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John Amos

John Amos
Amos at the Coast Guard Activity in New York, July 2000
Personal information
Birth nameJohn Amos, Jr.
Birth dateDecember 27, 1939(age 75)
Place of birthNewark, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActor, athlete
Years active1970 - present
Spouse-Noel J. Mickelson-1965-1975 (divorced)
-Lillian Lehman-1978-1979 (divorced)
Elisabete De Sousa-Amos (?-present)

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John Amos (born December 27, 1939) is an American actor and former football player. His television work includes roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Good Times, the miniseries Roots, and a recurring role in The West Wing. He has also appeared on Broadway and in numerous motion pictures in a career that spans four decades. He has received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and NAACP Image Award.

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