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Overton on "Living Single"
John Henton (born November 23, 1960) is an American actor and comedian.
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John Henton (born November 23, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) is an American actor and comedian. 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 which Henton says gave his career a "serious jump-start." He later landed major roles in various sitcoms. He is best know for his portrayal of Overton `Obie` Wakefield Jones on the sitcom Living Single, and as Milsap ‘Sap’ Morris on the sitcom The Hughleys. In 2000, Henton was in a tragic car accident after a party celebration for The Hughleys fall season. He ran his Acura NSX into a brick wall while under the influence of alcohol. He shattered both legs, ripped up his stomach, broke nine teeth and destroyed an eye socket. He also has no recollection of the accident.
Henton currently resides in Los Angeles. He spends his free time with his young daughter Nicole Simone Henton.
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According to our records John Henton is currently single.
He previously dated Kim Fields in 1993 and Michele Delaney.
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