~~August 22, 2014~~
Orlando Jones (born April 10, 1968) is an American comedian and film and television actor. He is notable for being one of the original cast members of the sketch comedy series MADtv and for his role as the 7 Up spokesman from 1999 to 2002.
Jones was born in Mobile, Alabama on April 10, 1968. His father was a former professional baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies. He moved to Mauldin, South Carolina, when he was a teen and graduated from Mauldin High School in 1985. One of his early acting experiences involved playing a werewolf in a haunted house to help raise money for the junior/senior prom. Jones enrolled in the College of Charleston, South Carolina. He left in 1990 without finishing his degree.
He scored his first Hollywood job in 1987, writing for the NBC comedy A Different World, on which he had a small guest role in the season five finale. During 1991-92, Jones penned the Fox series Roc and, in 1993, he co-produced The Sinbad Show. He also made a brief appearance on the FOX sitcom Herman’s Head in 1992.
Orlando Jones posted this video of his “Bucket Challenge” in an attempt to bring attention to violence in the United States and around the world. What was in his bucket represents the lives taken unjustly around our country. As a lifetime member of the NRA he said: “I’m challenging myself to listen without prejudice, to love without limits and to reverse the hate.”
He explains his NRA membership in an interview with Fusion like this. Jones: “I had a cross burned in my front yard when I was in the 6th grade. I grew up in the Deep South and I have a very intimate relationship with race. My father carried a gun. Did he carry it because he was some thug or anarchist or wanted to hurt people? No, he wanted to protect his family. For me, I became a member (of the NRA) because I wanted to affect change in the organization. Do I share all of their ideals? No…”
~~PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS CHALLENGE WITH LIVE AMMUNITION~~
#JusticeForMichaelBrown #WeAreAllFerguson #ReverseTheHate #BucketChallenge
~~Published on Aug 18, 2014~~
We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!
We ALL are ONE!!
So long as he continues to support with his money the NRA I have a very difficult time taking him seriously. Sorry
Imagine it’s not him, and no one supports the NRA …. what is the message then?
I am in agreement with the message Horty. The problem is he gives his money to an organization that supports Racist, Sexist, Classist policies.
I must confess I need to do my homework on the NRA. It never played a Parton my life b4 I moved to the USA. I’m learning do much every day.
Well do your homework. I will stand where I stand.
I understand that & accept it. I’ve been getting some info & ideas.