Remember sweet little Angus T. Jones, the youngest star of ‘Two and a Half Men?’ What was once a sweet little boy has turned into….. well, an interesting adult.
It’s been almost a year since he left the hit CBS sitcom, and he’s traded Hollywood for Jesus.
Angus, 20, was the highest paid child actor in TV history back in 2010, when he was earning $300,000 per episode. He left last year, at the end of the tenth season after making controversial comments about the show, and how it didn’t mesh with his Christian values.
Here’s what Angus looks like today. You think it’s the TV show that makes stars like Angus and Charlie Sheen go crazy?
In November, 2012, Angus sat with The Forerunner Chronicles, and discussed why he wanted to get closer to his Christian beliefs. He said “If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching it. I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’, I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.”
The actor now lives in Colorado and attends the University of Colorado in Boulder, and he visits churches all across the country, speaking about his beliefs.
“It was difficult for me to be on the show and be part of something that was making light of topics in our world where there are really problems for a lot of people,” Jones told Houston,Texas, television station KHOU. “I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t OK with it and I was still doing it.”
When he left the show, Jones walked away from a popular role that made him a rich teenger. At the time, he was making $350,000 per episode, or $8.4 million a season. His net worth is estimated at $15 million, according to CelebrityNetworth.com.
Jones was in Houston over the weekend where he spoke at World Harvest Outreach, a Seventh-Day Adventist congregation. He read from the Bible and also told parishioners why he embraced Christianity.
“I really want to come into the light because I know that is where the healing is and I’ve seen God do amazing things,” said Jones.
“He really considers his relationship with God and what he’s putting out in the atmosphere to be a lot more important than his reputation in Hollywood,’ World Harvest Outreach Church Pastor James R. Doggett Sr., told KHOU. ‘Angus, I’m not sure really cares a whole lot about being an actor or being well known in that regard.’
Although Jones has left acting for now, he says he may not be gone for long.
“There’s a few different productions that like do kind of Bible-based stories. Stuff like that,” Jones said.