Founder of the Famous Amos chocolate-chip cookie brand and Uncle Wally's muffins. He hosted Learn to Read, the adult reading program.
He opened the first Famous Amos store in Los Angeles in 1975.
He represented acts such as Diana Ross during his time as a talent agent.
He was the first black talent agent at the William Morris Agency.
His third wife Christine Harris-Amos and he had four children named Michael, Gregory, Shawn, and Sarah.
- The meaning of the name Amos: Burdened, Laden