John Witherspoon is an American comedian and an actor. He became a superstar due to a comedy film “Friday” where he played a role of Willie Jones. He is more popular as a comedian, and as a legendary comedian, he is really an inspiration to the upcoming comedians. Let’s have a close look at the net worth of John Witherspoon in 2020.
Early life and Biography:
John Witherspoon was born on 27 January 1942 in Michigan, United States. His actual surname was “Weatherspoon”, but later he changed it into “Witherspoon”. His brother, William was also a famous songwriter and her another brother, Cato was a long-time director of the PBS-TV Network. From childhood, he was very passionate about acting and comedy.
Curious to know about John Witherspoon’s personal life? Well, John got engaged with Angela Robinson in 1988. They have two children; John David often called J.D. and Alexander. J.D. is a very popular YouTuber, and he makes gameplay videos on YouTube. From 30 years this couple is living a happy married life.
Career, Awards, and Nominations:
John Witherspoon started his career as a model, and after that, in between 1960-1970 he started doing stand-up comedy. As a stand-up comedian, he came in the surrounding of legendary actors such as Tim Reid, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, etc. He appeared on a TV for the first time through the show “Barnaby Jones”. After that, he never looked back and gave some extraordinary TV performances. Later, he acted for a sitcom “What’s Happening!!” and “The Incredible Hulk”. In 1977, he was also the part of “The Richard Prayer Show” which was nothing but a comedy show.
Although he is a comedian, he loves to sing and perform in a music video. This passion for music led him to appear in music videos such as “I Just Wanna Love U”, “Sick Of Being Only”, “They Don’t Dance No Mo” and “Ain’t Nobody”, etc.
John loves his profession too much that he started a comedy tour which was aired on Showtime Network in 2008. When he again started his comedy tour in 2009, he performed at 11 different places in the United States.
In his entire career as an actor, he acted in more than 20 movies. He gained popularity after the film “Friday”. His other successful films are “Hollywood Shuffle”, “The Meteor Man”, “Boomerang”, “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka” and “House Party”. The line “Bang Bang…bang bang bang” became the signature line of Witherspoon after his acting in the movie “Boomerang”.
Net Worth and Earnings:
What do you think about the net worth of this multi-talented comedian? John Witherspoon has an estimated net worth of around $10.5 million. He makes his fortune from the work he does in comedy shows, movies. He earns a majority of his net worth as a comedian and also worked in animated series such as “The Proud Family”, “Kim Possible”, etc. John also owns a website called as bangbangbangbang.com which also adds a small amount of revenue to his huge wealth.
John Witherspoon emerged as a successful comedian in American comedy industry. His exemplary work has earned him recognition as well as a huge wealth of $10.5 million. As we know that, you just can’t make anybody laugh their heart out. A comedian is much more talented than just an actor. It is indeed an art, and John Witherspoon is blessed with this art.