John David Washington Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

John David Washington Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth July 28, 1984
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Initially, John David Washington had decided that he wanted to stay away from his family’s legacy of acting. Therefore, he went on to excel in college and high school football. However, his performances as a professional player weren’t good enough. Later, he decided to give acting a try and got his start with the TV show, Ballers. He is also well known for his work in movies such as Monsters and Men, BlacKkKlansman, and The Old Man & the Gun.

Born Name

John David Washington

Nick Name


John David Washington as seen in April 2018
John David Washington as seen in April 2018 (CELINA YouTube / YouTube / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

United States




John David Washington went to Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles and graduated in 2002. Then, he got enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia from where he graduated in 2006.


Actor, Former Professional American Football Player


  • Father – Denzel Washington (Actor, Director, Producer)
  • Mother – Pauletta Washington
  • Siblings – Katia Washington (Younger Sister), Olivia Washington (Younger Sister), Malcolm Washington (Younger Brother)
  • Others – The Rev. Denzel H. Washington (Paternal Grandfather), Lennis Lowe (Paternal Grandmother), Phairlever Pearson (Maternal Grandfather), Arletta DuBois Smallwood  (Maternal Grandmother)


John David Washington is represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.


Running Back

Shirt Number

33, 28




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


75 kg or 165 lbs

John David Washington with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk-show in 2018
John David Washington with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk-show in 2018 (TheEllenShow / YouTube)

Race / Ethnicity


He has African-American ancestry.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Bushy Beard

John David Washington during an interview in 2016
John David Washington during an interview in 2016 (Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM / YouTube)

Best Known For

  • Being one of the main cast members of the comedy-drama TV series, Ballers
  • Having played the lead role in the biographical comedy movie, BlacKkKlansman. The movie was highly praised by the critics and even won the Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival.

First NFL Match

In 2006, he made his professional NFL debut with St. Louis Rams.

First Film

In 1992, he made his feature film debut in the biographical drama movie, Malcolm XHe was 9 years old when he was cast in the movie.

First TV Show

In 2006, John David Washington made his first TV show appearance in the popular talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show.

John David Washington Favorite Things

  • Movies – Dances With Wolves (1990), Raging Bull (1980), Man on Fire (2004), Coming To America (1988), Glory (1989)
  • Emoji – Prayer Hands
  • Fashion Obsession – The Yeezys
  • TV Shows – Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot

SourceRotten Tomatoes, The Undefeated

John David Washington as seen during an interview
John David Washington as seen during an interview (Jake Hamilton / YouTube)

John David Washington Facts

  1. While studying in high school, he was letterman in basketball, football, and track.
  2. He was an accomplished football player in college. He even set the college record in the senior year with 1,198 yards with a 5.6-yard average and 9 touchdowns.
  3. He also created a record for most yards (242 yards) in a single game. In fact, in 2005, he led the conference in rushing.
  4. In the 2006 NBA Draft, he went undrafted. As an undrafted free agent, he was signed up by the St. Louis Rams in May 2006. They released him on August 31. About 3 days later, they signed him for their practice squad.
  5. In the 2007 off-season, he represented Rhein Fire in NFL Europe.
  6. In 2009, he was picked by California Redwoods (later the Sacramento Mountain Lions) of the United Football League in the UFL Premiere Season Draft.
  7. He started his acting career in 2015 by becoming a member of the main cast of the comedy-drama TV series, Ballers.
  8. During the COVID-19 quarantine in 2020, he lived with his dad Denzel in his old room.

Featured Image by CELINA YouTube / YouTube / CC BY 3.0

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