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John Witherspoon

Actor, Comedian
27 January 1942 to 29 October 2019

An American actor best known for his role across Friday (1995), Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002), Witherspoon played the grumpy but affectionate ‘Pops’ of Ice Cube’s Craig Jones. He notably appeared in Boomerang (1992), The Wayans Bros (1995-1999) and voiced Granddad on The Boondocks (2005-2014).

Read John Witherspoon's Hollywood Reporter obituary here.