Sam Jones III
|Sam Jones III|
|Born||April 29, 1983
|Other names||King Sam Jones III, Samuel L. Jones III|
Samuel L. Jones III (born April 29, 1983), better known as Sam Jones III, is an American actor, best known for playing Pete Ross on the first three seasons of the Superman television series Smallville, Willie Worsley in the 2006 film Glory Road , Craig Shilo on Blue Mountain State, Chaz Pratt on ER and Billy Marsh in the 2006 film Home of the Brave.
In 2014, Jones recently completed filming the movie Of Fortune and Gold. Jones is scheduled to start filming the highly anticipated Blue Mountain State: The Movie in November 2014, based on Spike TV's Blue Mountain State as the beloved fan favorite character Craig Shilo.
In his early acting career, Jones played Pete Ross on the first three seasons of the television series Smallville, based on the early years of Superman, after which he left before season 3's final episode, but returned as Pete Ross in the season 7 episode "Hero". He left the series to film Glory Road. Jones has also appeared on the television shows The Practice, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and 7th Heaven. He appeared with former Cosby Show actress Raven-Symoné in the 2006 Lifetime movie For One Night. Jones also played Craig Shilo in Spike TV's Blue Mountain State.
In 2014, Jones has been primarily focused on his successful acting career and charitable causes. His primary passions include leading a healthy fit life style, training Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois), and creative arts.
Jones enjoys living a healthy life style and tries to lead by example for the youth that look up to him. Jones is motivated by the Let's Move! campaign started by First Lady Michelle Obama and feels that his healthy life style choice will help inspire the large youth fan base that admire him. Jones also volunteers with the Mark's Mentoring & Sports Program in Los Angeles, a organization which inspires inner city youth to lead a healthy and productive life.
Police Dog Training
Jones has traveled to Holland where he has trained with the top KNPV Dog Sports trainers in the world. Jones' dogs have been sold to law enforcement agencies around the United States and are world renowned for their special training . Jones also owns several personal dogs that are decendance of the world famous Rudie Pegge lineage.
Since 2012, Jones has been mentoring young film and art students by allowing them to participate in Hollywood entertainment projects. The students receive hands on experience while working with top Hollywood Movie and music industry professionals. Jones tries to surround himself with creative individuals so he can inspire and be inspired.
|2002||ZigZag||Louis "ZigZag" Fletcher|
|2006||Glory Road||Willie Worsley|
|2006||For One Night||Brandon Williams||TV movie|
|2006||Home of the Brave||Billy Marsh|
|2009||Safe Harbor||Billy||TV movie|
|2015||Blue Mountain State: The Movie||Craig Shilo|
|1999||NYPD Blue||Jerome Banks||Episode: "I Have a Dream"|
|1999||The Parent 'Hood||Wedding Guest||Episode: "Wedding Bells Blues" (uncredited)|
|1999||Saved by the Bell: The New Class||Jeff||Episode: "Show Me the Money"|
|1999||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Earvin "Magic" Schneider||Episode: "Gypsy Tumble"|
|1999||Judging Amy||Robert Chetwind||Episode: "Near Death Experience"|
|2000||Pacific Blue||Ricky Davis||Episode: "A Thousand Words"|
|2000–2001||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||James Moore||Episodes: "Crate 'n' Burial", "Evaluation Day"|
|2001–2004, 2008||Smallville||Pete Ross||Main Cast (Seasons 1–3) / Guest (Season 7); 68 episodes|
|2002||The Nightmare Room||Russell||Episodes: "Camp Nowhere: Part 1", "Camp Nowhere: Part 2"|
|2003||The Practice||Troy Ezekiel||Episode: "Capitol Crimes"|
|2004||Smallville: Chloe Chronicles||Pete Ross||4 episodes|
|2005–2009||ER||Charlie "Chaz" Pratt Jr.||Recurring (Seasons 11–15); 16 episodes|
|2006||7th Heaven||Alex||Episode: "Got MLK?"|
|2007||Bones||Tyler Neville||Episode: "Intern in the Incinerator"|
|2008||Army Wives||Jake||Episode: "Mothers & Wives"|
|2010||Blue Mountain State||Craig Shilo||Lead Role (Season 1); 13 episodes|
|2010||The Defenders||Mason||Episode: "Nevada v. Carter"|
Jones was convicted of a drug conspiracy involving a childhood friend which he was trying to help. The incident was part of a DEA sting operation where Jones' childhood friend was involved in a drug debt and tried to get out of it by requesting money from Jones. He was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. On December 16, 2010, Jones pleaded guilty to conspiracy and on June 22, 2011, Jones was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison and three years probation. Jones received leniency from the Judge due to the "minor role" he played in the plot. On December 6, 2011, Jones began serving his sentence at the Lompoc Correctional Complex in California. He was released on October 12, 2012 after serving 10 months. Jones was released from probation one and a half years early due to commendations from the Judge for his extensive volunteer work with the inner city youth and the homeless. more details
Jones recovered from this incident with the intention to help others with a renewed focus on charitable causes that inspire the youth. Before and after this incident, Jones has been mentoring at the Mark Ricks Sports program in Los Angeles. Jones also speaks to students at many of the Los Angeles Unified School District High Schools about his story and shares the message of the importance of making good decisions and being a leader rather than a follower. Jones also volunteers regularly with the Shriners Hospitals for Children known as "The World's Greatest Philanthropy".