Who is John Amos?
John Amos is an American actor and former athlete. He is popularly known for his role as “James Evans Sr.” in the CBS television series “Good Times” and his portrayal of “Cleo McDowell” in the 1998 romantic comedy, “Coming to America”.
John Amos’ full name is John Allen Amos Jr. He was born on December 27, 1939, in Newark, New Jersey, the United States to John Amos Sr., an auto mechanic and Annabelle P. Amos. He is 82 years old, as of April 2022. Amos was raised in East Orange, New Jersey. He is of Ghanaian ancestry.
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, John Amos resides in Westcliffe, Colorado, as of 2020.
John Amos marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article, John Amos has been married and divorced twice – first to artist and equestrian Noel J. Mickelson in 1965 and then to actress Lillian Lehman in 1978.
About John Amos’ first marriage to Noel J. Mickelson
Noel J. Mickelson was the first wife of veteran actor, John Amos. She is the mother of his two children: Shannon Patrice Amos and Kelly Christopher Amos. According to Noel Mickelson and John Amos’ daughter, Shannon Amos, the couple met in college when John Amos was studying sociology and fell in love.
Mickelson and Amos got married in the year 1965, a time when interracial marriages were not fully accepted. But their love was not without trials as Noel Mickelson was an Ashkenazi Jew from Eastern Europe while John Amos is an African American man of Ghanaian ancestry. The couple ended their marriage in 1975, after ten years of being together.
About John Amos’ second marriage to Lillian Lehman
Not much is known aboutJohn Amos’ second marriage to actress Lillian Lehman but it is known that Amos and Lehman tied the knot in 1978. The union did not bear any children and they divorced in 1979, one year later. The actor has remained single ever since, at least as far as the public knows.
John Amos’ children
John Amos has two children from his first marriage to Noel J. Mickelson.
Names of John Amos children
- Shannon Patrice Amos
- Kelly Christopher Amos
1. Shannon Patrice Amos was born to John Amos and Noel Mickelson in 1966, a year after their marriage. She is Amos’ eldest child and his only daughter. Shannon Amos followed her father’s footsteps and ventured into an entertainment career in Hollywood. Shannon Amos is 56 years old in 2022.
According to ILOSM magazine, Shannon Patrice Amos is “heavily involved in production and has a love for film and acting just like her father”. She owns the Los Angeles-based production company, Afterglow Multimedia, LLC. Shannon Amos resides in Los Angeles, California with her partner and daughter.
2. Kelly Christopher Amos was born to John Amos and Noel Mickelson in 1970. He is Amos’ second child and only son. Kelly Christopher Amos, fondly referred to as K.C. Amos, is a writer, producer, actor and director. K.C. Amos is 52 years old in 2022.
He appeared as an operations division officer in several episodes of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. He wrote, produced and directed the short film “Syphon Guns” in 1995. Kelly Christopher Amos is the spitting image of his father, veteran actor John Amos.