John Amos

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John Allen Amos Jr. is an American actor known for his role as James Evans, Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times and for the 1977 miniseries Roots, for which he received an Emmy nomination. Amos's other television work includes The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a recurring role as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing, and the role of Washington, D.C. read more

John Allen Amos Jr. is an American actor known for his role as James Evans, Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times and for the 1977 miniseries Roots, for which he received an Emmy nomination. Amos's other television work includes The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a recurring role as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing, and the role of Washington, D.C. Mayor Ethan Baker in the series The District. In the 1988 Eddie Murphy film Coming to America, Amos played Cleo McDowell, the father of Shari Headley's character, Lisa McDowell. Amos has appeared on Broadway and in numerous films in his four-decade career. He has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and an NAACP Image Award.

Birth Name

John A. Amos

Born

Wednesday, 27 December 1939

Actor Filmography

Coming 2 America Cleo McDowell 2020
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' Fred Davis 2019
Christmas Belles Pop Pop 2019
Uncut Gems Neighbor 33F / John Amos 2019
The Last O.G. Uncle D 2018
Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You Himself 2016
The Ranch Ed 2016
Nubbin & Friends Mr. Johnson 2015
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Himself / Gordy Howard 2015
The Seventies Himself - Actor, 'Good Times' 2015
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Actor Filmography

Coming 2 America Cleo McDowell 2020
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' Fred Davis 2019
Christmas Belles Pop Pop 2019
Uncut Gems Neighbor 33F / John Amos 2019
The Last O.G. Uncle D 2018
Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You Himself 2016
The Ranch Ed 2016
Nubbin & Friends Mr. Johnson 2015
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Himself / Gordy Howard 2015
The Seventies Himself - Actor, 'Good Times' 2015
Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou Earl 2015
The Nicole Barrett Show Himself 2014
Act of Faith Brady 2014
Perfect Sunday Slick 2013
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell War (as John A. Amos) 2013
Oprah: Where Are They Now? Himself 2012
Madea's Witness Protection Pastor Nelson 2012
NYC 22 Pappy Science 2012
Zombie Hamlet Edgar Mortimer 2012
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010
Life After Himself 2009
Royal Pains Harrison Phillips 2009
Lie to Me Jim Weaver 2009
The Wendy Williams Show Self 2008
Pioneers of Television Himself (also archive footage), Himself 2008
All Over Again Coach 2007
Ascension Day Henry 2007
30 Rock John Amos 2006
Men in Trees Buzz Washington, Buzz 2006
Psych Uncle Burton Guster 2006
Voodoo Moon Dutch 2006
Dr. Dolittle 3 Jud Jones 2006
My Name is Earl Joe 2005
TV Land Confidential Himself, Himself - Interviewee 2005
Boy s tenyu Hill 2005
Countdown Admiral Melory 2004
TV Land Moguls Himself 2004
My Baby's Daddy Uncle Virgil 2004
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (archive footage) 2004
Two and a Half Men Ed 2003
All About the Andersons Joe Anderson 2003
I Love the '70s Himself 2003
The Watermelon Heist Old Man Amos 2003
Disappearing Acts Mr. Swift 2000
The District Mayor Ethan Baker 2000
Something to Sing About Rev. Washington 2000
The West Wing Percy Fitzwallace 1999
The Players Club Freeman 1998
The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda Booker Hutch 1997
The Chris Rock Show Himself 1997
King of the Hill Glen Johnson 1997
Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself (archive footage) 1996
In the House Coach Sam Wilson 1995
Hologram Man Wes Strickland 1995
The Outer Limits Peter 'Yas' Yastrzemski 1995
For Better or Worse Gray 1995
Murder Was the Case: The Movie Detective (segment "Natural Born Killaz") 1995
Touched by an Angel Sheriff James Mackey 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self, Self - Good Times 1994
704 Hauser Ernie Cumberbatch 1994
Night Trap Capt. Hodges 1993
Walker, Texas Ranger Pastor Roscoe Jones 1993
Mac Nat 1992
Martin Sgt. Strawn 1992
Ricochet Reverend Styles 1991
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Fred Wilkes 1990
Die Hard 2 Grant 1990
The Howard Stern Show Himself 1990
Two Evil Eyes Det. Legrand (segment "The Black Cat") 1990
Lock Up Meissner 1989
Gideon Oliver Carl Manning 1989
Coming to America Cleo McDowell 1988
Bonanza: The Next Generation Mr. Mack 1988
Beauty and the Beast Farell 1987
American Masters Dr. Bledsoe, Himself 1986
American Flyers Dr. Conrad 1985
Stingray Roy Jeffries 1985
Murder, She Wrote Doc Penrose 1984
The Cosby Show Dr. Herbert 1984
Hunter Captain Dolan 1984
You Are the Jury Sergeant Harold Borman 1984
Hardcastle and McCormick Albie Meadows 1983
Dance of the Dwarfs Esteban 1983
The A-Team Reverend Taylor 1983
The Beastmaster Seth 1982
Touched by Love Tony 1980
Here's Boomer Charlie Foster 1980
Trapper John, M.D. Ins. Roland Hackett 1979
20/20 Himself 1978
The Love Boat Duke Taylor 1977
Roots older Kunta Kinte / 'Toby', Older Kunta Kinte / Toby 1977
Future Cop Officer Bill Bundy, Bundy, Off. Bill Bundy 1976
Let's Do It Again Kansas City Mack 1975
Dinah! Himself 1974
Tony Orlando and Dawn Himself 1974
Good Times James Evans, Sr., James Evans Sr., James Evans, Sr. (credit only) 1974
The President's Plane Is Missing Marine Corporal (as Johnny Amos) 1973
Police Story Walt Kyles 1973
The World's Greatest Athlete Coach Sam Archer 1973
Maude Henry Evans 1972
Sanford and Son Luther 1972
The New Dick Van Dyke Show Mark Cooper 1971
The Funny Side Minority Husband 1971
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song Biker (as Johnny Amos) 1971
Vanishing Point Super Soul's Engineer 1971
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Gordy Howard, Weatherman Gordy 1970
Love, American Style (segment "Love and the Split-Up"), Bell Captain 1969
The Bill Cosby Show 1st Salesman 1969
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
The Magical World of Disney Coach Sam Archer 1954

Producer Filmography

1977 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series Nominated
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