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John Marshall Jones

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Birthname
John Marshall Jones
Born
17 August 1962 (1962-08-17) (age 52)
Origin
Detroit, Michigan
Genre(s)
N/A
Occupation(s)
Actor
Instrument(s)
N/A
Years active
1985—present
Label
Associated acts

John Marshall Jones (born August 17, 1962) is an American actor. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

Biography

John Marshall Jones stars in Nickelodeon's "The Troop" as Mr. Stockley, who is The Troop's adult advisor, which is a job he takes very seriously. He keeps Jake (Nicholas Purcell), Hayley (Gage Golightly), and Felix (David Del Rio) up to date on recent monster activity, and makes sure they have the latest monster-fighting technology.

John Marshall Jones is best known as the loving father, Floyd Henderson on Family Channel's "Smart Guy" and as Frank Hayes on SCI FI Channel's "John Doe." John Marshall Jones recently won the Audelco Award for Best Actor in a Theatrical Performance for the off-Broadway run of "The Guest" at Central Park West. John Marshall Jones has been in major movies such as "Good Morning, Vietnam," "White Men Can't Jump," "The Doctor," "Sgt. Bilko" as well television shows such as "Dexter," "Boston Legal," "Bones," "Malcolm in the Middle," "Nip/Tuck," "Providence," "Soul Food," "ER", "Home Improvement," and "Roseanne," to name just a few. John Marshall Jones has had recurring roles on shows such as Lifetime's "Still Standing, "CBS's "NCIS," "Joan of Arcadia," and the original "Melrose Place."

John Marshall Jones has compiled an impressive portfolio of real estate holdings and the freedom to travel the world as he pleases but acting remains his true love. "I married acting a long time ago. So even when things weren't going that great, I knew I'd never leave. I feel like an old grizzled vet sometimes. I mean, 90% of the actors that started with me quit years ago." John Marshall Jones adds joyfully, "so when people ask me how my career is going, I tell them, 'Well… I'm still here!'"

Personal Biography

John Marshall Jones, (Dexter,Bones,Boston Legal) is best known as the loving father, Floyd Henderson on Family Channel's "Smart Guy" (and also Sci Fi network's "John Doe" ). He recently completed the successful off-Broadway run of The Guest at Central Park West for which he won the Audelco Award for 'Best Actor in a Theatrical Performance'. He also recently completed filming on the television pilot, The Troop, for Nickelodeon. Since coming to Hollywood, he has starred in four television series, nine recurring characters ( Lifetime's "Still Standing", "Navy N.C.I.S." and "Joan of Arcadia"), over 100 television episodic (both sitcom and one hour), 20 A-list feature films and 10 MOW's. Needless to say, he is never out of work for long. What's his secret? "I learned a long time ago that scene study, acting technique and, yes, even talent are important factors to some extent but none of them mean anything if you don't know how to AUDITION. Like most actors I would get so anxious before my auditions that it was impossible for me to perform like I wanted. I got tired of leaving the audition feeling like a failure so I developed a series of techniques, Mastering The Audition, that let me show directors and producers what I could really do.” Mastering The Audition is a dynamic, inspirational, ebook and mp3 dedicated to uplifting aspiring performers by equipping them with the skills they need to do riveting, mesmerizing auditions every time! Mastering The Audition is for performers that truly want to develop a competitive edge over their competition. We give that to them not only by providing inside information that only working actors know but also by delivering it to their ipods and cell phones so they can have it with them at the audition where they need it most. While other actors are talking to each other, our customers are listening to their personal audition instructor prepare them to go into the audition room and be their very best. Mastering The Audition will help you to overcome "audition anxiety", do better callbacks, develop a confident attitude and make you more successful by allowing you to turn leisure time into productive time. You get all this advanced training without the advanced price. And to top it off, it's easy. Just listen and learn! After graduating from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Theatre and a two-year apprenticeship with Chicago’s “Second City Ensemble,” he knew he was ready for the big time, but he had other ideas. “I didn’t get into this just to be famous. I had seen so many negative and stereotypical images of African Americans in the media that I wanted to make a difference. I was going to accept only roles that embodied the positive images of humanity. High minded? Why not? And since the vast majority of the roles for African Americans were pimps, pushers, rapists, thugs, buffoons and illiterates, I also reconciled that I would probably not have as many opportunities as many of my less high minded contemporaries. So I came up with a system to make every opportunity count.” And count it has. Over the past few years Jones has booked jobs in major movies such as "Good Morning, Vietnam," "White Men Can’t Jump," "The Doctor," "Sgt. Bilko" as well television roles in "Malcolm in the Middle," "Nip/Tuck," "Joan of Arcadia," "Soul Food," "ER", "Home Improvement," "Roseanne," and "Melrose Place," just to name a few. Jones has compiled an impressive portfolio of real estate holdings and the freedom to travel the world as he pleases but acting remains his true love. “ I married acting a long time ago. So even when things weren’t going that great, I knew I’d never leave. I feel like an old grizzled vet sometimes. I mean, 90% of the actors that started with me quit years ago,” then he adds joyfully, "so when people ask me how my career is going, I tell them ‘Well… I’m still here!'"

Filmography

Film & Series

Films and Tv Series
Year Film Role Film In Notes
1988 "Roseanne" George Tv Series Episode (1): "Five of a Kind" 24 October 1989 (Season 2, Episode 6)
1991 "Home Improvement" Rick Tv Series Episode(1): Off Sides 1 October 1991 (Season 1, Episode 3)
1992 "Martin" Caller #3 Tv Series Episode(1): - Things I Do for Love 10 September 1992 (Season 1, Episode 3)
1992 "Melrose Place" Terrence Haggard Tv Series Episodes (10):
  • “Jake vs. Jake” 25 November 1992 (Season 1, Episode 17)
  • “A Melrose Place” Christmas 16 December 1992 (Season 1, Episode 18)
  • “Single White Sister” 6 January 1993 (Season 1, Episode 19)
  • “Peanut Butter and Jealousy” 13 January 1993 (Season 1, Episode 20)
  • “Picture Imperfect” 27 January 1993 (Season 1, Episode 21)
  • “Three's a Crowd” 3 February 1993 (Season 1, Episode 22)
  • “My New Partner” 10 February 1993 (Season 1, Episode 23)
  • “Bye Bye Billy” 17 February 1993 (Season 1, Episode 24)
  • “End Game” 24 March 1993 (Season 1, Episode 26)
  • “Suspicious Minds” 26 May 1993 (Season 1, Episode 32)
1994 "ER" Mr. Gaither Tv Series Episode (2):
  • “Feb 5, '95” 2 February 1995 (Season 1, Episode 15)
  • “Luck of the Draw” 12 January 1995 (Season 1, Episode 13)
1997 "Smart Guy" Floyd Henderson Tv Series Episodes (51): "Smart Guys"
2003 "Nip/Tuck" Victor Tv Series Episode (1): “Kurt Dempsey” 19 August 2003 (Season 1, Episode 5)
2003 "Malcolm in the Middle" Cop Tv Series Episode (1): “Christmas Trees” 14 December 2003 (Season 5, Episode 7)
2004 "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Detective Tv Series Episode (1): “Dead Man Talking“27 April 2004 (Season 1, Episode 19)
2005 "Joan of Arcadia" Chess Player God / Chessmaster.God Tv Series Episode (3):
  • “Touch Move” 10 October 2003 (Season 1, Episode 3)
  • “Silence” 21 May 2004 (Season 1, Episode 23)
  • “Game Theory” 7 January 2005 (Season 2, Episode 12)
2006 "Bones" Joe Noland Tv Series Episode (1): “The Woman in the Sand” 8 November 2006 (Season 2, Episode 8)
2007 "Boston Legal" Adam Murch Tv Series Episode (1): “Nuts” 16 January 2007 (Season 3, Episode 12)
"Dexter" Curtis Barnes Tv Series Episode (1): “See-Through” 21 October 2007 (Season 2, Episode 4)
2010 "The Troop" Mr. Stockley TV Series List of The Troop episodes

Director and Writer

Director and Writer
Year Film Role Notes
2009 The Guest at Central Park West Director He also star in it as Terrance Barlow as well as Producer.
2009 Sex and the Green Card Director He star in it as Silas.

Guest Appearances

Guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Kids' Choice Awards 2009 Himself
2010 Kids' Choice Awards 2010 Himself TBA


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