Angus Turner Jones was born on October 8, 1993 in Austin, Texas. His first acting role was at the young age of 5 in the 1999 film Simpatico. He then had a series of roles before landing his breakout role on the hit show Two and a Half Men. Jones was the son of one of the main characters, a divorced father, and they were living with his uncle, and father’s brother, the womanizing Charlie Harper. During its most success, this show was the most popular sitcom in the United Stated. The average audience to view the show was typically 15 million people. In 2010, Jones became the highest paid child actor in television bringing in a total of $7.8 million dollars over the next two seasons.
During the final seasons of the show, Jake, Jones’ character on the show, begins to get more adult like story lines. There were episodes that showed him smoking pot and having sexual relations with multiple women. Jones did state that he felt very awkward acting in the adult story lines before he was an adult. Interestingly enough, in 2012 Jones was doing an interview with Seventh-day Adventist Voice of Prophecy program and expressed his path to a new religious faith. Soon after this interview Jones stated that he had been baptized and no longer wanted to be on the show. He also encouraged people to not watch the show as it was “filfth.”
After this moral and spiritual crisis, Jones went to College and is not heading back into the spotlight. He describes his breakdown with more accuracy now. As he was finding this newfound Christian lifestyle, he was simultaneously getting more adult and boundary pushing story lines which obviously left him feeling conflicted. Jones is currently taking a break from school and from organized religion. We are glad this young boy was able to find himself and figure out a path that works best for him.