John Amos Biography


Is John Amos single?

Currently, John Amos is single and not dating anyone. Besides that, he might be in a relationship with someone but not reveal it to the media.

He has married twice in his life. He earlier married Noel Mickelson (1965 to 1975), with whom he shared two children Shannon Amos, a writer/producer, and K.c Amos, a director.

The actor then married Lillian Lehmen (1978 to 1979).

Relationship Facts of John Amos

  • John Amos is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is  John Amos?

John Amos is an Actor, Television personality, and football player from America. He is well known for his role as James Evans, Sr. on the CBS television series Good time, directed by Eric Monte and Mike Evans.

He has played in numerous films and television series. Recently, he is featured in the famous American Comedy Film Coming 2 America as Cleo McDowell. Apart from this, he is a member of the Political Party.

John Amos: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Famous Film actor John Amos was born on December 27, 1939, in Newark, New Jersey, the U.S. As of 2022, he is 82 years old. His national identity is American and his birth name is John Allen Amos Jr. His sun sign is Capricorn and his Ethnicity is Africa- America.

He was born to his mother Annabelle P. Amos and his father John Amos Sr, an actor and auto mechanic. There is a dearth of information about his personal life and siblings. His sibling’s name is under review.

In 1958, he completed his secondary school level at East Orange High school. Later on, enrolled at Long Beach City College and graduated from Colorado State University qualifying as a social worker with a degree in Sociology.

John Amos: Profession life, Career

In 1971 his film debut was Vanishing Point playing the role of Super Soul’s Engineer and Sweer Sweetbac’s Baadasssssss song as Biker. After his appearance in this film, he earned his name and fame and became widely famous.

In 1973 he was featured on The World’s Greatest Athlete alongside, Lee Browne, and Tim Conway. He was featured in many famous Films in his 19s.

Including Let’s Do it  Again(1975) as Mack, The Beastmaster(1982)as Seth, Coming to America(1988) as Cleo McDowell, and The Players Club(1998)as Officer Freeman.

Later on, in his 20s he was featured in Countdown(2004) portraying the role of Admiral Melory. Including more, Shadownboxing(2005) as Hill, Zombie Hamlet(2012) as Edgar Mortimer, Uncut Gems(2019) as Himself. Recently, in 2021 he replayed the role of Cleo McDowell in the Coming 2 America.


Along with that, he has played in many television series. Including The mary Tyler Moore show(1970), Love, America, style(1971-1972), and Good time(1974-1976) portraying the cast of James Evans Sr. Along with that, by his acting skill he impressed all fans, director, and producer.

His 20s television series include American Masters(2002), Men in Trees(2006-2008), and NYC22 (2012), Your Pretty face is going to hell(2019). Currently, he got a chance to feature on The Righteous Gemstones playing the role of Buddy Lessons.

Football Career

In 1964, he signed a free-agent contract with the American Football League’s Denver Broncos. Further, unfit to run the 40- Yard dash he was dragged his Hamstring, on his second day of training camp,  In 1965 he played with Norfolk Neptunes and wheeling Ironmen of the Continental Football Leagues.

Later on, in 1966 he played with Jersey City Jets and Waterbury Orbits.

In 1976 famous footballer coach told him, You’re not a Football Player, you’re a man who is trying to play football. After then, he returned to the Continental League, where he played that year.

John Amos: Net worth, Salary

As an actor and former football player, John Amos’ net worth is approximately $3million dollar. Moreover, no more info about his annual salary, and weekly earnings as per the source.

John Amos: Rumors, Controversy

It’s rumored that, during his term on Good Times, Amos openly contradicted the writers of the show,  due to the scripts’ dearth of authenticity in portraying the African-American experience.

Moreover, there is no data of him being involved in sagas and gossip.

John Amos: Body Features, Height, Weight

John Amos is a tall man, whose height stands at 5 feet 11 inches and weight of 79kg. Moreover, his body measurement is 32-26-32 and he is perfectly fit and fine now.

Furthermore, he has Black hair with dark brown pair of eyes.

 Social Media

John Amos is active on any social media account. His Instagram account has almost more than 174k Followers and 7358Following as well as his Twitter account has 2547  Followers and 403 Following.

 Via/ Facts

  • His Favorite Destination is Sweden and hobbies is Reading books
  •  Amos’ Favorite Color is Grey, White.

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