Orlando Jones Jr

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San Angelo, Texas
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Actor
  • Music artist

Orlando Jones Jr, known professionally as Jones, is an American actor and music artist. Born in San Angelo, Texas, Jones relocated and grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi.[1] Jones made his acting debut in 2014 as Edison Gore in the James Brown biopic Get on Up (film) by Tate Taylor. In 2015 Jones (then known artistically as GOJonesJr)[2] began pursuing a career in music with the release of an EP titled Nice To Meet You. In the summer of 2015, American film and television actor and director Miles Doleac found the Nice To Meet You EP at a local music store in Hattiesburg, MS. Doleac contacted Jones to license one of the songs from the EP, "The Anthem",[3] for the opening scene in a movie he was then directing titled The Hollow (2016 film) – in which Jones played a small role as an investigator.

In 2016, the artist formally rebranded artistically to Jones with the release of the Unexpected LP. After a small hiatus Jones released The Radio Reject EP in 2018. His follow up effort in 2019, The Peer Pressure Project charted on six Billboard charts reaching #12 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.[4] In 2020, Jones released a single titled "GOAT Talk".[5]

Jones has opened shows for acts such as Kevin Gates (Hattiesburg, Mississippi), Lenny Williams (Jackson, Mississippi), Parliament-Funkadelic: One Nation Under a Groove Collection (Jackson), Juvenile (rapper) (Greenville, Mississippi), and the late Shawty Lo (Hattiesburg).


  1. Cowart Fraizier, Terri (13 January 2019). "Vicksburg native Orlando Jones wants to influence others in a positive way". The Vicksburg Post.
  2. Fink, Megan. "Campus Celebrity: GOJonesJr". Her Campus. Retrieved 22 Jan 2013.
  3. "The Hollow Soundtrack".
  4. "Heatseekers Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 16 Feb 2019.
  5. Whitt, Jonell. "Hip Hop Artist 'Jones' Releases New Single titled". 24-7 Press Release Newswire. Retrieved 12 Jan 2019.

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