Chicago Jones

For actor Chicago Jones, it’s never about the pursuit of that one perfect role; it’s a series of roles across all mediums that enable him to perfect his craft.

In 2011, Chicago earned the role of Darryl Thompson on the hit daytime television series, “General Hospital.  The 10-episode arc allowed the actor to stretch himself playing a drug dealer and an assassin. “I really enjoyed the character,” says Jones “ but what I loved most was the pacing of the soaps. You don’t have time for a second take, so you have to be on point every time”

Of all the mediums, Chicago’s favorite remains the stage.  He has appeared in several theatrical presentations in Los Angeles including the critically acclaimed “Devil’s Night” in a lead role opposite Jamie Brown (“The Notebook”) and writer Marshall Allman (“Prison Break) at the Sherry Theatre.  The production was nominated for a “Best Theatrical Ensemble” Award.  “The theatre is just about being real to the character and living in the moment.” Chicago states. “Nothing compares to the knowledge that your audience is right there in front of you and they can feel your performance”.

            Chicago has appeared on television in day and evening dramas including; “The Young and The Restless”, “Dirt”, “Las Vegas”, and “CSI”. This versatile actor can also add host to his list of credits, as he has also co-hostedthe successful “Don’t Sweat It” on HGTV.   “My brother and I owned a construction company in Indianapolis, so what you see from me is real! My brother has an amazing inherent understanding of building and construction.  He’s a genius and directly responsible for everything you see me create on the show”.

            Chicago’s film credits include “Fool’s Gold” written and produced by James Franco and “Walking Into Sunshine” starring Leonard Roberts and directed by Tracy Taylor.  The film was later nominated for the Image Award for Outstanding TV Movie / Mini-Series / Dramatic Special. Chicago can also been seen as Frank Jenkins in “Bloody Thursday”, an award winning documentary.

After studying in college, Chicago Jones took a break from the family construction business and came to LA in 2003 to pursue his career as an actor.  He immediately immersed himself in his studies and trained with great instructors including  Robert Carnegie, Jeff Goldblum, and Mark Pellegrino at Playhouse West.


 

 

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