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Demond Wilson

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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 .

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Full Name Demond Wilson
Date Of Birth October 13, 1946
Place Of Birth Valdosta, GA
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Cicely Johnston, Cicely Johnston
Movies Hammerlock, Me and the Kid
TV Shows The New Odd Couple, Baby, I'm Back, Sanford and Son
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Release of his book, "Second Banana: Bittersweet Memoir of Sanford and Son".
2Best known by the public for his role as Lamont Sanford on Sanford and Son (1972).
3His acting mentor was Redd Foxx.
4Served in the Vietnam War in the early '60s.
5In 1994 he formed the Restoration House of America which gives Spiritual guidance and vocational training to former inmates.
6Became a minister in 1984.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Zealot2017pre-productionReverend Henry Nichols
Dancerpre-productionJoe
Girlfriends2004-2005TV SeriesKenneth Miles
Hammerlock2000Morgan Rivers
Me and the Kid1993Agent Schamper
The New Odd Couple1982-1983TV SeriesOscar Madison
Full Moon High1981Cabbie-Busdriver
The Love Boat1979-1981TV SeriesJesse, Isaac's Uncle / Bart
Baby, I'm Back1977-1978TV SeriesRaymond Ellis
Sanford and Son1972-1977TV SeriesLamont Sanford The Spirit of Christmas Past The Spirit of Christmas Present ...
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues1972Rupert
Mission: Impossible1971TV SeriesSimmons
The Organization1971Charlie Blossom
All in the Family1971TV SeriesHorace

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You2016DocumentaryHimself
Unsung Hollywood2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Praise the Lord1986-2004TV SeriesHimself
American Soundtrack: Rhythm, Love and Soul2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Battle of the Network Stars XIII1982TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team
The Hollywood Squares1972-1979TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Battle of the Network Stars1976TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team
Tony Orlando and Dawn1975TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1974TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Baffle1973-1974TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1973TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Laugh-In1972TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Butler2013/IHimself (uncredited)
Inside Deep Throat2005DocumentaryLamont Sanford (uncredited)

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#Quote
1[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with singer/comedian, Redd Foxx, who played Fred G. Sanford]: The producers said we need a straight man for Redd. It was a little difficult at first because his outlook was totally alien to me, but we found a common ground and, after while, we fell in love with each other.
2I'm a Holy Ghost-filled, fire-baptizing man.
3[When he abstained from television to become a full-time minister]: I'm using what I learned in television and on the stage to glorify God.
4That was the one thing my folks weren't too happy about, they were relieved when I drove back to Hollywood.
5[on his first experience attending a Pentecostal church with his grandmother]: That was my first experience with jumping and shouting about the Lord, of which I'm a part of now, of which I choreograph, of which I promote! Hey, ya'lls not jumpin' and shoutin' enough over there!
6God took me out of this world. He refined me and took my mind out of acting. I didn't have the desire to be in it anymore.
7[When he made the change from being an actor to a preacher]: On your own, you can't make the transition, I questioned it, too. God makes you a new person. He says, 'Just be patient - I'll show you how.'
8[When he was later called to be a minister rather than an actor]: I love preaching more than anything else I've ever done. I'm so happy now. I feel honored to be chosen. Even when you got everything - clothes, jewelry, nice house - you don't feel happy. I was like Jonah, running from the Lord.
9Travel around, preachin' the Lord's gospel, that's what. If He wants me to do a film or be a pastor, we'll have to wrestle a little bit. But I'll do whatever He wants me to do.


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