List of John Witherspoon Movies

Team Anfotimes 27 Dec 2023 10:29 am
Here is a list of all movies by American actor John Witherspoon.

John Witherspoon, born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 27, 1942, was more than just an actor and comedian; he was a comedic force that left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. Known for his infectious laughter and sharp wit, Witherspoon's career spanned decades, showcasing his versatility as a stand-up comedian and a beloved television and film actor.

Growing up in a bustling household with 11 siblings, Witherspoon's early passion for music led him to master the trumpet and French horn. However, it was his undeniable talent for comedy that would soon take center stage. In the 1960s and 1970s, Witherspoon embarked on his stand-up comedy journey, building friendships with comedy icons like Richard Pryor, Tim Reid, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, and David Letterman.

Witherspoon seamlessly transitioned from the stand-up circuit to the silver screen, gracing audiences with his presence in a string of iconic films. From the "Friday" series, where he immortalized the character Willie Jones, to classics like "Hollywood Shuffle," "Boomerang," and "Vampire in Brooklyn," Witherspoon's performances were a testament to his comedic genius.

His television career was equally illustrious, with memorable appearances on shows like "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "The Wayans Bros.," and "The Boondocks," where he lent his voice to the beloved character Granddad. Witherspoon's portrayal of John "Pops" Williams on "The Wayans Bros." solidified him as a father figure not just on screen but in the hearts of fans worldwide.


John Witherspoon All Movies List

Year Title Role
1980 The Jazz Singer M.C. Cinderella Club
1986 Ratboy Heavy
1987 Hollywood Shuffle Mr. Jones
1988 Bird Sid
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Reverend
1990 House Party Mr. Strickland
1991 The Five Heartbeats Wild Rudy
Talkin Dirty After Dark Dukie
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back Evan Rood
1992 Boomerang Mr. Jackson
Bébé's Kids Card Player 
1993 The Meteor Man Clarence James Carter III
Fatal Instinct Arch
1994 Murder Was the Case Drunk 
1995 Friday Willie Jones
Vampire in Brooklyn Silas Green
1997 Sprung Detective
Fakin' da Funk Bill
1998 Ride Roscoe
Bulworth Reverend Morris
I Got the Hook-Up Mr. Mimm
High Freakquency Wes Thomas
2000 Next Friday Willie Jones
The Ladies Man Scrap Iron
Little Nicky Street Vendor
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Zoo Bear 
2002 Friday After Next Willie Jones
2004 Soul Plane Blind Man
2006 Little Man Pops
God's Gift Store
2007 After Sex Gene
2008 The Super Rumble Mixshow  
The Hustle Mr. Wikes
You Got to Coordinate Himself
2009 Hopelessly in June Mr. Myers
2011 Chick Magnet John
2012 A Thousand Words Blind Old Man
2019 I Got the Hook-Up 2 Mr. Mimm
2020 Reality Queen Joe The Plumber


Year Title Role
1977 The Richard Pryor Show Various
1978 The Incredible Hulk Tom
What's Happening!! D.J.
1979 Good Times Officer Lawson
Barnaby Jones Frank Wales
1982 WKRP in Cincinnati Detective Davies
Hill Street Blues Businessman
1986 You Again? Osborne
1987 227 Man 
What's Happening Now!! Adam
Frank's Place Ray Parrish
1988 Amen The Balliff
1990 L.A. Law Mark Steadman
1993 Townsend Television Various
Martin Uncle Junior
1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Augustus Adams
1995–1999 The Wayans Bros. John "Pops" Williams
1996–1997 Waynehead Dad
1997 Living Single Smoke Eye Howard
2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Scofflaw
2003–2004 The Proud Family Oran Jones
The Tracy Morgan Show Spoon
2004 Kim Possible Wayne
Pryor Offenses Willie The Wino
2005 Weekends at the D.L. Michael Johnson
2005–2014 The Boondocks Robert "Granddad" Freeman / Blind Man
2006 Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street Real Santa / Christmas Singer on Radio
2008 The Super Rumble Mixshow  
2011 Tosh.0 Fart Section Bus Passenger
2012–2015 The First Family Grandpa Alvin
2013 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja S. Ward Smith
2014 Anger Management Will
2014–2019 Black Jesus Lloyd
2014 Black Dynamite  
2016 Black-ish James Brown
Animals. Jimmy
2017 White Famous Limo Driver
2019 BoJack Horseman Franco Aplenty


Disclaimer: These Data (Table or List Data) are compiled from various sources and by our own research. These data can be approximate and Anfotimes does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data.

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