• Richard T. Jones is an American actor
• He achieved fame for his roles in the TV series “Judging Amy” (1999-2005) and films “Why Did I Get Married? (2007) and “Why Did I Get Married Too?” (2010)
• He was born in Kobe, Japan to Clarence Jones, a professional baseball player and Lorene, a computer analyst
• His net worth is estimated at $4 million as of 2020
• He is married to Nancy Robinson with three children and is a registered preacher/minister

Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseNancy Jones
FactSon of Clarence Jones, former major league first baseman-outfielder and hitting coach.

Who is Richard T. Jones?

Richard T. Jones is an American actor, who achieved fame as Bruce Van Exel in the TV series “Judging Amy” (1999-2005), and then as Mike in the films “Why Did I Get Married? (2007), and its sequel “Why Did I Get Married Too?” (2010), among numerous other roles, he’s secured so far in his career.

Richard T. Jones Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Richard Timothy Jones on the 16th January 1972, in Kobe, Japan, the son of African-American parents, Clarence Jones, a professional baseball player and hitting instructor for the Cleveland Indians, and Lorene, a computer analyst. He grew up in Carson, California USA, the younger child of the family as he has an older brother who is a football coach, Clarence Jones, Jr.

His parents are now divorced, but there’s no reliable information when they separated. Richard went to Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, California, and after matriculation, enrolled at Tuskegee University. While at university he started attending acting classes for fun, and one of his professors recognized his talent and suggested that Richard start auditioning for plays. He even threatened him with lower grades, though jokingly, if he didn’t pursue stage roles. Richard took the advice, and after his first role, was hooked on acting.

Career Beginnings

Richard’s career started in the early ‘90s, making his debut in the TV series “Renegade” (1992).

Although it was a minor role, it was just enough to get him his first film role, portraying Ike Turner Jr. in the film “What’s Love Got to Do with It” in 1993, nominated for several Academy Awards, and starring Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne and RaeVen Kelly. He spent the ‘90s building a name for himself in the films and TV series, such as “Renaissance Man” (1994), with Danny DeVito in the lead role, supporting Gregory Hines and James Remar, then “The Trigger Effect” (1996), while in 1997 he had a role in the cult sci-fi classic film “Event Horizon”, in which Laurence Fishburne had the lead role. The same year he joined Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Cary Elwes, in the crime mystery film “Kiss the Girls”.

Richard T. Jones

Rise to Prominence

On the verge of the decade, Richard was selected for the co-starring role in the TV drama series “Judging Amy”, next to Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly and Karle Warren, featuring in all 138 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated series, which launched him to prominence. In the early 2000s, Richard was very actively pursuing other roles, making appearances and starring in a few films, including “Phone Booth” (2002) starring Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland and Forest Whitaker, then in 2004 in the Academy Award-nominated crime film “Collateral”, with Tom Cruise as its main star.

Richard continued successfully into the second half of the 2000s and following the end of the “Judging Amy” series.

In 2005 he co-starred in the television drama film “Riding the Bus with My Sister”, co-starring with Rosie O’Donnell and Andie MacDowell. Two years later, he starred in Tyler Perry’s comedy-drama film “Why Did I Get Married?”, which was yet another successful role, and in 2008 starred in the sci-fi action series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” through 2009, in 2010 reprising the role in the sequel “Why Did I Get Married Too?”, but the film wasn’t as successful as the first installment. Nevertheless, it didn’t affect his career, as in 2011 he appeared in the award-winning sci-fi mystery-thriller film “Super 8”.

Continual Success

Richard used the momentum from the 2010s to continue further with great success; he guest-starred in the TV series “Hawaii Five-0” from 2011 to 2013, and concurrently appeared in the comedy film “Note to Self”, co-starring with Christian Keye and, LeToya Luckett-Walker. He appeared in the drama film “Life of a King” (2013), and in 2014 had a minor role in the sci-fi action-adventure film “Godzilla”, starring AaronTaylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, while in 2015 he had a supporting role in the action crime-comedy film “Hot Pursuit”. The same year Richard appeared in the biopic about Dr. Bennet Omalu and his discovery of brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions, entitled “Concussion” (2015), starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin and Albert Brooks.

The same year he joined the fourth season of the “American Horror Story” as Detective Andy Hahn, and also from 2015 to 2016 he had a recurring role in the TV series “Narcos”. In 2017 he secured other detective roles, this time as Detective Jones in the film “Secrets of Deception”, and from 2017 to 2018 he was Detective Tommy Cavanaugh in the TV series “Wisdom of the Crowd”.

Most Recent Projects

In 2018 Richard secured the role of Sergeant Wade Grey in the TV comedy-crime drama series “The Rookie”, in which he stars with Nathan Fillion and Alyssa Diaz, and later that year had a minor role in the drama film “The Public”, as well as appearing in the drama film “Sanitatum”. In 2019 he had a minor role in the family sports film “Round of Your Life”, and as of mid-2020 he’s working on the crime drama film “Steele Justice”, co-starring with Eric Roberts and Robert LaSardo; the film is currently in post-production.

Richard T. Jones Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Richard has appeared in more than 100 films and TV series, and all of these projects have certainly contributed to his wealth. According to sources, Jones’ net worth has been estimated at $4 million, as of early 2020.

Richard is known for his height as he stands at 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, while he weighs approximately 178lbs ~ 81kgs. He shaves his head, while his eyes are dark brown.

Richard T. Jones Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Richard has never hidden the love for his wife; he has been married since 1996 to Nancy Robinson, and the couple can be seen together at numerous high profile events, such as film premieres and award ceremonies, in addition to vacations and simple strolls through the city.

The couple has three children together, Aubrey, Elijah, and Sydney.

Richard T. Jones News, Facts, Influence

Richard is also a producer and has worked on several films, including the television movie “Cursed Angel” (2016), and “Round of Your Life” (2019). His brother and father were into baseball, but he wasn’t the fan of the game and instead chose football. He played in high school regularly but didn’t pursue it later as acting became his main focus.

Richard has also become famous on social media platforms, particularly Instagram, which he uses for promoting his newest career accomplishments. He has around 20,000 followers on his official Instagram page.  He is a devout Christian, and a registered preacher/minister.

General Info

Full NameRichard T. Jones
Height1.88 m
ProfessionActor, Film producer
EducationBishop Montgomery High School, Tuskegee University


SpouseNancy Jones
ChildrenAubrey Jones, Elijah Jones, Sydney Jones
ParentsLorene Jones, Clarence Jones
SiblingsClarence Jones Jr.


NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesGodzilla, Event Horizon, Hot Pursuit, The Wood, Vantage Point, Kiss the Girls, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Concussion, Renaissance Man, Collateral, Why Did I Get Married?, Phone Booth, Lockdown, What's Love Got to Do with It, Super 8, Traci Townsend, Moonlight Mile, Auggie Rose, Full-Court Miracle, ...
TV ShowsTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Judging Amy, Brooklyn South, Santa Clarita Diet

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1Has two daughters, Aubrey and Sydney, and a son, Elijah.
2Son of Clarence Jones, former major league first baseman-outfielder and hitting coach.




A Question of Faith2017post-productionDavid Newman
Round of Your Life2017post-productionCoach Wilson
Secrets of Deception2017completedDetective Jones
Santa Clarita Diet2017TV Series pre-productionRick
Steele Justice2017post-productionRob
Another You2016post-productionProfessor Thompson
Narcos2015-2016TV SeriesAgent DEA
Restored Me2016Coach Maurice Durrell
Lucifer2016TV SeriesJoe Hanson
American Horror Story2015TV SeriesDetective Andy Hahn
Concussion2015Andre Waters
Extant2015TV SeriesJD's Friend
Hot Pursuit2015Detective Jackson
NCIS: New Orleans2015TV SeriesSecurity Team Leader Ryan Anson
Forgiveness2015/IIPastor Joseph Jenkins
Work in Progress2014TV SeriesRJ Nicholson
Lyfe's Journey2014TV MoviePastor Taylor
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2014TV SeriesJudge Oscar Briggs
Satisfaction2014TV SeriesCarl
Cru2014Richard 'Rich' Hughes
Hear No Evil2014Samuel
Godzilla2014Captain Russell Hampton
Hawaii Five-02011-2013TV SeriesGovernor Sam Denning / Lieutenant Governor Denning
Revolution2013TV SeriesKen Dawson
The Last Letter2013Mr. Tines
Life of a King2013Perry
Nikita2012-2013TV SeriesCommander Evan Danforth
Belle's2013TV SeriesJack
200 Years2013Video shortWillie
The List2013TV MovieElston Rayburn
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike2012Eddie Willers
The Great Divide2012Jeff
Note to Self2012/ICurtis Sr.
Super 82011Overmyer
The Council of Dads2011TV MovieBill Hillard
Boston's Finest2010TV MovieLt. Gerald Jaglom
Caught in the Crossfire2010Captain Emmett
Grey's Anatomy2010TV SeriesColonel Dan Mooney
Why Did I Get Married Too?2010Mike
Bones2010TV SeriesMr. White
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles2008-2009TV SeriesJames Ellison
15 Minutes of Fame2008Bradley Wainwright
Numb3rs2008TV SeriesBlanchard
Vantage Point2008Holden
Girlfriends2006-2007TV SeriesAaron Waters
Why Did I Get Married?2007Mike
Traci Townsend2007Travis
Game of Life2007/IIMark
Dirt2007TV SeriesBulldog
Las Vegas2007TV SeriesKeith Mannix
Cutting Room2006Steve
Time Bomb2006TV MovieDouglas Campbell
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesChris Kaiser
The Package2006ShortVance aka Bruce
Sex, Love & Secrets2005TV SeriesDr. Barnaby Walker
Judging Amy1999-2005TV SeriesBruce Van Exel
Riding the Bus with My Sister2005TV MovieJesse
Talk Show Diaries2005TV MovieJerry
Guess Who2005Man on Cellphone
Finding Neo2004ShortMorphin'Us
Collateral2004Traffic Cop #1
Breach2004ShortAlan McCabe
Soul Plane2004False Denzel (uncredited)
Twisted2004/IWilson Jefferson
Paradise2004/ITV MovieSenator Michael Linney
Full-Court Miracle2003TV MovieLamont Carr
Second String2002TV MovieGerry Fullerton
Phone Booth2002Sergeant Cole
Moonlight Mile2002Ty
G2002Summer G
Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs2002Ben Strong
Lockdown2000Avery Montgomery
Auggie Rose2000Officer Decker
Dirty Down Under... Up Here1999
Incognito1999TV MovieJake Hunter
The Wood1999Slim
Ally McBeal1998TV SeriesMatt Griffin
Goodbye Lover1998Detective One
Brooklyn South1997-1998TV SeriesOff. Clement Johnson
Kiss the Girls1997Seth Samuel
Event Horizon1997Cooper
Hollywood Confidential1997TV MovieDexter (as Richard Timothy Jones)
Johns1996Mr. Popper (as Richard Timothy Jones)
Dangerous Minds1996TV SeriesKimboley
The Trigger Effect1996Raymond
Black Rose of Harlem1996Cateye
Courthouse1995TV SeriesQuentin 'Q' Thomas
Sweet Justice1995TV SeriesTyrin
Jury Duty1995Nathan
In the Heat of the Night1994TV SeriesDonald 'Donnie' Muir
Renaissance Man1994Pvt. Jackson Leroy
NYPD Blue1994TV SeriesWilly
M.A.N.T.I.S.1994TV MovieGangbanger #2 (as Richard Jones)
California Dreams1993TV Series'Big Bad' Bo
What's Love Got to Do with It1993Ike Turner Jr.
Renegade1992TV SeriesSlick


Round of Your Life2017associate producer post-production
A Day in the Life of Kelli Hughes2006Short producer
Finding Neo2004Short co-producer
Breach2004Short co-producer


King of the Underground2011special thanks


King of the Underground2011Himself
Motivations2009Video shortHimself
Creating the Chronicles2008Video documentary shortHimself
Boulevard of Broken Dreams2007TV Series documentaryHimself
University Challenge2005TV SeriesGraduation Speaker who tried to wing speech
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHimself
CBS Cares2001TV SeriesHimself
Voices of Glory1999Video documentary shortGeorge E. Stephens
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series

Archive Footage

Hawaii Five-02014TV SeriesLieutenant Governor Denning


Won Awards

2016Festival PrizeSan Diego Black Film FestivalBest ActorForgiveness (2015)

Nominated Awards

2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesLyfe's Journey (2014)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesJudging Amy (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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