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John Amos

Early life Amos was born John Amos, Jr. in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Annabelle P. and John A. Amos, Sr., who was an auto mechanic.[1] He graduated from East Orange (NJ) High School in 1958. He enrolled at Long Beach City College and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in sociology.[2] Amos also played on the Colorado State Rams football team.[3] Amos was a Golden Gloves boxing champion.[2] In 1964, he signed a free agent contract with the American Football League's Denver Broncos. He was released before the season and played with Joliet Explorers of the United Football League. In 1965 he played with the Norfolk Neptunes and Wheeling Ironmen of the Continental Football League. In 1966 he played with the Jersey City Jets and Waterbury Orbits of the Atlantic Coast Football League. In 1967, he had signed a free agent contract with the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. He was released in training camp and played that year with the Victoria Steelers of the Continental Football League.[citation needed]

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Dec 27, 1939 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1970-09-19
Latest Project:
Movie Uncut Gems 2019-08-30
Known For
Poster of Act of Faith
Poster of Something to Sing About
Movie Uncut Gems John Amos 2019-08-30
Movie Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 2016-01-21
Movie Bad Asses on the Bayou Earl 2015-03-06
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Himself / Gordy Howard (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Movie Act of Faith Mr. Brady 2014-04-08
Movie American Lowrider Slick 2013-09-17
Movie Madea's Witness Protection Pastor Nelson 2012-06-29
Movie Zombie Hamlet Edgar Mortimer 2012-04-14
Movie Ascension Day Henry 2007-02-02
Movie Against Time Coach 2007-06-12
Series Psych Oncle Burton Guster 2006-07-07
Movie Dr. Dolittle 3 Jud 2006-04-25
Movie Voodoo Moon Dutch 2006-06-04
Series Men in Trees Buzz 2006-09-12
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Shadowboxing Хилл 2005-03-05
Movie My Baby's Daddy Uncle Virgil 2004-01-09
Series Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-21
Movie The Watermelon Heist Old Man Amos 2003-01-01
Movie Something to Sing About Rev. Washington 2000-06-10
Movie Disappearing Acts Sr. Swift 2000-12-09
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Movie The Players Club Freeman 1998-04-08
Movie The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda Booker Hutch 1997-11-21
Movie For Better or Worse Gray 1995-03-19
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie Hologram Man Wes Strickland 1995-06-27
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Night Trap Capt. Hodges 1993-05-01
Movie Mac Nat 1992-09-17
Movie Ricochet Reverend Styles 1991-10-04
Movie Two Evil Eyes Det. Legrand 1990-01-25
Movie Die Hard 2 Major Grant 1990-07-02
Movie Lock Up Captain Meissner 1989-08-04
Movie Coming to America Cleo McDowell 1988-06-29
Movie Bonanza: The Next Generation Mr. Mack 1988-03-22
Movie American Flyers Dr. Conrad 1985-08-16
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series The A-Team Unknown 1983-01-23
Movie Dance of the Dwarfs 1983-06-10
Movie The Beastmaster Seth 1982-08-16
Movie Touched by Love Tony 1980-10-31
Movie Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Bumpy Johnson 1980-11-05
Series Roots Kunta Kinte (Adult) 1977-01-23
Movie Future Cop 1976-05-01
Movie Let's Do It Again Kansas City Mack 1975-10-11
Series Good Times James Evans Sr. 1974-02-08
Movie The World's Greatest Athlete Coach Sam Archer 1973-02-14
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Sanford and Son Unknown 1972-01-14
Movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song Biker 1971-04-23
Series The Mary Tyler Moore Show Unknown 1970-09-19
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