Ron Cephas Jones starred in the first season of NBC drama ‘This Is Us.’ He played William Hill, the long lost biological father of Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown).

Everything You Never Knew About ‘This Is Us’ TV Dad Ron Cephas Jones was originally published on www.globalgrind.com

1. Jones’ acting credits go way, way back.

For example, he played a prison guard in the 1998 Spike Lee drama ‘He Got Game,’ starring Denzel Washington.

2. Jones is also a formidable theater and TV vet.

Jones is also a formidable theater and TV vet.

He’s starred in plays like Broadway’s ‘Of Mice and Men,’ as well as played in hugely popular TV shows like ‘Luke Cage,’ ‘The Get down,’ and ‘Mr. Robot.’

3. Jones shares a real life connection with his TV son, Sterling K. Brown.

Jones shares a real life connection with his TV son, Sterling K. Brown.

He told Entertainment Tonight in an interview about the heartbreaking finale, “By the time we got to that episode, Sterling and I were so connected, it was like a symbiosis”.

4. Jones was recognized at this year’s Emmys.

Jones was recognized at this year’s Emmys.

He was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards.

5. Jones has a daughter who takes after him in the acting department.

Jones has a daughter who takes after him in the acting department.

Jasmine Cephas Jones played Peggy Schuyler in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, ‘Hamilton.’

6. Jasmine is really proud of her dad’s hard work and success.

Rat Pack. #EmmyAwards #Jonesin

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She posted this photo of her parents one week ago, along with the caption “Rat Pack. #EmmyAwards #Jonesin.”

7. Jones is an East Coast fella.

Jones is an East Coast fella.

He was born in Paterson, New Jersey on January 8, 1957.

8. The script is what got Jones excited about ‘This Is Us.’

William and Randall enjoying some German engineer. 😉 See ya tonight. #ThisIsUs

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“I think how they wrote an African American character was even more special, in the layers. He wasn’t one-dimensional. I was very attracted to that and very honored to be able to give some light to this character,” he told Deadline.

9. We’ll see William Hill again.

We’ll see William Hill again.

According to ET Online, the endearing dad will appear in season 2 in flashbacks and dream sequences. “When you see William, you’ll see him in season two in the context of season one,” Jones explained.

10. Music is one of Jones’ major loves in real life, too

Music is one of Jones’ major loves in real life, too

He told Deadline of his daughter’s musical talent, “The musical element is all her mother. I love jazz, she grew up with jazz—I’m an aficionado. I studied in college, I played, but then I switched my major to theater. I’ve never applied myself to music since then, but I’ve been a big fan and a big historian of jazz.”

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