An American actor, Ron Cephas Jones rose to the media limelight after playing the role of William Hill in the series, This Is Us. This series made him earn four consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won the awards in 2018 and 2020.
He is popular for his appearance on the show, Mr. Robot, The Get Down, Luke Cage, and Truth Be Told. He appeared as Willy Harris in the movie, A Raisin in the Sun in 2008.
Early Life of Ron Cephas Jones
On January 8, 1957, Ron Cephas Jones was born in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. At the time of his death, he was only 66 years old. He was born under the sun sign of Capricorn and used to cuts his birthday cake annually on the 8th of January with his family and friends.
Cephas had citizenship in America and belonged to an African-Amerocan ethnic background. He used to follow the Christianity religion. Cephas joined John F. Kennedy High School. He graduated from Ramapo College with a major in theater in 1978.
Cephas was living a single low-key life at the time of his death. Rom dated a Jazz singer, Kim Lesley in the past. They started dating each other in the starting phase of Jon’s career. After some time in the relationship, they separated.
During their relationship, they gave birth to a daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones on July 21, 1989. She works as an actress and was raised along by her father. Ron and Kim have joint custody of Jasmine.
More about His Daughter
His daughter, Jasmine is an American-British actress, singer, and producer. Jasmine’s birth mother is a singer, Kim Lesley. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.
She became popular when she played the dual role of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the play, Hamilton. Her appearance as Tyisha in #freerayshawn made her earn Primetime Emmy Awards in 2020. She played in movies like Blindspotting, Monsters and Men, Mrs. Fletcher, and#Freerayshawn.
Ron Cephas Jones’s Net Worth
As of 2023, Ron had an estimated net worth of $5 million. Ron collected this fortune from his successful career as an American actor. He had an average base salary of $60,873.
Ron Cephas Jones dies at 66
Ron died on August 19, 2023, in New York City, USA. He was only 66 years old at the time of his death. He died due to a long-standing pulmonary issue. In 2020, he had a double lung transplant due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He stayed as a patient in the hospital for two months. His family member announced his death:
“Beloved and award-winning actor Ron Cephas Jones has passed away at the age of 66 due to a long-standing pulmonary issue. Throughout the course of his career, his warmth, beauty, generosity, kindness and heart were felt by anyone who had the good fortune of knowing him.
The Acting Career of Ron Cephas Jones
- Jones appeared in the play, Gem of the Ocean from December 6, 2004, to February 6, 2005.
- He and Don John appeared in the play named, Much Ado About Nothing.
- He also played in the play, Of Mice and Men along with James Franco in 2014.
- Ron played in the movie, Murder Magic in the role of Buddy Dixon in 1994.
- He landed the role of Bobby Fish in the Netflix series, Luke Cage from 2016 to 2018.
- In 1999, he appeared as Mustafa in the movie, A Day in Black and White.
- He played in the movie Little Senegal and Paid in Full in 2001 and 2002 respectively.
- Ron played in the series, Law & Order episode, Slave as Frank Doyle in 1996.
- He appeared as Earl Coates in a music video titled, Madden NFL 19 in 2018.
Movies & TV Shows
He played in a movie titled, Paid in Full, Shazam!, The Holiday Calendar, Clyde’s, Dog Days, Dolemite Is My Name, Glass Chin, and so on. Some of his hit tv shows are This Is Us, Truth Be Told, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Mr. Robot, Lisey’s Story, A Raisin in the Sun, Looking for Alaska, Law & Order: Organized Crime, etc.
Awards & Nominations
- He won awards like 75th Tony Awards, 2nd Black Reel Awards for Television, 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
- He won the 1st Black Reel Awards for Television in the criteria of Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series in 2017.
In 2019, he won three Primetime Emmy Awards in the nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for the show, This Is Us.
- He won Drama Desk Award for Featured Actor in a Play, Clyde’s in 2022.
FAQs of Ron Cephas Jones
How tall is Ron Cephas Jones?
Ron had a perfect height of 6 feet 4 inches along with a body weight of 73kg. He had a grey hair color and his eye color was brown.
Was Ron Cephas Jones a bus driver?
Yes, Ron was a bus driver. He worked with the Southern California Rapid Transit District as a bus driver.
Who did Ron Cephas Jones play in This Is Us?
Ron played the role of William Shakespeare Hill in This Is Us. He portrayed the role of Randall Pearson’s father.
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