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John Amos Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Sun May, 2016
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Facts of John Amos

Date of Birth: 1939 , December-27
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch

Quick Timeline of John Amos

1939 Born in Newark, New Jersey, United States
1958 Graduated from East Orange (NJ) High School
1964 Singed a contract with Denver Broncos
1965 Singed a contract with Kansas City Chiefs
1970 Began his acting career
1974 Appeared in the television series, Good Times
1988 Appeared in the movie, Coming to America
1965 Married to Noel J Mickelson
1978 Married to Lillian Lehman
2004 Won TV Land Awards
1977 Nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards
2019 Net Worth

Detail Timeline of John Amos

December 27 , 1939

Born in Newark, New Jersey, United States

John Amos was born by the name John A. Amos, Jr. in the late 1930s in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to Annabelle P. and John A. Amos, Sr.. Both of his parents were auto mechanic. He grew up with big dreams in football.

1958

Graduated from East Orange (NJ) High School

John received his formal education from East Orange (NJ) High School. He completed his high school graduation from there in 1958. He got enrolled at Long Beach City College but he got transferred to Colorado State University with a major in sociology.

1964

Singed a contract with Denver Broncos

He grew up with big dreams in football. While he was in Colorado State University, he was also active in football and played in the Colorado State Rams football team. He was signed by American Football League's Denver Broncos in 1964 but was released within two days because of his hamstring.

1965

Singed a contract with Kansas City Chiefs

In 1965, he played in the Continental Football League for Norfolk Neptunes and Wheeling Ironmen. Next year he played in the Atlantic Coast Football League for Jersey City Jets and Waterbury Orbits. He also signed a contract with Kansas City Chiefs as a footballer in 1967. 

1970

Began his acting career

Amos has been active as an actor since 1970. That year he starred the role of the weatherman Gordy Howard in the TV show The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He appeared in this TV show till 1973. 

1974

Appeared in the television series, Good Times

 In the early 1970s, he also starred in the sitcom Maude playing the role of James Evans, Sr.. He got his rise in fame in 1973 after he began portraying the role of James Evans, Sr. on the television series Good Times.

1988

Appeared in the movie, Coming to America

John Amos is an actor from United States. He has also appeared in several hit movies like The President's Plane Is Missing, Touched by Love, The Beastmaster, Dance of the Dwarfs, American Flyers and Coming to America.

1965

Married to Noel J Mickelson

John was first married to Elisabete De Sousa-Amos. As a husband and wife, they became parents twice and they dissolved this married life. Few years later, he knotted his married relationship with Noel J. Mickelson and that was in 1965. They also welcomed two children together and they got divorced in 1975.

February 12 , 1978

Married to Lillian Lehman

On 12th of February 1978, John got married to Lillian Lehman. Lillian Lehman is an actress and she is also a well known producer. She is known for her appearance in Defending Your Life and Body of Evidence. They got divorced at the end of 1979.

2004

Won TV Land Awards

Till date he has been nominated in TV Land Awards for three different times in his life and he has also been honored with this award three times. He won this award for the first time in 2004 and that was for his role in Mary Tyler Moore. 

1977

Nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards

He got his first nomination in Primetime Emmy Awards and that was for his role in the TV series Roots. He got nominated in this award for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series. 

2019

Net Worth

John Amos' net worth in early 2019 is reported to be around $3 million.

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John Amos is an American actor widely famous for starring the role of James Evans Sr. on the 1970's television series Good Times and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

John Amos' Early Life And Education

John Amos was born John A. Amos, Jr. on December 27, 1939, in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to mother Annabelle P. and father John A. Amos Sr. Both of his parents were an auto mechanic. He grew up with big dreams of football.

John received his formal education from East Orange (NJ) High School. He completed his high school graduation from there in 1958. He got enrolled at Long Beach City, College, but he got transferred to Colorado State University with a major in sociology.

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John Amos' Career

While studying at Colorado State University, John was also active in football and played in the Colorado State Rams football team. He was signed by American Football League's Denver Broncos in 1964 but was released within two days because of his hamstring. In 1965, he played in the Continental Football League for Norfolk Neptunes and Wheeling Ironmen.

Amos has been active as an actor since 1970. That year he appeared as a weatherman Gordy Howard in the television show The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He appeared in the television show till 1973. In the early 1970s, he also starred in the sitcom Maude playing the role of James Evans Sr.

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John rose to fame in 1973 after he began portraying the role of James Evans Sr. on the television series Good Times. He has also appeared in several hit movies like The President's Plane Is Missing, Touched by Love, The Beastmaster, Dance of the Dwarfs, American Flyers and Coming to America.

John Amos' Personal Life

John Amos is married thrice and divorced in the same number. John was first married to Elisabete De Sousa-Amos. They became parents of two children: a son named K.C. Amos and a daughter named Shannon Amos. Unfortunately, later, they dissolved this married life with a divorce.

A few years later, he tied the knot with Noel J. Mickelson in 1965. They also welcomed two children together. Sadly, just after being married for a decade, the couple separated and eventually got divorced in 1975.

On 12th of February 1978, John got married to Lillian Lehman. Lillian Lehman is an actress and producer. She is known for her appearance in Defending Your Life and Body of Evidence. They got divorced at the end of 1979.

John Amos' Net Worth

With over four decades of career in the entertainment industry, John has amassed a handful of fortune to his name. John Amos' net worth in early 2019 is reported to be around $3 million. John is currently living a lavish lifestyle.