Angus T. Jones is best known for his role as Jake Harper in the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men. For the good part of a decade, Jones was the “half” mentioned in the title of this incredibly popular show. Alongside Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer, they were a force to be reckoned with in the world of TV. From as long as he could remember, Angus has been on the periphery of Hollywood. When he was just four years old, he moved with his family from Austin, Texas to Los Angeles. His mother saw much talent in her little boy and encouraged him to pursue a career in acting. Despite being apprehensive about the idea, Angus went to auditions and eventually, nailed down some pretty impressive roles.
After making cameos in a handful of TV ads, Angus finally got his first role in the Sharon Stone-led Simpatico. But then, Angus moved on to an even bigger motion picture, when he starred alongside David Arquette in the hit flick See Spot Run. It wouldn’t take long before TV producer Chuck Lorre took notice of the little boy. The writer responsible for shows such as Roseanne needed a child actor for his new show, Two and a Half Men. So when Angus tried out for the role, he got the part instantly. And it didn’t take long before Angus struck an incredible bond with co-stars Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer. The trio formed a lethal combination and it would prove to be a recipe for unprecedented success.
Two and a Half Men became the highest viewed show in TV history, with an average of audience of 15 million viewers. Angus also received two Young Artist awards and a TV Land award for his standout performances. But ultimately, the success didn’t last, and Angus’ fame and fortune would eventually turn upside down. Also, Angus decided to reassess his career options and look elsewhere for a life of fulfillment. But what was the cause of these rapid changes? Join us as we run through the formative years, as well as the recent developments, of one of the most famous child actors of all time – Angus T. Jones.