Orlando Jones

Born Apr 10, 1968

Orlando Jones is an American comedian and film and television actor. He is notable for being one of the original cast members of the sketch comedy series MADtv and for his role as the 7 Up spokesman from 1999-2002.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Orlando Jones.


1968 Birth Jones was born in Mobile, Alabama on April 10, 1968. … Read More


1985 17 Years Old He moved to Mauldin, South Carolina, when he was a teen and graduated from Mauldin High School in 1985. … Read More
1987 19 Years Old He scored his first Hollywood job in 1987, writing for the NBC comedy A Different World, on which he had a small guest role in the season five finale.


1991 23 Years Old During 1991-92, Jones penned the Fox series Roc and, in 1993, he co-produced The Sinbad Show.
1992 24 Years Old He also made a brief appearance on the FOX sitcom Herman's Head in 1992.
1994 26 Years Old After hosting Fox's music series Sound FX, in 1994, Jones became one of the original nine cast members of MADtv. Unlike some of his fellow original repertory performers on MADtv, Jones came to the show with limited sketch comedy experience. … Read More


2000 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2000, Jones became the spokesperson for 7 Up and he gained wide recognition.
2003 35 Years Old In 2003, he appeared on The Bernie Mac Show and on Girlfriends.
2006 38 Years Old In 2006, Jones decided to return to television as one of the lead characters of ABC's crime drama The Evidence, as Cayman Bishop.
2007 39 Years Old He has also appeared in two episodes of Everybody Hates Chris, the first in 2007 as Chris's substitute teacher and the second in 2008 as Clint Huckstable, an allusion to the character Cliff Huxtable played by Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show.


2008 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, he appeared as Harold Wilcox, a violent veteran with PTSD, on New Amsterdam. … Read More
2011 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011 Jones appeared in the documentary film Looking for Lenny in which he talks about Lenny Bruce and freedom of speech.
2012 44 Years Old In 2012, Jones starred in Mystery Guitar Man's original interactive thriller series Meridian created in conjunction with Fourth Wall Studios. … Read More
2013 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, he was hired as a principal actor in the FOX television series Sleepy Hollow. … Read More
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