Actor Evan Jones spent his formative years in College Station, Texas. He lived in South Carolina for some time, and when he was a college student, starred in several plays in his school. He relocated to Los Angeles in the hopes of landing better acting jobs, and came out successfully, having snatched roles in television commercials and shows.
Evan Jones made his debut acting on the TV movie On the Line, which premiered in 1998. This was followed by minor roles in several TV series, such as those in Pacific Blue, Felicity and Walker, Texas Ranger. He voiced several characters on the animated series Dragon Ball Z, before he landed guest spots on The District and ER. He later got a recurring role in Going to California, and soon appeared on the series The Guardian. In 2002, he was cast in the horror film Wishcraft, which was followed by one of his major roles in the business. Even Jones got the part of Cheddar Bob in Eminem’s movie 8 Mile. Jones was later seen on an episode of Joan of Arcadia, as well as in the TV movie The Book of Ruth. In 2004, he worked on the films Mr. 3000, starring Bernie Mac, and on The Last Shot starring Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Tony Shalhoub and Calista Flockhart. The next year, Jones became even more known for portraying PFC Dave Fowler in the movie Jarhead, which features Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx. His next project became taking on the role of basketball coach Moe Iba on the film Glory Road. From 2007 to 2008, Jones joined the cast of the ABC drama series October Road, getting the role of Ikey. Other films that the actor has appeared in include the war drama Rescue Dawn, as well as the romance film Lucky You. In 2007, Jones worked on the family film Gordon Glass, and was seen on the drama Touching Home the next year.