Demond Wilson
Demond Wilson
Celebrated Name: Demond Wilson
Real Name/Full Name: Grady Demond Wilson
Gender: Male
Age: 77 years old
Birth Date: 13 October 1946
Birth Place: Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.76 m
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Cicely Johnston (m.1974)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (name)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Demond Wilson Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, Author
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Demond Wilson is one of the most famous names in the field of acting. He is of American origin. In the later part of his life, he became an author with very few projects to show his acting skills.  His most famous role is that of Lamont Sanford, which was played in the NBC  show called Sanford and Son.

Maybe you know about Demond Wilson very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Demond Wilson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

In 1946 Wilson was born in a small town called Valdosta in Georgia. But he grew up in New York City. He learned the tap dance and ballet over there. He was fortunate enough to make his debut in Broadway at the age of 4 and also danced in one of the most famous theatres called Harlem’s Apollo Theatre at the age of 12. You often use to spend Summertime with a pentecostal grandmother who lived in Georgia. He was diagnosed with appendix structure at the age of 13, which got very grave that it almost killed him.

Personal Life

To talk about Wilson’s personal life, he got married to Cicely Johnston on 3 May 1974. Miss Johnston worked as a stewardess and model when she met Wilson. The couple has been happily together for more than four decades. The even have six children who have grown up to be adults now. Wilson also accepted the fact that his marriage has been the best thing that happened to his life. Before his marriage, he was into substance addiction and spent a lot of money on addictive stuff. He even admitted that his marriage had seen a lot of tough situations, but he manages to save his married life after he became pastor.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 13 October 1946, Demond Wilson is 77 years old as of today’s date 13th June 2024. His height is 1.76 m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


Wilson joined the army and served in the 4th infantry division in the year 1966. He served until he got wounded in the Vietnam War in 1968. He was immediately returned home, and there he was welcomed as a veteran.  He returned to Broadway after his recovery and performed in various stage plays. Later he got tired of these small roles and wanted to shift to Hollywood acting.

There he was fortunate enough to get different roles and started gaining a name for himself even made appearances in movies like All in the Family and the world-famous Mission Impossible. Henceforth he started receiving great projects, and his career shot up to its greatness in the 1970s. One of his most famous roles what’s that of Lamont Sanford in a TV show called Sanford and son. That TV show was broadcast from 1972 to 1977. Unfortunately, their show got canceled in the later months of 1977.

Wilson took the world by surprise when he announced to quit Hollywood Life And become a preacher. He became a church minister in the year 1984. He reported that he had lost his passion for acting and got very much deviated from is married life due to the narcotics he used to take. He also started the Restoration Centre, which was named Restoration House in 1995. The main goal of the center was to rejuvenate those who were sad with life and to encourage the former of prisoners to become an honest person and a hardworking citizen

Awards & Achievements

Wilson has achieved a lot in his life. He served in the 4th infantry division in the US Army and became a veteran after the Vietnam War. After his recovery, it took part in various Broadway stage productions and shifted his interest to the Hollywood world. He gained Fame, thereby acting in various significant projects like mission impossible and his career-changing TV show Sanford and Son. He got the opportunity to work with Redd Foxx. Later in his life, he shifted his interest to become a pastor and started a Restoration center to make the former prisoners become a better citizen.

Net Worth & Salary of Demond Wilson in 2024

Demond Wilson Net Worth
Demond Wilson Net Worth

Wilson has taken great projects in his life and has taken many risky moves to gain popularity among ordinary people. He is believed to have an estimated net worth of $2 million as of June 2024. He required such a great wealth for himself from the acting life we had in Hollywood. He used to get hefty salaries from there. He also earned a lot after he published his books. He right now uses his wealth for a great cause.

Demond Wilson is one of the most famous names in the field of acting. Wilson is even known for his acting skills and the great projects he had taken when he was in Hollywood. In the later part of life, he became and pastor and an author to help people, especially the former prisoners, become better citizens. We all hope that he is successful in his goals and make the world a better place to live in.


  1. Demond Wilson is a great actor and a matinee idol dream. Talking about tall dark and handsome. Love his sensuous voice. CBS made a huge mistake when they pulled the plug on Baby I’m Back. Fantastic sit-com and in 2020 still enjoying the bantering between a Helen MARTIN and Demond WILSON. The entire cast had the type of chemistry that is bubbalicious alka seltzer fizzles for a lifetime. GREAT CLEAN FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT. ONLY REGRET THE PRODUCERS LEFT THE LOVE COUPLE UNCOUPLED.

  2. I love him so much and watch Sanford and Son every night on GET TV and I love it. That was real comedy and I also watched this show growing up. To learn that he is a war hero warmed my heart. My husband came back from VA war and was spit on. He took his uniform off before he landed in the states after landing in Alaska. I am watching him and Fred as I am doing this. If I could meet him and tell him how proud I am that he gave up acting and now is preaching is such a wonderful thing. He looks the same, just as handsome as ever. If you tell him he has a real 74 yr old fan (don’t look it though). As we both do not look our age, just tell him I respect him and love him! Thank you!
    Shirley Kuhnke, Salem, Oregon

  3. So glad to hear that “Lamont,” Desmond Wilson, is still alive and well. You’re one of the unforgettable faces of my teen years. Grew up watching you and “Fred”. Just wanted to let you know you are loved and one of the more iconic memories of that era.


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