Ron Cephas Jones, best known for his role as the biological father of Randall Pearson on NBC’s hit show “This Is Us and “Ice” in ‘Paid in Full’,” has sadly passed away at the age of 66.

According to his representative, he died from a long-standing pulmonary issue. Throughout his career, Jones was known for his warmth, beauty, generosity, kindness, and heart. His love for the stage was evident, including his recent Tony-nominated and Drama Desk award-winning performance in “Clyde’s” on Broadway. Jones’ talent extended beyond the stage, as he also won two Emmys for his role in “This Is Us”. In an interview on Access Live, he shared his excitement and gratitude for the opportunity, reflecting on his journey as an actor and the joy of working with his fellow cast members.

In addition to his work on television, Jones appeared in the film “Dolemite Is My Name” alongside Eddie Murphy. He spoke highly of his experience with Murphy, praising his talent and the joy he brings. Jones leaves behind his daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones. His legacy as a talented and beloved actor will not be forgotten.