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Meet John Amos - American Actor From "Good TImes"

Published Sat Nov 30 2019 By aisha
Meet John Amos - American Actor From "Good TImes"

John Amos is an American actor and a former football player. He is best known for his roles in Coming to America (1988), Lock Up(1989), and Die Hard 2 (1990).

He was born on December 27, 1939, in Newark, New Jersey, United States. He is the son of Annabelle P. Amos and John Amos Sr who was an auto mechanic. Here are some facts about Actor Amos:

What's his Net Worth?

John Amos started his career in 1970 as 1st Salesman in The Bill Cosby Show since then he has worked in more than Hundred movies and television series. From his varies career he has an estimated net worth of $3 million. 

His earning is mostly form being a former Football player, producer, and actor.

Education - Alma Mater

In 1958, while Amos was growing up in East Orange, New Jersey, he graduated from East Orange High School. He then went to Long Beach City College and graduated from Colorado State University by getting a degree in Sociology.

Ex-Wife - Noel J. Mickelson

Amos was married to Noel J. Mickelson in 1965. They both stayed married for over ten years and got divorced in 1975. From their ten years of marriage, they have two children. Then in 1978 he got married to Lillian Lehman and got separated after on year in 1979.

Two Kids

A picture of John Amos daughter and son.
A picture of John Amos daughter and son.
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John and Noel have one son K.C. Amos who is an actor and director is best known for his work in Syphon Gun (1995), Hauntsville (2016) and Tamales and Gumbo (2015). He has won two awards for Syphon Gun and was nominated for Grammy Awards for his music video Long Form.

They have one daughter named Shannon Amos who is a producer, writer, and director. She has produced eight movies and television series, while she has directed two, wrote three, and acted in two movies and television series.

Past Affairs 

John Amos with his then lover Elisabete De Sousa-Amos.
John Amos with his then lover Elisabete De Sousa-Amos.
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Amos was in a relationship with Elisabete De Sousa-Amos. Both couple was rumored to be married and had two children.

Football Player

The Die Hard 2 star, john was a former football player. He signed a free-agent contract in 1964, with American Football League's Denver Broncos and because of his pulled hamstring he was released on the second day of the training camp. Then he played with Cleveland Bulldogs, Joliet Explorers, Norfolk Neptunes Wheeling Ironmen, Jersey City Jets and Waterbury Orbits in the Football League. In 1967, he again signed a contract of a free agent with Kansas City Chiefs whose coach was Hank Stram.

Award

The 183 cm tall actor, has won three TV Land Awards for Roots, Good Times, and Mary Tyler Moore. He was nominated for Primetime Emmy awards for Roots and was nominated for three other awards. 

Upcoming project

The Lock Up actor is recently working in his sequel of Coming to America which is Coming 2 America as Cleo McDowell. He is also working in Devotion as Big Jim and in Capture the Flag as Clinton.

Death rumor

Recent picture posted by John Amos in his Instagram.
Recent picture posted by John Amos in his Instagram.
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In 2016, the internet and social media declared John Amos dead and faked the mews by saying Amos had a Heart attack. He is still alive and is active on social media by posting his photos.

Social Media Presence

Amos is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has over 36.5k followers on Instagram and has 2,472 followers on Twitter.

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