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Some of John Amos' roles

June 25, 2012
  • Amos played Gordy the Weatherman at WJM on the classic CBS comedy series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" for three seasons.
Amos played Gordy the Weatherman at WJM on the classic CBS comedy series…

John Amos has demonstrated his versatility over the last four decades. Here are just three of his memorable roles:

Gordon Howard

Amos played Gordy the Weatherman at WJM on the classic CBS comedy series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" for three seasons.

Kunta Kinte

Amos portrayed the adult slave in ABC's seminal 1977 miniseries "Roots," earning an Emmy nomination.

Pastor Nelson

Amos lends a dramatic element to the new comedy "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection" as a minister who is about to retire.

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