Over the last three decades, Richard T. Jones has been that “guy” in at least one of your favorite movies. Jones is most noted for stealing the hearts of women in the role of “Slim,” one-third of the of the sexual chocolate entree, alongside Omar Epps and Taye Diggs in The Wood (1999) and then breaking hearts in Why Did I Get Married? (2007) and Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010). He played the role of a lying, cheating husband, named “Mike.” But don’t get it twisted this brother is constantly working both in front and behind the camera.
Jones was born in Kobe, Japan and moved to California when he was four. Unfamiliar with the culture and even the language he found adjusting to life stateside difficult at an early age but eventually settled into his new home and began budding. It was not until college that Jones decided to pursue a career as an actor. He enrolled in a drama class at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Since his first role in a major film in Helicopter (1993), Jones has continued to build an impressive Hollywood resume and has been actively working as an actor every single year since his debut.