Johnny Whitaker

Johnny Whitaker

Age
56
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

2014 - A Talking Pony!?!
2009 - The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
1985 - Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
1973 - Tom Sawyer
1972 - Snowball Express
1972 - Napoleon and Samantha
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
Tommy Johnson
1
Ricky Perino
1
Timmy Carter
1
Jack
1
Hoot Callahan
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Johnny Whitaker is an American actor and singer notable for several performances for film and television during his childhood.


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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Originated the role of Scotty Baldwin, a _"General Hospital" (1963)_ (qv) character still seen on the show.
  • Speaks several languages fluently, including Portuguese, Spanish, French and American Sign Language.
  • Graduated from Sylmar High School outside of Los Angeles after _"Family Affair" (1966)_ (qv) was canceled. He then spent two years in Portugal as a full-time, volunteer missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When he returned to the US, he attended Brigham Young University and obtained a degree in communications in 1986.
  • 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.


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