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August 18, 1975
Life and career
Jones was born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in the Chicago and Denver metro areas. He graduated from the University of Kansas. He later earned his master's degree in philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles and his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Southern California. Jones studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He studied improv and has been a regular performer at both I.O. West and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles.
In 2012, Jones co-starred as Joe, one of the lead characters on the short-lived NBC comedy series Best Friends Forever, alongside Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham. Afterwards he joined the cast of NBC's Up All Night as a series regular in its second season, playing the role of Scott, Reagan's (Christina Applegate) younger brother.
Jones joined the ensemble cast of People of Earth in 2016 as Gerry Johnson, "an amiable social dropout, tollbooth worker and enthusiastic expert on all things alien," noted Deadline Hollywood. An avid participant in a support group for alien abductees, Gerry is actually just an alien abductee wannabe, always craving to be one of the "special" but never chosen.