Christopher Wayland Jones is an actor, singer, writer, director, and improviser from Baltimore, MD. He received Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. He is an Actors Equity Association Membership Candidate and SAG/Aftra Eligible.
Christopher began acting in elementary school and continued through middle and high school to combat the woes of being a shy only-child. A passion for writing and reading fueled his undergraduate degree in English, with a concentration in poetry and drama, and minor in Art History. Theatre and improv, however, remained a strong focus.
At Dartmouth College, he was president of the improv comedy troupe the Dog Day Players, sang in the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir, and acted in numerous theatre productions. He has also performed extensively in Baltimore and Washington D.C. in various capacities. He worked for Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theater Programs in the Mid-Atlantic region and the Children's Theater Association of Baltimore, MD. He is a company member of The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory and a main-stage performer with the Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) where he founded the first troupe comprised of performers of color, Casually Dope. He has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Second City in Chicago, and The Globe Theater in London. In Chicago, he has had the opportunity to work with numerous theatre companies and expand his talents to television and film.
When not performing, he loves to enjoy the amazing live performance scene in Chicago. He is a Substitute Teacher for Chicago Public Schools, Standardized Patient for Northwestern University Medical School, and a dog walker/lover. Also, catch him lead a tour into outer-space in the year 2096 at the Adler Planetarium in the Destination Solar System show!
Christopher is thrilled to be a part of the amazing team at Gray Talent Group!