He is an iconic American Actor who is well known for his character in the CBS series called the Good Times. John Amos is also an ex-football player who played on the Colorado State Rams football team. Some famous films that John has featured include Vanishing Point, Flyers, Beastmasters, Coming to America and Die Hard 2. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of John Amos in 2018
Early Life & Biography
John Amos is the son of Annabelle P. Amos and John Amos Sr. and was born in Newark on 27th December 1939. His father John Amos Sr. was an auto mechanic. Amos Jr. grew up in East Orange in New Jersey and attended the East Orange High School where he graduated at the age of 19.
He was later registered at the University of Colorado after being transferred at Long Beach City College. He graduated and got a degree in sociology. Amos Jr. had dreams of becoming a football star; this made become a footballer in the college football team where he was honored with a Golden Gloves title
Before Amos Jr. began his acting career, he worked as a stand-up comedian, a social worker in New York City and an ad agency copywriter.
John Amos Jr. is married to Elisabete De Sousa whom they have been together since 1982. Before he married his current wife, he has been divorced twice. He also has two children namely, Shanon and K.C. who are from his first marriage to Noel J. Mickelson who they had lived together for ten years. John Amos Jr. later got involved with actress Lilian Lehman whom they stayed married for one year then later divorced her.
Career, Awards & Nominations
As an actor, John Amos Jr. career has traversed over four decades. He became a recognized Tv personality back in the 1970s after he was cast in some famous series like The Mary Tyler Moore show and Good Times. He became famous when he played the character of Gordy Howard on The Mary Tyler Moore show for three years. Amos Jr. has guest starred in many television shows such as A-Team, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Police story, among many others.
John Amos also appeared in the central role of Kunta Kinte in the record-setting television mini-series called the Roots. Through his performance, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Awards and NAACP Image awards.
Amos is said to have won more TV Land Awards than any other person for his roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Good Times and the mini-series Roots.
Net Worth & Earnings
John Amos net worth is $4 million which he has earned from his films and his appearance on many other hit TV shows. He gets his income on movies and television which he has kept a steady stream of presence.
John Amos has played exceptional roles in the entertainment industry since the 1970s up to the present day. He is a role model for many who want to venture into acting.