Demond Wilson was born in Valdosta, Georgia (born October 13, 1946) he is an American actor, author, and pastor. He is best known for his role opposite Redd Foxx as Fred Sanford’s long-suffering son, Lamont Sanford, in the 1970s’ NBC-TV sitcom Sanford and Son. Wilson served in the US Army from 1966-1968 and was in the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam where he was wounded. Upon returning from Vietnam a decorated veteran in the late 1960s, Wilson was featured in several Broadway and Off Broadway stage productions before moving to Hollywood where he performed guest roles on several television series such as Mission: Impossible, All in the Family, Baby I’m Back, The Love Boat, The New Odd Couple, and Girlfriends. Wilson has also acted in films such as The Dealing, Hammerlock, Me and the Kid, Full Moon High, and The Organization.
Demond Wilson has also made numerous guest appearances on the Praise The Lord program aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.In 1984, Wilson became an ordained minister, fulfilling his childhood vow. Later, in 1995, he founded Restoration House, a center that helps rehabilitate former prison inmates by providing mentoring, spiritual guidance and vocational training. He has also appeared as a guest star on the UPN Television Network sitcom Girlfriends, playing Lynn’s biological father, and Bill O’Reilly’s The O’Reilly Factor in 2009.