How tall is John Amos?
Wondering, how tall is John Amos? This actor stands at 5 feet 10.75 inches (180 cm). John Amos height is above average for a male.
John Amos was born on December 27, 1939. John was first employed as an advertising copywriter, a social worker at New York’s Vera Institute of Justice, and an American and Canadian semi-professional football player before receiving his calling as an actor. A stand-up comic on the Greenwich Village circuit, the work eventually took him West and, ultimately, led to his hiring as a staff writer on Leslie Uggams’ musical variety show in 1969. Making his legit stage debut in a 1971 L.A. production of the comedy “Norman, Is That You?”, John went on to earn a Los Angeles Drama Critics nomination for “Best Actor”. As such, he formed his own theater company and produced “Norman, Is That You?” on tour.
A native of New Jersey and son of a mechanic, African-American John Amos has relied on his imposing build, eruptive nature and strong, forceful looks to obtain acting jobs, and a serious desire for better roles to earn a satisfying place in the annals of film and TV. He has found it a constant uphill battle to further himself in an industry that tends to diminish an actor’s talents with severe and/or demeaning stereotypes and easy pigeonholing. A tough, often hot-headed guy with a somewhat tender side, John would succeed far better on stage than on film and TV,with one extremely noteworthy exceptions.
Still wondering, how tall is John Amos? He is 5 feet 10.75 inches (180 cm).
John Amos Height Comparison
Here is John Amos with 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) Levar Burton on the left side. As we can see, John is taller than Levar by about 4 inches.