John Amos
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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  December 27, 1939
  • Fun Fact: Played a role of preacher in his latest movie “Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection”

John Amos, also recognized as James Evans of Good Times, was born in Newark, New Jersey. After achieving a degree in sociology, he started playing football for Colorado State. But when his coach remarked that he not much of a football player, he began exploring his career options.

John got his first break with the role of Gordy in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and over time gained more attention as an actor with more roles. He retired to western New Jersey, near his children, for greater privacy.

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