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John Amos (John A. Amos)

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Biography

Newark, New Jersey, USA
A native of New Jersey and son of a mechanic, African-American John Amos has relied on his imposing build, eruptive nature and strong, forceful looks to obtain acting jobs, and a serious desire for better roles to earn a satisfying place in the annals of film and TV. He has found it a constant uphill battle to further himself in an industry that tends to diminish an actor's talents with severe and/or demeaning stereotypes and easy pigeonholing. A tough, often hot-headed guy with a somewhat tender side, John would succeed far better on stage than on film and TV... Read more...

Actor

Character: 'Toby'

Roots 1977

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Character: Edgar Mortimer

Zombie Hamlet 2012

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Character: Captain Lorenzo

Untitled Martin Lawrence Project 2012

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Character: Admiral Melory

Lichnyy nomer 2004

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Character: Old Man Amos

The Watermelon Heist 2003

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Character: Capt. Hodges

Night Trap 1993

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Character: Nat

Mac 1992

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Character: Reverend Styles

Ricochet 1991

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Character: Blue Berry

Without a Pass 1991

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Character: Maj. Grant

Die Hard 2 1990

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Character: Det. Legrand

Due occhi diabolici 1990

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Character: Captain Meissner

Lock Up 1989

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Character: Cleo McDowell

Coming to America 1988

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Character: Rev. Washington

Something to Sing About 2000

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Character: Coach Zeller

All Over Again 2001

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Character: Jud Jones

Dr. Dolittle 3 2006

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Character: Wes Strickland

Hologram Man 1995

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Character: Ins. Roland Hackett

Trapper John, M.D. 1979

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Character: Himself

The Arsenio Hall Show 1989

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Character: Kansas City Mack

Let's Do It Again 1975

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Character: Albie Meadows

Hardcastle and McCormick 1983

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Character: Minority Husband

The Funny Side 1971

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Character: Harrison Phillips

Big Whoop 0

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Character: Himself

BernNadette Stanis 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Pilot 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Power Shift 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

For What It's Worth 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Sink or Swim 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Ladies Frist 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

The Buddy System 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

New York Fiction: Part 1 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

New York Fiction: Part 2 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Bed, Bat & Beyond 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Take It Like a Man 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Nice Girls Finish Frist 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

A Tree Goes in Elmo 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Chemical Reactions 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

No Man Is an Iceland 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Nice Day for a Dry Wedding: Part 2 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Sea Change 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Charity Case 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Sonata in Three Parts 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Home Seized Home 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Read Between the Minds 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

A Tale of Two Kidneys 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Get a Life 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Wander/Lust 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Kiss and Don't Tell 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

New Dogs, Old Tricks 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Surprise, Surprise 0

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Character: Buzz Washington

Taking the Lead 0

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Character: Joe

Stole an RV 0

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Character: Himself - Interviewee

Oddballs & Original Characters 0

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Character: Himself

1973 0

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Character: Himself

1974 0

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