- Full Name: Angus Turner Jones
- Born: October 8, 1993
- Place of Birth: Austin, Texas
- Occupation: Actor
- Marital Status: Single
Angus T. Jones Net Worth History
Child actor Angus T. Jones had his first supporting role in a movie (Simpatico) in 1999, playing a character identified as “Five Year Old.” He had a more impressive role in See Spot Run in 2001, which was also the year of his television debut on “ER.” By the time he was cast as Jake Harper, the little boy counted as the “half” in “Two and a Half Men,” in 2003, Jones could be described as an experienced actor. By the time he left the show, citing distaste for the way the script called for Jake to grow up as a reason, Jones was being paid $350,000 per episode, and he appeared in 213 episodes of that series. Meanwhile, he continued acting in a total of ten movies and in two more TV shows.
About Angus T. Jones
Angus T. Jones is a Seventh-Day Adventist. His career as a child actor was carefully managed to keep his acting experience as wholesome as possible, and his four awards include a “Carmie” for “Character and Morality Entertainment” in The Rookie.
Nevertheless, he described his last season on “Two and a Half Men” as “filth.” By that time, Jake Harper had been characterized as the stereotyped teenager who never misses a chance to “experiment” with any sin of the flesh. Jones had fulfilled his contract by acting out scenes that made it clear that the character Jake was smoking marijuana, sleeping with several girls his own age, and lying about his age in order to have sex with an older woman.
In an October 2012 interview with a Seventh-Day Adventist church-sponsored broadcast, Jones discussed his conversion and baptism into that church. In a November 2012 YouTube video, Jones described himself as “a paid hypocrite” on “Two and a Half Men,” and urged viewers to stop watching the show.
The official reaction of his fellow believers was to disavow any connection with the “independent ministry” that released the video or any influence on Angus T. Jones’s statement. Jones later recognized that, although actors often express a sense of conflict about playing characters who do things the actors wouldn’t do, his denunciation of “Two and a Half Men” showed disloyalty to co-workers who had tried to accommodate his morality as much as they believed was possible. He apologized to the adults who had worked with him. No public apology seems to have been made to Jones, or to other teenagers who do not feel a need for personal experience with sex and drugs, for the stereotyping of teenagers throughout the commercial media.
What Angus T. Jones will do with his millions remains to be seen. He has appeared in aid of organizations that try to help young people in need, including the First Star Organization, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the anti-bullying program “Be a Star.” His official web site has not been updated since “Two and a Half Men.” He has a Twitter account, which reflects a few possibly paid product endorsement, and a Facebook page, on which he is posting Christian thoughts. To the surprise of some fans, he has made a cameo appearance on the finale of “Two and a Half Men.” It looks as if the former child star himself is still mulling what he plans to do as an adult.