John Witherspoon is the type of comedian who doesn’t need to say a word to make a room erupt with laughter; all he needs is one hilarious sideways glance to bring down the house. A comedic force with more than 40 years in the business, Witherspoon is best known for his roles in the “Friday” movies, “The Wayans Brothers,” and Adult Swim’s “The Boondocks.”
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You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice
Cube's (Craig's) outrageously funny, dog-catching
dad in New Line
Cinema's smash urban trilogy Friday, Next Friday
& Friday After Next, or as
"Pops" on the long-running syndicated sitcom The
Brothers or as Spoon on NBC's The Tracy Morgan Show.
thing's for sure... once you've seen Witherspoon you
completely understand why he has earned the reputation as one of
America's funniest dads
Witherspoon has brought to life some of the most
hilarious, unforgettable characters ever including, David Allen
Grier's fashionably challenged, mushroom-wearing
father in the romantic comedy Boomerang, and the quirky, diner-owning
"Pops" on The WB's The Wayans Brothers. His
scene-stealing roles in Boomerang, Little Nicky, House Party, Vampire in
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, made him one of the most
memorable funny men in America.
You've seen him in everything from popular music
videos alongside Jay Z and Sugar Ray---to sitcoms opposite The Wayans
Brothers and Saturday Night
Live's, Tracy Morgan---to blockbuster movies
alongside Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Tucker and Ice Cube, amongst
others. Not only does
Witherspoon's work span over four decades to include
blockbuster movies, hit-television shows, commercials, and top-rated
music videos, but
he's coined his own catch phrases... as in...
"Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!" and "You Gotta
You have to wonder how a comedian whose work can be
traced back as far as WKRP in Cincinnati and Barnaby Jones, can still be
relevant today. His roles in the Friday series, (Friday, Next Friday,
Friday After Next), Soul Plane, Ladies Man, Boomerang, Vampire in
Brooklyn, Little Nicky, House Party, etc. are arguably some of the most
hilarious bits of comedy to date. The Orange County Register describes
the comedian/actor as being in a class of his own. "Witherspoon is one
of those performers who doesn't need a funny line to be funny. Just
standing there in a truculent posture with a suspicious look, he is
funny and enlivens every scene he's in." The Detroit-bred comic has
proven that he is a Hollywood mainstay and continues to land coveted
spots in some of
America's favorite movies and television shows.
Witherspoon will have America laughing once again
this fall in his wickedly funny role in the highly anticipated animated
Boondock's (The Cartoon Network). He stars as the
eccentric "Grandad" in the series based on the award winning and
politically charged comic strip. Additionally, Witherspoon has lent his
voice to other top-rated animated shows including, The Proud Family and
Kim Possible, amongst others. Witherspoon continues to tour around the
country with his wildly popular stand-up show and recently launched The
John Witherspoon Collection---a complete line of humorous greeting cards
called Spoon Cards.