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John Witherspoon

Highest Rated:   93% House Party (1990)
Lowest Rated:   0% A Thousand Words (2012)
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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
44% Reality Queen!
  • Joe The Plumber
2020
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
93% House Party
  • Mr. Strickland
1990
No Score Yet Jock Jokes
  • Actor
1989
81% 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
  • Actor
60% Townsend Television
1993
  • Performer

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