Possessed with versatile talent, camera-ready charm and model good looks, it's no wonder actor Robbie Jones went from shooting hoops to making movies. An All-City basketball player for his suburban California high school, the 6'3" Jones continued playing while studying at University of California, Berkeley. He made his TV debut on the satirical "Judge Mooney" (BET, 2004), and a few years later brought real-life experience to his recurring role on "One Tree Hill" (The WB, 2003-06; The CW, 2006-2012) as high school jock Quentin Fields. He returned to the court again in 2009's "Hurricane Season," centered on a post-Katrina high school basketball team, and kept up his athleticism with his portrayal of a male cheerleader on "Hellcats" (The CW, 2010-11). His quiet charisma helped soften the darker side of his Internet entrepreneur in "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" (2013), a quality he also channeled for his recurring role as publisher Jordan Welland on The CW's "90210" (2008-2013). A natural performer with an easy-going smile, Robbie Jones has quickly become one of Hollywood's hottest young actors to watch.
Born in the fall of 1977, Jones grew up outside Sacramento, CA as an only child. His skills on the basketball court helped his high school team to several high-profile wins, and eventually made him an All-City player. He enrolled at UC Berkeley in 1995, and played for the Golden Bears for three seasons before being awarded a full-tuition scholarship in his final year. Though he'd spent most of his life dreaming of playing for the NBA, his growing interest in acting led him to pursue it as a full-time career. His debut appearance on "Judge Mooney" failed to make an impact, and though it took nearly four years for him to land his follow-up gig on "One Tree Hill," Jones made the most of it; he played Quentin Fields, an arrogant jock who slowly redeems himself, on over fifteen episodes. Jones next portrayed real-life basketball star Brian Randolph in "Hurricane Season," based on the true story of a devastated New Orleans high school's unlikely run to the 2006 state championship, before learning the cheerleading ropes in "Hellcats." Since showcasing his dramatic talents as an abusive boyfriend in Tyler Perry's 2013 drama "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor," Jones joined the cast of "90210" for half a dozen episodes as media mogul Jordan Welland.