Biography

Early life Amos was born John Amos, Jr. in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Annabelle P. and John A. Amos, Sr., who was an auto mechanic.[1] He graduated from East Orange (NJ) High School in 1958. He enrolled at Long Beach City College and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in sociology.[2] Amos also played on the Colorado State Rams football team.[3] Amos was a Golden Gloves boxing champion.[2] In 1964, he signed a free agent contract with the American Football League's Denver Broncos. He was released before the season and played with Joliet Explorers of the United Football League. In 1965 he played with the Norfolk Neptunes and Wheeling Ironmen of the Continental Football League. In 1966 he played with the Jersey City Jets and Waterbury Orbits of the Atlantic Coast Football League. In 1967, he had signed a free agent contract with the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. He was released in training camp and played that year with the Victoria Steelers of the Continental Football League.[citation needed]

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Early life Amos was born John Amos, Jr. in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Annabelle P. and John A. Amos, Sr., who was an auto mechanic.[1] He graduated from East Orange (NJ) High School in 1958. He enrolled at Long Beach City College and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in sociology.[2] Amos also played on the Colorado State Rams football team.[3] Amos was a Golden Gloves boxing champion.[2] In 1964, he signed a free agent contract with the American Football League's Denver Broncos. He was released before the season and played with Joliet Explorers of the United Football League. In 1965 he played with the Norfolk Neptunes and Wheeling Ironmen of the Continental Football League. In 1966 he played with the Jersey City Jets and Waterbury Orbits of the Atlantic Coast Football League. In 1967, he had signed a free agent contract with the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. He was released in training camp and played that year with the Victoria Steelers of the Continental Football League.[citation needed]

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 60

Birthday 1939-12-27

Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey, USA

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Also Known As

  • Jon Amos
  • Johnny Amos

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
2015 Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration as Himself / Gordy Howard
2015 Bad Asses on the Bayou as Earl
2014 Act of Faith as Brady
2013 American Lowrider as Slick
2012 Madea's Witness Protection as Pastor Nelson
2012 Zombie Hamlet as Edgar Mortimer
2007 Against Time as Coach
2007 Ascension Day as Henry
2006 30 Rock(1 episode)
2006 Men in Trees(36 episodes) as Buzz
2006 Psych(1 episode) as Oncle Burton Guster
2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 as Jud
2005 Shadowboxing as Хилл
2003 Two and a Half Men(1 episode)
2003 All About the Andersons(16 episodes)
2003 The Watermelon Heist as Old Man Amos
2000 The District(11 episodes)
2000 Something to Sing About as Rev. Washington
1999 The West Wing(13 episodes)
1997 The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda as Booker Hutch
1995 Hologram Man as Wes Strickland
1995 In the House(5 episodes)
1995 The Outer Limits(1 episode)
1995 For Better or Worse as Gray
1994 Touched by an Angel(1 episode)
1994 704 Hauser(6 episodes) as Ernie Cumberbatch
1993 Night Trap as Capt. Hodges
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger(2 episodes)
1992 Martin(1 episode)
1991 Ricochet as Reverend Styles
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air(4 episodes) as Fred Wilkes
1990 Die Hard 2 as Major Grant
1990 Two Evil Eyes as Det. Legrand
1989 Lock Up as Captain Meissner
1988 Coming to America as Cleo McDowell
1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation as Mr. Mack
1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)
1984 The Cosby Show(1 episode)
1984 Hunter(1 episode)
1983 Hardcastle and McCormick(1 episode)
1983 Dance of the Dwarfs
1983 The A-Team(1 episode)
1982 The Beastmaster as Seth
1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story as Bumpy Johnson
1980 Touched by Love as Tony
1980 Here's Boomer(1 episode)
1977 Future Cop(6 episodes)
1977 Roots(8 episodes) as Toby
1976 Future Cop
1975 Let's Do It Again as Kansas City Mack
1974 Good Times(133 episodes) as James Evans Sr.
1973 Police Story(1 episode)
1973 The World's Greatest Athlete as Coach Sam Archer
1972 Sanford and Son(1 episode)
1971 The Funny Side(0 episodes)
1971 The Funny Side(14 episodes) as Minority Husband
1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song as Biker
1971 Vanishing Point as Super Soul's Engineer
1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show(10 episodes)

Production

2014 AltheaExecutive Producer

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