Johnny Whitaker
Johnny Whitaker
Real Name/Full Name John Orson Whitaker Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Johnny Whitaker
Birth Place: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 13 December 1959
Age/How Old: 64 years old
Height/How Tall: In centimetres – 162 cm
In Feet and Inches –  5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In pounds- 149.914 lbs
Eye Color: Blonde
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father: John O. Whitaker
Mother: Thelma Whitaker
Siblings: Billy Whitaker, Dora Whitaker
School: N/A
College: Brigham Young University
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Symbria Wright (m. 1984–1988)
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: June 2024

John Orson Whitaker Jr., who is commonly known as Johnny Whitaker, is a famous American actor known for his several notable television and films. He entered the acting field when he was a child, specifically at the age of three. He started his career with doing television ads, but later made his way to movies.

Well, how well do you know about Johnny Whitaker? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Johnny Whitaker’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Johnny Whitaker to date.

Biography and Early Life:

John was born on the 13th of December in 1959 at Van Nuys, California, United States of America. His mother, named Thelma, and father John O. Whitaker Sr had an adjustable income and looked after the family. Among there eight children, John was the fifth one. He belonged to a middle-class family. The occupation of his father and mother is not known.

Even the names of his eight siblings are not mentioned. He was born in the neighborhood of Los Angeles that, as mentioned earlier, was Van Nuys. He was 12 years old when he entered the acting world.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Johnny Whitaker in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Johnny Whitaker’s age is 64 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 13 December 1959. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 162 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 149.914lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms.


He went to Brigham Young University, a private research University located in Provo, Utah, for his higher education. But the subject into whom he was concerned was the subject of communications. He graduated with that subject from this particular university.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

John married Symbria Wright in the year 1984, and soon after, they filed for divorce in the year 1988. Then after that, no such relationships of his are known. He has never been into the media attention for his relationship. He also mentioned that he had struggled with drug addiction and alcohol too until his family intervened in this matter.

Soon after then, the doctor consultation by his family helped him a lot in leaving that addiction back. He had mentioned in an interview that he had been sober then after, from the year 2011 till now.

Is Johnny Whitaker Gay?

Johnny is not gay by sexual orientation. He is male by gender and is believed to be straight. He had a good family life with his wife, Symbria, before their divorce. Nowhere he faces any media’s attention of being gay anytime and is entirely open about his gender or sexual orientation whenever he is asked about it. So we can conclude over here Johnny is a male by gender and straight by sexual orientation.

Professional Career

Johnny entered into the acting career when he was a child. Since childhood, he was interested in acting. He is famous for some of his notable work being a child artist. He had played roles as Jody Davis in the film Family Affair in the year 1966 to 1971. Then he did the role of Scotty Baldwin at General Hospital in the year 1965. Then soon after that, he played a memorable role for the audience in the year 1969 in the movie The Little Angel. Then he played the lead role in the film Tom Sawyer in the year 1973.

He had a great career than in the field of acting. He then began getting chances to appear under many giant banners. Then he was out-shined by his acting skills in his career, which gave him massive applause among the viewers.


In the year 1999, John Whitaker received the Young Artist Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Youth Film Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Johnny Whitaker in 2024

Johnny Whitaker Net Worth
Johnny Whitaker Net Worth

John’s net worth is counted to be $3 million as of the year 2024. As of now, the number of films he is getting has been decreased. But he maintains a good and wealthy life out of it. He is also a part-time singer, but acting has been his priority. He has done two-three lyric videos. Summing up his income from both singing and acting careers, he makes a good amount from both of the fields.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know:

  • Being an actor by profession doing stage drama has been his part-time work which satisfies him.
  • He works at a drama organization of his own and enjoys it as a hobby.
  • He also loves playing musical instruments like a guitar in his free time.
  • At an early age, he was a drug addict, so he runs a Paso Por Paso alcohol and drug rehabilitation center.
  • His parents had eight children.

The one who wants success goes through the way of hard work. So did Johnny, who entered into this world as a child actor. John chooses hard work and consistency as a key for his success. He has seen his early age being destroyed being a drug addict and tried to rectify it with hard work and effort.


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