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Orlando Jones began his Hollywood career at 19 writing on NBC’s A Different World, Fox’s Martin starring Martin Lawrence and writing/producing Fox’s Roc Live starring Charles Dutton. Orlando later combined his writing and acting talents when he was handpicked by Quincy Jones to join Fox’s 14 year long sketch comedy franchise MADtv.

Oscar winning director Barry Levinson cast Orlando in his first feature film Liberty Heights. Orlando has continued working with visionary film directors including Paul Weitz, (Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant), Peter Hyams (Beyond A Reasonable Doubt), Ivan Reitman (Evolution), Mike Judge (Office Space), Gary Fleder, (Runaway Jury) Harold Ramis (Bedazzled) and Oscar winner Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia).

Orlando is easily one of the world’s most gifted actors. In his Hollywood career audiences have seen him move from drama to comedy, from behind the camera to lead roles with startling dexterity. Despite his ability to transform into the characters he portrays, he still maintains his own unique and vibrant personality.

From his portrayal of Clifford Franklin in the classic football film The Replacements to the hugely successful Drumline to singing and dancing in the broadway revival of The Wiz, Orlando Jones continues to thrill and entertain audiences.

In 2011 Orlando reunited with director Gary Fleder to star in ABC’s action crime drama Identity, produced by Grey’s Anatomy & Criminal Minds producers Mark Gordon and Deb Spera. Identity was written by Eagle Eye scribe John Glenn.

Orlando also wrote produced and stars in the graphic novel action comedy, Tainted Love which will be released in 2012.

Entries by Orlando Jones

The Fandom Menace

(15) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 9:55 PM

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Although I'm not one of the regulars on ABC's new fantasy series Once Upon A Time In Wonderland I've nevertheless tumbled down the rabbit hole into the land of fandom for Sleepy Hollow, the show I actually am on.

It's no secret that...

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The Road to Hollow: My Search for the Headless Horseman

(24) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 8:42 PM

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If you've seen the episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories in which I appeared, you know exactly how I feel about the supernatural. All I know for sure is that strange things that I cannot explain do happen. For example, once I got...

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I Ain't Mad-ea at Ya

(22) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 8:46 AM

It's been hard to keep this one under wraps but I'm about to embark on an exciting new chapter in my career and wanted to share it with my HuffPost family first and foremost before our official announcement tomorrow.

Truly honored to be entrusted with this amazing opportunity.

I just...

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Social Studies

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 6:18 PM

I have been told, by people who are in the know, that there's this phenomenon out there called "social media." Seriously, it's a thing. Look it up. And I'm not talking about where you go to a movie theater and there are some black folk who yell back at the...

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Bachmann, Butt-Chugging and Honey Boo Boo

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 3:00 PM

While people of the Jewish faith were recently bringing in the New Year for Rosh Hashanah and reflecting inwards during Yom Kippur, I came across a couple of bizarre news stories. The first item was about a University of Tennessee student who wound up in the emergency room after allegedly...

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How To Be Black In Bulgaria And Other Travel Tips From...

(86) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 7:00 AM

I know, I know, it's been a while. I've been traveling, I've been working and you've been cheating on me reading those other blogs. It's okay, I don't hate you as much as I hate myself for not writing.

So yes, I shot a movie in Bulgaria called

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21 Things You'll Never See Black People Doing in Horror Movies

(57) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 2:55 PM

1. Vacation at Chernobyl. WTF is "Extreme Tourism"? If we need to book a trip we go here.
2. Adopt a kid who turns out to be the devil.
3. Pay for tickets to a Hockey Game.
4. Get stranded hiking up Mt....

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Tony Gore and the Hunger Games

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 9:22 AM

Earlier this week, I introduced you to Tony Gore, the independent candidate for whom I will be voting in the 2012 presidential election. He's not in the pocket of Corporate America. He's not beholden to special interests. He's a man of the people and most importantly...

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Tony Gore for President

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 1:28 PM

Like a bad case of herpes, the nasty political season rages on. Antiviral medicine like Valtrex is typically recommended for treating outbreaks, but that was before Super PACs made the infection even more powerful. Political attacks ads have significantly increased the contagion risk of name calling and it is clear...

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Top 17 People Jeremy Lin SHOULD NOT Be Compared to... and Why!

(19) Comments | Posted February 18, 2012 | 12:53 PM

Linsanity is sweeping the nation and everyone seems to have an opinion about Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. They're comparing him to a lot of people.

Well, here's some people we should not compare him to:

1. Plaxico Burress -- Because when Lin shoots in New York...

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I Will Always Love You

(36) Comments | Posted February 12, 2012 | 8:29 AM

On Saturday afternoon a text appeared on my cell phone that read, "Whitney Houston died. Wtf?" I assumed it was some stupid rumor. After the recent tragic death of the legendary Don Cornelius the Twitterverse had declared Eddie Murphy to be pushing up daisies. That prompted me to tweet RIP...

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Top 21 Excuses Hollywood Will Give for the Success of Red Tails

(15) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 12:00 PM

  1. The title Red Tails misled viewers to believe it was a movie about strippers.
  2. Tyler Perry's Madea was one of the pilots. Wait, she wasn't? Yes she was.
  3. The power of Martin Luther King Jr. compels you.
  4. It's the first all-Black action movie ever made, but it...
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Dane Cook #KingOfComedy

(48) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 4:31 PM

If you missed Wednesday night's Dot Comedy show in Hollywood, here's a quote from an audience member:

"I got to witness the self-destruction of a famous comedian. Little piece of history right there."

The world-famous Laugh Factory is the home of Dot Comedy. The show...

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#Scoregate: No Justice, No Peace

(2) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 12:55 AM

"I want to report a rape," said Kim Novak, the legendary star of Vertigo, Picnic, and other revered classics. "My body of work has been violated by The Artist."

I love Kim Novak for having the guts to say this. When you get high your ideas...

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2011 #OccupyComedy

(12) Comments | Posted December 31, 2011 | 5:27 PM

2011 was a huge year for comedy. That statement is only true if you focus on the exception, Louis C.K. and not the rule, Ricky Gervais. Mister Gervais showed up to host the Golden Globes armed with real live jokes. "Our next presenter is from such...

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Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

(15) Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 7:59 AM

The end of the year is often a time we use to reflect and tally our successes and failures. Most of us do this late at night on bended knee with our head in a toilet after having drunk way too much on New Year's Eve. Hangover time is a...

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No Offense But...

(113) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 2:18 PM

Being a racist used to mean something. Now you're a racist if you support Newt Gingrich. At least that's what Glenn Beck says.

It seems like many things are considered racist today. If someone doesn't like your shirt, you're a racist. If they don't like your dog, you're a...

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