In the popular American television sitcom “Two and a Half Men” we met Angus T. Jones as Jake Harper, a sweet little boy, but a little bit silly.
At the age of 10, Angus was offered the role of Jake Harper in Two and a Half Men. The series became known around the world and this helped Angus reach a salary of $ 300,000 per episode, becoming the highest paid child on TV.
However, success and money did not help Angus. He didn’t like being in the spotlight, so he decided not only to give up the show, but to leave Hollywood as well.
Austin is now 27 years old and his appearance has changed, as he has long hair and a beard. Angus T. Jones was born on October 3, 1993 in Texas. From the age of 4 he began to get used to life on TV because he played in various commercials. At the age of 5 he received his first role in the film “Simpatico” and at the age of 6 he had his first lead role in “See Spot Run”.
Although he played several roles, his life was about to change when he was offered the role of Jake Harper in “Two and a Half Men.”
The casting team liked Angus so much that they offered him the role immediately, even though he was the first child they interviewed. He played alongside Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen. His character, Jake, lived in his uncle’s house with his father, immediately after his parents divorced.
Jake was a funny child with a curious personality and this made people love him. Statistics show that over 15 million people watched each episode, the series becoming the most popular in the United States. People think that Angus contributed a lot to the popularity of the series, but the character develops into a problem teenager. Jake becomes a character with drug and sex issues.
In the last episode of season 9, Jake joins the army. In 2012, Angus discovers a new religion and faith, and this makes him realize that he is not happy with the way his character has developed. He joined the Seventh-day Adventist church and was baptized in 2012.
Then Angus said he would leave the show and that no one should watch Two and a Half Men. He also said that the series has negative effects on people who watch it and that he does not want to play the role of Jake anymore. In 2014, it became official that Angus left the show.
Angus considered that the series addresses topics that represent real problems for some people, such as drugs. However, the actor is sorry that he went public and offended the series and its creator, Chuck Lorre, but does not regret his decision.
After “Two and a Half Men”, Angus disappeared from the spotlight.
He moved to Colorado and studied religion at the University of Colorado Boulder.
He told People in 2016 that he wanted to go to university and was very pleased with his decision.
Not much is known about Angus at the moment, but various sources say he lives in Los Angeles now.
If you want to follow Angus, he has an Instagram account where he posts sometimes.