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John Witherspoon

John Weatherspoon was born in Detroit, Michigan and has also been known as Johnny Witherspoon and Detroit John but is now known as John Witherspoon. He started as a fashion model for various catalogs. He has combined a career as a stand-up comic with appearances on television and films. Most of his roles in movies have been as humorously cantankerous characters as seen in Boomerang, House Party and the Friday series.