Caleb Landry Jones

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Caleb Landry Jones
Caleb Landry Jones TIFF 2012.jpg
Jones at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 9, 2012
Born (1989-12-07) December 7, 1989 (age 28)
Garland, Texas, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active 2007–present
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

Caleb Landry Jones (born December 7, 1989) is an American actor and musician, best known for his roles as Banshee in X-Men: First Class (2011), Jeremy Armitage in Get Out (2017), and Red Welby in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).[1]

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Garland, Texas, the son of Patrick and Cindy Jones.[2][3] As a child, his family relocated to the nearby city of Richardson, where he was raised, and where he later met Robert Hudson and formed the experimental folk rock band, Robert Jones.[4][5] After finding some success as an actor, Jones relocated to Los Angeles to further pursue his career in film.

Career[edit]

After some small, sometimes uncredited roles in such popular films as No Country for Old Men and Superbad, Jones began to receive work in television, appearing in Friday Night Lights as Jimmy Adler and in Breaking Bad as Louis. Jones then had supporting roles in The Last Exorcism, released in 2010, and X-Men: First Class, released in 2011. The following year saw the release of Contraband, the English-language remake of award-winning Icelandic film Reykjavic-Rotterdam, and Byzantium, both of which featured Jones in supporting roles. That year, he had his first starring role in Antiviral, the feature-film debut from writer-director Brandon Cronenberg, the son of renowned Canadian horror director David Cronenberg.

Jones has continued to appear in supporting roles in both independent and mainstream films. In 2017, he appeared in The Florida Project, Get Out and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. All three films received nominations at the 90th Academy Awards; the latter two films were both nominated for Best Picture.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2007 No Country for Old Men Boy on Bike Credited as Caleb Jones
2007 Superbad Boy at Party Uncredited
2008 The Longshots Jonesy Credited as Caleb Jones
2010 The Last Exorcism Caleb Sweetzer
2010 The Social Network Fraternity Boy Credited as Caleb Jones
2011 Summer Song Jack
2011 X-Men: First Class Sean Cassidy / Banshee Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Movie Chemistry (with Edi Gathegi, Nicholas Hoult, Zöe Kravitz, Jennifer Lawrence, and Lucas Till)
2012 Contraband Andy
2012 Byzantium Frank
2012 Antiviral Syd March
2014 God's Pocket Leon Scarpato
2014 Queen and Country Percy
2014 Heaven Knows What Ilya
2014 Low Down Cole
2015 Stonewall Orphan Annie
2016 War on Everyone Birdwell
2017 Get Out Jeremy Armitage National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough (for American Made, The Florida Project, Get Out, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
2017 The Florida Project Jack Hicks
2017 American Made JB
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Red Welby Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
2018 Tyrel Pete
2018 Welcome the Stranger Ethan
2019 Untitled Lone Scherfig Project Jeff
TBA The Dead Don't Die Bobby Wiggins

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008–2010 Friday Night Lights Jimmy Adler 5 episodes
2009–2010 Breaking Bad Louis 2 episodes
2010 Victorious Adorable Guy Episode: "Tori the Zombie"
2017 Twin Peaks Steven Burnett 4 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fleming, Mike (December 9, 2010). "For Young Thesps, It's All About Locking Roles Before Holidays". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "23 HEARTTHROB: CALEB LANDRY JONES". VMAN. 1989-12-07. Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Get Out Should Be Dallas Actor Caleb Landry Jones' Breakout. | Central Track". Central Track. 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2017-11-04. 
  5. ^ Freedman, Pete (2009-08-05). "DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 14: Robert Jones". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 2017-11-04. 

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