John Amos Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Movies, TV Shows, Net Worth, Salary

John Amos Biography

A native of Newark, New Jersey, John Amos born John Allen Amos Jr. is an American actor. Amos is known for his role as James Evans, Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times.

He is also known for the 1977 miniseries Roots. John received an Emmy nomination for his role in 1977 in Roots. Allen Amos Jr. has also been featured in different roles on television including; The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as his recurring role as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing.

Allen was also featured as the Washington D.C. Mayor Ethan Baker in the series The District. John has appeared on Broadway and in numerous films in his four-decade career. He has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and an NAACP Image Award. Amos Jr. has been featured in numerous supporting roles in movies such as The Beastmaster, Coming to America, and Die Hard 2.

John Amos Age and Birthday

The American actor, John Allen Amos Jr., was born on December 27th, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Allen is 81 years old as of 2020. He celebrates his birthday on December 27th every year.

John Amos Height and Weight

Allen measures a standing height of 5 feet 11 inches which is equivalent to 1.81 meters. He also weighs 75 kilograms which is equivalent to 165 lbs. Amos has black eyes and white hair.

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John Amos Family, Parents and Siblings

John Allen is the son of Annabelle, his mother, and John A. Amos Sr., his father. John Sr. is an auto mechanic. There is no known information about his siblings. This information is currently under review and will soon be updated.

John Amos Dating, Wife and Children

Amos has been married twice. John Allen was married to Noel Mickelson from 1965 to 1975. Noel was an artist and equestrian. The couple was blessed with two children; Shannon Amos and K.C. Amos. Shannon is a writer/producer and founder of Afterglow Multimedia, LLC, while K.C. is a Grammy-nominated director. Allen was later married to actress Lillian Lehman.

John Amos Education and Career


John Allen who is an American actor grew up in East Orange, New Jersey, and graduated from East Orange High School in 1958. He later enrolled at Long Beach City College and graduated from Colorado State University, qualifying as a social worker with a degree in sociology. Allen Amos Jr. also played on the Colorado State Rams football team. After college, he was a Golden Glove boxing champion.


Allen Amos Jr. became well known in his first major television role, playing Gordy Howard, the weatherman on The Mary Moore Show, from 1970 until 1973. John appeared with Anson Williams in a commercial for McDonald’s in 1971. He is best known for his portrayal of James Evans Sr., the husband of Florida Evans, first appearing three times on the sitcom Maude before continuing the role in 61 episodes of Good Times from 1974 to 1976.

Amos was featured in Disney’s The World’s Greatest Athlete (1973) with Tim Conway and Jan-Michael Vincent and also starred as Kansas City Mack in Let’s Do It Again (1975) with Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier. His other film appearances include Vanishing Point (1971), The President’s Plane Is Missing (1973), Touched by Love (1980), The Beastmaster (1982), Dance of the Dwarfs (1983), American Flyers (1985), Coming to America (1988), Lock Up (1989), Two Evil Eyes (1989), Die Hard 2 (1990), and Ricochet (1991).

He appeared in the 1995 film For Better or Worse and played a police officer in The Players Club (1998). He played Uncle Virgil in My Baby’s Daddy (2004) and starred as Jud in Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006). In 2012, Amos had a role in the movie Madea’s Witness Protection, as Jake’s father. He also appeared in Ice Cube and Dr. Dre’s 1994 video for “Natural Born Killaz”. In 2009, he released an album of original country songs.

John Amos Net Worth and Salary

John Allen Amos Jr. has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He has acquired the majority of his fortune from his music as well as his acting career. His annual salary is currently under review and will soon be updated.

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