If you’re anything like me, you’ll have to rack your brains to recall the name Angus T. Jones.
Yet the moment I say “Jake” from Two and a Half Men… that’s right, if you’ve ever watched that show, you’ll instantly remember the adorable, witty young man who lived with his father, Alan Harper (Jon Cryer), and uncle, Charlie (Charlie Sheen).
You also might get to wondering just what happened to the actor who played him (the aforementioned Angus T. Jones). At one point in time, it seemed as though the child actor was a burgeoning star with a terrific career ahead of him in the entertainment industry.
Yet these days sighting for Jones are few and far between. He practically dropped off the radar after his time on Two and a Half Men ended more than a decade ago, and his last credited TV appearance was on a 2016 episode of Horace and Pete.
That could be why a recent shot of the now-29-year-old is causing such a stir. The former child star looks absolutely unrecognizable in the picture in question!
It appeared to be one of TV’s great mysteries at the time, why Angus T. Jones went dark after leaving Two and a Half Men.
During his run with the show, the previously unheralded Jones had become one of the highest-paid child actors on television – he reportedly made $300,000 for each episode during the height of the sitcom. Then, over ten years ago, he left the show, before announcing in 2012 that he had no intention of returning for its 11th season.
Speaking in a 2014 interview with KHOU, he Jones 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.”
As per reports, Angus did a lot of soul-searching in 2012, which led to him finding a new religious path and rediscovering his faith.
He joined the Seventh-day Adventist church, a Protestant Christian church known for its decidedness to diet and health and its conservative principles and lifestyle.
These days, many have forgotten about the fresh-faced youngster who entertained millions with his charm and philosophical lines. Angus reportedly moved to Colorado and studied religion at the University of Colorado Boulder.
“Going to college was something I was really, really excited about,” he told People in 2016.
He added: “I wasn’t the center of everyone’s attention, and that was nice.”
Recently, though, a new image of the ex-child star has surfaced, and it’s one that has got a lot of people talking online.
In the picture, the once fresh-faced, clean-shaven Jones sported a thick beard and glasses, with many shocked by the apparent transformation he’s undergone over the years!
What do you think? Has Angus T. Jones changed that much since the ending of Two and a Half Men?
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