AMERICAN ACTOR ROY CEPHAS “KICKS THE BUCKET” AT 66

Late Roy Cephas Jones was an American actor who was born on January 8th, 1957 New Jersey, USA. He attended the...
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Ron Cephas Jones, a veteran stage actor was recently reported dead on August 19th 2023. He died at the age of 66.

A representative for Jones (his manager Dan Spilo) confirmed his death to multiple outlets Saturday 19th August 2023, attributing it to “a long-standing pulmonary issue,” and releasing a statement to the audience which said, “Throughout the course of his career, his warmth, beauty, generosity, kindness and heart were felt by anyone who had the good fortune of knowing him.”

Jones was reported to have had a double lung transplant in 2020 because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and spent nearly two months in a Los Angeles hospital

Late Roy Cephas Jones was an American actor who was born on January 8th, 1957 New Jersey, USA. He attended the John F. Kennedy High School and later on graduated from “Ramapo College”. Roy had intentions of studying Jazz under director Arnold Jones while he was at Ramapo. He later on changed his majors to “Theatre” after he got the lead in a production of “Cinderella Ever After” during his undergraduate year. In 1978, he graduated from Ramapo College and relocated to Los Angeles, California.

Roy returned to New York in 1985 and spent time at the “Nuyorican Poets café” in Manhattan’s East village. He began acting in several plays which took him really far and by 2014, he served as an “understudy” in several Broadway theatre productions. He acted in several movies but he received a critical acclaim for his performance in the series “This Is Us. He became an Emmy Award-winning actor most famous for playing “William Hill” on NBC’s hit show “This is Us,” He won other awards form several movies. Due to his outstanding performance, he received a “Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series” in the years 2018 and 2020.

The veteran actor Roy Cephas was a legendary stage actor who always caught the attention of people via his outstanding performances in his plays and the few movies and series he acted in especially the series “This is Us”. He will forever be remembered through his films.

Though his death, he has a living legacy who will continue from where he ended. His daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones.

Delia Nyadi

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