Sam Jones III

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Sam Jones III
Born April 29, 1983
Boston, Massachusetts
Other names King Sam Jones III, Samuel L. Jones III
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
For other uses, see Samuel Jones (disambiguation).

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.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Snipes Erik
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
2010 Krews Wishbone
2015 Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland Craig Shilo
Year Title Role Notes
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"

Career troubles[edit]

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.[1] 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.


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