Ron Cephas Jones, the Emmy-winning actor identified for his function as William Hill on NBC’s “This Is Us,” has died. He was 66.
“Beloved and award-winning actor Ron Cephas Jones has handed away on the age of 66 attributable to a long-standing pulmonary difficulty,” a consultant for Jones confirmed to Selection on Saturday.
“All through the course of his profession, his heat, magnificence, generosity, kindness and coronary heart had been felt by anybody who had the great fortune of understanding him,” the assertion continued. “He started his profession on the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and his love for the stage was current all through his total profession, together with his latest Tony nominated and Drama Desk Award successful efficiency for his function in ‘Clyde’s’ on Broadway.”
“Ron’s inner-beauty and soul was evident to the large viewers from his multi-Emmy award successful efficiency on ‘That is Us.’ He’s survived by his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones,” the assertion concluded.
Jones performed Randall Pearson’s (Sterling Ok. Brown) organic father William Hill on “This Is Us.” He scored 4 Emmy nominations for his efficiency, two of which he gained for excellent visitor actor in a drama collection in 2018 and 2020. Jones’ daughter, Jasmine, additionally nabbed her first Emmy win for excellent efficiency in a brief type comedy or drama collection in 2020, making the pair the primary father-daughter duo ever to win Emmys in the identical 12 months.
In Might 2022, Jones spoke to Selection about his return as William for “This Is Us’” penultimate episode. “On the finish, the caboose, which signifies the top, it’s when William is true there. And he has this lovely little monologue the place you see William’s face gentle up with this concept that the top is kind of the start,” he mentioned of his closing scene. “And that’s form of what the monologue is about, simply that endings could be lovely. If you happen to settle for them for what they’re, they’re not at all times unhappy, they are often very lovely. It’s these little items of him all through the episode, the place you are feeling a lot of William with out him saying a lot. It was all very visible and delightful, virtually like a silent film, in some methods.”
Together with “This Is Us,” Jones’ tv credit embody Apple+ collection “Reality Be Advised,” through which he performed Poppy’s father Lukather “Shreve” Scoville, “Regulation & Order: Organized Crime” and “In search of Alaska.” He performed Pop’s buddy Bobby Fish in Marvel collection “Luke Cage” and appeared in “The Get Down” and “Mr. Robotic.”
He additionally appeared in such movies as “Dolemite Is My Identify,” “Canine Days,” “Throughout the Universe,” “He Acquired Sport,” “Candy and Lowdown,” “The Vacation Calendar” and “Half Nelson.”