Johnny Whitaker

Johnny Whitaker

Dec. 13th, 1959
Born in
Van Nuys, California, USA
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

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
Shem Todd
Eddie Roberts
Mark Mulligan
Tommy Johnson
Ricky Perino
Timmy Carter
Hoot Callahan
[Complete List]


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

  • Originated the role of Scotty Baldwin, a _"General Hospital" (1963)_ (qv) character still seen on the show.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • His first film, _The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)_ (qv) co-starred 'Brian Keith (I)' (qv). He and Keith got along so well that Keith took was instrumental in setting him up for an interview with the producers of _"Family Affair, A" (1966), in which he was eventually cast as Keith's nephew.
  • He was the fifth of eight children born to Thelma and John O. Whitaker, Sr. He was born at 12:14 AM, Pacific Standard Time.
  • At one point he and two of his sisters and a brother were in a variety act called The Johnny Whitaker Show where they performed at fairs and Mormon church get-togethers.
  • He was divorced in 1988. He went through a 12 step program to rid himself of drug dependency.
  • In 1999, he received the Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award at the Young Artist Awards.

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