Cleveland Actor Peter Lawson Jones Guests on “Chicago Fire”

Wed 1/27 @ 9PM

Peter Lawson Jones has had nearly as many lives as a cat. A Harvard-educated lawyer, he was an Ohio state representative, a (losing) candidate for lieutenant governor, and a Cuyahoga county commissioner. He was serving in that role when the county passed its new charter, eliminating the county commission (with the promise that this move would end corrupt forever, ha ha!).

But he quickly punted to a whole new career: theater. He began appearing on local stages and was soon turning up in movies and television shows (He’s also tried his hand at playwriting and directing). If you want to spot him exercising his acting chops, tune into Chicago Fire on NBC Wednesday January 27 (moved from January 13) @ 9pm where he’ll be the guest star and focal point of the show.

In an email update, he also shares, “I’m currently featured in a national Marathon Oil commercial that’s been airing since last month.  If you haven’t caught if, here’s a link to the advertisement:” (His real-life wife Lisa also appears, sitting in a red convertible as he pumps gas.

His update continues, “I play the landlord in the Warner Brothers film, Judas and the Black Messiah, slated for simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max February 12th.  The movie, about the 1969 murder of Fred Hampton, the Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, stars Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out and Queen and Slim fame. Finally, my drama, The Bloodless Jungle, which has had two successful productions at Ensemble Theatre and staged readings across the country, has been included as part of Ryan Repertory Theatre’s 2021-2022 season.  I’m hoping and praying that I can continue the current momentum of my acting and playwriting career into the next year.”

Go here to keep up with his busy career.



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