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Date of Birth: 1942 , January-27
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name John Witherspoon
Birth Name John Weatherspoon
Nick Name Spoon
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Detroit, Michigan, US
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor and Comedian
Net Worth $8 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Married Yes
Married to Angela Robinson Witherspoon
Children Alexander Witherspoon, John David Witherspoon
Divorce No
TV Show Black Jesus
Siblings William Weatherspoon, Cato Weatherspoon

Quick Timeline of John Witherspoon

1942 Born in Detroit, Michigan
1988 Married to Angela Robinson
1960 Began his career as a comedian
1970 Television Career Deut

Detail Timeline of John Witherspoon

January 27 , 1942

Born in Detroit, Michigan

Born in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America. His birth name was John Weatherspoon, later changed his surname to Witherspoon. He is also known by the nicknames of Spoon and “Mexico” John Witherspoon.

1988

Married to Angela Robinson

John is married to Angela Robinson since 1988 and is free from divorce rumors.They have two children together named John David and Alexander Witherspoon. The happy family lives in Sherman Oaks, California, US.

1960

Began his career as a comedian

In his childhood days, he did occasional work as a model. Since the 1960s, he began his interest towards comedy. And from that time on, he began his stand up comedy career. He also made many friends while he was in this business like Tim Reid, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, and David Letterman.

1970

Television Career Deut

His comedian career played a crucial part into his acting role. He first appeared on the 1970s CBS television show Barnaby Jones, which was about a father and daughter-in-law that ran a private detective and investigation firm in Los Angeles.

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John Witherspoon born as John Weatherspoon is an American comedian and actor famed for his work in movies like Friday (1995), Next Friday (2000) and Little Nicky (2000). Blessed with a successful career, John is enjoying a happy married life with wife Angela Robinson.

John Witherspoon was born on January 27, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America as John Weatherspoon. He later changed his surname to "Witherspoon. John is one of the eleven children of his parents. He has one older sibling, William Witherspoon, went on to become a songwriter in Detroit for Motown.

In his childhood days, Witherspoon did occasional work as a model. Since the 1960s, he began his interest towards comedy. And from that time on, he began his career as a stand-up comedian. His comedian career acted as a bridge for his acting career. John Witherspoon first appeared on the 1970s CBS television show Barnaby Jones

He also made many friends while he was in this business like Tim Reid (while working on WKRP in Cincinnati and The Richard Pryor Show), Robin Williams (on The Richard Pryor Show), Jay Leno, and David Letterman

He earned a lot from his acting career and also as a comedian. For movie Friday After Next (2002) alongside Ice Cube, he received around $1,000,000, and he has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2018, though has kept the property details undercover.

John is a married man. He married Angela Robinson in 1988. The couple has 2 children together named John David and Alexander Witherspoon. He is not involved in any kind of extramarital affairs and is not rumored to having any girlfriend. He is being a loving and humble spouse to his wife, Angela Robinson and lives in Sherman Oaks, California, US.