Richard T. Jones

Richard Timothy Jones (born January 16, 1972) is an American actor. His roles include portrayals of Lamont Carr in the Disney film Full Court Miracle (2003), Laveinio in the dramatic film The Wood (1999) and Mike in the dramatic films Why Did I Get Married? (2007) and Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010). He also played Bruce Van Exel, court services officer, on the CBS television series Judging Amy, which ran from 1999 to 2005. He currently plays Sergeant Wade Grey on the ABC police drama The Rookie.

Richard T. Jones
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Jones at Golden Apple Comics on Melrose, 2008
Richard Timothy Jones

(1972-01-16) January 16, 1972 (age 49)
Kobe, Japan
Alma materTuskegee University
Years active1993–present
Nancy Robinson
(m. 1996)

Early lifeEdit

Jones was born in Kobe, Japan, to American parents. He grew up in Carson, California.[1] He is the son of Lorene, a computer analyst, and Clarence Jones, a professional baseball player and hitting instructor for the Cleveland Indians. He has an older brother, Clarence Jones Jr., who works as a coach.[2] His parents later divorced. Jones attended Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, California, then graduated from Tuskegee University.


Jones starred as Bruce Calvin van Exel in the CBS legal drama series Judging Amy from 1999 to 2005, with co-stars Amy Brenneman, Dan Futterman and Tyne Daly.

From 2017 to 2018, he played Detective Tommy Cavanaugh in the CBS drama series Wisdom of the Crowd.[3]

Since February 2018, Jones has played the role of Sergeant Wade Gray in the ABC police procedural drama series The Rookie with Nathan Fillion.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

He married Nancy Robinson in October 1996. He is also a preacher/minister.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Helicopter Malik
1993 What's Love Got to Do with It Ike Turner, Jr.
1994 Renaissance Man Corporal Jackson Leroy
1995 Jury Duty Nathan
1996 Black Rose of Harlem Cateye
1996 The Trigger Effect Raymond
1996 Johns Mr. Popper
1997 Event Horizon Cooper
1997 Kiss the Girls Seth Samuel
1998 Goodbye Lover Detective One
1999 Dirty Down Under... Up Here
1999 The Wood Livinio / Slim
2000 Auggie Rose Officer Decker
2000 Lockdown Avery Montgomery
2002 Book of Love Ben Strong
2002 G Summer G
2002 Moonlight Mile Ty
2002 Phone Booth Sergeant Jonah Cole
2003 Full-Court Miracle Lamont Carr
2004 Finding Neo Morphin'Us
2004 Paradise Senator Michael Linney Television film
2004 Twisted Wilson Jefferson
2004 Soul Plane False Denzel
2004 Breach Alan McCabe
2004 Collateral Traffic Cop #1
2005 Traci Townsend Travis
2005 Guess Who Man On Cellphone
2006 The Package Vance / Bruce
2006 Cutting Room Steve
2006 The Breed Mike
2007 Why Did I Get Married? Mike
2008 Oranges Mark
2008 Vantage Point Holden
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? Mike
2011 Super 8 Overmyer
2013 Life of a King Perry
2014 Godzilla Captain Russell Hampton
2014 Hear No Evil Samuel Carson
2015 Hot Pursuit Detective Jackson
2015 Concussion Andre Waters
2015 Forgiveness Pastor Joseph Jenkins
2017 A Question of Faith David Newman
2017 Another You Professor Thompson
2017 CHiPs Parish
2018 The Public Chief Edwards
2018 Edge of the World Chaplain Jacobs
2018 Sanitatum Shelton Scott
2019 Round of Your Life Coach Wilson


Year Title Role Notes
1993 California Dreams Beau Episode: "High Plains Dreamer"
1994 NYPD Blue Willy Episode: "Serge the Concierge"
1994 In the Heat of the Night Donny Muir Episode: "Who Was Geli Bendl?"
1995 Courthouse Quentin "Q" Thomas Episode: "Fair-Weathered Friends"
1996 Dangerous Minds Kimboley Episode: "Pilot"
1997 Hollywood Confidential Dexter Television Movie
1998 Brooklyn South Officer Clement Johnson 20 episodes
1998 Ally McBeal Matt Griffin 2 episodes
1999 Incognito Jake Hunter Television Movie
1999–2005 Judging Amy Bruce Van Exel Main character
2002 Second String Gerry Fullerton Television Movie
2005 Talk Show Diaries Jerry Television Movie
2005 Riding the Bus with My Sister Jesse Television Movie
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Dr. Barnaby 2 episodes
2006 CSI: Miami Chris Kaiser Episode: "Collision"
2006 Time Bomb Television Movie
2007 Las Vegas Keith Mannix Episode: "The Chicken Is Making My Back Hurt"
2007 Dirt Jack Dawson's Attorney Episode: "Come Together"
2007 Girlfriends Aaron 10 episodes
2008 Numb3rs Blanchard Episode: "Pay to Play"
2008–2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles James Ellison 31 episodes
2010 Bones Mr. White Episode: "The Proof in the Pudding"
2010 Grey's Anatomy Colonel Dan Mooney Episode: "Suicide Is Painless"
2011–2014 Hawaii Five-0 Governor Sam Denning Recurring Role
2013 Nikita Commander Danforth 3 episodes
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Oscar Briggs Episode: "Pornstar's Requiem"
2015 NCIS: New Orleans Ryan Anson Episode: "Careful What You Wish For"
2015 Narcos CIA Officer 10 episodes
2015 Extant JD's friend 3 episodes
2015 American Horror Story: Hotel Detective Hahn 7 episodes
2016 Lucifer Joe Hanson 1 episode
2017–2018 Santa Clarita Diet Rick 10 episodes
2017 Teachers Frank Humphrey 3 episodes
2017 Criminal Minds Officer Lionel Wilkins Recurring cast
2017–2018 Wisdom of the Crowd Detective Tommy Cavanaugh Lead cast
2018–present The Rookie Police Sergeant II Wade Grey Main character
2018–present Home Town Himself Episode Los Angeles to Laurel


  1. ^ Berry, S. Torriano; Berry, Venise T. (2015-05-07). Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 250. ISBN 9781442247024.
  2. ^ "Richard T. Jones Biography (1972-)".
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (March 8, 2017). "Richard T. Jones Cast In 'Wisdom Of The Crowd' CBS Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 12, 2018). "The Rookie: Richard T. Jones Cast In Nathan Fillion's ABC Light Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.

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