CJ Jones

CJ Jones (born September 29, 1950) is a deaf American actor residing in Los Angeles. He is one of the subjects of See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary (2009).[1][2][3][4] Jones made his feature film debut with Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (2017), in which he portrays Joseph, the deaf foster father of Ansel Elgort's protagonist.[5]

CJ Jones
CJ Jones 2014.jpg
Jones in 2014
Born (1950-09-29) September 29, 1950 (age 70)
EducationMissouri School for the Deaf
OccupationActor

He has developed three one-man shows that have toured the United States, Japan, Sweden, Australia, Ecuador, and Canada. He co-wrote and directed six classic fairy tales for children's television for the series Once Upon a Sign. CJ produced the International Sign Language Theater Festival, which hosted theater artists from all over the world. He has also appeared in various episodes of American TV series.

Personal lifeEdit

CJ Jones is the son of deaf parents who communicated in ASL American Sign Language. One of seven hearing children born to the couple, he lost his hearing at the age of 7 when he fell ill with spinal meningitis. He attended Missouri School for the Deaf. Active in sports, he was voted class valedictorian. He remains active in deaf awareness causes and charities.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary Himself Documentary
2017 Baby Driver Joe
2019 Door in the Woods Uriah
2022 Indomitable Himself Documentary
2022 Avatar 2 Post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1991 A Different World CJ Episode: "A Word in Edgewise"
2003 Cold Case Junkie Episode: "The Runner"
2003 Frasier Customer #1 Episode: "I'm Listening"
2007 Lincoln Heights Luther Episode: "House Arrest"
2018 Castle Rock Odin Branch 3 episodes
2019 This Close Craig 2 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See What I'm Saying official website Archived 2011-08-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ See What I'm Saying trailer on Captionfish website
  3. ^ Jeanette Catsoulis (April 9, 2010). "'Deaf, and Trying to Make It in Showbiz". The New York Times. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  4. ^ See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary -- movie trailer
  5. ^ Polowy, Kevin. "'Baby Driver' Breakout: How Scene-Stealing Deaf Actor CJ Jones Wowed Edgar Wright". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 1 August 2017.

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