Angus T. Jones, known for his role in the hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” looked remarkably different from his days as a child actor as he was spotted walking around his Los Angeles neighborhood on Sunday.
Photos obtained by Page Six showcased the now 29-year-old former star sporting a somber expression, wearing a loose-fitting light gray T-shirt and dark gray shorts.
He completed the casual look with glasses and a red baseball cap worn backward. Notably, Jones had grown a full beard and mustache, further accentuating his transformed appearance.
It was back in 2012 when Jones made headlines with his sudden departure from the popular sitcom, in which he played the character Jake Harper alongside actors Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer for nearly a decade.
During a 10-minute testimonial, Jones expressed his newfound religious beliefs and referred to the TV series, which featured the hedonistic character portrayed by Sheen, as “filth.” He even urged viewers to stop watching the show in a YouTube video posted by the Forerunner Chronicles, a Christian group.
“If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men,’” Jones stated. “I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth. People say it’s just entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch.”
Since his controversial departure, Jones has not returned to the screen, and it remains uncertain whether he has plans to do so. In 2014, he reiterated his decision to leave the show during a speech at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church World Harvest Outreach, revealing his discomfort with the topics the show trivialized.
Jones confessed, “The show was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people. And I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t okay with it, but I was still doing it.”
During its run, “Two and a Half Men” revolved around the lives of Alan Harper (Cryer) and his jingle-writing brother Charlie (Sheen), with Jones portraying Alan’s joyous son. Sheen’s departure from the show in 2011 due to his “dangerously self-destructive conduct” and “erratic behavior,” as well as his public criticisms of show creator Chuck Lorre, led to Ashton Kutcher joining the cast for the final four seasons before the series concluded in 2015.