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Overview (3)

Birth NameGeorge Alexander Saunders
Nickname JAH
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Ashley Hamilton--actor, writer, director--brings to the entertainment industry many years of experience in acting and film production. A native of London, England, he became a well-known personality there from his work in television and commercial appearances. He was the first black person to appear in a commercial shown on television and in movie theaters in England and Wales. The product was Tia Maria coffee Liqueur.

Hamilton has a strong theatre background. He appeared in plays at the London West End Theatres of Great Britain, and was a member of the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain when Sir Laurence Olivier was director. Hamilton's voice was very well known as a radio performer in England and Wales on BBC radio.

In the US he appeared as an actor in several television shows and commercials. He also trained as a director with Spelling/Goldberg Productions on the Fox lot; he sold a story idea to Norman Lear for an episode of Lear's series Good Times (1974).

Hamilton believes as long as he is working doing what he loves--his passion for acting, writing, directing--getting paid a lot of money is unimportant. Money doesn't make the man. Man makes money.

Hamilton left the entertainment business for a few years, but has since returned to the business.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Famous Unknown (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (1)

Mikyung Alexander (1 October 2005 - present)

Trivia (2)

He was the first black person to appear in an on camera Commercial that was seen all over England and Wales on British television and in movie theatres in May 1964. The Commercial was for Tia Maria.
He was the first black person to appear in an American television show playing the part of a black person born in London, England and speaking the Queen's English. The show was Room 222 playing the part of Marshall Leads in 1972.

Personal Quotes (1)

You never fail until you stop trying.

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