Orlando Jones

  • Birth Place: Mobile, Alabama, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Comedian
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Fast Facts

  • Named after baseball star Orlando Cepeda by his father, a former Phillies player.
  • Once worked as a doorman at a hotel in Charleston, SC.
  • Got his start in Hollywood as a writer for A Different World, then went on to write for Roc and The Sinbad Show. 
  • Appeared in Office Space in 1999 with fellow Mad TV alum David Herman; later that year, he had his first major film role in Liberty Heights.
  • Appeared in a series of popular 7 Up soda commercials.
  • Hosted a short-lived late-night talk show, The Orlando Jones Show, on FX in 2003.
  • Acted in a 2006 production of Fences at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA.
  • Cocreated the 2006 animated series The Adventures of Chico and Guapo and provided a voice for one of the show's characters.
  • Proposed to his wife in 2008 by putting an antique engagement ring around his pet bulldog's neck.
  • Is a vegan, but will cook meat for his friends.

Relationships

  • Jacqueline Staph — Wife

College

  • College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States (1990)

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