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John Amos
photo credit: CindyCelebs
Age 77
Birthday 27 December, 1939
Birthplace Newark, New Jersey, USA
Height 5' 11½" (182 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Mary Tyler Moore, Good Times, Roots
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John A. Amos, Jr. (born December 27, 1939) is an American actor who is best known for his role as James Evans, Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times (1974–76). Amos other television work includes roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the miniseries Roots, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and a recurring role as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing. Amos also played the father of Will Smith's character's girlfriend, Lisa Wilkes, in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and he had a recurring role on In the House with LL Cool J, as Coach Sam Wilson. Amos played the Father of Tommy Strawn (Thomas Mikal Ford) on the long running sitcom, Martin, as Sgt. Strawn, and another recurring role on Two and a Half Men as Chelsea's dad's new lover. Amos also played Major Grant, the US Special forces officer in Die Hard 2. Amos has also appeared on Broadway and in numerous films in a career that spans four decades. He has received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and NAACP Image Award.

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2017 Streets of Money Pops
2016 The Ranch Ed
2015 Mercy for Angels God
2015 Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou Earl
2015 Nubbin & Friends Mr. Johnson
2015 Judge Amos Judge Amos
2014 Act of Faith Brady
2012 NYC 22 Pappy Science
2012 Zombie Hamlet Edgar Mortimer
2012 Madea's Witness Protection Pastor Nelson
2012 Untitled Martin Lawrence Project Captain Lorenzo



I love my work and am grateful to God to have a profession that brings joy to so many.


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Nominated for 5 Awards | Won 3

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