PROFILE
Name:
Angus T. Jones
Birth Date:
October 8, 1993
Birth Place:
Austin, Texas, USA
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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'Two and a Half Men' Kid

Background:

Preteen actor Angus T. Jones first entered the show biz at age 4 on television commercials before eventually breaking into film at age 6, in Matthew Warchus' adaptation of Sam Shepard's play, "Simpatico" (1999), alongside starring Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges and Sharon Stone. The slightly stocky and pudgy actor has since played significant roles in films like "See Spot Run" (2001), "The Rookie" (2002), "Bringing Down the House" (2003), and the direct-to-video sequel of the 1997 Disney film, "George of the Jungle 2" (2003; as George Jr.).

Jones is probably more popular among TV viewers for his role as Jacob David "Jake" Harper, the not too bright and frequently lazy and sarcastic nephew of Charlie Sheen's freewheeling bachelor character, on CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" (2003-Present). For his performance, Jones has won two Young Artist Awards, one for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy) - Supporting Young Actor and another one for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger.

He also has guest starred in ''ER'' and appeared in the TV movies "Dinner with Friends" (2001), "Audrey's Rain" (2003) and "The Christmas Blessing" (2005).


Texas Boy

Childhood and Family:

On October 8, 1993, Angus Turner Jones was born in Austin, Texas, to Kelly Charles Jones and Carey Lynn Claypool. He now lives in Los Angeles with his parents and dog, cat and bird.


The Rookie

Career:

At the age 4, Angus T. Jones began his career on television commercials. Two years later, he landed his first film role as a 5-year-old kid in Matthew Warchus' adaptation of Sam Shepard's play, "Simpatico" (1999), starring Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone, Catherine Keener and Albert Finney.

At the age of 8, Jones got his first lead role in John Whitesell's 2001 comedy film "See Spot Run," playing James, Leslie Bibb's son who was temporarily baby-sit by David Arquette's offbeat mailman character. His work in the film later earned him a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Under.

That same year, Jones also began appearing on television, in the Emmy-nominated HBO production of Donald Margulies' play "Dinner with Friends," starring Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette, and in a November episode of NBC popular medical drama series "ER."

In 2002, Jones played Hunter Morris, the son of Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris (portrayed by Dennis Quaid), in John Lee Hancock's true story-based sports drama film "The Rookie." For his performance, Jones won a Character and Morality in Entertainment award as well as being nominated a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Under. By this time, he has appeared in a string of TV commercials, including for Volkswagen, VW Passat, Home Depot, and Kraft Mac and Cheese.

Afterwards, Jones landed her most renowned role to date on CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men." In the show that stars Charlie Sheen, Jones co-stars as Jacob David "Jake" Harper, the not too bright and frequently lazy and sarcastic nephew of Sheen's freewheeling bachelor character. He has been on the show since 2003 and has won two Young Artist Awards, one for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy) - Supporting Young Actor and another one for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger.

During his "Two and a Half Men" stint, Jones was cast as Georgey Sanderson in Adam Shankman's 2003 comedy film starring Queen Latifah and Steve Martin, "Bringing Down the House," and as George Jr. in the 2003 direct-to-video sequel of the 1997 Disney film, "George of the Jungle 2," starring Christopher Showerman and Julie Benz.

He also starred in two made-for-television movies, "Audrey's Rain" (2003; alongside Jean Smart and Richard Gilliland) and "The Christmas Blessing" (2005; with Neil Patrick Harris and Rebecca Gayheart; Jones played an ill young boy named Charlie), which based on a novel by Donna VanLiere and a continuation of "The Christmas Shoes."


Awards:

  • Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy) - Supporting Young Actor, "Two and a Half Men," 2006

  • Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger, "Two and a Half Men," 2004

  • Character and Morality in Entertainment: Camie, "The Rookie," 2003

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