Whitaker, Johnny 1959- (John Whitaker, Johnnie Whitaker, Johnny Whittaker)

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Whitaker, Johnny 1959- (John Whitaker, Johnnie Whitaker, Johnny Whittaker)


Original name, John O. Whitaker, Jr.; born December 13, 1959, in Van Nuys, CA; son of John O., Sr., and Thelma Whitaker; married Symbria Wright (an agent), June 15, 1984 (divorced, 1988). Education: Brigham Young University, degree in communications, 1986. Religion: Mormon.


Agent—The Whitaker Agency, 4924 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601.


Actor. Appeared in television commercials, including OK Used Cars, Airborne Cold Medicine, and Arby's; The Dr. Zod and Johnny Show (an internet radio show), producer and performer; Whitaker Agency, North Hollywood, CA, agent; L.A. Kidz management, co-owner, management, and consultant. Paso Por Paso (addiction treatment and recovery for Spanish-speaking addicts), president and founder; also worked as a computer consultant and acting teacher.

Awards, Honors:

Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award, Young Artist Awards, 1999.


Film Appearances:

Jerry Maxwell, The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, United Artists, 1966.

Lonnie McNeil, The Biscuit Eater, Buena Vista, 1972.

Napoleon Wilson, Napoleon and Samantha, Buena Vista, 1972.

Richard Baxter, Snowball Express, Buena Vista, 1972.

Title role, Tom Sawyer (also known as A Musical Adaptation of Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer"), United Artists, 1973.

Voice, The Magic Pony (animated), 1977.

Adam Meis, Redefining Normal, 2007.

Horrorween, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Scotty "Scott" Baldwin, General Hospital, ABC, 1965.

Jonathan "Jody" Patterson-Davis, Family Affair, CBS, 1966-71.

Johnny Stuart, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, NBC, 1973.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Michael, The Littlest Angel, NBC, 1969.

Stevie Worden, Something Evil, CBS, 1972.

Alfie Booth, Mystery in Dracula's Castle, NBC, 1973.

Mark, Mulligan's Stew, NBC, 1977.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The World of Sid & Marty Kroft at the Hollywood Bowl, 1973.

Performer, The 46th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1974.

Where Are They Now? Part 2, CBS, 1996.

Lauren Chapin: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Family Affair: Anissa Jones: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Child Stars: Their Story (also known as Child Stars), Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

The 4th Annual Family Television Awards, ABC, 2002.

The Child Star Jinx, Channel 4, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Freddy, Baby Makes Three, ABC, 1966.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Johnny Whittaker) Douglas Styx, "Question: Is Democracy Too Expensive This Year?," Slatterly's People, CBS, 1965.

Shem Todd, "The Returning," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1967.

Singer, The Hollywood Palace, ABC, 1968.

(As Johnnie Whitaker) Timmy Carter, "A Dream to Dream," Bonanza (also known as Ponderosa), NBC, 1968.

Andy-Jack, "Child of Rock and Sunlight," Lancer, CBS, 1969.

Jack, "Sam and the Beanstalk," Bewitched, ABC, 1969.

Hoot Callahan, "The Runaway Boy," The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), NBC, 1969.

(As Johnnie Whitaker) Willie, "The Confrontation," Green Acres, CBS, 1970.

(As Johnnie Whitaker) Dinky Watson, "The Beeping Rock," Green Acres, CBS, 1970.

(As Johnnie Whitaker) Jody Davis, "Roman Affair," To Rome with Love, CBS, 1970.

(As Johnnie Whitaker) Willie Hubbard, "Waste: Parts 1 & 2," Gunsmoke (also known as Gun Law and Marshal Dillon), CBS, 1971.

"Cross-Match," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, 1971.

Eddie Roberts, "Northeast Division," Adam-12, NBC, 1973.

"Murder at Fourteen," Mobile One, ABC, 1975.

(As John Whitaker) Judd, "Deer Hunters," Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (also known as Beyond Belief), Fox, 1998.

Kevin, "Holiday Fever," Family Affair, The WB, 2002.

Cram, Game Show Network, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

'Nighty Nite San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2001.



Johnny Whitaker Website,http://www.johnnywhitaker.com, May 14, 2007.

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