American television actor, best known for his role as Lamont Sanford in the 1970s hit series, Sanford and Son. He later became an ordained minister and now works as a pastor.
He was wounded while fighting in the Vietnam War as part of the 4th Infantry Division.
He also starred in two short-lived TV series: Baby, I'm Back and The New Odd Couple.
He married Cicely Johnston in 1974 and the couple has six children.
He once played the on-screen son of Redd Foxx .