Get the John Witherspoon Whip Dat Boomerang Funny T Shirt . John Witherspoon (born John Weatherspoon; January 27, 1942 – October 29, 2019) was an American actor and comedian who performed in dozens of television shows and films. Best known for his role as Willie Jones for the Friday series, Witherspoon also starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Boomerang (1992) and Vampire In Brooklyn (1995). He has also made appearances on television shows such as The Wayans Bros. (1995–99), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), Barnaby Jones (1973), The Boondocks (2005–present), The Five Heartbeats (1991) and Black Jesus (2014). He wrote a film, From the Old School, in which he played an elderly working man who tries to prevent a neighborhood convenience store from being developed into a strip club.
Get the John Witherspoon Whip Dat Boomerang Funny T Shirt . He later changed his surname to “Witherspoon”. Witherspoon was one of 11 siblings. His elder brother, William, became a songwriter for Motown, with whom he penned the lyrics of the 1966 hit single “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted“. Another sibling, Cato, was a longtime director of the PBS-TV Network/CH56 in Detroit for almost four decades. Their sister, Gertrude Stacks, is a evangelist and the pastor of a Pentecostal church in Detroit. Witherspoon had a passion for music and learned to play the trumpet and French horn.
Get the John Witherspoon Whip Dat Boomerang Funny T Shirt . Witherspoon worked occasionally as a model. During the 1960s and 1970s, he began to take a liking towards comedy. During that time he began his stand-up comedy career. As a result, he had many friends in the business, including Tim Reid (while he was working on WKRP in Cincinnati and The Richard Pryor Show), Robin Williams (also on The Richard Pryor Show), Jay Leno, and David Letterman.
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