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Michael Jonas Evans (November 3, 1949 — December 14, 2006) (usually credited as Mike Evans), was an American actor and, with Eric Monte, was co-creator of the show Good Times. Ralph Carter's character Michael Evans was named after him.

Evans was born in Salisbury, North Carolina. His father, Theodore Evans Sr., was a dentist, and his mother, Annie Sue Evans, was a school teacher. He attended Palmer Memorial Institute, a private school for young African Americans in Sedalia, North Carolina. His family later moved to Los Angeles, where he graduated from Los Angeles High School. He studied acting at Los Angeles City College.

Evans is most famous for creating the recurring role of Lionel Jefferson on All in the Family and was the first (and eventually final) actor to play Lionel on the spin-off The Jeffersons. He played Lionel on The Jeffersons for much of its 11-year run, with the majority of his appearances occurring from 1979 to 1983. Actor and opera singer Damon Evans (no relation to Michael) played the role for a few years of The Jeffersons, as Mike Evans was occupied in the production of Good Times. He returned after Good Times ended in 1979.

His last TV role was in 2000, on an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger.

Evans was also a real estate investor and owned properties in California's Inland Empire.

As the original Lionel, his absence was noticed at a Sherman Hemsley TV Land special that aired on April 26, 2006. The other living cast members of The Jeffersons were present (with the exception of Paul Benedict), as well as Sally Struthers and the cast of Hemsley's other series Amen and Goode Behavior.

Evans died of throat cancer at his mother's home in Twentynine Palms, California at the age of 57. The announcement of his death was released a week later. Evans left 2 daughters, Carlena Harris and Tammy Evans.

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Total Books: 119
Bowie Treasures
2016 - Bowie Treasures (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781780978857
ISBN-10: 1780978855
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Painted Mayhem
2016 - Painted Mayhem (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781530357215
ISBN-10: 1530357217
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Vinyl The Art of Making Records
2015 - Vinyl the Art of Making Records (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781454917816
ISBN-10: 1454917814
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference
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Bowie The Story of Rock's Enduring Enigma
2015 - Bowie the Story of Rock's Enduring Enigma (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781780976181
ISBN-10: 1780976186
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Bite-Sized Offerings Tales  Legends of the Zombie Apocalypse
Picturing England The Photographic Collections of Historic England
The Columbus Code
2015 - The Columbus Code (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781617954849
ISBN-10: 1617954845
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Blues A Visual History
2014 - The Blues a VIsual History (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781454912538
ISBN-10: 1454912537
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Orphans Origins Vol 1
2014 - The Orphans Origins Vol 1 [The Orpahsn - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781512120394
ISBN-10: 1512120391
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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David Bowie Treasures
2013 - David Bowie Treasures (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781780973098
ISBN-10: 1780973098
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Persia The Final Jihad
2013 - Persia the Final Jihad (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780935199673
ISBN-10: 0935199675
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Count Down
2013 - Count Down (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780935199840
ISBN-10: 0935199845
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Neil Young The Definitive History
2012 - Neil Young the Definitive History (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781402799112
ISBN-10: 140279911X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Ukulele Crazy
2012 - Ukulele Crazy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781907554704
ISBN-10: 190755470X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference
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True Crimes Gangsters -- Outside the Law
2012 - True Crimes Gangsters -- Outside the Law (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781848529847
ISBN-10: 1848529848
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Book of Hearts
2012 - The Book of Hearts [Piper] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781843869245
ISBN-10: 1843869241
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Fleetwood Mac The Definitive History
2011 - Fleetwood Mac the Definitive History (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781402786303
ISBN-10: 1402786301
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Revolution From Egypt to Armageddon
2011 - The Revolution From Egypt to Armageddon (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780935199208
ISBN-10: 0935199209
Genres: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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GameChanger
2010 - Gamechanger (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780935199055
ISBN-10: 0935199055
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The Art of British Rock 50 Years of Rock Posters Flyers and Handbills
2010 - The Art of British Rock 50 Years of Rock Posters Flyers and Handbills (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780711231269
ISBN-10: 0711231265
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Atomic Iran Countdown to Armageddon
2009 - Atomic Iran Countdown to Armageddon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780935199406
ISBN-10: 0935199403
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 0.8/5 Stars.
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2009 - The Making of Raging Bull [Vinyl Frontier] (Paperback)
2007 - La Movida Final Mas Alla De Irak [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - Rocks Strangest Tales [Strangest S.] (Paperback)
2006 - Rock Roll Facts Figures Fun [Facts Figures & Fun] (Hardcover)
2006 - Musicals Facts Figures Fun [Facts Figures & Fun] (Hardcover)
2003 - Waking Up in Memphis [Waking Up in] (Paperback)
2000 - Concentrate on French Speaking for Gcse [Concentrate on MFL Skills at GCSE] (Audio Cassette)
1989 - Longman Gcse Reference Guide Science [Longman GCSE Reference Guides] (Paperback)Paperback
The Competent Workplace the VIew From Within [National Institute for Social Work Discussion Paper] (Paperback)
The Sampson Option [Game Changer] (Paperback)
The Four Horsemen [Gamechanger 3] (Paperback)