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Emmy-Winning Actor Ron Cephas Jones of ‘This Is Us’ Fame Passes Away at 66

Ron Cephas Jones, Emmy-Winning Actor, Passes Away At 66

Esteemed actor Ron Cephas Jones, renowned for his Emmy Award-winning role as William Hill in the acclaimed series ‘This Is Us,’ has sadly passed away at the age of 66. His demise is attributed to a long-standing pulmonary condition, as verified by a statement from his representative.

Remembering Ron Cephas Jones: An Icon’s Legacy

Ron Cephas Jones is best known for his role as William Hill on ‘This Is Us,’ where he portrayed the father of Sterling K. Brown’s character, Randall Pearson. His outstanding talent earned him two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2018 and 2020.

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Beyond his screen success, Jones had a profound love for the stage, reflected in his Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning performance in ‘Clyde’s’ on Broadway.

Ron Cephas Jones: A Legacy of Outstanding TV and Film Roles From ‘This Is Us’ to ‘He Got Game’

Ron Cephas Jones brought his exceptional acting to various television series, including ‘Law & Order,’ ‘New York Undercover,’ ‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent,’ ‘The Blacklist,’ and ‘Luke Cage.’ His recent work included roles in ‘Truth Be Told,’ ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime,’ and ‘Better Things.’

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He showcased his versatility in films such as ‘He Got Game’ (1998), ‘Half Nelson’ (2006), ‘Venom’ (2018), and ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ (2019).

Jones’ legacy in both TV and film remains an enduring testament to his talent and range.