John Amos, Jr.

Dorothy Walton Gatley


John Amos, Jr. graduated from East Orange High School in 1958. As an award-winning television, stage, and film actor, his career spans more than four decades. Amos is best known for playing characters Gordy Howard (the weatherman on The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and James Evans, Sr., the husband of Florida Evans, in Good Times from 1974 to 1976.