January 27, 1942
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
John Witherspoon is an African-American comedian and actor who has roles in over 20 movies and television shows. He has been acting for over three decades and starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Boomerang (1992), and the Friday film series. He has also made appearances on television shows such as Barnaby Jones (1973), The Wayans Brothers (1994-99), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), and Boondocks (2005). Witherspoon has also recently finished his stand-up comedy tour. He has also taken his success in acting into screenwriting a movie called From the Old School where he takes the role as an elderly working man who tries to prevent a neighborhood convenience store from being developed into a strip club. Witherspoon has just come out with The John Witherspoon Collection, which is a line of comical greeting cards known as Spoon Cards.