 ft 10 in tall (178 cm). The weight measurement is 74 Kilograms (163 in Pounds).
- His loved ones called him with his nickname i.e. Pop.
- The two Hollywood films released in 2019 are I Got the Hook Up 2 and Reality Queen.