John Witherspoon Net Worth

Net Worth$4 Million
Date of Birth27 January 1942
Last Updated2020


John witherspoon Net Worth, How did the late American comedian and actor acquired his wealth? Read on to find out more about John Witherspoon Net Worth and his career.

John Witherspoon Net Worth

John Witherspoon Early Life

He was an American comedian and actor. John Witherspoon got married to Angela Robinson from 1988 until his death in 2019. They had two children together. David Letterman is godfather to both children. Unfortunately, John died on October 29, 2019 at the age of 77.

His family’s real last name was ‘Weatherspoon’. His older brother William Weatherspoon was a Motown songwriter who wrote a number of hit songs in the 1960s.

John Witherspoon Career

John Witherspoon was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 27, 1942. He was probably best-known for his role as Willie Jones in the “Friday” film series.

He worked as a model in the 1960s and 70s while launching a comedy career. John eventually befriended comedians like Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, David Letterman and Jay Leno.

His first television appearance came in 1970 on the CBS series ‘Barnaby Jones’. That led to appearances on shows like ‘Good Times’, ‘What’s Happening’ and ‘The Incredible Hulk’. Witherspoon became a regular on the series ‘The Richard Pryor Show’ in 1977.

This led to an appearance on ‘WKRP In Cincinnati’ in 1978. He acted steadily throughout the ’80s and ’90s on dozens of series. John made his film debut in 1980’s ‘The Jazz Singer’. Other notable film roles would include 1987’s ‘Hollywood Shuffle’, 1988’s ‘I’m Gonna Get You Sucka’, 1990’s “Houseparty” and 1992’s ‘Boomerang’.

His appearance in 1995’s “Friday” placed John Witherspoon on the map. The stoner buddy comedy was written by Ice Cube and directed by F. Gary Gray (his directorial debut). The film also starred Ice Cube in addition to Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Robert Lockhart.

From 1995 he starred in “The Wayans Bros.” comedy series. John was a main cast member, appearing 101 episodes of the show. John appeared in 18 episodes of “The Tracy Morgan Show” between 2003 and 2004. Between 2005 and 2014 he appeared in 55 episodes of “The Boondocks”. 

From 2014 to 2019 he appeared in 31 episodes of “Black Jesus”. John also appeared in a number of music videos, including Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” and Field Mob’s :Sick of Being Lonely”.

John Witherspoon Net Worth

John Witherspoon Net Worth as at the time of death was $4 Million. John Witherspoon Net Worth was earned from his career as a comedian and an actor.


John Witherspoon was an American comedian and actor who was probably best-known for his role as Willie Jones in the “Friday” film series.

His first television appearance came in 1970 on the CBS series ‘Barnaby Jones’. 

As of 2020, John Witherspoon’s net worth is $4 Million.


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