Ron Cephas Jones is best known for his role in This Is Us, but he is no stranger to the silver screen.
The New York born actor has worked on many television series and movies since 1998.
Ron Cephas Jones’ character on This Is Us, William Hill, has taken audiences by surprise over the past couple of months with his numerous revelations about Milo Ventimiglia’s character Jack Pearson.
Jones sat down with Entertainment Weekly recently to talk about his character and the show at large.
“William feels like this is a second chance-from God, from Jack,” he said in his interview with EW. “He didn’t have much of a relationship with William before, and now he gets that shot.”
Who is Ron Cepas Jones?
Ron Cephas Jones is an American actor best known for his work in the TV series This Is Us. He is also well known for his work in Mr. Robot, Luke Cage, The Following and Lethal Weapon.
Ron Cephas Jones’ role on This Is Us, William Hill, has taken audiences by surprise over the past couple of months with his numerous revelations about Milo Ventimiglia’s character Jack Pearson.
Where is he born?
Ron Cephas Jones is originally from New York.
How many movies has he been in?
Since his first movie appearance as a background player in 1998, Ron Cephas Jones has appeared in over 45 films and TV shows including Mr. Robot, Luke Cage, The Following and Lethal Weapon.
What awards has he won?
Since 2013, Ron Cephas Jones has been nominated for seven different awards and received two of those nominations at the African-American Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actor (2016) and Best Ensemble (2018).
He is most known as William Hill on This Is Us.
How did he get his role on This Is Us?
Ron Cephas Jones landed his first major starring role in the NBC drama this is us, playing the character William Hill. He previously worked with Dan Fogelman on ‘The Neighbors’ and it’s spin-off, ‘Malibu Country,’ which was written by Dan Fogelman.
How did he feel when he got the role?
“Breaking in was not easy at all,” said Ron Cephas Jones to EW about landing his big break, “There were several times where I came close but didn’t get it.”
“Then finally, This Is Us came through. After I read the script, I called Dan Fogelman immediately and told him I wanted to be a part of this project.
How did he become an actor?
After graduating from high school in 1987, Ron Cephas Jones attended Fordham University where he studied acting at the Lincoln Center’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts.
He moved to New York City after graduating in 1991 and started working as a background actor for several television shows and movies until landing his first major role in 1998 on NBC sit-com “The Hughleys.”
Ron Cephas Jones currently stars as William Hill, the estranged biological father of Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and biological uncle of Tess (Eris Baker). .
When did he start acting?
Ron Cephas Jones began his acting career in 1998, appearing in Law & Order (TV Series) at the age of 27.
Ron cephas jones movies and tv shows
Some notable roles for Ron Cepas Jones are:
- 1998– Law & Order (TV Series) as Larry Abrams
- 2016- Mr. Robot as Leon Kowalski
- 2017– Luke Cage as Bobby Fish
- 2017– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) as Pastor Charles Campbell
- 2018- Lethal Weapon (TV Series) as George Bowman
- 2018– This Is Us as William Hill
What other roles has he had?
Ron Cephas Jones first got a taste of fame as a recurring character on the first season of “The Blacklist.” Prior to that, he appeared in several movies and television series including:
- The Good Wife
- Sons of Anarchy
- Mr. Robot