WASHINGTON — Ron Cephas Jones, the Emmy-winning actor who captivated audiences with his portrayal of William Hill on NBC’s “This Is Us,” has died. He was 66.
“Throughout his career, anyone who has had the good fortune to know him has felt his warmth, his beauty, his generosity, his kindness and his heart.” statement of the reading representative. “He started his career at Nuyorican Poets Cafe and his love for the stage has been present throughout his career, including his recent Tony-nominated and Award-winning performance. Drama Desk Award for his performance in Clyde’s on Broadway.”
“Ron’s inner beauty and soul were made evident to large audiences from his multi-Emmy award winning performance on ‘This Is Us’,” the statement continued.
in one 2021 interview with the New York Times, Jones revealed that he received a double lung transplant in 2020 after a private battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The 66-year-old actor won two Emmy Awards for his role in the long-running TV series “This Is Us” in 2018 and 2020. The same year, his daughter Jasmine won her first Emmy, making this couple the first in history. father and son duo to win an Emmy in the same year.
His other TV credits include “Law & Order”, “Mr. Robot”, “Truth Be Told” and “The Blacklist”. Jones also starred in a series of films, including “Dog Days”, “Venom” and “Across the Universe”.
The actor is survived by his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones, Everyone reports.