Ron Cephas Jones starred in the first season of NBC drama ‘This Is Us.’ He played William Hill, the long lost biological father of Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown).
Everything You Never Knew About ‘This Is Us’ TV Dad Ron Cephas Jones was originally published on globalgrind.com
1. ‘This Is Us’ makes Jones cry, too.
He told Deadline that he cried when his TV daughter-in-law received his postcard in the finale. “That made me cry,” Jones said. “Especially when Beth gets the card. And actually, it’s my writing—I had to write that card, as well as the other stuff that he read to the kids. So all that was just really special. I was glad what they did was, they let the audience down very softly and comfortably, as comfortably and gently as you can when it comes to death.”
2. Jones’ acting credits go way, way back.
For example, he played a prison guard in the 1998 Spike Lee drama ‘He Got Game,’ starring Denzel Washington.
3. Jasmine is really proud of her dad’s hard work and success.
She posted this photo of her parents one week ago, along with the caption “Rat Pack. #EmmyAwards #Jonesin.”
4. The script is what got Jones excited about ‘This Is Us.’
“I think how they wrote an African American character was even more special, in the layers. He wasn’t one-dimensional. I was very attracted to that and very honored to be able to give some light to this character,” he told Deadline.