Orlando Jones

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Multi-talented Orlando Jones first came to prominence as an original member of the "MADtv" (Fox, 1995-2009) ensemble before going on to a prolific film career. Receiving his start as a staff writer and story editor on ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1968 in Mobile, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (66)

A Different World 1990 - 1994, 2002 - 2005, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Dynamite 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Herman's Head 1991 - 1992, 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'n' Out 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 1991 - 1992, 2002 - 2005, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enemies Closer 2014 (Movie)

Clay (Actor)

Looking For Sunday 2014 (Movie)

Einstein (Actor)

New Jersey Turnpikes 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sleepy Hollow 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

We Are Family 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Save Me 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seconds Apart 2011 (Movie)

Detective Odell Lampkin (Actor)

House 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Misconceptions 2010 (Movie)

Terry Price-Owens (Actor)

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt 2009 (Movie)

Ben Nickerson (Actor)

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant 2009 (Movie)

Alexander Ribs (Actor)

Crash Course 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Mad TV 1995 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Rules of Engagement 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everybody Hates Chris 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Amsterdam 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pushing Daisies 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men in Trees 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primeval 2007 (Movie)

Steve Johnson (Actor)

The Ghost Whisperer 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Chico & Guapo 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Voice

The Evidence 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Father of the Pride 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

House of D 2005 (Movie)

Superfly (Actor)

Spike TV Video Game Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Prism Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Biker Boyz 2003 (Movie)

Soul Train (Actor)

Girlfriends 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Guest

Runaway Jury 2003 (Movie)

Jerome (Actor)

The 9th Annual Lady of Soul Train Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bernie Mac Show 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Orlando Jones Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Drumline 2002 (Movie)

Dr Lee (Actor)

Time Machine 2002 (Movie)

Vox (Actor)

Double Take 2001 (Movie)

Daryl Chase (Actor)

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

Harry Block (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Evolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Say It Isn't So 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock to Erase MS 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Say It Isn't So 2001 (Movie)

Dig McCaffey (Actor)

The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 ESPY Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

Esteban (Actor)

Chain of Fools 2000 (Movie)

Miss Coco (Actor)

The Replacements 2000 (Movie)

Clifford Franklin (Actor)

Liberty Heights 1999 (Movie)

Little Melvin (Actor)

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

Worm (Actor)

Office Space 1999 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

King of the Hill 1998 (Tv Show)

Voice

Sour Grapes 1998 (Movie)

Digby (Actor)

Waterproof 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Woo 1998 (Movie)

Sticky Fingas (Actor)

Comics on Delivery (C.O.D.) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad TV Goes to the Movies 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of Mad TV 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sound fX 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Riot (Tv Show)

Guest
Writer (3)

Roc 1990 - 1994, 2002 - 2005, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Orlando Jones Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Creator

The Orlando Jones Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (3)

The Sinbad Show 1991 - 1994, 2002 - 2005, 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Enemies Closer 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Orlando Jones Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (1)

Get On Up 2014 (Movie)

On Camera Sideline Musician (Music)

Biography

Multi-talented Orlando Jones first came to prominence as an original member of the "MADtv" (Fox, 1995-2009) ensemble before going on to a prolific film career. Receiving his start as a staff writer and story editor on popular series such as "A Different World" (NBC, 1987-1993), Jones came to "MADtv" armed with a writer's instinct and a performer's manic determination to make people laugh. After two hilarious years on the long-running show, Jones left to focus on film work that included such projects as the beloved workplace comedy "Office Space" (1999). It was around that time that he became a nearly ubiquitous television presence after he was hired as the spokesman for the popular soft drink 7UP via a massive commercial campaign. The start of the next decade saw Jones in a slew of feature films; among them "Bedazzled" (2000), "Double Take" (2001), "Evolution" (2001), and "Drumline" (2002). Although other endeavors proved less successful - "The Orlando Jones Show" (FX, 2003) and "The Evidence" (ABC, 2005-06) - the talented comedic actor worked steadily with guest spots on series such as "Rules of Engagement" (CBS, 2006- ) and in feature films like "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" (2009). With his background as a writer and producer, as well as a demonstrated ability to switch gears between comedic and dramatic fare, Jones was prepared for a lengthy career in the always shifting landscape of film and television.

EDUCATION

College of Charleston

Charleston , South Carolina
Left in 1990 without finishing his degree

Mauldin High School

Mauldin , South Carolina 1985

Milestones

2009

Co-hosted ABC's "Crash Course" with Dan Cortese

2009

Cast as Alexander Ribs in the feature adaptation of "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"

2007

Co-starred in the thriller, "Primeval"

2006

Cast as Cayman Bishop one of the lead characters of ABC's short-lived crime drama, "The Evidence"

2006

Starred alongside Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne in a Los Angeles stage production of August Wilson's "Fences"

2004

Featured in David Duchovny's directorial debut, "House of D"

2003

Hosted the short-lived late night talk show on FX called, "The Orlando Jones Show"

2003

Co-starred in the motorcycle drama, "Biker Boyzs"

2002

Co-starred as a stoic band director in the marching band feature, "Drumline"

2001

Co-starred with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore in Ivan Reitman's sci-fi comedy, "Evolution"

2001

Played Daryl Chase in the action-comedy, "Double Take," alongside Eddie Griffin

2000

Co-starred in "The Replacements," a comedy film following the motley Washington Redskins replacement team during the 1987 NFL players strike

2000

Featured in the 1976-set basketball mockumentary, "The New Jersey Turnpikes"

2000

Appeared in "Chain of Fools," the star-studded feature debut for the Swedish commercial directing collective Traktor

2000

Acted in support of Brendan Fraser in the remake of "Bedazzled"

1999

Appeared as a salesman caught in the crossfire in the "From Dusk Till Dawn" prequel, "Hangman's Daughter"; shown at special one-time screening at Halloween before release on video in 2000

1999

Featured in "King of the Hill" creator Mike Judge's live-action directorial debut, "Office Space"

1999

Had a featured role as a neighborhood drug dealer in Barry Levinson's Baltimore-set feature, "Liberty Heights"

1999

Had featured role in Paul Thomas Anderson's ensemble drama, "Magnolia"; part ended up on the cutting room floor

1999

Appeared in a series of TV commercials for 7-Up

1998

Appeared in the feature films, "Sour Grapes" and "Woo"

1998

Had a guest role on the FOX animated series, "King of the Hill"

1995

Was a regular on the FOX ensemble sketch comedy series, "Mad TV"

1994

Worked as co-producer, writer and executive story editor on the FOX sitcom, "The Sinbad Show"

1994

Co-hosted the FX network daily music magazine series, "Sound fX"

1992

Was a writer and executive story editor for the FOX sitcom, "Roc"

1992

Had a guest role as a cop on an episode of the FOX sitcom, "Herman's Head"

Was a writer and story editor for the NBC comedy series "A Different World"

Bonus Trivia

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Jones on being choosy about his roles: "I've been saying no to a lot of stuff lately. I read a script and I think, I wouldn't want to go see this, so why would I want to be in it?"I decided a long time ago that you can do the right job for the right reason, and you can do the wrong job for the wrong reason. So even if they offer you a ton of money, if the movie is shit, say no" - quoted in Detour magazine, November 1999

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