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Also Known As: Richard Timothy Jones Died:
Born: January 16, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Japan Profession: actor

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The son of professional baseball player Clarence Jones, Richard T Jones decided to pursue acting after starring in a college production of "A Raisin in the Sun". The tall, striking-looking actor made his feature debut as Ike Turner Jr. in "What's Love Got to Do With It?" (1993) and provided able support in films like "Renaissance Man" (1994), as a former football star, "The Trigger Effect" (1996), as a somewhat menacing figure, and "Event Horizon" (1997), as an emergency technician. Jones also helped Morgan Freeman track down a serial killer in "Kiss the Girls" (1997). On TV, Jones acted in several TV-movies, including the failed pilot for "Hollywood Confidential" (UPN, 1997), and appeared as a guest on "NYPD Blue" and "Dangerous Minds" (both ABC). He joined the regular cast of the CBS police drama "Brooklyn South" (1997-98) shortly after its premiere and soon found his character engaged in a triangular romance involving fellow officer (Klea Scott and Titus Welliver).

The son of professional baseball player Clarence Jones, Richard T Jones decided to pursue acting after starring in a college production of "A Raisin in the Sun". The tall, striking-looking actor made his feature debut as Ike Turner Jr. in "What's Love Got to Do With It?" (1993) and provided able support in films like "Renaissance Man" (1994), as a former football star, "The Trigger Effect" (1996), as a somewhat menacing figure, and "Event Horizon" (1997), as an emergency technician. Jones also helped Morgan Freeman track down a serial killer in "Kiss the Girls" (1997). On TV, Jones acted in several TV-movies, including the failed pilot for "Hollywood Confidential" (UPN, 1997), and appeared as a guest on "NYPD Blue" and "Dangerous Minds" (both ABC). He joined the regular cast of the CBS police drama "Brooklyn South" (1997-98) shortly after its premiere and soon found his character engaged in a triangular romance involving fellow officer (Klea Scott and Titus Welliver).

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 Godzilla (2014)
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 Life of a King (2013)
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 Super 8 (2011)
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 Vantage Point (2008)
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 Traci Townsend (2006)
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 Time Bomb (2006)
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Born in Japan
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Raised in Carson, California
1993:
Feature debut as Ike Turner Jr. in the biopic, "What's Love Got to Do with It"
1994:
TV-movie debut, "In the Heat of the Night: Who Was Geli Bendl?" (CBS)
1994:
Portrayed Jackson Leroy in "Renaissance Man"
1996:
Has supporting role in "The Trigger Effect"
1997:
Cast opposite Morgan Freeman in "Kiss the Girls"
1997:
Series regular debut as Officer Clement Jones on the CBS police drama, "Brooklyn South"
1998:
Played Lisa Nicole Carson's first love, Matt Griffin, on the series "Ally McBeal" (FOX)
1999:
Co-starred with Omar Epps and Taye Diggs in "The Wood"
1999:
Played Court Services Officer Bruce Van Exel in the CBS series, "Judging Amy"
2002:
Featured in the film "Moonlight Mile"
2002:
Cast as Sergeant Cole in the thriller "Phone Booth"
2004:
Appeared in the thriller "Twisted," with Ashley Judd and Samuel L. Jackson
2004:
Cast as a traffic cop in Michael Mann's "Collateral"
2005:
Starred as a rap mogul in "G" a modern day Gatsbyesque love story
2007:
Had a recurring role on "Girlfriends" (CW)
2007:
Co-starred in Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?"
2008:
Featured in the political thriller, "Vantage Point"
2008:
Cast as FBI Agent James Ellison in the FOX series, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
2010:
Re-teamed with Perry for the sequel "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?"
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Education

Tuskegee University: Tuskegee , Alabama -

Notes

On acting in a college production of "A Raisin in the Sun": "On opening night, I walked on the stage, and I remember kind of blacking out for two hours. When I woke up, it was over, and there was this big applause and everybody was saying, 'You're wonderful.' Right then, I knew what I was going to do for the rest of my life." --Richard T Jones in Detour Magazine, November 1997.

Morgan Freeman, he swears, "made me forget my lines because he was so good. I thought, Why am I even in this movie? No one will even see me, beause his presence is so demanding." --Jones commenting on working in "Kiss the Girls", quoted in Detour Magazine, November 1997.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Nancy Jones. Former waitress. Met in 1994; married in 1996.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Clarence Jones. Professional baseball coach, former pro ballplayer. Played for the Chicago Cubs; divorced from Jones' mother.
mother:
Lorene Jones. Computer analyst. Divorced from Jones' father.
brother:
Clarence Jones Jr. High school basketball coach.
daughter:
Aubrey Jones. Born c. 1998.
daughter:
Sydney Jones. Born c. 1999.
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