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Two And A Half Men Child Star Has Grown Up And Left Acting Behind

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Two And A Half Men Child Star Has Grown Up And Left Acting Behind

Remember Two and a Half Men? The sitcom used to be hugely popular, and central to its success was child star Angus T. Jones.

He played slobbish Jake Harper in the show, which was built on the relationship between his character and his dad Alan (played by Jon Cryer), and uncle Charlie (Charlie Sheen).

However, after 10 years, he quit the show which made him famous, stating that his involvement was not compatible with his religious beliefs.

The show was a huge hit. Credit: Warner Bros. Television
The show was a huge hit. Credit: Warner Bros. Television
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He subsequently began working with faith-based organisations and has stepped away from the limelight.

His last acting role was a guest appearance in Louis C.K.'s web series Horace and Pete in 2016. Since then, he hasn't been seen on-screen - and he's rarely seen off-screen either.

He was photographed on Friday (27 August) though, strolling about barefoot in LA, sporting a bushy beard.

Jones called Two and a Half Men 'filth' back in 2012 and said starring on the show was not compatible with being a 'God-fearing Christian'.

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He told Forerunner Chronicles: "You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that.

"I know I can't - I'm not OK with what I'm learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show."

Jones stepped away from the limelight. Credit: Coleman-Rayner
Jones stepped away from the limelight. Credit: Coleman-Rayner

He continued: "Jake from Two and a Half Men means nothing. He is not an existent character.

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"Two and a Half Men, if you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men.

"I'm on Two and a Half Men, I don't wanna be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth, please."

After quitting the show, he elaborated on his reasoning, stating that he had been a 'hypocrite'.

According to People, he said: "It was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people. I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn't OK with it, but I was still doing it."

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His comments went viral and he subsequently apologised, stating that he was 'blessed' to have been part of the show.

Jones has been involved with faith organisations since quitting Two and a Half Men. Credit: Coleman-Rayner
Jones has been involved with faith organisations since quitting Two and a Half Men. Credit: Coleman-Rayner

In a statement shared with Deadline, he said: "Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and Half Men, with whom I have worked over the past ten years and who have become an extension of my family."

He added: "I apologise if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed. I never intended that."

Featured Image Credit: Coleman-Rayner

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Interesting

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