John Henton

American actor and comedian John Henton

John Henton is an American actor and comedian and a graduate of Shaw High School. He has a 22 year old brother, Lindsay Henton. He is best known for his roles as Overton Wakefield Jones on the Fox Network sitcom Living Single, and as Milsap Morris on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys. Henton is an avid Cleveland Browns fan, as noted on the television series, Living Single. Henton never entertained the thought of a career in comedy.
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Reno-Tahoe casino calendar - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 6 years
John Henton, Gary Cannon, today; Steve White, Tracey MacDonald, Wednesday-next Sunday; Greg Travis, Scott Kennedy, Aug. 17-21; Al Madrigal, Suli McCullough, Aug. 24-28; Rocky LaPorte, Ron Morey, Aug. 31-Sept. 4; Dat Phan, Quinn Dahle, Sept. 7-11
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TV star appears live at Tahoe's Improv comedy stage - Tahoe Daily Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
Comedian John Henton will send me a text message out of the blue just to comment on something or merely to say hello. He's coming to the blue — the Tahoe blue of the Improv at Harveys — to perform each night through Sunday, Aug. 7
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On your radar: grunge rock at Hard Rock, 'Casablanca' on the roof, John Henton ... -
Google News - over 6 years
The film starts 8ish at 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-7874. John Henton: The comic best known from the Fox sitcom Living Single performs standup today through Sunday at 8 pm at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17
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TELEVISION REVIEW/NEW SEASON; One Family's Regal Airs, Another's Upward Mobility
NYTimes - over 19 years
Most sitcoms about families pretend to be connected to real life, though the link is tenuous. Two brash new comedies competing head to head tonight position themselves on either side of that big, banal middle ground where most series live. ''Encore! Encore!'' with Nathan Lane as an opera star who returns home to his California family, is played as
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SHOPPING WITH: Kim Coles; Your Sitcom's Canceled? Cheer Up at Bendel's
NYTimes - about 20 years
CONSIDERING the hectic week she had just been through, Kim Coles looked surprisingly serene as she negotiated the morning crowd on Fifth Avenue and made her way through the doors of Henri Bendel on a recent Friday. Ms. Coles, co-star of the Fox sitcom ''Living Single,'' was clearly pleased with herself. Despite having arrived from Los Angeles late
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Critic's Choice/Comedy; New Kind of Arts Festival, With Laughs
NYTimes - over 24 years
Since comedy has become ubiquitous, thanks to cable television and a nationwide network of stand-up comedy clubs, it was only a matter of time before the form was celebrated in its own version of an international arts festival. The 10-day Toyota Comedy Festival, which continues through June 12, is a well-conceived series of 52 events, many free,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Henton
  • 2000
    Age 39
    In September 2000 Henton was involved in a serious car accident that "destroyed his left eye socket, shattered both of his legs, broke nine teeth and ripped up his stomach."
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  • 1991
    Age 30
    After taking his comedy on the road for a year and winning the 1991 Johnny Walker National Comedy Search, Henton was spotted by The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson comedy executive Jim McCawley, who booked him for a performance on the show.
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  • 1985
    Age 24
    Henton made the move to Los Angeles in 1985 and by 1988, started his stand-up career full-time.
  • 1982
    Age 21
    Henton is an avid Cleveland Browns fan, as noted on the television series, Living Single. Henton never entertained the thought of a career in comedy. In 1982, while working during the day and studying computer science at night, Henton was urged by a co-worker to try his jokes at a local comedy club’s amateur night.
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  • 1960
    Born on November 23, 1960.
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