With a creative, diverse and motivating work ethic that infuses with each character, Joseph David-Jones has proven that he is as strong and eclectic as the personas he portrays onscreen.
In 2017, Joseph can be seen in some of the most highly-anticipated projects in film and television. On the film front, he can be seen co-starring in the new Kathryn Bigelow film ‘Detroit’ , opposite John Boyega, which follows the story of the historical Detroit riots, which took place over five summer days and explores the racism that was present in urban Detroit during those times that led to one of the most destructive riots in US history. The film is slated to drop summer 2017, fifty years after the riots occurred. On the TV front, Joseph can be seen starring in CMT’s “Nashville,” opposite Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Maisy Stella and Connie Britton, set to premiere on January 5, 2017. Bringing diversity to the hit-series, he joins the cast as Clay, a creative, self-aware and highly motivated up-and-coming musician, bringing a modern yet distinct style, with nods to an African-American, bluegrass and classic country music roots.
Coming off of a strong 2016 with credits including co-starring in Lionsgate’s THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLIGIANT opposite Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Miles Teller and appearing as a new adaptation of the iconic superhero Connor Hawke on the hit CW-series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” opposite Victor Garber, Brandon Routh and Caity Lotz.
Born in Los Angeles, Joseph and his family moved to the east coast and eventually settled down in Florence, Kentucky, just outside of Cincinnati. While in Kentucky he started modeling, working with local Kentucky-based brands, when his agent recommended he attend the International Models & Talent [IMTA] competition in New York City. It was there that Joseph was exposed to acting, winning the “Actor of the Year” award. He captured the attention of various talent agencies and three days later he returned to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, landing guest star roles on a handful of series including: Amazon’s “Hysteria”, CBS’ “Intelligence” and Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back.” Additional film credits include indies such as, FALLBACK and 5th STREET.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, Joseph finds joy filling his downtime with various musical endeavors, playing the guitar and piano. On the charity side, he sponsors and donates to the Save the Children Foundation, which brings support and necessities to children living in underprivileged environments.