John Henton

Actor, Comic, Warehouse employee
Tall, goofily-grinning comic, Henton is best known for his scene-stealing antics as upstairs neighbor Overton Wakefield Jones on Fox's hit series "Living Single. " Winning the regular spot marked Henton's TV series ... Read more »
Born: 11/23/1960 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Hannah Montana 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Premium Blend 1997 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Black in the '80s 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hughleys 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

New Year's Eve in Vegas 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Superstar American Gladiators 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year's Eve '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

John Henton: Comedy With an Attitude 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tall, goofily-grinning comic, Henton is best known for his scene-stealing antics as upstairs neighbor Overton Wakefield Jones on Fox's hit series "Living Single. " Winning the regular spot marked Henton's TV series debut after a ten year struggle in standup comedy. Henton got his start playing clubs in his hometown Cleveland. He eventually sought to improve his prospects for an entertainment career by heading west to L.A. A 1991 appearance on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show" was a launching pad to bookings on "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Showtime at the Apollo" and a Bob Hope television special. On the road, he opened for such acts as The Pointer Sisters, Kool and the Gang, Kenny Loggins and Kenny G.

Relationships

Michele Delaney

Companion

Nicole Simone

Daughter
born March 8, 2004 mother is Michele Delaney

EDUCATION

Ohio State University

Columbus , Ohio

Milestones

1998

Returned to series TV as co-star of "The Hughleys" (ABC, 1998-2000; UPN 2000- )

1993

TV series debut, a recurring character on FOX's "Living Single"

1993

Headlined a Showtime special, "John Henton, Comedy With an Attitude"

Appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", led to guest spots on "The Arsenio Hall Show", "Showtime at the Apollo" and a Bob Hope television special.

TV Guide selected Henton's "Living Single" character Overton Wakefield Jones as one of the top break-out characters of the 1993 fall season.

Bonus Trivia

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In September 2000, Henton was injured in an automobile accident while driving on a freeway in California. According to police records, Henton was driving "at a high rate of speed" when he rear-ended another vehicle and then crashed through a chain link fence.

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