Richard T. Jones

Richard T. Jones

Highest Rated: 86% Collateral (2004)

Lowest Rated: 0% Jury Duty (1995)

Birthday: Jan 16, 1972

Birthplace: Kobe, Japan

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.

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Movies

Credit
60% 79% Round of Your Life Coach Wilson (Character) $73.7K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanitatum Shelton Scott (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Edge of the World Chaplain Jacobs (Character) - 2018
40% 77% A Question of Faith David Newman (Character) $2.6M 2017
18% 45% CHIPS Parish (Character) $18.6M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of Deception Detective Jones (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Restored Me Coach Maurice Durrell (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another You Professor Thompson (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forgiveness Pastor Joseph Jenkins (Character) - 2015
59% 74% Concussion Andre Waters (Character) $33.8M 2015
7% 35% Hot Pursuit Detective Jackson (Character) $34.6M 2015
No Score Yet 78% Hear No Evil Samuel (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lyfe's Journey Pastor Taylor (Character) - 2014
76% 66% Godzilla Captain Russell Hampton (Character) $200.7M 2014
No Score Yet 50% Cru Richard (Character) - 2014
43% 66% Life of a King Perry (Character) $5.7K 2013
No Score Yet 62% Note to Self Curtis Sr. (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 36% The Last Letter Mr. Tines (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 40% The Great Divide Jeff (Character) - 2012
4% 60% Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 Eddie Willers (Character) $3.3M 2012
81% 75% Super 8 Overmyer (Character) $127M 2011
No Score Yet 26% Caught in the Crossfire Captain Emmett (Character) - 2010
27% 68% Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? Mike (Character) $60.1M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet 15 Minutes of Fame Bradley Wainwright (Character) - 2008
48% 78% Why Did I Get Married? Mike (Character) $55.2M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Game of Life Mark (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 12% Cutting Room Steve (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Bomb Campbell (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 80% Traci Townsend Travis (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 53% Riding the Bus With My Sister Jesse (Character) - 2005
86% 84% Collateral Traffic Cop #1 (Character) $100M 2004
1% 31% Twisted Wilson Jefferson (Character) $25.2M 2004
No Score Yet 44% Full-Court Miracle Lamont Carr (Character) - 2003
58% 78% Lockdown Avery (Character) $449.5K 2003
63% 66% Moonlight Mile Ty (Character) $6.8M 2002
72% 64% Phone Booth Sergeant Cole (Character) $46.6M 2002
No Score Yet 77% Book of Love Unknown (Character) - 2002
27% 60% G Summer G (Character) $3M 2002
No Score Yet 50% Second String Gerry Fullerton (Character) - 2002
54% 47% Auggie Rose Officer Decker (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Private Affair Unknown (Character) - 2000
61% 92% The Wood Slim (Character) $25M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incognito Jake Hunter (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 60% Hollywood Confidential Dexter (Character) - 1997
28% 61% Event Horizon Cooper (Character) $26.7M 1997
31% 62% Kiss the Girls Seth Samuel (Character) $60.5M 1997
75% 43% The Trigger Effect Raymond (Character) $3.6M 1996
0% 26% Jury Duty Nathan (Character) $14.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: Who Was Geli Bendl? Donald 'Donnie' Muir (Character) - 1994
12% 53% Renaissance Man Pvt. Jackson Leroy (Character) $24.2M 1994

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No Score Yet 71% The Rookie Sergeant Wade Grey (Character) 2018-2021
24% 81% Wisdom of the Crowd Det. Tommy Cavanaugh (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Guard Lionel Wilkins (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teachers Frank Humphrey (Guest Star) 2017
86% 73% Lucifer Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
76% 71% American Horror Story Detective Andy Hahn (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 60% NCIS: New Orleans Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Oscar Briggs (Guest Star) 2014
83% 86% Satisfaction Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2013
67% 65% Revolution Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
85% 69% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Belle's Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
90% 81% Bones Mr. White (Guest Star) 2010
85% 86% Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles James Ellison (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sex, Love & Secrets Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Bruce Van Exel (Character) 1999-2005
61% 70% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1997-1998
56% No Score Yet Dangerous Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courthouse Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Willy (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Dreams Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Slick (Guest Star) 1992

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