John Amos

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John Allen Amos Jr. (born December 27, 1939) is an American actor known for his role as James Evans, Sr., on the CBS television series Good Times and for his portrayal of the adult Kunta Kinte/Toby in the 1977 miniseries Roots, for which he received an Emmy nomination. Amos's other television work includes The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a recurring role as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing, and the role of Washington, D.C., Mayor Ethan Baker in the series The District. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Amos has received more than 5,255,623 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). John Amos is the 2,398th most popular actor (down from 2,149th in 2019), the 3,972nd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,635th in 2019) and the 1,175th most popular American Actor.

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  • 62.40

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  • 24

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  • 2.00

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  • 4.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, John Amos ranks 2,398 out of 10,030Before him are Demián Bichir, Jean Yanne, Eddie Albert, Gösta Ekman, Sam Wanamaker, and Giovanni Ribisi. After him are Felicity Jones, Warren Oates, Laurie Metcalf, Marion Davies, Nonna Mordyukova, and Sidse Babett Knudsen.

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Among people born in 1939, John Amos ranks 227Before him are Leonid Kanevsky, Lidiya Skoblikova, John Peel, Samantha Eggar, Vaçe Zela, and Gösta Ekman. After him are Vladimir Durković, Peter Revson, Tigran Mansurian, Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Arik Einstein, and Judy Collins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Amos ranks 3,972 out of 15,968Before him are Tommy Aldridge (1950), Lyle Mays (1953), Lennie Tristano (1919), Taj Mahal (1942), Sam Wanamaker (1919), and Giovanni Ribisi (1974). After him are Warren Oates (1928), Tyra Banks (1973), Laurie Metcalf (1955), Marion Davies (1897), Amy Beach (1867), and Antonin Scalia (1936).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Amos ranks 1,175Before him are Pernell Roberts (1928), James Karen (1923), Will Rogers (1879), Eddie Albert (1906), Sam Wanamaker (1919), and Giovanni Ribisi (1974). After him are Warren Oates (1928), Laurie Metcalf (1955), Marion Davies (1897), Cathy O'Donnell (1923), Tim Russ (1956), and Michael Winslow (1958).

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