Angus T Jones is a 27 years old American actor. His full name is Angus Turner Jones. Even he is famous for his acting but he quit this career for a personal reason. But we cannot deny his talent and appearance in front of the camera. He is best known as Jake Harper. He is also known for his performance in American sitcoms like Aundrey’s Run, Hannah Montana, and Horace and Pete.
In the next segment, we are going to see his short yet lingering acting career.
At the age of 4, Angus started his career in television commercials. After that, when he was five years old, he made a debut as a child actor in the American film Simpatico. However, it faced a flop in the box office. But when there is talent and hard work, there are opportunities.
Performance as a Young Actor
Angus made his next appearance in 2001, at the age of eight. In See Spot Run he played the role of James. It was a Canadian feature film based on hilarious comedy that received mixed reviews. However, for playing this role, Angus got a nomination in 2002 under Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young actor age 10 or younger category.
In the same year, this young actor worked in two television shows including ER and Dinner with Friends. In ER, Angus played the role of Sean Gatteny in the episode Quo Vadis? ER is one of the top-rated American TV series which continued from 1994-2009. On the other hand, Dinner with Friends is a TV film which was adapted from an award-winning play. Norman Jewison directed this film.
In 2003, Angus T Jones got an award from Character and Morality Entertainment Award for playing the character of Hunter Morris in The Rookie. Also, the Young Artist Awards panel nominated him for the Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young actor age 10 or younger category. In this film, young Angus had an opportunity to share the screen with Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, and Brian Cox.
In this year, he also worked in the television film Audrey’s Rain. His character was Tye Powell. In the same year, he appeared in two films as Bringing Down the House and George of the Jungle 2. In the former film, he played the role of Georgie Sanderson. This movie got average remarks whereas the latter one didn’t perform much well. However, this is the last film where he worked till now.
Working as Jake Harper
Angus T Jones got the breakthrough in this career in 2003. He got a chance to work in the famous American sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003-2015). Angus went for the audition and he received a call for the selection. Likewise, he played the half-man (young boy) from the show title and shared screen space with Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen. They were his on-screen father and uncle respectively.
From the ratings and runtime, we can understand the popularity of this show. Angus aka Jake became a familiar face to a greater viewer. In total, he appeared in 226 seasons including the main role and guest appearance. Consequently, he won several awards for this show. It includes two Young Artist Awards (2004 and 2006) and TV Land Award (2009). Also, in 2008 he got a nomination for the Young Artist Award for the leading young actor.
Along with Two and a Half Men, Angus worked in several other television shows. In 2005, he played the role of Charlie Bennett in The Christmas Blessing. Donna VanLiere wrote this book and Wesley Bishop made the teleplay script.
Along with this, Angus appeared as a guest in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-15), in episode Two and a Half Deaths. Also, in the 12th season of Two and a Half Man, we can see him. Angus worked in Hanah Montana (2010) and Horace and Pete (2016) as well.
Angus T Jones & His Controversies
After playing the role of Jake Harper for 10 seasons, Angus denied continuing with the adult storyline. It was conflicting with his new religious views and belief. So, he decided to quit the show in March 2014. Amber Tamblyn replaced his character. However, Angus made a guest appearance in the 12th season.
Angus T Jones & His Net Worth
When Angus was working in Two and a Half Men, his salary was $250,000 per episode (2010-11). Likewise, he was one of the highest-paid young actors in America at that time. According to the sources, his net worth in 2021 is $20 million. Also, Angus T Jones net worth 2018 was nearly $15 million.
What Happened To Angus T Jones?
Currently, Angus is not working in any film or television shows. He maintains a low-key lifestyle. Also, he is a philanthropist who is working for abused and neglected kids. In 2008, he supported Fist Star Organization with this aim.
In August 2008, Angus participated in the annual Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp. After that, in October 2008, he became a part of the group that worked for the Variety’s Power of Youth benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Also, he is a supporter of Be A Star. It is an anti-bullying foundation started by The Creative Coalition and WWE.
Subsequently, Angus T Jones now is a part of the management team of Tonite which is a media and event production company from 2016.
Angus T Jones was born on 8 October 1993 in Austin, Texas. His parents are Kelly Charles Jones and Carey Lynn Claypool. Also, he has two younger brothers. In addition, Christopher Masterson and Danny Masterson are his cousins.
He is an alma mater of the University of Colorado Boulder where he majored in Jewish studies. Moreover, he is a religious person now.
Angus T, Jones height is 5 feet 7 inches and weight is 67 kgs. His birth sign is Libra. Moreover, he has brown hair and blue eyes.