John Amos

Biography: John Amos is former professional football player and an American actor, best known for playing James Evans, Sr. on the 1970s sitcom "Good Times" from 1974 to 1976, and for playing an adult Kunta Kinte in the groundbreaking mini-series, "Roots."

Amos credits also include, Gordy Howard, the weatherman on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Captain Dolan on
the show Hunter, also in the CBS police drama The District, and most resently as, Buzz in "Men In Trees" on ABC.

He is a frequent guest-star on many shows, such as, "The Cosby Show," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,"
"The West Wing" and "The A-Team."

He can also be seen in many films, from "Coming to America," "The Beastmaster," "Let's Do It Again" and "Die Hard 2."

John Amos' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 45
Highest Metascore: 67 Die Hard 2
Lowest Metascore: 18 The Beastmaster
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
5 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
42 Madea's Witness Protection Jun 29, 2012 Cast / Pastor Nelson 5.1
67 Die Hard 2 Jul 2, 1990 Maj. Grant 7.5
52 Lock Up Aug 4, 1989 Captain Meissner 6.9
48 Coming to America Jun 29, 1988 Cleo McDowell 7.6
18 The Beastmaster Aug 20, 1982 Seth tbd