Over the years, Amos has acted in a number of network sitcoms and appeared on hundreds of interview shows and news programs. He is a TV teacher/host of 50 episodes of state-of-the-art programs for adult basic learners that air on PBS stations nationally. He has acted as product spokesman for several prominent corporations, including Hush Puppies, United Airlines, and the California Egg Board.
Wally Amos is an icon and his name is a household word. As founder of Famous Amos Cookies in 1975, and father of the gourmet chocolate chip cookie industry, he has used his fame to support educational causes.
Since 1979, Wally has been National Spokesman for Literacy Volunteers of America. He is also a Board Member of the National Center for Family Literacy and Communities in Schools. His latest enterprise, Uncle Wally’s, has been critically acclaimed by the media and consumers alike for their tasty high quality muffins.
Wally is widely interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People, Black Enterprise, Nation’s Business, Ebony, Time, Parade, and The New York Times. He appears frequently on The Today Show, 20/20, Good Morning America, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King Show, CNN, GED on TV, and Learn to Read on PBS. He speaks widely on Inspiration, Literacy, Motivation, Overcoming Adversity, and Spirituality in Business.
He is the author of four popular books including The Cookie Never Crumbles, The Power in You, Man with No Name, and Watermelon Magic.