Johnny Whitaker

Johnny is best known for his work as “Jody” in the CBS Television Series, “Family Affair” 1966-1971. He went on to make 5 Walt Disney Films and to Star in the musical “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” 1973.  Johnny went on to Star in his own Saturday Morning Television Series for Sid and Marty Krofft Television in “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” (NBC 1973-75)  

     In the summer of 1976, he received the news of his television sister, Mary Anissa Jones “BUFFY’s” passing from a Drug Overdose.  Johnny went back to

Actor, Director, Child Advocate, Drug Counselor,
Advocate for Mental Health &
Substance Abuse Disorders  and Prison & Jail  Reform

“Actor’s Tool Kit” Classes & Workshops by JOHNNY WHITAKER

Where in the World is Johnny?  


Johnny is preparing for his concert on June 10th in
Studio City … come join us!

Johnny is teaching his “Actor’s Toolkit” Classes to Children, Teens and Adults.  To find out how to find out when he is coming to your area, please E-mail for more information.  Johnny’s classes can also be used to help your organization with fundraisers and corporate “team building skills” it is not only fun and entertaining, but educational as well.  

You & your co-workers and/or your kids can learn from a professional, scene techniques, cold reading, acting and performing for the film/television camera and stage. Techniques that only someone who has DONE it and BEEN there can show you. Even if you aren’t an actor, you will learn “HOW TO ACT”.  You’ll have a fun, entertaining, the building and educational event for all ages and skill levels!! For more information:  Contact

Get information on Johnny’s Non-Profit Organization
Paso Por Paso

Visit our organization’s website

high school, graduated, went on to college and hen served a mission for the LDS Church to Portugal.  Upon his return, Johnny had grown up and Hollywood wasn’t looking for a Grown Up Child Star.  Johnny, however; continued to study and pursue T.V. Film production and other avenues for employment.  Currently, he is working on many different projects and works as a Substance Abuse Professional and Advocate while writing, directing teaching and acting.  John is a Certified Addiction Counselor and Advocate.  He is currently working on a Documentary on the Portuguese Drug Policy, while writing his memoirs and completing  co-directing & producing a film  this past year.

If you are interested in having John speak and/or teach Acting.  Please go to the contact page or  e-mail us at

Johnny just returned from the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival where fans and friends saw a 50th anniversary showing of “Tom Sawyer” where John answered questions with a surprise where Jeff East (Huck Finn) and Susan Joyce Gleason (Cousin Mary) shared fun stories, entertaining a very
 appreciative crowd

At the MCBF John was also honored to be a 2023 recipient of the Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative for his 60+ years in television and film and for his humanitarian service over 20+ years.
John thanks the MCBF committee for their kind recognition of this work

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Johnny has been invited to be a part of the


John has again been invited to sing for the 95th Birthday Celebration of Richard Sherman JUNE 10th at the WRITE-OFF Room click for more details.

Watch this shortened version of the MUSIC only version of the 50th Anniversary of our film “Tom Sawyer”