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.
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.
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.