Evan Jones (actor)

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Evan Jones
Born (1976-04-01) April 1, 1976 (age 46)
Texas, US
OccupationActor
Years active1996–present

Evan Jones (born April 1, 1976) is an American actor who has been 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 including Brothers & Sisters, and Going to California.

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 hoping to land better acting jobs, and came out successfully, having snatched roles in television commercials and shows.

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.

In 2005, 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
1996 The Trigger Effect Movie Theater Audience Member
1997 On the Line D.A. Lotchen TV Movie
1999 The Distraction Paul
2001 Going Greek Stoner Roommate
2002 Wishcraft Eddie
8 Mile Cheddar Bob
2003 Carnival Sun Thug #1 Short
2004 The Book of Ruth Ruby TV Movie
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
Gordon Glass Trot Mitchell
2008 Touching Home Timmy McClanahan
The Express: The Ernie Davis Story Roger "Hound Dog" Davis
Pants on Fire Doc
2010 The Book of Eli Martz
The Dry Land Joe Davis
Healing Hands Mike TV Movie
Mirrors 2 Henry Schow Video
2011 Answer This! Izzy "Ice" Dasselway
This Never Happened Patrick Short
2012 Best Man Down Winston
2013 Gangster Squad Neddy Herbert
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Lewis
The Homesman Bob Giffen
2015 Sun Choke Attacker
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Retch
Shot Caller Chopper
2018 Den of Thieves Bo "Bosco" Ostroman
Hotel Artemis Trojan Nash
Cagney and Lacey Det. Romy Dudakowski TV Movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Pacific Blue Billy Episode: "Heat of the Moment"
Felicity R.A. #1 Episode: "Drawing the Line: Part 1"
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Teenager Episode: "The Principal"
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Johnny Pope Recurring Cast: Season 3
Martial Law Munro Episode: "Thieves Among Thieves"
G vs E Buddy Episode: "Lady Evil"
Nash Bridges Markus Episode: "Kill Switch"
2000 The Others Ethan Episode: "Eyes"
The District Ronnie Episode: "Pot Scrubbers"
2001 ER Todd Episode: "The Longer You Stay"
The Guardian Malcolm Dempsey Episode: "Feeding Frenzy"
Going to California David 'Ikey' Eichorn Recurring Cast
2003 Joan of Arcadia Bob Morrison Episode: "Drive, He Said"
2007-08 October Road David 'Ikey' Eichorn Main Cast
2008 House Bill Episode: "Last Resort"
2009 Dark Blue Hallsy Episode: "Venice Kings"
CSI: NY Junior Mosley Episode: "Blacklist (Featuring Grave Digger)"
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 Steven Hayes Episode: "Nobody's Home/Unknown Soldier"
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Sal Groves Episode: "Ma Ke Kahakai"
Brothers & Sisters Dan Recurring Cast: Season 5
2012 Criminal Minds Chris Stratton Episode: "Hit" & "Run"
2013 Perception Billy Flynn Episode: "Ch-Ch-Changes"
2014 Houdini Jim Collins Episode: "Part 1 & 2"
2015 Backstrom Eugene Visser Episode: "Dragon Slayer"
Graceland Agent Colby Moore Episode: "Sense Memory" & "Aha"
2015-16 CSI: Cyber Python Episode: "Python" & "Python's Revenge"
2017 Santa Clarita Diet Jevin Episode: "Attention to Detail"
Midnight, Texas Peter Lowery Episode: "Bad Moon Rising" & "Unearthed"
Legends of Tomorrow Dick Rory Episode: "Welcome to the Jungle"
2019 Titans Len Armstrong Episode: "Fallen"
2020 Next Ray Episode: "FILE #9" & "FILE #10"

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