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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 13 September 1952Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Liz Smith, the premier entertainment columnist in New York, once predicted that Randy Jones, embodying the persona of the cowboy, would be the first of the Village People to achieve individual fame. And she was right! Charming and handsome, RJ has become celebrated internationally not only as the sexy Cowboy of the award winning group, but also as a world class bon vivant shooting to stardom and selling in excess of 90 million units to date.

Having starred with Village People in the motion picture, Can't Stop The Music (directed by Nancy Walker and co-starring Valerie Perrine), RJ's face and/or voice have also appeared in the films, Nutty Professor Ii: The Klumps, In & Out, As Good As It Gets, Down Periscope, The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, Wayne's World 2, Addams Family Values, One Night At Mccool's, Dumb & Dumberer, Je Te Tiens and Big Trouble. Among his many television appearances have been American Bandstand, Musikladen, Soul Train, The Merv Griffin Show, The Tonight Show, NBC's The Big Show, several Bob Hope Specials, Married With Children, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, multiple hostings of Midnight Special, Oprah Winfrey, The American Music Awards, Love Boat, ABC's 20/20, two consecutive years of New Year's Rockin' Eve with Dick Clark, NBC daytime drama, Texas, The Bernie Mac Show, VH-1's Behind The Music, Legends, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Simpsons, King Of The Hill, VH-1's It's Only Rock & Roll, BBC's Top Of the POPS, Live With Regis And Kelly, The Tonight Show, VH-1's I Love The 70s, Hollywood Rocks The Movies, and even Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

RJ has completed filming his lead role in the independent film comedy Three Long Years. RJ plays a male nurse in the film...yet another character icon?

Showered with commendations in his career, including the keys to several American cities, RJ counts the American Music Award, the Georgie Award, presented by the American Guild of Variety Artists, and the Billboard Dance Forum Award as perfect companions to Germany's prestigious Golden Lion and Bravo Awards, presented for Popular Music Excellence, not to mention the more than 75 Gold and Platinum records garnered worldwide. RJ is an American Library Association Nominated Author for his book, Outsounds. His place defined as an icon in popular culture history, RJ's accomplishments have been cited in The World Book Encyclopedia, Guinness' Book Of Hits, Dick Clark's First Twenty-Five Years Of Rock `N Roll, and The Rolling Stone Illustrated History Of Rock & Roll. He has also been featured in the VH-1 History Of Rock & Roll as well as profiled in the E! True Hollywood Story.

RJ has appeared on the covers and in the pages of Rolling Stone Magazine, Details, Interview, Us Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Gq, Playboy, People, Paris Match, New York, Maxim, Playgirl, Bravo Magazine, Stern, Rocky Magazine, Modern Screen, After Dark, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post , The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and countless other major international newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Paparazzi have frequently photographed him with some of the world's most beautiful and best known women and men. Confirming his expert taste in beauty and style, RJ has been emcee, judge, and guest performer in various international beauty contests around the globe.

RJ has performed at many of New York City's classic and trendy nightspots, such as Studio 54, The Village Gate, Hurrah, The China Club, The Bottom Line, Private Eyes, The Palace, Xenon, The Knitting Factory, Tatou, Magique, Roseland, 2001 Odyssey, The Ritz, The Tunnel, Limelight, CBGB, The Pyramid and The Paladium. Films, numerous television appearances and S.R.O. performances in such venues as New York City 's Madison Square Garden , The Metropolitan Opera House, Radio City Music Hall , Japan 's Budokan, Hollywood 's Greek Theatre, London 's Hippodrome, Sydney 's Hordern Pavillion and the Olympia in Paris along with a Command Performance have made RJ's face and talents known worldwide.

Some of RJ's stage performances have been onstage with Grace Jones in her original ground breaking stage shows and as Principal Artist with Agnes De Mille's American Heritage Dance Theatre, The Anna Sokolow Dance Company, Pauline Koner's Dance Consort and North Carolina Dance Theatre as well as in regional and touring companies of the Broadway musicals Meet Me In St. Louis, with Kathy Rigby, Carousel, with Ed Ames and Marsha Hunt, Funny Girl with Carol Lawrence, Oklahoma, Music Man, Hello Dolly!, Mame!, Gershwin's Girl Crazy, My Fair Lady, Applause, The Grass Harp, and Brigadoon, among many others.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: www.randyjonesworld.com (with permission)

Trade Mark (3)

Moustache
Cowboy Hat
TIght jeans, frequently torn or ripped

Trivia (25)

His black and white headshot appears prominently hanging on the wall in the opening scenes of the video for the Beastie Boys' 1986 Hit, "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)".
After he arrived in New York City and before Village People, he worked as a fashion model with friends Grace Jones, Jerry Hall, and Janice Dickinson.
Original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones appears standing in a life size photo billboard of the Village People's 1980 album "Live and Sleazy" cover in the final scene of "54" (1998) behind Ryan Phillippe and Neve Campbell.
Original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones has the distinction of being the only Village Person to ever really live in New York City's Greenwich Village. He has maintained a residence there since 1975.
After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he attended the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts where Tom Hulce, Mary Louise Parker, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gary Beach and Diedrich Bader also studied.
On September 12, 2008, American Music Award winner Randy Jones, as the original Cowboy in the recording group Village People was honored along with the original recording group Village People, by the installation of a Star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Star is located at 6529 between film star Betty Grable and music personality Liberace.
With John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Roy Rogers, Randy Jones was listed among the top Pop Culture Cowboys by Entertainment Weekly in honor of National Cowboy Day July 26, 2008.
The Village People were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6529 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Currently filming "The Gentleman". [January 2008]
He is currently filming the pilot episode of "The Harmony" comedy series for here! TV and Barataria Productions on location in New York City. [December 2008]
He is currently filming in New York City the new movie, "Bye Bye, Fruit Fly" with Mindy Cohn, Jesse Archer, Sam Whitten, Kim Allen and Shari Albert. [June 2009]
Filming "The Three Chris's" with Charles Durning, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Rachel Robbins. [May 2008]
Tucson, AZ, USA: Currently on location filming "Cafe '65" costarring with Angela Bowie. [March 2011]
New York City, NY, USA: Filming "Tales of Poe" with Debbie Rochon and Caroline Williams. [June 2011]
In New York City, currently starring in the Off-B'way play, "When Joey Married Bobby", directed by William Wyatt at The Roy Arias Theatre, 300 West 43rd St, NY, NY. [April 2010]
He is currently on location in Chicago and central Illinois shooting the new War Bros. movie, "My Guaranteed Student Loan" with Celeste Holm, Katharine Luckinbill, Doug Wilson, Richard Pryor, Jr. and Janet Carroll. [April 2009]
In New York City, American Music Award Winner Randy Jones, Original Village People Cowboy stars in the Off-B'way play, Madonna Whore: Confessions of a Dirty Mind, directed by Eric Thal at The Producers' Club, opening November 29, 2006. [November 2006]
Currently filming an episode of HBO's comedy series "Flight of the Conchords" directed by Oscar winner Michel Gondry for the 2009 Season. [October 2008]
Currently on locations in New Jersey and New York City filming the new movie, "An Affirmative Act" with Charles Durning, Blanche Baker, Robert Clohessy, Jackie Martling, Thomas G. Waites and Rachel Robbins. [January 2010]
New York, NY, USA: Completing filming "Tales of Poe" directed by Alan Rowe Kelly with cinematography by Bart Mastronardi. [November 2011]
He is currently filming in New York City the new movie, "BearCity" with Peter Stickles, Gerald McCulloch, Stephen Guarino, Ashley Atkinson, Sebastian Lacause, Brian Keene and James Martinez. [August 2009]
(July 2008) Stars as "Pharoah" in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", produced at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. [July 2008]
On location, filming "Against the Wind". [June 2008]
(Febuary 2007) In New York City, American Music Award Winner Randy Jones, Original Village People Cowboy debuts his new solo CD, "Ticket to the World" and begins his "Ticket to the World" international tour at Chelsea's hipster palace, Retox, by lifting the Times Square fixture, the Naked Cowboy, during the introduction of RJ's new single, "New York City Boy"! [February 2007]
On location in North Carolina, filming "Against the Wind". [August 2008]

Personal Quotes (2)

A lot of people think of me as wearing a cowboy hat and boots, wiggling my ass and singing `YMCA,'... and I do that well. In no way would I ever denigrate that because it's a wonderful thing to have done and it's a great part of my legacy, but I'm also an actor."-The Villager, NYC, December 2005
We made a mark in pop music but an even deeper impression in pop culture. People remember Donna Summer, Kiss, the Bee Gees, but they didn't have the same impact on pop culture that the Village People did......SPIN Magazine, June, 2008

Salary (1)

Can't Stop the Music (1980) $650,000

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