American television actor, most widely known for his role as Lamont Sanford in the 1970s hit series, Sanford and Son. He later on became an ordained minister and today functions as a pastor. He was wounded while fighting in the Vietnam Battle within the 4th Infantry Department. He also starred in two short-lived Television series: Baby, I’m Back again and THE BRAND NEW Odd Few. He wedded Cicely Johnston in 1974 as well as the couple offers six kids. He once performed the on-screen child of Redd Foxx .