John Amos (I)

Actor | Writer | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Die Hard 2 (1990) | One Life to Live (1968) | Good Times (1974-1976)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations More »
AKA 
Johnny Amos | Jon Amos
BORN 
Dec 27, 1939 (age 77)
HEIGHT 
6' 0" (1.83m)

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Projects in Development (6 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (39 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (65 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Nubbin & FriendsNubbin & Friends (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 2 episodes, 2016–2017 ) , Mr. Johnson ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016–2017 2
  • Primary photo for The RanchThe Ranch (TV Series) Ed ( 4 episodes, 2016–2017 )  Less 2016–2017 4
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  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Dr. Bledsoe ( 1 episode, 2002 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2002–2015 2
  • Primary photo for Judge AmosJudge Amos (TV Movie) Judge Amos  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for One Life to LiveOne Life to Live (TV Series) Detective Johnson (1987-1988)  Less 1968–2013
  • Primary photo for The Bob ShowThe Bob Show (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for NYC 22NYC 22 (TV Series) Pappy Science ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Ransom (Aug 4, 2012) Pappy Science  Less
  • Primary photo for Untitled Martin Lawrence ProjectUntitled Martin Lawrence Project (TV Movie) Captain Lorenzo  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Shadow HillsShadow Hills (TV Movie) Mr. Sams  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Lie to MeLie to Me (TV Series) Jim Weaver ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Smoked (Nov 29, 2010) Jim Weaver  Less
  • Primary photo for 30 Rock30 Rock (TV Series) John Amos ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Royal PainsRoyal Pains (TV Series) Harrison Phillips ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Big Whoop (Aug 19, 2010) Harrison Phillips  Less
  • Primary photo for Two and a Half MenTwo and a Half Men (TV Series) Ed ( 3 episodes, 2010 )  Less 2010 3
  • Primary photo for The LawThe Law (TV Movie) Charles  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for My Name Is EarlMy Name Is Earl (TV Series) Joe ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Men in TreesMen in Trees (TV Series) Buzz Washington ( 27 episodes, 2006–2008 )  Less 2006–2008 27
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  • Primary photo for PsychPsych (TV Series) Uncle Burton Guster ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for Voodoo MoonVoodoo Moon (TV Movie) Dutch  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The West WingThe West Wing (TV Series) Percy Fitzwallace ( 22 episodes, 1999–2004 )  Less 1999–2004 22
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  • Primary photo for All About the AndersonsAll About the Andersons (TV Series) Joe Anderson ( 16 episodes, 2003–2004 )  Less 2003–2004 16
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  • Primary photo for The DistrictThe District (TV Series) Mayor Ethan Baker ( 10 episodes, 2000–2001 )  Less 2000–2001 10
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  • Primary photo for Disappearing ActsDisappearing Acts (TV Movie) Mr. Swift  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Outer LimitsThe Outer Limits (TV Series) Peter 'Yas' Yastrzemski ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
    • Zig Zag (Aug 11, 2000) Peter 'Yas' Yastrzemski  Less
  • Primary photo for Something to Sing AboutSomething to Sing About (TV Movie) Rev. Washington  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for King of the HillKing of the Hill (TV Series) Glen Johnson ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
    • Traffic Jam (Feb 22, 1998) Glen Johnson (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Sports Theater with Shaquille O'NealSports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden PagodaThe Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (TV Movie) Booker Hutch  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for In the HouseIn the House (TV Series) Coach Sam Wilson ( 12 episodes, 1995–1997 )  Less 1995–1997 12
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  • Primary photo for Walker, Texas RangerWalker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) Pastor Roscoe Jones ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for MartinMartin (TV Series) Sgt. Strawn ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Fred Wilkes ( 4 episodes, 1994–1995 )  Less 1994–1995 4
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  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Sheriff James Mackey ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
    • The Hero (Mar 4, 1995) Sheriff James Mackey (as Jon Amos)  Less
  • Primary photo for 704 Hauser704 Hauser (TV Series) Ernie Cumberbatch ( 6 episodes, 1994 )  Less 1994 6
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  • Primary photo for ClippersClippers (TV Short) Mel  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Gideon OliverGideon Oliver (TV Series) Carl Manning ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989 1
    • Tongs (Mar 13, 1989) Carl Manning  Less
  • Primary photo for The Cosby ShowThe Cosby Show (TV Series) Dr. Herbert ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Bonanza: The Next GenerationBonanza: The Next Generation (TV Movie) Mr. Mack  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for You Are the JuryYou Are the Jury (TV Series) Sergeant Harold Borman ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for StingrayStingray (TV Series) Roy Jeffries ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Doc Penrose ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for HunterHunter (TV Series) Captain Dolan ( 13 episodes, 1984–1985 )  Less 1984–1985 13
    • Sniper (May 18, 1985) Captain Dolan  Less
    • Fire Man (May 11, 1985) Captain Dolan  Less
    • Guilty (Apr 13, 1985) Captain Dolan  Less
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  • Primary photo for Hardcastle and McCormickHardcastle and McCormick (TV Series) Albie Meadows ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Trapper John, M.D.Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series) Ins. Roland Hackett ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The A-TeamThe A-Team (TV Series) Reverend Taylor ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Duke Taylor ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Here's BoomerHere's Boomer (TV Series) Charlie Foster ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking StoryAlcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie) Bumpy Johnson  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for WillaWilla (TV Movie) Virgil  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Mr. DuganMr. Dugan (TV Series) Rep. Dooley  Less 1979– 
  • Primary photo for Cops and RobinCops and Robin (TV Movie) Officer Bill Bundy  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Future CopFuture Cop (TV Series) Bundy / Officer Bill Bundy / Off. Bill Bundy ( 7 episodes, 1976–1977 )  Less 1976–1977 7
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  • Primary photo for Mary Tyler MooreMary Tyler Moore (TV Series) Gordy Howard / Weatherman Gordy ( 13 episodes, 1970–1977 )  Less 1970–1977 13
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  • Primary photo for RootsRoots (TV Mini-series) Older Kunta Kinte / Toby ( 5 episodes, 1977 )  Less 1977 5
    • Part VII (1977) Older Kunta Kinte / Toby  Less
    • Part VI (1977) Older Kunta Kinte / Toby  Less
    • Part V (1977) Older Kunta Kinte / Toby  Less
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  • Primary photo for Police StoryPolice Story (TV Series) Walt Kyles ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for Good TimesGood Times (TV Series) James Evans, Sr. ( 61 episodes, 1974–1976 )  Less 1974–1976 61
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  • Primary photo for MaudeMaude (TV Series) Henry Evans ( 3 episodes, 1973–1974 )  Less 1973–1974 3
  • Primary photo for The President's Plane Is MissingThe President's Plane Is Missing (TV Movie) Marine Corporal (as Johnny Amos)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Two's CompanyTwo's Company (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Sanford and SonSanford and Son (TV Series) Luther ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for Keeping Up with the JonesesKeeping Up with the Joneses (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Split-Up") / Bell Captain (segment "Love and the Hiccups") ( 2 episodes, 1971–1972 )  Less 1971–1972 2
  • Primary photo for The New Dick Van Dyke ShowThe New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) Mark Cooper ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for The Funny SideThe Funny Side (TV Series) Minority Husband ( 6 episodes, 1971 )  Less 1971 6
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  • Primary photo for The Bill Cosby ShowThe Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) 1st Salesman ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
    • Swann's Way (Dec 13, 1970) 1st Salesman (credit only) (as Johnny Amos)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Leslie Uggams ShowThe Leslie Uggams Show (TV Series) Writer ( 10 episodes, 1969 )  Less 1969 10
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Self (42 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Oprah: Where Are They Now?Oprah: Where Are They Now? (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Good Times ( 2 episodes, 2015–2016 )  Less 2015–2016
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Norman Lear: Just Another Version of YouNorman Lear: Just Another Version of You Himself  Less 2016 $70K / —
  • Primary photo for Mary Tyler Moore: A CelebrationMary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (TV Movie) Himself / Gordy Howard  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Janet Russell Presents STAR POWERJanet Russell Presents STAR POWER (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The SeventiesThe Seventies (TV Series) Himself - Actor, 'Good Times' ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Nicole Barrett ShowThe Nicole Barrett Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Pioneers of TelevisionPioneers of Television (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 2013–2014 )  Less 2013–2014
  • Primary photo for Contrast of EvilContrast of Evil (Short) Himself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Life AfterLife After (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Mo'Nique ShowThe Mo'Nique Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black PatriotsFor Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (TV Movie) Self (voice)  Less 2010 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Stills of the Movement: The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip SchulkeStills of the Movement: The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip Schulke (Short) Himself - Host / Narrator  Less 2009 $15K
  • Primary photo for TV Land MogulsTV Land Moguls (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for SpeechlessSpeechless (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The 59th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for TV Land ConfidentialTV Land Confidential (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee / Himself ( 4 episodes, 2005–2007 )  Less 2005–2007
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  • Primary photo for The 5th Annual TV Land AwardsThe 5th Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner ("30th Anniversary")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The 4th Annual TV Land AwardsThe 4th Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The 2nd Annual TV Land AwardsThe 2nd Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for CBS at 75CBS at 75 (TV Special) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for I Love the '80s Strikes BackI Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series) Himself  Less 2003– 
  • Primary photo for I Love the '70sI Love the '70s (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2003 )  Less 2003
    • 1974 (Aug 20, 2003) Himself  Less
    • 1973 (Aug 19, 2003) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for Inside TV Land: The Mary Tyler Moore ShowInside TV Land: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Special) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for 3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Chris Rock ShowThe Chris Rock Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Howard Stern ShowThe Howard Stern Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Arsenio Hall ShowThe Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Ebony/Jet ShowcaseEbony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Live with Regis and Kathie LeeLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 2nd Annual Black Achievement AwardsThe 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood SquaresThe Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 3 episodes, 1974–1978 )  Less 1974–1978
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The 3rd Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Himself - Accepting Special Award to Roots  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself ( 6 episodes, 1975–1976 )  Less 1975–1976
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  • Primary photo for The 11th Annual Publicists Guild of America AwardsThe 11th Annual Publicists Guild of America Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Information ProcessingInformation Processing (Short) Self  Less 1971
Archive Footage (6 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Crossing Over: How Roots Captivated an Entire NationCrossing Over: How Roots Captivated an Entire Nation (Video) Kunta Kinte (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for TV in Black: The First Fifty YearsTV in Black: The First Fifty Years (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000
    • Good Times (Aug 20, 2000) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) Coach Sam Archer ( 2 episodes, 1983 )  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Mary Tyler MooreMary Tyler Moore (TV Series) Gordy Howard ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977
    • Mary's Big Party (Mar 5, 1977) Gordy Howard (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
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