CJ Jones

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CJ Jones
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Hilari Scarl, CJ Jones and Bob Hiltermann
Born St. Louis, Missouri

CJ Jones is a deaf American actor residing in Los Angeles. He is one of the subjects of See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary.[1][2][3][4] Jones gave his first feature film performance in Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (2017), in which he portrays Joseph, the deaf foster father of Ansel Elgort's protagonist.[5]

He has developed three one man shows that have toured the United States, Japan, Sweden, Australia, Ecuador, and Canada. He co-wrote and directed six classic fairy tales for children's television for the series Once Upon a Sign. CJ produced the International Sign Language Theater Festival, which hosted theater artists from all over the world. He has also appeared as token characters in various episodes of American TV series.

Personal life[edit]

CJ Jones is the son of deaf parents who communicated in American Sign Language. One of seven hearing children born to the couple, he lost his hearing at the age of 7 when he fell ill with spinal meningitis. He attended Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD). Active in sports, he was voted class valedictorian. He remains active in deaf awareness causes and charities.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary Himself Documentary film
2017 Baby Driver Joseph/Baby's deaf foster parent
2017 Door in the Woods Uriah Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 A Different World CJ Episode: "A Word in Edgewise"
2003 Cold Case Junkie Episode: "The Runner"
2003 Frasier Customer #1 Episode: "I'm Listening"
2007 Lincoln Heights Luther Episode: "House Arrest"

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