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John Henton

After nine successful years on network television, John Henton has established a name for himself as one of today?s leading comic talents.

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 John Henton Biography

He is fortunate to be among an elite group of actors who found success on the small screen.  He found a loyal and endearing following through the lovable and sensible character of “Overton Wakefield Jones” on the FOX hit sitcom “Living Single,” and the loyalty continued with fans embracing the character of “Milsap” on the sitcom, “The Hughleys.”  For its third season, "The Hughleys" moved to UPN, and contributed to the network’s very successful Monday night line-up.  "The Hughley's” wrapped its fourth and final season in spring 2002.  John’s stellar television work has not gone unnoticed, as he was recognized in 2001 and 2002 with an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

John Henton’s appeal goes beyond the characters he plays on television as he captivates audiences with his observational and topical humor. John has been very busy spending the summer of 2002 on the road performing his stand-up comedy.  

Born and raised in Cleveland, John 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.  By his second night, Henton won the amateur night contest and began stand-up part time.  Henton made the move to Los Angeles in 1985 and by 1988 started his stand-up career full time. 

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 with Johnny Carson” comedy executive, the late Jim McCawley, who booked him for a performance on the show.  As he finished his set, Henton looked to Carson for his approval and received much more.  Henton was called over to take a seat on the coveted couch where Carson asked him if he had an agent.  To Henton’s reply of “no,” Carson mugged, “Well, you will after tonight.”  It was a performance that Henton says gave his career a “serious jump-start.”

Since then, Henton has made appearances on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “Bob Hope’s Young Comedian’s Special” as well as returning to “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”  In January 1993, Henton starred in his own half-hour comedy special for Showtime, “John Henton: Comedy With An Attitude." John performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” to an overwhelming audience response.

In April of 1993, Henton was cast in the FOX TV series “Living Single” starring Queen Latifah, Kim Fields and Kim Coles.  The show received stellar ratings, and TV Guide selected Henton’s character as one of the “break out” characters of the 1993-fall season. When the show came to an end after five years, Henton was proud and pleased with the work he had done on the show.  He continues to be a favorite on talk shows with appearances on "The View," "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," "The Howie Mandel Show," "Roseanne," "Later," "Donny & Marie,” “Fox and Friends” and "Politically Incorrect."

Although Henton lives in Los Angeles, he will always call Cleveland home.  Currently, he is sharpening his golf skills.

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After nine successful years on network television, John Henton has established a name for himself as one of today?s leading comic talents.

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John Henton Biography

He is fortunate to be among an elite group of actors who found success on the small screen.  He found a loyal and endearing following through the lovable and sensible character of “Overton Wakefield Jones” on the FOX hit sitcom “Living Single,” and the loyalty continued with fans embracing the character of “Milsap” on the sitcom, “The Hughleys.”  For its third season, "The Hughleys" moved to UPN, and contributed to the network’s very successful Monday night line-up.  "The Hughley's” wrapped its fourth and final season in spring 2002.  John’s stellar television work has not gone unnoticed, as he was recognized in 2001 and 2002 with an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

John Henton’s appeal goes beyond the characters he plays on television as he captivates audiences with his observational and topical humor. John has been very busy spending the summer of 2002 on the road performing his stand-up comedy.  

Born and raised in Cleveland, John 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.  By his second night, Henton won the amateur night contest and began stand-up part time.  Henton made the move to Los Angeles in 1985 and by 1988 started his stand-up career full time. 

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 with Johnny Carson” comedy executive, the late Jim McCawley, who booked him for a performance on the show.  As he finished his set, Henton looked to Carson for his approval and received much more.  Henton was called over to take a seat on the coveted couch where Carson asked him if he had an agent.  To Henton’s reply of “no,” Carson mugged, “Well, you will after tonight.”  It was a performance that Henton says gave his career a “serious jump-start.”

Since then, Henton has made appearances on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “Bob Hope’s Young Comedian’s Special” as well as returning to “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”  In January 1993, Henton starred in his own half-hour comedy special for Showtime, “John Henton: Comedy With An Attitude." John performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” to an overwhelming audience response.

In April of 1993, Henton was cast in the FOX TV series “Living Single” starring Queen Latifah, Kim Fields and Kim Coles.  The show received stellar ratings, and TV Guide selected Henton’s character as one of the “break out” characters of the 1993-fall season. When the show came to an end after five years, Henton was proud and pleased with the work he had done on the show.  He continues to be a favorite on talk shows with appearances on "The View," "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," "The Howie Mandel Show," "Roseanne," "Later," "Donny & Marie,” “Fox and Friends” and "Politically Incorrect."

Although Henton lives in Los Angeles, he will always call Cleveland home.  Currently, he is sharpening his golf skills.

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  • How to book John Henton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Henton for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John Henton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Henton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Henton?

    Booking fees for John Henton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Henton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Henton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Henton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Henton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Henton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Henton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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