John Amos

Name:
John Amos
Age:
80
Date of Birth:
Dec 27, 1939
Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Occupation:
Actor
Spouse:
Noel J. Mickelson, (m. 1965; Div. 1975),Lillian Lehman, (m. 1978; Div. 1979),Elisabete De Sousa (m. 1982)
Children:
6
Years active:
1970–present
Education:
East Orange High School ,Colorado State University
Known for:
James Evans Sr. – Good Times

John Amos - Biography Summary


John Allen Amos Jr. (born December 27, 1939) is an American actor known for his roles as James Evans, Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times and in the 1977 miniseries, Roots, for which he received an Emmy nomination. Amos' other television work includes roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and a recurring role as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing. In the 1988 Eddie Murphy film, Coming to America, Amos played Cleo McDowell, the father of Shari Headley's lead character, Lisa McDowell. Amos has appeared on Broadway and in numerous films throughout a career that spans four decades. He has received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and NAACP Image Award.



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