John Amos is a footballer turned actor who is well known for his role as James Evans Sr. on the CBS television show Good Times. He is also popular for his appearing on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He is an illustrious actor who has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Award and the NAACP Image Award. Keep reading to know more about John Amos’s net worth in 2018.
John Amos Early Life
Amos was born on December 27, 1939, to Annabelle P. and John A. Amos, Sr. in Newark, New Jersey. He went to Long Beach City College and completed his graduation from Colorado State University. He possessed a degree in sociology and became a qualified social worker. Eventually, he played on the Colorado State Rams football team. He is also a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion.
Amos had also served in the 50th Armored Division of the New Jersey National Guard. In addition to that, he is an Honorary Master Chief of the U.S. Coast Guard. Amos has been married three times. His first marriage to Noel Mickelson in 1965 ended 10 years later. He has two children from that marriage. Amos’s second marriage to Lillian Lehman was between 1978-79. He married his third wife Elisabete De Sousa in 1982 and lived with her in Tewksbury Township, New Jersey.
John Amos Career
He began his career playing Gordy Howard, the weatherman in The Mary Tyler Moore Show(1970-73). He also appeared in a commercial for McDonald’s. He rose to fame with his role as James Evans Sr. in Good Times. He wanted to portray an African American family surviving in the ghettoes in a positive light but the writers took a different direction, and he was eventually fired after the third season.
He played the character of Hunter Dolan in Hunter (1984-85). He portrayed the character of Percy Fitzwallace in the critically acclaimed show The West Wing. Amos also played the role of Anthony Anderson in All About the Andersons in 2003. He even had a recurring role in Two and a Half Men as well as Netflix’s The Ranch. He has guest starred in numerous shows including the likes of Psych, The A-Team, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Lie to Me, Murder, he Wrote among others.
John has also appeared in many movies including Let’s Do It Again (1975), Vanishing Point (1971), Touched by Love (1980), American Flyers (1985), Die Hard 2 (1990), The Players Club (1998), Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006) among many others.
Awards & Achievements
Amos holds a unique position in that he has won more TV Land Awards than anybody else, winning them for his roles in Good Times, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the miniseries Roots.
He has also been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards and the NAACP Image Award.
Net Worth of John Amos
John Amos has an estimated net worth of $3 million. The source of his revenue is his appearance on hit Television shows like Good Times. He has kept up a steady stream of appearances on movies and television alike which constantly augments his income and keeps him fresh in the minds of his audiences.
John Amos has had an illustrious career both as a sportsman and as an actor. He has been in the industry since the 1970’s and plays incredibly relevant roles even in the present day. He is extremely versatile in the roles that he has played both on television as well as on the big screen. He makes the transition seamlessly, and he is an award-winning actor as well. His versatility extends to the theatre as well which he declares as his first love.