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'Two and a Half Men' Star Angus T. Jones Leaves Show to Follow God’s Call (Video)

( [email protected] ) Mar 18, 2014 11:44 PM EDT
Actor calls show filth, calls himself a hypocrite.
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Angus T. Jones, who has appeared on CBS' "Two and a Half Men" for over 10 years, gave an interview to Houston TV station KHOU over the weekend. He is currently living in Houston and working with the World Harvest Outreach Church.

Although he didn't look much like Jake Harper from the TV program, Jones did sound like the same person who spoke harshly of his employer in a YouTube video in November 2012 titled 'Angus T. Jones Testimonial'. Sporting unkempt hair and a long beard, the 20-year-old college student confirmed he was happy to be distancing himself from the show that made him wealthy, as he wanted to concentrate on God and his faith. He stood by what he said in the 2012 video, where he asked viewers to boycott the show and "stop filling your head with filth."

Jones earned a reported $350,000 per episode during his last year as a full-time cast member on "Two and a Half Men."

Jones was downgraded to recurring status this season, but he has yet to appear in any new episodes of the show in 2013-2014.

His ten year run on the show made him one of the richest teens on TV, by he felt like it was doing more harm than good, and it went against his beliefs.

"It 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," he said.

Angus T Jones
Angus T. Jones takes picture with Dr. James R. Doggette Sr. (Photo: World Harvest Outreach Church).

Since being baptized in 2012, Jones has been focused on his faith. He says he wants to keep it that way.

"I really want to come into the light because I know that is where the healing is and I've seen God do amazing things," Jones said.

Although he doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings, he is happy he is done with Hollywood for now.

"That's his baby," Jones told KHOU of former boss Chuck Lorre's show. "And I just totally insulted his baby, and to that degree I am apologetic, but otherwise, I don't regret saying what I said."

He say he hasn't ruled out acting again though, if the right parts come along. He wants to use his gifts to glorify God.

"There are a few different productions that like do kind of Bible-based stories. Stuff like that," he said.