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John Amos

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The Resume

    (December 27, 1939- )
    Played Gordie on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' James (Henry) Evans Sr. on 'Maude' and 'Good Times,' Kunta Kinte on 'Roots,' and Joe Anderson on 'All About the Andersons'
    Starred in the one-man stage show 'Halley's Comet'
    Acted in 'Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song,' 'The World's Greatest Athlete,' 'Let's Do It Again,' 'Beastmaster,' 'Coming to America,' 'Die Hard 2,' 'My Baby's Daddy'

Why he might be annoying:

    He started his career as a comedian.
    He is divorced.
    On 'Maude,' his character was named Henry but when it spun off to 'Good Times,' his name changed to James.
    He gave a blistering interview to Ebony magazine in 1975 about he felt that the 'J.J.' character on 'Good Times' depicted blacks.
    He left the show soon after that, but maintains that he was fired.
    His character in 'Good Times' was one of the first comedy sit-com characters to be killed off.
    It seems money was more of a factor in his departure.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was Emmy nominated for the role of Kunta Kinte in 'Roots.'
    He was one of the first actor to star as the father in a two-parent black TV family.
    He played a pivotal character in one of the top mini-series of all-time.

Credit: I Eat Legos

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 7 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 89 Votes: 42.70% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 70 Votes: 48.57% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 56 Votes: 55.36% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 94 Votes: 74.47% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 81 Votes: 72.84% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 70 Votes: 62.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 205 Votes: 74.15% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 137 Votes: 66.42% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 124 Votes: 49.19% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 139 Votes: 41.73% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 296 Votes: 43.24% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 105 Votes: 35.24% Annoying