Orlando Jones

Orlando Jones

  • Highest Rated: 85% Liberty Heights (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
  • Birthday: Apr 10, 1968
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A comic actor who began his Hollywood career working behind the scenes, Orlando Jones is more than just the popular pitch man exhorting the 2000-2001 TV audience to "Make 7-Up Yours." Raised in South Carolina, Jones discovered acting when he was cast in a school play while attending the College of Charleston. Aiming to make it in show business one way or another, Jones also formed Homeboy's Productions and Advertising while in college. Jones got his break, however, when a Hollywood visitor in Charleston saw him perform and signed him up, leading to a writing job on the Cosby Show spin-off A Different World. Jones then wrote for the sitcom Roc in 1991 and became a producer on The Sinbad Show in 1993. Jones finally got to act as well as write when he was cast in Fox's sketch comedy show Mad TV in 1995. After two seasons, Jones left the series and moved to films with a small part in Seinfeld co-creator Larry David's first feature Sour Grapes (1998). Jones managed to work consistently in movies from then on, with bit parts in Mike Judge's comedy Office Space (1999) and Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia (1999), as well as a starring role in Barry Levinson's praised but little-seen nostalgia piece Liberty Heights (1999). In 2000, Jones made his mark in TV advertising as the humorously incompetent advocate for 7-Up, enhancing his potential as a comic draw. Jones' lead role as one of the hapless scabs in The Replacements (2000) and a multi-character turn in Harold Ramis' version of Bedazzled (2000) further revealed his goofy versatility. After his action-comedy vehicle Double Take was a January 2001 washout, Jones was poised to team with Ivan Reitman for the latter's summer 2001 sci-fi comedy Evolution.Still, Jones retired as 7-Up's pitch man in early 2002, and would spend the 2000's nurturing his film and TV career, appearing in Runaway Jury and Drumline, as well as TV shows, like The Adventures of Chico and Guapo and Rules of Engagement.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

8% The Book Of Love Actor 2017
No Score Yet Planting Seeds of Mindfulness Executive Producer Will 2016
No Score Yet Guns for Hire Dr. Vanderark 2015
79% Enemies Closer Clay 2014
No Score Yet The Chicago 8 Actor 2012
No Score Yet Seconds Apart Det. Lampkin 2011
No Score Yet Misconceptions Terry Price-Owens 2010
38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Alexander Ribs $13.9M 2009
7% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Bill Nickerson 2009
No Score Yet The Adventures of Beatle Boyin Actor 2007
18% Primeval Steven Johnson $10.4M 2007
10% House of D Superfly $0.4M 2004
73% Runaway Jury Russell $49.3M 2003
23% Biker Boyz Soul Train $21.8M 2003
82% Drumline Dr. James Lee $56.2M 2002
29% The Time Machine Vox $56.7M 2002
No Score Yet Drumline (Special Edition) Actor 2002
No Score Yet Waterproof Natty Battle 2001
43% Evolution Harry $37.6M 2001
9% Say It Isn't So Dig McCaffey $4.9M 2001
12% Double Take Daryl Chase 2001
49% Bedazzled Dan 2000
No Score Yet Chain of Fools Miss Cocoa 2000
41% The Replacements Clifford Franklin $44.1M 2000
22% From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Ezra Traylor 2000
83% Magnolia Worm 1999
85% Liberty Heights Little Melvin 1999
10% Woo Sticky Fingas 1998
21% Sour Grapes Digby 1998

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 2019
76% American Gods
2017
Mr. Nancy
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2018
88% Room 104
2017
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist
  • 2017
100% Madiba
2017
Oliver Tambo
  • 2017
77% Sleepy Hollow
2013-2017
Frank Irving Capt. Frank Irving
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Funniest Wins
2014
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Lawrence Kingman
  • 2011
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
2011-2013
Lazarus Rollins
  • 2011
91% House
2004-2012
Marcus Foreman
  • 2010
No Score Yet Rules of Engagement
2007-2013
Brad
  • 2009
62% New Amsterdam
2008
Sgt. Harold Wilcox
  • 2008
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Magnus Olsdatter
  • 2008
95% Everybody Hates Chris
2005-2009
Clint Huxtable
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
Casey Edgars
  • 2007
56% Men in Trees
2006-2008
George
  • 2007
  • 2006
45% The Evidence
2006
Insp. Cayman Bishop
  • 2006
30% Father of the Pride
2004
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Panelist
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Max Trotter
  • 2003
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Performer
  • 2003
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 1998
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Screenwriter Troy Douglas
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990

QUOTES FROM Orlando Jones CHARACTERS

Clay
Looks like you brought a knife to a gunfight
Dr. Lee
You have to learn how to follow before you can lead.
Det. Lampkin
Fuck 'em all but 9
Det. Lampkin
Fuck 'em all but nine.
Det. Lampkin
Jonah, open your eyes.