Character

William

Played by Ron Cephas Jones

Actor Bio

Ron Cephas Jones stars as William Hill in NBC's hit drama "This Is Us," for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The series was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

Jones is a veteran of film, television and theater, and has been especially busy of late on the small screen. He recently appeared in USA's Emmy Award-nominated drama "Mr. Robot" and Netflix's "Luke Cage," and has also appeared in multiple episodes of "Banshee" and "Low Winter Sun."

Other television credits include "The Blacklist," "NYC 22" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." He also starred in the 2008 ABC adaptation of "A Raisin in the Sun," alongside Sean Combs, Audra McDonald and Phylicia Rashad.

Jones performed on Broadway in "Of Mice and Men," opposite James Franco, at the Longacre Theatre. Other theater credits include off-Broadway productions of "Between Riverside and Crazy," "The Exonerated" and "Titus Andronicus."

Jones also starred as the title character in "Richard III" as part of the Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit. The production at the off-Broadway company's downtown Lafayette Street home came after free performances were given to prisons, homeless shelters, at-risk schools and senior centers.

In 2007, Jones was honored for "Sustained Excellence of Performance" at the Obie Awards, which celebrates the best work in off-Broadway productions.

Jones has appeared in numerous films over the years, including "Half Nelson," "Sweet and Lowdown" and "He Got Game."

 

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