Having been in Hollywood only two years, Sam Jones III is already making quite a name for himself. He recently completed leading roles in two upcoming feature films, Zigzag and Snipes, as well as having guest-starred in several television series. His role as Clark Kent's (Tom Welling) best friend Pete in the action-adventure drama Smallville marks his series-starring debut.
Growing up in Boston, Mass., Jones acted in local commercials. After spending a summer vacation with a friend living in Los Angeles, he caught the showbiz bug and decided to pursue a career in acting. Soon after he graduated from high school, Jones moved to Hollywood to follow his dream.
His first job was a memorable guest-starring role on NYPD Blue in which he portrayed a troubled teen who stole a gun and hid it in his daughter's crib. From there, his career began to grow. His credits include an emotionally charged recurring role on C.S.I. in which he played a teen who accidentally killed a girl and then watched as his grandfather attempted to take the blame. He also guest-starred on Judging Amy as a sexually abused teen who gets mixed up in a drive-by shooting. Jones will appear in two episodes of the new R.L. Stine series The Nightmare Room, beginning this fall on Kids' WB!
On the big screen, Jones is poised to make an auspicious debut. In the gritty independent drama Zigzag, he plays the autistic 15-year-old title character opposite Wesley Snipes as his crack-addicted father. The film also stars Oliver Platt, Natasha Lyonne and John Leguizamo as his terminally ill mentor. Jones also stars in the upcoming independent crime drama Snipes, playing opposite rapper Nelly and Dean Winters (Oz).
When he is not working, Jones spends his time on the basketball court. He currently lives in Los Angeles and will relocate to Vancouver for the filming of Smallville.
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