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John Amos

A native of New Jersey and son of a mechanic, African-American John Amos has relied on his imposing build, eruptive nature and strong, forceful looks to obtain acting jobs, and a serious desire for better roles to earn a satisfying place in the annals of film and TV. He has found it a constant uphill battle to further himself in an industry that ...

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Dec 27, 1939 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Streets of Money
Latest Project:
Movie Untitled Martin Lawrence Project 2017-12-17

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Die Hard 2
Poster of Coming to America
Poster of Good Times
Poster of One Life to Live
Movie The Black Cat None 2018
Movie Streets of Money Pops 2018
Movie Capture the Flag Clinton 2018
Movie A Woman Like That None 2018
Movie Devotion Big Jim 2018
Movie Ascension Day Henry 2017-12-12
Movie The Law Charles 2017-11-20
Movie The Invisible Men Unknown 2017
Movie Crossing Over: How Roots Captivated an Entire Nation Kunta Kinte 2017-09-10
Movie Untitled Martin Lawrence Project Captain Lorenzo 2017-12-17
Movie WARx2 None 2016-04-05
Movie Hauntsville Mr. Kimball 2016-10-27
Series Nubbin & Friends Mr. Johnson 2016-09-15
Movie Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Himself 2016-05-01
Series The Ranch Unknown 2016-04-01
Series Janet Russell Presents STAR POWER Unknown 2015
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Himself / Gordy Howard 2015-10-13
Movie Judge Amos Judge Amos 2015-12-01
Movie Tamales and Gumbo The Patron 2015-08-21
Series The Seventies Himself - Actor, 'Good Times' 2015-06-11
Movie Mercy for Angels God 2015-04-14
Movie Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou Earl 2015-03-06
Series The Nicole Barrett Show Unknown 2014-07-12
Movie Act of Faith Brady 2014-04-01
Movie Althea Unknown 2014-05-01
Movie Contrast of Evil Himself 2013-11-10
Movie Perfect Sunday Slick 2013-09-17
Movie Madea's Witness Protection Pastor Nelson 2012-06-29
Movie Zombie Hamlet Edgar Mortimer 2012-04-14
Series NYC 22 Unknown 2012-04-15
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots None 2010-02-01
Series Royal Pains Unknown 2009-06-04
Series Lie to Me Unknown 2009-01-21
Series Life After Unknown 2009-09-13
Movie Stills of the Movement: The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip Schulke Himself - Host / Narrator 2009-05-01
Series The Mo'Nique Show Unknown 2009-10-01
Series Pioneers of Television Himself 2008-01-02
Movie Speechless Himself 2008-01-10
Movie The 5th Annual TV Land Awards Unknown 2007
Movie The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - Presenter 2007-09-16
Movie All Over Again Coach Zeller 2007-06-12
Series The Bob Show Unknown 2007-04-07
Movie The 4th Annual TV Land Awards Unknown 2006
Movie Voodoo Moon Dutch 2006-06-04
Series Psych Unknown 2006-07-07
Series Men in Trees Buzz Washington 2006-09-12
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Dr. Dolittle 3 Jud Jones 2006-04-25
Series My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
Movie Boy s tenyu Hill 2005-03-17
Series TV Land Confidential Himself / ... 2005-09-14
Movie The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards Unknown 2004
Movie TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Unknown 2004
Series TV Land Moguls Unknown 2004-04-21
Movie Countdown Admiral Melory 2004-12-09
Movie My Baby's Daddy Unknown 2004-01-09
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Series Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Series I Love the '70s Unknown 2003-08-18
Movie CBS at 75 Himself 2003-11-02
Series Live! with Kelly Unknown 2003
Movie The Watermelon Heist Old Man Amos 2003-05-20
Series I Love the '80s Strikes Back Unknown 2003-10-20
Series All About the Andersons Joe Anderson 2003-09-12
Movie Remembering 'Roots' Himself - 'Kunta Kinte' 2002-01-15
Movie Inside TV Land: The Mary Tyler Moore Show Unknown 2001
Movie Something to Sing About Unknown 2000-06-10
Movie Disappearing Acts Mr. Swift 2000-12-09
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie The Players Club Unknown 1998-04-08
Series The Chris Rock Show Unknown 1997-02-07
Series Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal Unknown 1997
Movie The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda Booker Hutch 1997-11-21
Movie 3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Himself 1997-02-22
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-12-15
Movie Murder Was the Case: The Movie Unknown 1995-02-14
Movie Hologram Man Wes Strickland 1995-06-27
Series In the House Unknown 1995-04-10
Series The Outer Limits Peter 'Yas' Yastrzemski 1995-03-26
Movie For Better or Worse Gray 1995-03-19
Series 704 Hauser Ernie Cumberbatch 1994-04-11
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Movie Night Trap Capt. Hodges 1993-07-07
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Mac Nat 1993-02-19
Movie Without a Pass Blue Berry 1992-02-19
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Clippers Unknown 1991
Movie Two Evil Eyes Det. Legrand 1991-10-25
Movie Ricochet Reverend Styles 1991-10-04
Movie Die Hard 2 Grant 1990-07-04
Series The Howard Stern Show Unknown 1990-07-01
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Series Ebony/Jet Showcase Unknown 1989
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 1989-01-03
Movie Lock Up Meissner 1989-08-04
Series Gideon Oliver Unknown 1989-02-20
Movie Bonanza: The Next Generation Mr. Mack 1988-03-23
Movie Coming to America Cleo McDowell 1988-06-29
Series American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Movie Shark's Paradise Taxi driver 1986-10-15
Movie American Flyers Dr. Conrad 1985-08-16
Series Stingray Unknown 1985-07-14
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series You Are the Jury Unknown 1984-12-06
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Series The A-Team Unknown 1983-01-23
Movie Dance of the Dwarfs Esteban 1983-06-10
Movie The Beastmaster Seth 1982-08-20
Movie Touched by Love Tony 1980-10-31
Movie Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Bumpy Johnson 1980-11-05
Series Here's Boomer Unknown 1980-03-14
Movie Willa Virgil 1979-03-17
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Series Mr. Dugan Unknown 1979
Movie The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards Himself 1979-11-01
Movie Cops and Robin Officer Bill Bundy 1978-03-28
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Series Roots Older Kunta Kinte / ... 1977-12-04
Movie The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards Himself - Accepting Special Award to Roots 1977-02-10
Series Future Cop Officer Bill Bundy / ... 1976-05-01
Movie Let's Do It Again Kansas City Mack 1975-10-11
Movie The 11th Annual Publicists Guild of America Awards Himself 1975-04-03
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Series Good Times James Evans, Sr. 1974-02-08
Movie The President's Plane Is Missing Unknown 1973-10-23
Movie Two's Company None 1973-05-08
Movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song Biker 1973-03-22
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie The World's Greatest Athlete Coach Sam Archer 1973-02-14
Movie Keeping Up with the Joneses None 1972-04-24
Series Sanford and Son Unknown 1972-01-14
Series Maude Unknown 1972-09-12
Movie Vanishing Point Unknown 1971-03-13
Series The Funny Side Minority Husband 1971-09-12
Movie Information Processing None 1971-10-10
Series The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown 1971-09-18
Series Mary Tyler Moore Unknown 1970-09-19
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Series The Leslie Uggams Show Unknown 1969-09-28
Series The Bill Cosby Show Unknown 1969-09-14
Series One Life to Live Unknown 1968-07-15
Series The Hollywood Squares Unknown 1966-10-17
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14