- Played football in high school.
- Though though his father, Clarence Jones, was a former MLB player and coach, Richard never played organized baseball.
- Intended to study law in college but decided to pursue acting after starring in a university production of A Raisin in the Sun.
- Nominated for a 2000 NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Bruce Van Exel on Judging Amy.
- Aubrey Jones — Daughter
- Nancy Jones — Wife
- Sydney Jones — Daughter
- Lorene Jones — Mother
- Clarence Jones Jr. — Brother
- Elijah Jones — Son
- Clarence Jones — Father
- Attended Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
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