Orlando Jones

Orlando Jones


4/10/1968, Charleston, South Carolina

Birth Name

Orlando Jones


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With nearly a dozen movie credits in the last five years, Orlando Jones is easily one of the industry's busiest talents. Jones got his start in entertainment as a writer for Fox's Roc Live and Sinbad. He then made the jump to the other side of the camera…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

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    • Orlando: I'm of two minds about the NAACP, I'll be brutally honest. When I was writing for 'Sinbad' and 'Roc Live,' I remember the pilot for "Martin" coming on, and a year later, the NAACP giving him an Image Award. A few years later, Martin was under fire for being "coonish" or whatever the word was people were using. And I thought that was the most ridiculous thing I'd ever heard. You give the guy an Image Award three years in a row and then turn on him like that? If that's the role they want to fulfill, they need to send a clearer message. I want balance. I want to see as many black professionals as possible. I don't care if a guy plays a wild, broad, completely downtrodden character, but I also want to see an average joe; the middle class has been completely unrepresented.

    • Orlando: Someone I met years ago explained to me the difference between a personality and an actor, a personality being Eddie Murphy or Roseanne Barr, and an actor being Morgan Freeman and Alfre Woodard or Marlon Brando. And in the shrinking world of sound bites, the Internet, and other mass media, there were going to be fewer actors and more personalities.

    • Orlando: Comedy just seemed like the way in.

  • 7-Up yours! off center type actor with comedic appeal

    I first noticed Orlando in the 7-Up commercials that had me rolling with laughter. His earlier work on the big screen wasn't impressive to me. I rated him a 4 out of 10 up to when he appeared on Ghost Wisperer. I decided he needed a boost on this one. If Jones would have shed a tear instead of getting misty-eyed, I would rate him even higher, but it didn't happen. Maybe he will become more believeable in his roles as time goes on, but for now I am just a mild fan. He isn't the worst out there to see.moreless