John Amos

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James Evans

After growing up on a farm in Mississippi, and then serving in the Korean War, John Amos has gone on to establish himself as one of Hollywood’s most sought after African American actors.  As a guest star, Amos’ career extends back to series such as “Love,” “American Style,” “The New Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Sanford and Son,” “Police Story,” “The Love Boat,” “The A-Team,” “The Cosby Show,” ‘Martin,” “Walker,” “Texas Ranger,” and “In the House.”  He has also added his voice to the animated series, “King of the Hill,” and has a recurring role on the critically acclaimed drama, “The West Wing.”

Amos has a number of regular series and mini-series roles to his credit.  It was a recurring role on “Maude” that led to Amos starring in GOOD TIMES. He appeared regularly on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Funny Side,” “Future Cop,” “Hunter,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “704 Hauser,” and “The District.”  He also starred in the groundbreaking mini-series “Roots.”  Amos’ tele-film credits include noteworthy performances in “The President’s Plane is Missing,” “Cops and Robin,” “Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story,” “Rockford Files: Murder and Misdemeanors,” and “Disappearing Acts.”

On film, Amos is one of Hollywood’s most frequently sought after performers.  His big screen credits range from “Sweet Sweetback’s Baad Asssss Song,” “Let’s Do It Again,” “The Beastmaster,” and “Coming to America,” to “Lock Up,” “Die Hard 2,” “Ricochet,” “Mac,” “The Players Club,” and “All Over Again.”

In 1996, Amos was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his recurring role on “In the House.”