Famous People Named Amos

Who knew there were so many famous people named Amos in the world? Our list of celebrities named Amos includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Amoss below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Amos, actors named Amos, and much more. Amos Otis, Amos Lee, and Amos Alonzo Stagg are only a few of the well-known people named Amos on this list.
  • Age: 74

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

    Amos Joseph Otis (born April 26, 1947) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets (1967, 1969), Kansas City Royals (1970–1983) and Pittsburgh Pirates  ...more
  • Age: 44

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Amos Lee (born Ryan Anthony Massaro, June 20, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University  ...more
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  • Dec. at 102 (1862-1965)

    BirthplaceWest Orange, USA, New Jersey

    Amos Alonzo Stagg (August 16, 1862 – March 17, 1965) was an American athlete and college coach in multiple sports, primarily American football. He served as the head football coach at the  ...more
  • Dec. at 52 (1927-1980)

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

    Joseph Amos Milburn (April 1, 1927 – January 3, 1980) was an American rhythm-and-blues singer and pianist, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in Houston, Texas, and died there 52 years  ...more

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  • Dec. at 71 (1871-1942)

    BirthplaceBrown Township, Mooresville, Indiana

    Amos Wilson Rusie (May 30, 1871 – December 6, 1942), nicknamed "The Hoosier Thunderbolt", was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 19th century. He had a  ...more
  • BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Amos Garrett (born November 26, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan, United States) is an American-Canadian blues and blues-rock musician, guitarist, singer, composer, and musical arranger. He has written  ...more

    #21 of 127 Famous Guitar Players from Canada#5 of 125 The Most Famous Blues Guitarists#12 of 20 The Best Country Singers From Michigan

  • Dec. at 59 (1937-1996)

    BirthplaceHaifa, Israel

    Amos Nathan Tversky (Hebrew: עמוס טברסקי‎; March 16, 1937 – June 2, 1996) was a cognitive and mathematical psychologist, a student of cognitive science, a collaborator of Daniel Kahneman, and a  ...more
  • Dec. at 88 (1799-1888)

    BirthplaceWolcott, Connecticut

    Amos Bronson Alcott (; November 29, 1799 – March 4, 1888) was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students,  ...more
  • Dec. at 87 (1832-1920)

    BirthplaceBiddeford, Maine

    Amos Whitney (October 8, 1832 – August 5, 1920) was a mechanical engineer and Connecticut inventor born in Biddeford, Maine. In 1860 he partnered with Francis A. Pratt to organize the Pratt &  ...more
  • Dec. at 72 (1837-1910)
    Amos Emerson Dolbear (November 10, 1837 – February 23, 1910) was an American physicist and inventor. Dolbear researched electrical spark conversion into sound waves and electrical impulses. He was a  ...more
  • Dec. at 72 (1880-1952)

    BirthplaceKeene, New Hampshire

    Amos Parker Foster (March 10, 1880 – August 7, 1952) was an American football and basketball player and coach in the early 1900s. He was a 1904 graduate of Dartmouth College where he lettered in  ...more
  • Age: 82

    BirthplaceJerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

    Amos Oz (Hebrew: עמוס עוז; born Amos Klausner; 4 May 1939 – 28 December 2018) was an Israeli writer, novelist, journalist, and intellectual. He was also a professor of Hebrew literature at Ben-Gurion  ...more
  • Age: 71

    BirthplaceHaifa, Israel

    Amos Gitai (Hebrew: עמוס גיתאי‎; born 11 October 1950) is an Israeli filmmaker, who was trained as an architect. Gitai's work was presented in several major retrospectives in Pompidou Center Paris,  ...more
  • Dec. at 59 (1821-1880)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

    Amos Tappan Akerman (February 23, 1821 – December 21, 1880) served as United States Attorney General under President Ulysses S. Grant from 1870 to 1871. A native of New Hampshire, Akerman graduated  ...more
  • Dec. at 69 (1810-1879)

    BirthplaceParsonsfield, Maine, USA

    Amos Tuck (August 2, 1810 – December 11, 1879) was a political figure in New Hampshire and a founder of the Republican Party.  ...more
  • Amos Elon

    Dec. at 82 (1926-2009)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Amos Elon was an Israeli journalist and author. Married to Beth Elon and father of filmmaker Danae Elon.  ...more
  • Amos Kendall

    Dec. at 80 (1789-1869)

    BirthplaceDunstable, Massachusetts

    Amos Kendall (August 16, 1789 – November 12, 1869) was an American lawyer, journalist and politician. He rose to prominence as editor-in-chief of the Argus of Western America, an influential  ...more
  • Dec. at 90 (1889-1979)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Amos Aaron Strunk (January 22, 1889 – July 22, 1979) was a center fielder who played in Major League Baseball from 1908 through 1924. A member of four World Series champion teams, Strunk batted and  ...more
  • Dec. at 90 (1918-2008)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Amos Edward Joel Jr. (March 12, 1918 – October 25, 2008) was an American electrical engineer, known for several contributions and over seventy patents related to telecommunications switching systems.  ...more
  • BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel

    Amos Kollek (Hebrew: עמוס קולק‎; born 1947) is an Israeli film director, writer and actor.  ...more
  • Amos Hostetter, Jr.

    Age: 84
    Amos Barr Hostetter Jr. (born January 12, 1937) is an American businessman, who was the founder, chairman, and CEO of Continental Cablevision. With an estimated current net worth of around $2.6  ...more
  • Amos H. Jackson

    Dec. at 78 (1846-1924)

    BirthplaceFranklin, New York, United States of America

    Amos Henry Jackson (May 10, 1846 – August 30, 1924) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born near Franklin, New York, Jackson moved with his parents to Gibson, New York, in 1854 and to a farm near  ...more
  • Amos Fowler

    Age: 65

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Amos Emanuel Fowler (born February 11, 1956) is a former American football center who played seven seasons for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League.  ...more
  • BirthplaceCôte d’Ivoire

    Amos L. Zereoué (born October 8, 1976) is a former American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for West Virginia. He was selected by the Pittsburgh  ...more
  • Dec. at 82 (1927-2009)

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel

    Amos Kenan (Hebrew: עמוס קינן), also Amos Keinan, (May 2, 1927 – August 4, 2009) was an Israeli columnist, painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist.  ...more
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