Remember Jake from 'Two and a Half Men'? That's why he quit show business

Rebelander Basilan
Apr 14, 2018
06:53 P.M.
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He quietly walked away from a promising career in Hollywood.


Angus T. Jones grew up before the public's eyes as a star of hit television shows but suddenly vanished from the limelight, as reported by Shared.

The reasons why the former child star left show business are rather surprising.

Jones landed his first acting role when he was six years old. He endeared TV and movie viewers with his pudgy face and his brilliant acting skills.

He was one of the cast members on See Spot Run, E.R., The Rookie and the second George of the Jungle movie.


Jones' biggest break came when he was ten years old after he was cast as the half man on Two and a Half Men.

He starred alongside Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen. Jones played the troublemaker, Jake.

Cryer played Jake's geeky father while Sheen played his playboy uncle.

As the show enjoyed massive success, Jones was catapulted into stardom. He was one of the most popular children in America.


Aside from fame, Jones received hefty paychecks. At 17 years old, Jones signed a whopping $7.8 million contract.

He earned $300,000 for every episode. Despite this fortune, Jones got fed up with the show.

As a teenager, the show's writers decided to change his character. From being an innocent character, his character became an edgy, pot-smoking character.


Jones didn't like how his character turned out to be. He said he felt awkward doing the "adult thing" like seducing older women.

At the time, he became a follower of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

"You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that," Shared quoted the former child star as saying on a Christian web program.

He said he felt like a "paid hypocrite" on the show.

Soon enough, Jones's character was replaced by Amber Tamblyn, who played Charlie's daughter.