John Amos is an American actor and former football player who has a net worth of $3 million. John Amos has earned his net worth from his appearance as a regular on Good Times and in many other TV shows and films. John was born on December 27, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey. In 1958 John graduated from East Orange, New Jersey High School. He would eventually graduate with a degree in sociology from Colorado State University. While at Colorado State, Amos played for the Colorado State Rams football team. Amos also was a Golden Glove boxing champion. After college Amos signed with the Denver Broncos. However, a pulled hamstring prevented him from running the 40 yard dash which led to him playing with the Joliet Explorers of the United Football League. He later played for the Jersey City Jets York Jets and the Waterbury Orbits of the Atlantic Coast Football League. Amos was also a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967. As an actor, his career has spanned over four decades. He has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a NAACP Image Award. He is currently married to his third wife Elisabeth with whom he has two children. He was also previously married twice and he has four children from those marriages.