Who is Brandon Scott Jones?
American actor, comedian and screenwriter Brandon Scott Jones, was born in Bel Air, Maryland USA, on 6 June 1984 under the zodiac sign of Gemini. He’s appeared in nearly 40 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Donny in the 2019 musical fantasy comedy movie “Isn’t it Romantic”, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, and which starred Adam Devine, Liam Hemsworth and Rebel Wilson. It follows a woman who’s somehow been teleported inside a romantic comedy film, and the movie won one of its 11 award nominations.
Education and early life
Reif and Kimberly Scott Jones raised their son Brandon in Bel Air, alongside his sister Amanda; Brandon rarely speaks about his family, as he respects their privacy, but it’s believed that his mother was a real estate agent, and his father the owner of a small company.
Brandon fell in love with acting at the age of 11, when he appeared in a play performed at his elementary school. He continued acting upon enrolling at high school, joining the school’s drama club, and appearing in numerous local theatre and school plays.
Brandon matriculated in 2002, and then enrolled at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006.
He went on to perform regularly with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and is still today highly involved in theatre.
Roles in TV series
Brandon made his debut TV series appearance in a 2003 episode of the romantic mystery drama “All My Children”, and his following role came in 2008, in the comedy “Stone Cold Fox”.
The year 2009 saw Brandon appear in an episode of the comedies “Rhonda Casting” and “UCB TourCo”, and in 2010, he starred in the episode “Sex Drugs & the Hard Rock Café” of the short comedy series “Diamonds Wow!”
He gained recognition in 2013, when cast to play Olivier Sarkozy in the short comedy “Very Mary-Kate”, created by Elaine Carroll, who also starred in it alongside Luke Sholl and Will Hines; it follows the life of ‘unofficial celebrity’ Mary-Kate.
Brandon starred in all the 24 episodes of the 2014 short comedy “24×24”, and the same year saw him star in the comedy “Sitters: The Series”. The following couple of years saw him appear in an episode or two of the comedy “The Characters”, the comedy drama “Broad City”, and the comedy “Girls”.
In 2019 and 2020, Brandon portrayed John Wheaton in the critically acclaimed fantasy comedy “The Good Place”, written by Michael Schur, and which starred Jameela Jamil, William Jackson Harper and Kristen Bell. It follows four people in their afterlives, the series aired from 2016 to 2020, and won 34 of its 192 award nominations.
Brandon’s three most recent TV series roles have been in six episodes of the 2021 western podcast “Edith!”, eight episodes of the 2021 comedy “The Other Two”, and 18 episodes of the 2022 fantasy comedy “Ghosts”.
Roles in movies
Brandon’s debut film role was in the 2014 comedy “Good Dads”, but which failed to attract any attention, then 2016 saw him play Andrew in the comedy drama “Other People”, written and directed by Chris Kelly, and which starred Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon and Bradley Whitford. It follows an author who’s returned to his hometown of Sacramento to visit his dying mother, and the film won three of its 15 award nominations.
Also in 2016, Brandon was cast to play Audience Chuck in the comedy drama “Don’t Think Twice”, which was nominated for seven awards, and he starred as Secretary in the short comedy “Spanglish”.
In 2018, he played Glen in the popular biographical crime drama “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, directed by Marielle Heller, and which starred Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant and Dolly Wells. It follows Lee Israel who can’t seem to keep up with all of the new art tastes, and has thus turned to deception; the film won 53 of its 157 award nominations, including three Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Richard E. Grant) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Melissa McCarthy).
Brandon’s two most recent film roles have been in 2022, in the comedy “Senior Year” and the short comedy “Hexed”, while he’s currently shooting for the upcoming movie “Renfield”, set to be released in 2023.
A most fun filmmaking fact: Brandon Scott Jones didn't just steal scenes in SENIOR YEAR—he co-wrote them! pic.twitter.com/J9iTozOP6J
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) June 2, 2022
Brandon produced 10 episodes of the 2021 series “The Other Two”.
He wrote the 2018 comedy movie “The Demons of Dorian Gunn”, and the 2022 comedy film “Senior Year”.
Brandon’s could’ve been seen appearing in several podcasts and talk-shows, such as “The George Lucas Talk Show”, “Entertainment Tonight”, and “I Said No Gifts!”
Awards and nominations
Brandon’s been nominated for three awards, all in 2022 for his performance in “Ghosts”: a Hollywood Critics Association Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Network/Cable Television Series.
Relationships and girlfriends
Brandon’s rather secretive when it comes to talking about his love life, and although he often jokes about it, he hasn’t spoken of a single woman, or perhaps a man whom he’s been with.
Many of his fans on the internet have claimed that the popular comedian’s perhaps gay, and that he’s having a hard time coming out of the closet; there are also some rumors about Brandon having been spotted kissing his supposed boyfriend at a Los Angeles club, but no evidence has been provided to support this.
There’s also been some talk on the internet about Brandon dating a non-celebrity American woman, having met on a blind date, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
Brandon seems to be single as of September 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Brandon’s an avid tennis player, and was at one point #8 best player in Maryland, and #27 best in mid-Atlantic; he often uploads pictures which feature him play tennis onto his Instagram account – his favorite player is Serena Williams.
He’s quite popular on Instagram, having attracted over 20,000 followers; Brandon’s uploaded more than 60 pictures onto the social media network.
Brandon’s a dog lover, and his pet Pug dog can be seen featured in a couple of his Instagram videos.
He supports the LGBT community, and the movement Black Lives Matter.
Brandon’s favorite actors are Will Smith and Jack Nicholson, and a couple of his favorite films include “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, “About Schmidt” and “As Good as It Gets”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Brandon’s age is 38. His hair’s brown and eyes are blue, his height’s 5ft 11ins (1.81m) and his weight is 172lbs (78kgs).
Brandon’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.4 million, as of September 2022.