Johnny Whitaker Net Worth

Johnny Whitaker Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Johnny Whitaker net worth is
$2 Million

Johnny Whitaker Wiki Biography

John Orson Whitaker, Jr. was born on the 13th December 1959, in Van Nuys, California USA, and is an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Jody Davis in the TV series “Family Affair”, playing the title role in the film “Tom Sawyer”, and as Johnny Stuart in the TV series “Sigmund And The Sea Monsters”. His career has been active since 1962.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Johnny Whitaker is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Johnny’s net worth is over $2 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the film industry.

Johnny Whitaker Net Worth $2 Million

Johnny Whitaker was raised with seven siblings by his parents, Thelma and John Orson Whitaker, Sr.; he is the brother of Dora Whitaker, a noted talent agent. He went to Sylmar High School, after which he moved to Portugal and spent there two years doing missionary work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). When he returned, he enrolled at Brigham Young University, graduating with a BA degree in Communications in 1986.

Prior to his professional acting career, Johnny appeared in numerous advertising commercials in 1962 when he was only three years old, but made his adult debut appearance as an actor in the role of Scotty ‘Scott’ Baldwin in the soap opera “General Hospital” in 1965, which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth. This role was followed by the role of Jerry Maxwell in the film entitled “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!” (1966), and the same year, he was chosen to portray Jonathan ‘Jody’ Patterson-Davis in the TV series “Family Affair”, and in the following year won the role of Willie Hubbard in the TV series “Gunsmoke”, both of which lasted until 1971, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.

In 1972, Johnny appeared in several films, including as Stevie Worden in “Something Evil”, directed by Steven Spielberg, playing Napoleon in “Napoleon And Samantha”, and portraying Richard Baxter in “Snowball Express”. During the next year, he was selected to play the title role in the film “Tom Sawyer”, which was followed by that of Johnny Stuart in the TV series “Sigmund And The Sea Monsters” (1973). All of these appearances increased his net worth by a large margin; however, from 1977 until 2011, he only made three guest-starring appearances, meantime working for CBS as a computer analyst, then for his sister who owned a tealent agency in Los Angeles.

To speak further about his career in the world of acting, Johnny appeared as Craig Peterson in the TV film “Growing Up Normal” in 2011, after which he did a voice over in the 2013 film “A Talking Pony!?!”, as well as in the 2014 film “Knock ’em Dead”. Most recently, he featured in the role of Mr. Haight in the film entitled “The Wrong Child”, and was cast as Santa in the film “A Husband For Christmas”, both in 2016. These roles also contributed to his net worth.

Thanks to his accomplishments, Johnny won the Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award at the Young Artist Awards in 1999.

Regarding to his personal life, Johnny Whitaker was married to Symbria Wright from 1984 to 1988. He has no any children. Due to his substance abuse and subsequent successful treatment, he decided to become a certified drug counselor in order to help addicts from Spain through his own non-profit organization called the Paso Por Paso alcohol and drug rehabilitation center.

Full NameJohnny Whitaker
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 13, 1959
Place Of BirthVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States
ProfessionActor, Singer
EducationBrigham Young University, Sylmar High School
SpouseSymbria Wright (m. 1984–1988)
ParentsThelma Whitaker, John O. Whitaker, Sr
SiblingsDora Whitaker, Billy Whitaker
NicknamesJohn O. Whitaker, Jr. , John O. Whitaker , John Orson Whitaker Jr. , Johnnie Whitaker , John Whitaker , Johnny Whittaker
MoviesThe Littlest Angel, The Biscuit Eater, Napoleon and Samantha, Snowball Express, Mystery in Dracula's Castle, Tom Sawyer, A Talking Cat!?!, A Talking Pony!?!, The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl
TV ShowsSigmund and the Sea Monsters, Family Affair
1Although we played twins we were poles apart as human beings. It didn't keep us from getting along well, but we were being raised in very different homes. I felt terrible about her death, but I wasn't all that much surprised. - JW, referring to the drug death of former co-star Anissa Jones
2[Family Affair (1966)] was much too sugar-and-spice. We never lied or cheated. No children are as angelic as we were supposed to be."
1Appeared at the Hollywood Celebrities and Collectors Show in Burbank, April 23-24 to sign autographs. [April 2005]
2Starring in stage play 'Nighty Nite San Francisco,' a talk show parody, in San Francisco. [October 2001]
3Best known by the public for his role as Jody Davis on Family Affair (1966).
4Interviewed 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).
5Brother of Billy and Dora Whitaker.
6Originated the role of Scotty Baldwin, a General Hospital (1963) character still seen on the show.
7Co-starred with young Jodie Foster twice in films. The first time was in Disney's Napoleon and Samantha (1972), and then she played Becky Thatcher to his Tom Sawyer (1973). 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.
8Changed the spelling of his first name "Johnnie" to the more adult "Johnny" around 1973.
9In June of 1984 he married a theatrical agent named Symbria Wright. They divorced four years later.
10At 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.
11His sister, Dora Whitaker is a well-established talent agent in North Hollywood, California.
12For 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.
13Finding it harder to transition into young adult roles and following the tragic death of his 18-year-old Family Affair (1966) co-star Anissa Jones, 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.
14His first film, The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966) co-starred Brian Keith. He and Keith got along so well that Keith was instrumental in setting him up for an interview with the producers of Family Affair (1966), in which he was eventually cast as Keith's nephew.
15In 1999, he received the Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award at the Young Artist Awards.
16A 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.
17Began his acting career at the age of three. He was discovered while singing in his church's children's program, where he broke up the entire congregation after he'd forgotten the words to the song and started to improvise with his own. He went on to do his first on-air performance in a commercial for OK Used Cars.
18Speaks several languages fluently, including Portuguese, Spanish, French and American Sign Language.
19He gave Jodie Foster her first on-screen kiss in Tom Sawyer (1973).
20He was the only six-year-old who screen-tested for the role of Jody Davis in Family Affair (1966), which originally was supposed to be for a 10-year-old boy, but when the producers saw the chemistry between him and Anissa Jones (Buffy), they promptly rewrote the parts for 6-year-old twins.
21He was the fifth of eight children born to Thelma and John O. Whitaker, Sr. He was born at 12:14 AM, Pacific Standard Time.
22He was divorced in 1988. He went through a 12 step program to rid himself of drug dependency.
23Graduated from Sylmar High School outside of Los Angeles after Family Affair (1966) 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.


A Husband for Christmas2016TV MovieSanta
The Wrong Child2016Mr. Haight
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters2016TV MovieZach
The Comeback Kids2015TV SeriesJohnny Whittaker
Knock 'em Dead2014Jack (voice)
A Talking Pony!?!2013Horatio (voice)
A Talking Cat!?!2013Phil
Growing Up Normal2011TV MovieCraig Peterson
Family Affair2002TV SeriesKevin
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction1998TV SeriesJudd
Hollywood Beat1985TV SeriesMailman
Mulligan's Stew1977TV SeriesMark Mulligan
The Magic Pony1977voice
Mobile One1975TV SeriesTommy Johnson
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters1973TV SeriesJohnny Stuart
Adam-121973TV SeriesEddie Roberts
Tom Sawyer1973Tom Sawyer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1973TV SeriesAlfie Booth
Mystery in Dracula's Castle1973TV MovieAlfie
Snowball Express1972Richard Baxter
Napoleon and Samantha1972Napoleon
The Biscuit Eater1972Lonnie McNeil
Something Evil1972TV MovieStevie Worden
Marcus Welby, M.D.1971TV SeriesRicky Perino
Gunsmoke1967-1971TV SeriesWillie Hubbard / Shem Todd
To Rome with Love1970TV SeriesJody Davis
Green Acres1970TV SeriesDinky Watson / Willie
The Littlest Angel1969TV MovieMichael
The Virginian1969TV SeriesHoot Callahan
Bewitched1969TV SeriesJack
Lancer1969TV SeriesAndy Jack Sickles
Bonanza1968TV SeriesTimmy Carter
And Baby Makes Three1966TV MovieFreddy (as John Whitaker)
The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming1966Jerry Maxwell
Slattery's People1965TV SeriesDouglas Styx
General Hospital1963TV SeriesScotty 'Scott' Baldwin #1 (1965)


MGM Sing-Alongs: Having Fun1997Video short performer: "Freebootin'"
The NBC Saturday Morning Preview Revue1974TV Movie performer: "By the Seaside I"
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV Special performer: "Love"
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters1973TV Series performer - 7 episodes
Tom Sawyer1973performer: "A Man's Gotta Be What He Was Born to Be", "How Come?", "If'n I Was God", "Freebootin'"


Johnny Whitaker's Drug Policy in Portugal Documentary2016Documentary


Johnny Whitaker's Drug Policy in Portugal Documentary2016Documentary


Johnny Whitaker's Drug Policy in Portugal Documentary2016Documentary executive producer


Eye on Entertainment2016TV SeriesHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHimself
Stage Door Divas2014DocumentaryMad Audience Man
The Comeback Kids2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Tragic Side of Fame2011TV MovieHimself
The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story2009DocumentaryHimself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Trophy Presenter
The Child Star Jinx2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Cram2003TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual Family Television Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Child Stars: Their Story2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 22000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHimself
The NBC Saturday Morning Preview Revue1974TV MovieHimself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl1973TV MovieHimself
New American Bandstand 19651973TV SeriesHimself
The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World1971TV Movie documentaryHimself
Della1970TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1968TV SeriesHimself - Singer

Archive Footage

JonTron2016TV SeriesPhil
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment1985Jody on 'Family Affair' (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1975-1976TV SeriesLonnie McNeil Napoleon Wilson

Won Awards

1999Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement AwardYoung Artist Awards

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