Evan Jones (actor)

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Evan Jones
Born (1976-04-01) April 1, 1976 (age 44)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present

Evan Jones (born April 1, 1976) is an American actor who worked in films such as 8 Mile, Jarhead, Gangster Squad, The Book of Eli, Glory Road, and A Million Ways to Die in the West. Jones was a cast member of the television series October Road and has made guest appearances in series as Brothers & Sisters, and Going to California, among others.

Life and career[edit]

Jones was born in Texas, and spent his formative years in College Station, Texas. He lived in South Carolina for some time, and when he was a college student, starred in several plays in his school. He relocated to Los Angeles in the hopes of landing better acting jobs, and came out successfully, having snatched roles in television commercials and shows.

Evan Jones made his debut acting on the TV movie On the Line, which premiered in 1998. This was followed by minor roles in several TV series, such as those in Pacific Blue, Felicity, and Walker, Texas Ranger. He voiced several characters on the animated series Dragon Ball Z, before he landed guest spots on The District and ER. He later got a recurring role in Going to California, and soon appeared on the series The Guardian. In 2002, he was cast in the horror film Wishcraft, which was followed by one of his major roles in the business. Jones got the part of Cheddar Bob in Eminem’s movie 8 Mile. Jones was later seen on an episode of Joan of Arcadia, as well as in the TV movie The Book of Ruth. In 2004, he worked on the films Mr. 3000, starring Bernie Mac, and on The Last Shot starring Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Tony Shalhoub and Calista Flockhart. The next year, Jones became even more known for portraying Pfc. Dave Fowler in the movie Jarhead, which features Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx. His next project became taking on the role of basketball coach Moe Iba on the film Glory Road. From 2007 to 2008, Jones joined the cast of the ABC drama series October Road, getting the role of Ikey. Other films that the actor has appeared in include the war drama Rescue Dawn, as well as the romance film Lucky You. In 2007, Jones worked on the family film Gordon Glass, and was seen on the drama Touching Home the next year.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Going Greek Stoner Roommate
2002 8 Mile Cheddar Bob
2004 Mr. 3000 Fryman
The Last Shot Troy Haines
2005 Jarhead Dave Fowler
2006 Glory Road Moe Iba
Rescue Dawn Pilot
2007 Lucky You Jason Keyes
2008 Touching Home Timmy McClanahan
The Express: The Ernie Davis Story Roger "Hound Dog" Davis
2010 The Book of Eli Martz
The Dry Land Joe Davis
Mirrors 2 Henry Schow
2011 Answer This! Izzy "Ice" Dasselway
2012 Best Man Down Winston
2013 Gangster Squad Neddy Herbert
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Lewis
The Homesman Bob Giffen
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Retch
Shot Caller Chopper
2018 Den of Thieves Bo "Bosco" Ostroman
Hotel Artemis Trojan Nash

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Pacific Blue Billy 1 episode
1998 Felicity R.A. #1 1 episode
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Teenager 1 episode
1999 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Johnny Pope 1 episode
1999 Martial Law Munro 1 episode
1999 G vs E Buddy 1 episode
1999 Nash Bridges Markus 1 episode
2000 The Others Ethan 1 episode
2000 The District Ronnie 1 episode
2001 ER Todd 1 episode
2001 The Guardian Malcolm Dempsey 1 episode
2001 Going to California David 'Ikey' Eichorn 4 episodes
2003 Joan of Arcadia Bob Morrison 1 episode
2007-2008 October Road David 'Ikey' Eichorn Main cast, 19 episodes
2008 House Bill 1 episode
2009 Dark Blue Hallsy 1 episode
2009 CSI: NY Junior Mosley 1 episode
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 Steven Hayes 1 episode
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Sal Groves 1 episode
2011 Brothers & Sisters Dan 3 episodes
2012 Criminal Minds Chris Stratton 2 episodes
2013 Perception Billy Flynn 1 episode
2014 Houdini Jim Collins Miniseries, 2 episodes
2015 Backstrom Eugene Visser 1 episode
2015 Graceland Agent Colby Moore 2 episodes
2015-2016 CSI: Cyber Python 2 episodes
2017 Santa Clarita Diet Jevin 1 episode
2017 Midnight, Texas Peter Lowery 2 episodes
2017 Legends of Tomorrow Dick Rory 1 episode
2019 Titans Len Armstrong 1 episode

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