John Amos (born December 27, 1939) is an American actor who played James Evans, Sr. on the 1970s television series Good Times. His television work includes roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the miniseries Roots, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and a recurring role in The West Wing. He also played the father of Will Smith's character's girlfriend, Lisa Wilkes, in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
I love my work and am grateful to God to have a profession that brings joy to so many.
There are three stages in an actor's career: Who is John Amos? Get me John Amos. Get me a young John Amos.
|Date of Birth||December 27, 1939|
|Birthplace||Newark, New Jersey, USA|
|Height||5' 11½" (182 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|Claim to Fame||Mary Tyler Moore, Good Times, Roots|