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from a Drug Overdose. Johnny went back to high school and graduated then went on to college then served a mission for the LDS Church in Portugal.  Upon his return, Johnny had grown up and Hollywood wasn’t looking for a Grown Up Child Star.  Johnny, however; he 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 preparing to direct a film in the fall of 2018.

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

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) passing

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

The Mission of Paso Por Paso is to support recovery programs and services for the treatment and recovery of individual addicts/alcoholics so that no individual will be deprived of needed substance abuse treatment due to their unique cultural and/or language barriers.  If you know of anyone who needs help and support and/or are interested in an intervention, in English, Spanish or Portuguese, please contact us.

La misión de Paso Por Paso es apoyar programas y servicios de recuperación para el tratamiento y la recuperación de los adictos/alcohólicos individuales para que ninguna persona se verán deprivada de tratamiento necesario del abuso de sustancias debido a las barreras únicas del idioma y cultura.

Si conocen alguien que necesita ayuda y/o apoyo y tal vez este interesado hacer una intervención en ingles, español o portugues contactenos.

“Actor’s Toolkit” Classes & Workshops by JOHNNY WHITAKER

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, team building and educational event for all ages and skill levels!! For more information:  Contact

Get information on Johnny’s Non-Profit Organization

Visit our Non-Profit organization’s website

Where in the World is Johnny?  

He is currently at home in
Santa Clarita but


Johnny sang “If’n I was God” for Richard Sherman  for his 90th Birthday

September 02, 2018

Johnny was a special Guest Star at
KRITZERLAND’s 8th Anniversary  of Musical Performers.  
Upstairs at Vitello’s
Produced by Bruce Kimmel.

In celebration of Johnny’s 59th Birthday year, and due to overwhelming demand, we’ve extended our 2 Signed Photos for the price of one sale, currently through St. Patrick’s Day.

Johnny had to Cancel his
March 15 thru March 20th.  
But we hope to come back in April or May

If you live in the South East, and you can join us in beautiful Savannah, GA, or you’re close to Savannah, go to this link and fill out the info sheet and send it back to us!!  



Great Aussie Interview by
Channel 10