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FactWas teaching at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, when he performed the "Third Wave" experiment.

Ron Jones is an American composer, best known for his work on the television series Family Guy and American Dad!.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Jones was raised in a musical family. His father was a professional musician, and his mother was a music teacher. Jones began playing the piano at an early age, and went on to study music at the University of Southern California. After graduation, he worked as a music producer and arranger for several years before landing his first major composing gig on the animated series Family Guy.

Since then, Jones has composed the music for numerous television shows and films, including American Dad!, The Simpsons Movie, and The Emoji Movie. He has also won two Emmy Awards for his work on Family Guy.

Jones is married to fellow composer Wendy Melvoin. They have two children together.

Net worth: $10 million

Salary: $100,000 per episode of Family Guy

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ChildrenJasmine Cephas Jones, Any Jones


AwardsObie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor
MoviesPaid in Full, Across the Universe, He Got Game, Glass Chin, Naked Acts, Little Senegal, Watching TV with the Red Chinese, A Raisin in the Sun, A Day in Black & White, Ashes, Titus
TV ShowsThis Is Us, Luke Cage

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1Was teaching at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, when he performed the "Third Wave" experiment.
2Son of a Jewish mother and an Irish Catholic father.
3Author of around 30 books and winner of a Peabody Award for Outstanding Journalism and a Pulitzer Prize nominee.



The Wave2008short story and original protocols - as William Ron Jones
One Special Victory1991TV Movie book "B-Ball: The Team That Never Lost A Game" - suggestion
The Wave1981TV Short short story
The Acorn People1981TV Movie based on the novel by


The Wave2008Coffee Bar Visitor (uncredited)


Divendres2013TV SeriesHimself
Lesson Plan2011DocumentaryHimself
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2009TV SeriesHimself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2008TV SeriesHimself

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