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Johnny Whitaker

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 Cunselor 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 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 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

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

Johnny visited the
City of Brotherly Love

Nov 15 to 17, 2019

At the Philadelphia Airport Clarion
76 Industrial Highway
Essington, PA  19029
76 Industrial Hwy

Essington, PA  19029

As a special guest and
                         KROFFT ALUMNI
                  Along with  
                         LAND of the                              LOST friends                         Wesley Eure,

                          Kathy Coleman,
            Phil Paley &
Big Daddy from Sigmund,
& Original Mouseketeer
Sharon Baird!! at

Remember to Hug a Friend in RECOVERY

Special Australian Interview
for Channel 10 watch it here  



Happy Holidays


We can’t believe that we are now at  the Christmas Holidays, then the new year 2020.

If you are a Johnny Whitaker fan or have a loved one who is, make sure to check out some of the NEW photos and Holiday Specials for 2019.  

Like the Holiday Special,

“The Littlest Angel”

which comes with a DVD AND a photo both signed by Johnny!!