Facts of John Witherspoon
|Full Name||John Witherspoon|
|Birth Name||John Weatherspoon|
|Birth City||Detroit, Michigan|
|No Of Children||2|
|Filmography||Hollywood Shuffle,Boomerang,Vampire In Brooklyn,The Wayanas Bros.,Black Jesus,The Boondocks|
|Date of Birth||27,1942|
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Comedian John Witherspoon?
John Witherspoon is an American actor and comedian who is popular for his role as Willie Jones in the American stoner comedy film Friday starring Ice Cube. As of 2019, Witherspoon is estimated to own net worth of $8 million.
Since his debut in 1977, John has appeared in several movies and TV shows like Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang, Vampire In Brooklyn, The Wayanas Bros., Black Jesus, The Boondocks, and more. Learn more about his assets, house, lifestyle, and others.
John Witherspoon Is Worth Of $8 Million- Know About His Income Sources & Salary
According to Celebrity Net Worth, John is estimated to have a net worth of $8 million as of Aug 2019. He amassed his riches from his professional career as a comedian and actor. Besides, he also earns a decent sum of money from his tours, ticket sales, and concerts.
The average salary of an actor ranges around $15.5k to $52k annually. Whereas, an experienced comedian earns around $15k to $611k yearly.
Prior to his career as a comedian and actor, Witherspoon worked as a model. He began his stand-up comedy career during the 1970s and worked with Tim Reid, Robin Williams, David Letterman, and Jay Leno.
During the 1980s, John started appearing in films and made his debut from The Jazz Singer as M.C. He then appeared in films like Ratboy, Hollywood Shuffle, Bird, House Party, The Five Heartbeats, and more.
John’s career breakthrough role came in 1995 stoner comedy film Friday. He appeared alongside Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Regina King, Nia Long, and Bernie Mac as Willie Jones. Witherspoon was reported to receive $10,000 as his annual salary in the film.
He reprised his role as Willie Jones in the sequel Next Friday and Friday After Next earning $400,000 and $1 million respectively.
Here is a list of John’s notable film works:
|1987||Hollywood Shuffle||Mr. Jones|
|1991||The Five Heartbeats||Wild Rudy|
|1995||Vampire in Brooklyn||Silas Green|
|2001||Dr. Dolittle 2||Zoo Bear #2 (voice)|
|2004||Soul Plane||Blind Man|
|2012||A Thousand Words||Blind Old Man|
|2019||I Got the Hook Up 2||Mr. Mimm|
Similarly, his notable TV shows are The Richard Pryor Show, Good Times, WKRP in Cincinnati, L.A. Law, Waynehead, The Proud Family, The First Family, Black Dynamite, Black-ish, and White Famous.
His upcoming project includes Last Friday where he will reprise his role as Willie Jones.
Moreover, John has made a guest appearance in several music videos like I Just Wanna Love U by Jay-Z, Sick of Being Lonely by Field Mob, They Don’t Dance No Me by Goodie Mob, and Ain’t Nobody by LL Cool J.
Endorsements, Instagram Earnings, And Charity
Witherspoon also pockets an impressive amount of money from his sponsorship and endorsements deals. Although he has not disclosed his contract deals yet.
He is active on social media platform with over 40.8k followers on Twitter, 150k on Instagram, and over 71k on Facebook. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, his Instagram account can earn him around $453 to $756 per sponsored post.
With over 172k subscribers on his self-titled YouTube channel, he is estimated to make $7-$114 per month to $85-$1.4k annually.
Besides, John is also active on social works. However, he is low-key about his part-take in philanthropic works and non-profitable organizations.
Assets- House, Cars, Tax, Insurance, And Expenses
Going through his Instagram profile, John is living a quite decent lifestyle. He is a private person and rarely talks about his assets and property. The same goes to his cars and insurance policy as well.
His expenses depend on his travel, cars, accommodations, foods, and health care. In addition, he surely pays a hefty sum of money from his bulky cash as his tax payment.
John Witherspoon’s Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, Relationship, Kids, And Wife
Born John Weatherspoon on 27th January 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, the United States. He holds American nationality and comes from Afro-American ethnicity.
He has 10 siblings out of which, elder brother William is a songwriter and Cato was a director of the PBS-TV Network/CH56 in Detroit. Similarly, one of his sisters, Dr. Gertrude Stacks is an evangelist and the pastor of a Pentecostal church in Detroit.
Marriage, Wife, And Son
Witherspoon is married to Angela Robinson. The couple has been married since 1988 but their exact marriage date is not revealed.
Together they share two children: John David and Alexander.
Age & Height
John is 77 years old as of 2019. He is 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm tall in height.