Sam Jones III
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|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 completed filming the movie Of Fortune and Gold. Jones is scheduled to start filming the highly anticipated Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland in November 2014, based on Spike TV's Blue Mountain State as the beloved fan favorite character Craig Shilo.[dated info]
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.
|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 Rise of Thadland||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 whom he was trying to help. The incident was part of a DEA sting operation wherein 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.
- Everett, Cristina (October 25, 2009). "'Smallville' actor Sam Jones III arrested in conspiracy to distribute over 10,000 oxycodone pills". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 8, 2015.