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Richard T. Jones
(Gerry Fullerton)

Richard T. Jones recently finished production on the Paramount Pictures feature Blackout, opposite Ashley Judd, Samuel Jackson and Andy Garcia and is currently starring as Court Services Officer Bruce Van Exel in the CBS series Judging Amy. The independent film G, in which he plays the title role, screened this year at the Toronto Film Festival. This year he was also seen in Brad Silberling's Moonlight Mile and the highly anticipated Joel Schumacher thriller Phone Booth, which also screened at the Toronto Film Festival. In his first professional role, Jones played Ike Turner, Jr. in the Academy Award®-nominated film What's Love Got to Do With It. His film credits include The Wood, Event Horizon, Kiss the Girls, Lockdown, The Trigger Effect and Renaissance Man. Jones' television credits include the role of Lisa Nicole Carson's first love, Matt Griffin, on the series Ally McBeal; a recurring role on Sweet Justice; a starring role on Steven Bochco's controversial series Brooklyn South; and guest appearances on NYPD Blue, Dangerous Minds and In the Heat of the Night.

Raised in Georgia and Southern California, Jones entered Tuskegee University to become a lawyer, but his interest in movies led him to enroll in acting class. His teacher quickly recognized his talent and persuaded Jones to audition for a small role in a theater production of A Raisin in the Sun. He won the lead role instead, and his law ambitions quickly faded. He appeared on stage in The Only Thing and Sexual Perversity in Chicago before moving back to Los Angeles to start his film career. In 1997, Jones was featured as one of the "12 Faces to Watch" in Detour Magazine's annual "Young Hollywood" special issue.

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