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Orlando Jones Biography

Birth Place:
Mobile, Alabama, United States
Profession
Actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian

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