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Lately I find myself enjoying the simple moments and am more than happy with the idea of having more time and less of a schedule to reflect on and be present in my own life. When I think about what I want in life, I often start with my work and the sense of meaning I get from it.
Richard Timothy Jones (born January 16, 1972) is an American actor who is one of the main actors of The Rookie, portraying the role of Wade Grey. (Source: the-rookie.fandom.com)
Richard T. Jones was born on January 16, 1972 in Japan as Richard Timothy Jones. He is an actor and producer, known for Event Horizon (1997), Vantage Point (2008) and Collateral (2004). He has been married to Nancy Jones since October 12, 1996
An astonishingly prolific character actor and occasional lead in features and television, Richard T. Jones essayed countless men of authority, as well as a few conflicted figures, in projects ranging from "Judging Amy" (CBS, 1999-2005) and "The Wood" (1999) to "Hawaii 5-0" (CBS, 2010- ), "American Horror Story: Hotel" (FX, 2015-16) and "CHiPs" (2017). Born Richard Timothy Jones on January 16, 1972, he was the youngest of two sons by Clarence Jones, a former right fielder and first basemen for the Cleveland Indians. Richard was born in Kobe, Japan, while his father was playing there for the Kintetsu Buffaloes, but returned to the United States after the senior Jones rejoined the Indians as a batting instructor. Richard's initial career interest was in the legal field, but after appearing in a production of "A Raisin in the Sun" while attending Tuskegee University, he decided to become an actor. His feature film career began in 1993, when he played Ike Turner, Jr. in the biopic "What's Love Got To Do With It," which he followed with steady work in character and supporting turns in features and on television. Though he appeared in numerous films, including "Event Horizon" (1997) and "Kiss the Girls" (1998), television soon became his most consistent showcase: Jones enjoyed a season-long run as a jealous traffic cop on Steven Bochco's short-lived but critically praised police drama "Brooklyn South" (CBS, 1997-1998) before playing court services Bruce van Exel, who offered counsel and later, romantic interest to Amy Brenneman's family court judge in "Judging Amy." The exposure afforded by the popular series led to more substantive feature roles, including a slew of turns as reluctant Romeos in such urban-minded features as "The Wood" (1999), "Book of Love" (2002) and a rare lead in "G"(2002), a drama based on The Great Gatsby set in the hip-hop industry. Jones was also a regular presence in mainstream features, playing supporting roles in "Moonlight Mile" (2003) and Michael Mann's "Collateral" (2004). When "Judging Amy" ran its course, Jones segued to "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (Fox, 2008-09), playing an FBI agent on the trail of Lena Headey's reluctant science fiction heroine. He also continued his prolific run of appearances in features and other television series, including such hits as Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?" as the shallow husband of Jill Scott, the Steven Spielberg-produced "Super 8" (2011) and "Godzilla" (2014). Jones also began a lengthy run in the recurring role of Hawaii governor Sam Denning on "Hawaii 5-0" while also appearing regularly as an ill-fated cop on "American Horror Story: Hotel," a DEA agent on "Narcos" (Netflix, 2015- ), Timothy Olyphant's best friend on "The Santa Clarita Diet" (Netflix, 2017- ) and yet another police officer on "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005- ). Despite this schedule, Jones also found time to play a helicopter patrol officer in Dax Shepard's big-screen spoof of "CHiPs," as well as several additional independent features and TV pilots. (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)
Richard T. Jones is an American actor, best known for starring in films, such as ‘The Wood’ and ‘Why Did I Get Married?’ He was born in Japan to American parents, but was raised in California, USA. He attended acting classes in college just to improve his attendance, but one of his professors pushed him to audition for plays. Ever since he was selected to be a stage actor, Richard never had to look back. He began his screen career in 1993, appearing in guest roles in series like ‘California Dreams’, ‘In the Heat of the Night’ and ‘Dangerous Minds’. He got his television breakthrough in 1998 when he was cast in the series ‘Brooklyn South’. Richard then went on to work in popular series, such as ‘Girlfriends’, ‘Hawaii Five-0’, ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘The Rookie’. He also forged a significantly successful career in films after making his debut in the 1993 film ‘Helicopter’. Throughout the 1990s, he was seen playing supporting roles in films like ‘Kiss the Girls’ and ‘Jury Duty’. He is, however, best known for playing important roles in the movies ‘The Wood’ and ‘Why Did I Get Married?’
After graduating from high school, he enrolled in the ‘Tuskegee University’, which proved to be instrumental in making him an actor. He took acting class for fun, as his attendance was short.
One of his professors in the acting class discovered the talented actor in him and asked him to audition for plays. In fact, he was playfully threatened by the professor with lower grades in case he failed to do so.
Despite coming from a non-film background, he was one of the lucky few actors who get a break in the entertainment industry without any real struggle. In his initial years, he appeared in guest roles in many series, such as ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘In the Heat of the Night’, ‘Courthouse’ and ‘Dangerous Minds’.
He played supporting roles in films, such as ‘Johns’ (1996), ‘Event Horizon’ (1997) and ‘Kiss the Girls’ (1997). By then, he was regarded as a bankable supporting actor and consistently appeared in three to four films a year.
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