Demond Wilson

Actor + Ordanined Minister + Tv Personality
Born Oct 13, 1946

Grady Demond Wilson is an American actor, author, and pastor. He is best known for his role opposite Redd Foxx as Fred Sanford's long-suffering son, Lamont Sanford, in the 1970s’ NBC-TV sitcom Sanford and Son.

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  • S us uk ca mini
    Not Quite The Big One: 'sanford And Son' 38 Years Later
    Huffington Post - Mar 26, 2015
  • Demond Wilson Returns To So. Ga Walb Tv
    Google News - May 20, 2011
  • “Who Are Three People Who Have Never Been In My Kitchen?”: 16 Tv Character ... A.V. Club Chicago
    Google News - May 09, 2011
  • Redd Foxx, Cantankerous Master Of Bawdy Humor, Is Dead At 68
    NYTimes - Oct 13, 1991


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1946 Birth Born on October 13, 1946.


1966 19 Years Old Wilson served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 and was in the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam where he was wounded. … Read More


1970 23 Years Old Wilson later starred as divorcé Raymond Ellis in the short-lived CBS-TV comedy series Baby, I'm Back and as Oscar Madison, opposite actor Ron Glass (who co-starred as Felix Unger) in the ABC TV sitcom The New Odd Couple, a revamped black version of the original 1970–75 series on the same network which starred Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.
1971 24 Years Old Later in 1971, after appearing as a robber on All in the Family with Cleavon Little, Wilson won the role of Lamont Sanford in the NBC sitcom Sanford and Son.
1974 27 Years Old Wilson played Lamont through the run of the series, and became the star when Redd Foxx walked off the show in 1974 over a salary dispute with the producers and his character was written out for the rest of the season. … Read More


1980 33 Years Old In 1980–1981, Foxx attempted to revive the show with the short-lived sitcom Sanford, but Wilson refused to reprise his role as Lamont Sanford for the new series. … Read More
1984 37 Years Old Wilson lived in Conroe, Texas for many years until 1984, when he became an ordained minister, fulfilling his childhood vow.


1995 48 Years Old Later, in 1995, he founded Restoration House, a center that helps rehabilitate former prison inmates by providing mentoring, spiritual guidance, and vocational training.


1998 51 Years Old Wilson has written several Christian books concerning the New Age Movement and its hidden dangers to society. New Age Millennium was released by CAP Publishing & Literary Co. LLC on December 1, 1998. (Demond's first name is misspelled "Desmond" on some book selling websites.) Wilson, who has also authored numerous children's books, stated the book to be an "exposé" of certain New Age "symbols and slogans".


2009 62 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Wilson was a guest on Bill O'Reilly's The O'Reilly Factor on January 30, 2009.
2011 64 Years Old In summer of 2011 Wilson started appearing with actress Nina Nicole in a touring production of the play The Measure of a Man by playwright Matt Hardwick. … Read More
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