John David Washington gave fans of Ballers that “W do I know you from?” feeling, and t’s an excellent reason why.
The 31-year old celebrity is a dead ringer for his father, actor Denzel Washington, a fact that apparently many fans of the show just learned.
John David Washington became a popular subject on the net this week, along with his name among the top-searched terms on Google.
“They’d find a way,” Washington told Sports Illustrated.
John David Washington is no stranger to the big screen too.
As Essence pointed out, he made his movie debut as a kid – thanks largely to his famous dad. “At the age of 9, Washington played a student in a Harlem classroom in the classic 1992 Spike Lee joint starring his father Denzel Washington as Malcolm X. In 2010, he worked together with his father again, co-creating the post apocalyptic thriller Book of Eli.”.
Of course, anyone following closely would have previously understood that John David Washington is Denzel’s son.
Hollywood.com even played up the link when covering Washington’s inclusion to the Ballers cast.
“Denzel Washington’s son, John David Washington, has got his first major acting role. The former American football player will star in Ballers, a TV series produced by Dwayne Johnson, based on Deadline.com.”