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Famous Amos

3/7/2009 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The 69-year-old character actor resurfaced at a premiere in NYC, looking unafraid.

John Amos

On "Good Times," John was nearly 20-years-younger than his late TV wife Esther Rolle.

In real life, John has six children from three different wives.

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656    

ill always remember him from COMING TO AMERICA with his bootleg MCDONALDS

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cinda    

One of the most amazingly handsome men in America. I'd take him in a heartbeat.

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prissycat    

When I was a kid back when Good Times was on, I was always scared of him cuz he was ALWAYS pizzed off at something! Jeez, I have actually worked in the projects before, but never incurred the wrath of James and his smashing chairs!

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cori    

lol you'd take him in a heartbeat?! tvland is running "good times" again.

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pollynoo    

Them fake toofs is too legit to quit. Thug thizzle!

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mary    

lol, I just watched coming to america on cable the other day. he WAS hilarious! just let yo SOOOOOUUUULLLL GLLLLOOOOOWWWW feelin oh so silky smooth!

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scissors    

McDowell's, lol

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rabbit on the moon    

Wow! I am amazed at how white his teeth are.

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missladyday    

his eyes are bloodshot; does he have liver problems?

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Bonnie    


I remember him taking JJ to task after JJ didn't treat Esther Roll with the respect she deserved. Believe JJ stayed mad about that for ten years.

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john johnson    

i think i was scared of him when i saw his nostrils flare up, but he still a cool dude.

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YA YA    

He is an ICON. I respect him as one of the greatest actors.

Fond memories . He also aged very well.

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miki    

For such a wonderful character actor, who has remained a steady fixture for over 30 years, to be classified as "best remembered for Good Times" is almost an insult. Granted, a television series does provide exposure (and a weekly check); howevver, it pales in comparison to many of the other successful projects of John Amos.

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Kooky Fan    

Growing up without a dad, I always admired the role he played in Good Times.

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David D.    

But like most black fathers, he left (the show) after only 2 years and forced the black mother to raise the kids on her own. That makes him a very poor role model.



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