John Amos is a popular American actor, born in New Jersey, the United States on December 29, 1939. He is well known for his appearance in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and CSB television series Good Times. For his work in these television series, he has been nominated and awarded many times. John Amos net worth has been estimated to be $3 Million. His active years started in 1970 till now. He is a former football player.
|Net Worth – $3 Million|
|Fullname||John Allen Amos Jr.|
|Date of Birth||December 27, 1939|
|Birth Place||East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.|
John Amos Early Life & Career History
Early Life of John Amos
Amos was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States, he is the child of Annabelle P. and John A. Amos, Sr. He spent his childhood in East Orange, New Jersey getting his graduate degree from East Orange High School in 1958. He got admission in Colorado State University getting his sociology degree and qualified as a social worker. Amos was a Champion of Golden Gloves Boxing. He was a player on Colorado State Rams football team as well.
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John started his active career by working in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, playing the character as Gordy Howard, from 1970 until 1973. In 1971, he appeared in the commercial of McDonald’s with Anson Williams. Before continuing his 61st episode in Good Times, he appeared three times on the sitcom Maude, as the husband of Florida Evans.
Later on, he performed prominent roles in various television shows and films that made him a renowned personality. He played a role as Captain Dolan on the television series “Hunter” from 1984 to 1985. In the CBS police drama “The District”, he co-starred in 1997. His other dramas include All About the Andersons, Police Story, The A-Team, The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, In the House, Martin, Murder, She Wrote and Coming to America.
Other than TV shows, he also appeared in a list full of moves including The World’s Greatest Athlete (1973), Let’s Do It Again (1975), Touched by Love(1980), The Beastmaster (1982), American Flyers (1985), Two Evil Eyes (1989), Die Hard 2 (1990), and Ricochet (1991). He was also cast in For Better or Worse (1995), The Players Club (1998), My Baby’s Daddy (2004), Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006).
Awards and Nominations
John Amos is distinct for winning more TV land awards than any other actor. He has been awarded for his work in Good Times, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and TV miniseries Roots.