BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT
Jones is currently shooting CIRQUE DU FREAK for Universal Pictures ad director Paul Weitz. Film also stars Salma Hayek and John C. Reilley.
In 2006 Jones received glowing reviews and an Ovation Award Nomination for his performance as Gabriel August Wilson's acclaimed play , "Fences". Co-starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett, and directed by Sheldon Epps, "Fences" ran at the Pasadena Playhouse in California. "Fences" is the story of a working man, Troy (Fishburne), who is at war with his family and his own identity circa 1957. >Daily Variety wrote, "The real acting surprise is Orlando Jones as Troy's war-wounded brother, who now believes he is the Archangel Gabriel. Unhampered by this symbolic baggage, Jones demonstrates an intensity and emotional accessibility."
Currently, Jones is executive producing BUFU, an animated sketch series on BET. Jones also serves as multiple voices on this show, which he co-created with Ali Leroi. Jones was also heard on the MTV2 animated series "The Adventures of Chico & Guapo" which he co-created. Set in a New York recording studio, "The Adventures of Chico & Guapo" followed the comic misadventures of two hapless interns striving to get ahead in the music business by any means necessary.
Additionally, Jones has starred in such films as the football comedy The Replacements with Gene Hackman and Keanu Reeves; the Harold Ramis-directed Bedazzled; Say It Isn't So with Heather Graham, Chris Klein, and Sally Field; House of
D opposite Robin Williams and Tea Leoni for director David Duchovny; and the caper comedy Double Take opposite Eddie Griffin. His scene-stealing performances in the sleeper hit Office
Space woke up national audiences to the comedic talent that he brings to the screen, but it would soon become clear that the laughter this young talent evokes is only scratching the surface of his repertoire.
Jones got his start in the entertainment business as a writer for Fox Broadcasting Company's "Roc Live" and "Sinbad"; and not long after, Jones made the inevitable jump to the other side of the camera as part of the original cast on the Fox sketch comedy series, "Mad TV" on which he spent two seasons.
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