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John Amaechi

John Amaechi was born on November 26, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi. He is a producer, known for Out to Win (2015), NBA on 'five' (2004) and The Tyra Banks Show (2005). See full bio »

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Out to Win
Out to Win Himself
NBA on 'five'
NBA on 'five' Presenter
The Tyra Banks Show
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Hide Hide Show Show Producer (1 credit)
 2009 La Mission (consulting producer)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (18 credits)
 2015 Out to Win (Documentary)
 2014 This Week (TV Series)
- Episode dated 6 February 2014 (2014) ... Himself
 2013 NewsTalk Live (TV Series)
Himself - Former Basketball Star
- Episode dated 2 December 2013 (2013) ... Himself - Former Basketball Star
 2011 Sunday Morning Live (TV Series)
- Episode #2.19 (2011) ... Himself
 2010 Das aktuelle Sportstudio (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 6 November 2010 (2010) ... Himself
 2009 The Wright Stuff (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Panelist
- Episode #10.74 (2009) ... Himself - Guest Panelist
 2009 Something for the Weekend (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 April 2009 (2009) ... Himself
 2008 Shirts & Skins (TV Series)
- Love That Game (2008) ... Himself
- Hoop Dreams (2008) ... Himself
 2007 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
- John Amaechi (2007) ... Himself
 2007 The Tyra Banks Show (TV Series)
 2007 In the Life (TV Series documentary)
- The Last Closet (2007) ... Himself
 2007 Pardon the Interruption (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 March 2007 (2007) ... Himself
 2007 The Daily Show (TV Series)
- John Amaechi (2007) ... Himself
 2007 Real Time with Bill Maher (TV Series)
- Episode #5.1 (2007) ... Himself
 2004 NBA on 'five' (TV Series)
 2004 A Question of Sport (TV Series)
- Episode #33.21 (2004) ... Himself
 2004 Don't Hate Me Because... (TV Series)
Himself - Big Man
- I'm a Big Man (2004) ... Himself - Big Man
 2002 Breakfast with Frost (TV Series)
- Episode dated 18 August 2002 (2002) ... Himself
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 2007 Rome Is Burning (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 February 2007 (2007) ... Himself

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[on Jason Collins] Jason is a free agent now and the biggest impediment to his playing next season won't be his sexuality. It'll be that he's a 34-year-old with lots of wear and tear, competing in a league where every 18-year-old Croation who is 7 feet tall wants a shot. But if he does get a job, he'll thrive. Jason won't cause any discomfort because he's been around. Players know him. He's a ... See more »


He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Sport and to the Voluntary Sector. He is the first Briton to play in the United States Basketball Association. He was also the first NBA player to come out as a gay after his retirement in 2007. Since then, he has become a gay rights activists. See more »

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