Johnny Whitaker

Johnny Whitaker

Age
54
Birthday
Dec. 13th, 1959
Born in
Van Nuys, California, USA
Height
6' 0"

Johnny Whitaker's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Family Affair (1966) TV Show
Family Affair (1966)
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters TV Show
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
Cram TV Show
Cram
 

Main Movie Roles

1985 - Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
1973 - Tom Sawyer
1972 - Napoleon and Samantha
1972 - Snowball Express
1966 - The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Alfie Booth
5
Shem Todd
3
Willie
2
Mark Mulligan
1
Eddie Roberts
1
Ricky Perino
1
Timmy Carter
1
Andy Jack Sickles
1
Jack
1
Hoot Callahan
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • Co-starred with young 'Jodie Foster' (qv) twice in films. The first time was in Disney's _Napoleon and Samantha (1972)_ (qv), and then she played Becky Thatcher to his _Tom Sawyer (1973)_ (qv). He made national tours for the "Tom Sawyer" line of boys' clothing after being cast in the the musical film. Eventually the same firm put out a "Johnnie Whitaker" line as well.
  • Finding it harder to transition into young adult roles and following the tragic death of his 18-year-old _"Family Affair" (1966)_ (qv) co-star 'Anissa Jones' (qv), Johnny took what was supposed to be an extended sabbatical from acting and a return to "normalcy" by attending public schools again. He instead went into missionary work.
  • For 13 years, Johnny worked closely with the joint SAG/AFTRA Young Performer's Committee helping current young performers receive the benefits and prepare them for the detriments that a career in show business is likely to produce.
  • He gave 'Jodie Foster' (qv) her first on-screen kiss in _Tom Sawyer (1973)_ (qv).
  • Interviewed in "Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Classic Film and Television" by Tom Goldrup and Jim Goldrup (McFarland, 2002).
  • He was the only six-year-old who screen-tested for the role of Jody Davis in _"Family Affair" (1966)_ (qv), which originally was supposed to be for a ten-year-old boy, but when the producers saw the chemistry between he and 'Anissa Jones' (qv) (Buffy), they promptly rewrote the parts for six-year-old twins.
  • A recovering addict since 1997, he has served to help others. He is President and Founder of Paso Por Paso, a California 501 (c)3 corporation dedicated to helping Spanish-speaking addicts / alcoholics find treatment and recovery.
  • Speaks several languages fluently, including Portuguese, Spanish, French and American Sign Language.


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