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John Amos of 'Good Times' Fame Admits He Was Not Surprised by Bill Cosby’s Conviction

Afouda Fortune
Apr 01, 2020
08:30 A.M.
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Hollywood veteran, John Amos, gave his opinion on fellow star Bill Cosby's controversies and eventual conviction.

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"Good Times" alum, John Amos recently sat in an exclusive chat with star comedian Luenell where he divulged tidbits about his relationship with acclaimed TV star, Bill Cosby, and his thoughts on Cosby's scandals.

 John Amos visits at SiriusXM Studios on October 10, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

John Amos visits at SiriusXM Studios on October 10, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

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On Vlad TV, which airs on YouTube, Amos looked stylish in a brown leather jacket paired with a black t-shirt and a navy blue cap. He completed his look with his signature smile while going on to talk about working on the 1984 sitcom, "The Cosby Show."

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was John's first major TV project, and he made sure to prove his worth on the show.

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The "Coming to America" star said he had played Bill's doctor on the series, but even though they were both actors, they were not from the same social class at that time.

According to Amos, the now-convicted star had his social circle, which meant there needed to be a level of success before mingling with Cosby.

Cheat Sheet shares that Amos went on to talk about the sensitive topic of the star comedian's moral life. Amos explained that he remembered Bill to be highly ethical to the extent of prohibiting profanities on his show.

Bill Cosby attends the 7th annual "Stand Up For Heroes" event at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2013 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Bill Cosby attends the 7th annual "Stand Up For Heroes" event at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2013 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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He even criticized the likes of Eddie Murphy for his use of words. After veering into the allegations of sexual assault and other social vices the star actor was convicted for, Amos found Bill Cosby's conduct to be "hypocritical."

When it comes to Hollywood experiences, John Amos has had his fair share and doesn't mind chipping in his opinion from time to time.

Actor Eddie Murphy speaks with the media at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

Actor Eddie Murphy speaks with the media at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 17, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

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As reported by Vulture, the actor who landed a role in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" shared details on working on set alongside other stars like Betty White, Dick Van Dyke, and Valerie Harper, among others.

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was John's first major TV project, and he made sure to prove his worth on the show.

According to ABC, the TV icon's part in 1974's "Good Times," was a milestone in his acting career. Back then, Amos starred as "James Evans," the patriarch of a middle-class family in Chicago.

John Amos arrives at the 2015 Giant Night Of Comedy at Gotham Comedy Club on November 30, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

John Amos arrives at the 2015 Giant Night Of Comedy at Gotham Comedy Club on November 30, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

Recently, he was brought on the "Live in front of a Studio Audience" recreation of the TV series. The "Roots" star acted alongside newer stars like Tiffany Haddish, Asante Blackk, and Corinne Foxx.

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