One of his notable roles is as William “Shakespeare” Hill on the TV series “This Is Us,” which earned him critical acclaim. The character’s emotional journey and the heartfelt performances by Jones resonated with the show’s audience. The actor had won Emmy twice in the Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series for very popular show ‘This Is Us’.
His TV works includes, Mr. Robot, Looking for Alaska, Truth Be Told, Law & Order: Organized Crime, and Better Things. In addition to his TV work, Ron has also appeared in movies and theatre productions. He’s known for his stage work in productions like “The Father,” “Of Mice and Men,” and “Richard III,” among others.
‘Brother, you are loved. And you will be missed’
He played the biological father of Sterling K. Brown’s character Randall. Sterling took to social media and expressed grief. His note read, “Life imitated art today, and one of the most wonderful people the world has ever seen is no longer with us. @cephasjaz has passed away, and the world is a little less bright. Brother, you are loved. And you will be missed. Keep them laughing in the next phase of existence, and I’ll see you when I get there.”
Mandy Moore, who played the lead role in the show, wrote, “Getting to know and work with Ron on the wild ride of “This Is Us” was the greatest gift- he was pure magic as a human and an artist…I will treasure all of the moments forever. Even though he wasn’t around set as much as we all wished, he was such an intrinsic part of the fabric of the show, it’s like he was always there. I’ll never forget how special it was to film this particular episode and welcome him back to say a proper goodbye to our TIU family and the whole experience. I am just so sad. My thoughts and love are with Jasmine and his family and friends. Love you, @cephasjaz.”
In May 2020, Jones, who had been a smoker throughout his life, underwent a double lung transplant as a result of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Condolences to Ron Cephas Jones’ family.