Sam Jones III
|Sam Jones III|
|Other names||Samuel L. Jones|
Samuel L. Jones, 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.
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, but his character was written off following his arrest.
In October 2009, Jones was taken into custody by Drug Enforcement Administration agents on charges of drug trafficking. He was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. On December 16, 2010, Jones pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sell more than 10,000 oxycodone pills. Jones was the "Hollywood connection" in a plot to illegally purchase and distribute the drug, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court. Jones faced up to 21 years in federal prison.
On June 22, 2011, Jones was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison, receiving leniency from the Judge due to the "minor role" he played in the plot. Federal prosecutors had initially requested a 5-year prison term. On December 6, 2011, Jones began serving his sentence at the Lompoc Correctional Complex in California. He was subsequently transferred to a federal community corrections facility in Long Beach, California. He was released on October 12, 2012 after serving 10 months in prison.
He is the son of former Boston Celtics great Sam Jones. In March 2010, it was reported that Jones was dating Playboy Playmate Karissa Shannon. A celebrity sex tape of Jones and Shannon was released on DVD by Vivid Entertainment in October 2010 as Karissa Shannon Superstar. In 2011, Jones and Shannon released the song Juice and Vodka, which is available on iTunes.
|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|
|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"|
- "Smallville star in drug bust". AFP. October 22, 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009.
- "Former 'Smallville' Actor Pleads Guilty in Oxycodone Bust". Beverly Hills Courier. December 16, 2010. Retrieved December 16, 2010.
- Serpe, Gina (December 12, 2011). "Smallville Star Begins Yearlong Prison Sentence for Hawking Hillbilly Heroin". E!. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
- Leah Simpson (October 13, 2012). "Former Smallville star Sam Jones III released from prison two months early after being sentenced to a year for conspiracy to sell drugs".
- "Juice & Vodka - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- Staff. "'Blue Mountain State' Star: I'm a RAPPER Now!!". TMZ. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
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