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John Amos

Early life Amos was born John Amos, Jr. in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Annabelle P. and John A. Amos, Sr., who was an auto mechanic.[1] He graduated from East Orange (NJ) High School in 1958. He enrolled at Long Beach City College and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in sociology.[2] Amos also played on the Colorado State Rams football team.[3] Amos was a Golden Gloves boxing champion.[2] In 1964, he signed a free agent contract with the American Football League's Denver Broncos. He was released before the season and played with Joliet Explorers of the United Football League. In 1965 he played with the Norfolk Neptunes and Wheeling Ironmen of the Continental Football League. In 1966 he played with the Jersey City Jets and Waterbury Orbits of the Atlantic Coast Football League. In 1967, he had signed a free agent contract with the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. He was released in training camp and played that year with the Victoria Steelers of the Continental Football League.[citation needed]

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Dec 27, 1939 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Red Shoes 1948-07-20
Latest Project:
Series SMAP×SMAP 2020
Known For
Poster of First Time Out
Poster of Die Hard 2
Poster of Two Evil Eyes
Poster of Let's Do It Again
Series SMAP×SMAP Biker 2020
Movie Bad Asses on the Bayou Earl 2015-03-06
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Himself / Gordy Howard 2015-10-13
Movie American Lowrider Slick 2013-09-17
Movie Zombie Hamlet Edgar Mortimer 2012-04-14
Movie Madea's Witness Protection Pastor Nelson 2012-06-29
Movie Ascension Day Henry 2007-02-02
Movie 300 Unknown 2007-03-09
Movie Against Time Coach 2007-06-12
Movie Dr. Dolittle 3 Jud 2006-04-25
Series Psych Unknown 2006-07-07
Movie Voodoo Moon Dutch 2006-06-04
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series Men in Trees Buzz 2006-09-12
Movie Shadowboxing Хилл 2005-03-05
Movie TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004-01-01
Movie The Incredibles 2004-11-05
Movie My Baby's Daddy Uncle Virgil 2004-01-09
Movie The Watermelon Heist Old Man Amos 2003-01-01
Series Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-21
Movie Something to Sing About Rev. Washington 2000-06-10
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Series Blazing Dragons Super Soul's Engineer 1996-09-09
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Series In the House Unknown 1995-04-10
Movie For Better or Worse Gray 1995-03-19
Movie Hologram Man Wes Strickland 1995-06-27
Series First Time Out Captain Meissner 1995-09-10
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Mac Nat 1992-09-17
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Ricochet Reverend Styles 1991-10-04
Movie Two Evil Eyes Det. Legrand 1990-01-25
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Movie Die Hard 2 Major Grant 1990-07-02
Movie Coming to America Cleo McDowell 1988-06-29
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series The A-Team Unknown 1983-01-23
Movie Dance of the Dwarfs 1983-06-10
Movie The Beastmaster Seth 1982-08-20
Series Here's Boomer Unknown 1980-03-14
Movie Touched by Love Tony 1980-10-31
Movie Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Bumpy Johnson 1980-11-05
Series Roots Kunta Kinte (Adult) 1977-01-23
Movie The Story of O Unknown 1975-08-28
Movie Let's Do It Again Kansas City Mack 1975-10-11
Series Good Times 1974-02-08
Movie The World's Greatest Athlete Coach Sam Archer 1973-02-14
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Sanford and Son Unknown 1972-01-14
Series The Mary Tyler Moore Show Unknown 1970-09-19
Movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers Unknown 1956-02-05
Movie The Red Shoes Unknown 1948-07-20