‘This Is Us’ Actor Was 66 – Variety

Ron Cephas Jones, the Emmy-winning actor known for his role as William Hill on NBC’s “This Is Us,” has died. He was 66.

“Beloved and award-winning actor Ron Cephas Jones has passed away at the age of 66 due to a long-standing pulmonary issue,” a representative for Jones confirmed to People on Saturday.

“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,” the statement continued. “He began his career at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and his love for the stage was present throughout his entire career, including his recent Tony nominated and Drama Desk Award winning performance for his role in Clyde’s on Broadway.”

Jones played Randall Pearson’s (Sterling K. Brown) biological father William Hill on “This Is Us.” He scored four Emmy nominations, two of which he won for outstanding guest actor in a drama series in 2018 and 2020. Jones’ daughter, Jasmine, also earned her first Emmy win for outstanding performance in a short form comedy or drama series in 2020, making the pair the first father-daughter duo ever to win Emmys in the same year.

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