Russell G. Jones is an AUDELCO, OBIE and SAG Award winning actor.
Currently, he is a series regular on CBS’s TOMMY opposite Edie Falco. A fixture on New York City stages since the 90’s, Russell is proud to have originated roles in Lynn Nottage’s RUINED, Suzan-Lori Parks’ FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS PARTS 1, 2 & 3, Tanya Barfield’s THE CALL, Fernanda Coppel’s KING LIZ and two by Stephen Adly Guirgis, OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET and IN ARABIA WE’D ALL BE KINGS. Some film highlights include MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, DETROIT, SIDE EFFECTS, TRAFFIC & Robert Patton Spruill’s SQUEEZE. Recent TV includes BULL, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, THE LAST OG, GODLESS, and THE AMERICANS.
Mr. Jones has been a member of The Labyrinth Theater Co. since 1995 where he has worn many theater maker hats including actor, director, producer, writer, facilitator, moderator and teacher in the Master Class, Ensemble Workshop and Intensive Ensemble. He was honored to be chosen as Program Coordinator for the 2014 Intensive Ensemble and to have served on Labyrinth’s Board of Directors in the member seat. For more than two decades he worked as a teaching artist creating programming, workshops and curriculum for Artsgenesis, the ABC+ Program, Developing Artist Theater Company, The National Black Theater, Community Word Project, Periwinkle National Theatre, The Liberty Partnerships Program at Bank Street Teachers College, Bronx Academy of Letters and The Cleveland Public Theater.
He currently serves on the Artistic Advisory Board at HB Studio, the Artistic Advisory Council at Developing Artists and on the Board of Directors at Ensemble Studio Theater. He is the founder and Chief of Pedagogy at BLIND SPOT EXPERIENCE a campaign that facilitates cross cultural dialogue and critical thinking by providing context and tools for perceiving racial inequity.