Demond Wilson

Playing straight man to a comedy legend like Redd Foxx would have seemed an unenviable task for most actors, but Demond Wilson rose to the occasion as the short-tempered Lamont Sanford on the hit sitcom "Sanford and ... Read more »
Born: 10/13/1946 in Valdosta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

Girlfriends 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Redd Foxx: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Me and the Kid 1993 (Movie)

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Battle of the Network Stars XIII 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Odd Couple 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby, I'm Back! 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars I 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Sanford and Son 1971 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Organization 1970 (Movie)

Charlie Blossom (Actor)

Biography

Playing straight man to a comedy legend like Redd Foxx would have seemed an unenviable task for most actors, but Demond Wilson rose to the occasion as the short-tempered Lamont Sanford on the hit sitcom "Sanford and Son" (NBC, 1971-77). Though Lamont's role was largely defined by reactions to his father's outlandish behavior, Wilson had a dry delivery and a solid presence that made him the ideal candidate for the job. His turn as Lamont was the apex of his acting career, as all subsequent efforts faded into obscurity, leading Wilson to turn to religion, becoming an ordained minister in 1984. However, his timeless work on "Sanford" remained a favorite among the rerun faithful for decades, ensuring his small screen immortality.

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