Samuel L. Jones III (born April 29, 1983) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Pete Ross on the first three seasons of the Superman television series Smallville, Willie Worsley in the 2006 film Glory Road, Craig Shilo on Blue Mountain State, Chaz Pratt on ER and Billy Marsh in the 2006 film Home of the Brave.

Sam Jones III
Samuel L. Jones III

(1983-04-29) April 29, 1983 (age 36)
Other namesKing Sam Jones III
Years active1999–present


In 2014, Jones completed filming the movie Of Fortune and Gold. In 2016, Jones starred in the film Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland based on Spike TV's Blue Mountain State as the character Craig Shilo.

In his early acting career, Jones played Pete Ross on the first three seasons of the television series Smallville, based on the early years of Superman, after which he left before season 3's final episode, but returned as Pete Ross in the season 7 episode "Hero". He left the series to film Glory Road. Jones has also appeared on the television shows The Practice, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and 7th Heaven. He appeared with former Cosby Show actress Raven-Symoné in the 2006 Lifetime movie For One Night. Jones also played Craig Shilo in Spike TV's Blue Mountain State. Most recently, Jones joined the cast of writer/director Chris Blake's (a.k.a. Christopher Blake Johnson) indie horror film, All Light Will End, alongside Andy Buckley and John Schuck.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2010, a sex tape leaked with his then model girlfriend Karissa Shannon. It was reported that pair initially tried to block the release of the sex tape,[2] for some time, but after striking a deal,[3] the tape was released on DVD by Vivid Entertainment called: Karissa Shannon Superstar.[4] In 2011, Jones and Shannon released a song entitled "Juice and Vodka"; once available on iTunes, currently available on TMZ[5][6] a part of the Kam3 album.[7]

Legal issuesEdit

Jones was convicted of conspiracy to possess illegal drugs with the intent to distribute. The incident was part of a DEA sting operation.[8] On December 16, 2010, Jones pleaded guilty to conspiracy and on June 22, 2011, Jones was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison and three years' probation. On December 6, 2011, Jones began serving his sentence at the Lompoc Correctional Complex in California. He was released on October 12, 2012 after serving 10 months. He has since returned to acting.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Snipes Erik
2002 ZigZag Louis "ZigZag" Fletcher
2006 Glory Road Willie Worsley
2006 For One Night Brandon Williams TV movie
2006 Home of the Brave Billy Marsh
2009 Safe Harbor Billy TV movie
2010 Krews Wishbone
2016 Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland Craig Shilo
2018 All Light Will End Adam
Year Title Role Notes
1999 NYPD Blue Jerome Banks Episode: "I Have a Dream"
1999 The Parent 'Hood Wedding Guest Episode: "Wedding Bells Blues" (uncredited)
1999 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Jeff Episode: "Show Me the Money"
1999 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Earvin "Magic" Schneider Episode: "Gypsy Tumble"
1999 Judging Amy Robert Chetwind Episode: "Near Death Experience"
2000 Pacific Blue Ricky Davis Episode: "A Thousand Words"
2000–2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation James Moore Episodes: "Crate 'n' Burial", "Evaluation Day"
2001–2004, 2008 Smallville Pete Ross Main Cast (Seasons 1–3) / Guest (Season 7); 68 episodes
2002 The Nightmare Room Russell Episodes: "Camp Nowhere: Part 1", "Camp Nowhere: Part 2"
2003 The Practice Troy Ezekiel Episode: "Capitol Crimes"
2004 Smallville: Chloe Chronicles Pete Ross 4 episodes
2005–2009 ER Charlie "Chaz" Pratt Jr. Recurring (Seasons 11–15); 16 episodes
2006 7th Heaven Alex Episode: "Got MLK?"
2007 Bones Tyler Neville Episode: "Intern in the Incinerator"
2008 Army Wives Jake Episode: "Mothers & Wives"
2010 Blue Mountain State Craig Shilo Lead Role (Season 1); 13 episodes
2010 The Defenders Mason Episode: "Nevada v. Carter"


  1. ^ "Emma Booth Cast In Universal's 'Extinction'; Andy Buckley Horror Indie 'All Light Will End'". Deadline. 2017-05-26. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  2. ^ "Playboy Model to Vivid: Hand Over My Sex Tape!".
  3. ^ "Karissa Shannon – The Sex Tape Deal Is Done".
  4. ^ "Karissa Shannon Superstar (2 Disc Set) DVD".
  5. ^ "'Blue Mountain State' Star – I'm a RAPPER Now!!".
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  7. ^ "Sam Jones III Announces Upcoming Single: 'Juice and Vodka' by hollywoodtv – Dailymotion". Dailymotion. 17 February 2012.
  8. ^ Everett, Cristina (October 25, 2009). "'Smallville' actor Sam Jones III arrested in conspiracy to distribute over 10,000 oxycodone pills". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 8, 2015.

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