Tuesday, May 28

Jake from ‘Two & a Half Men’ Gained Weight & Looks ‘Unrecognizable’ after He Called Himself ‘Hypocrite’ & Left the Show

Angus T. Jones, who played a boy named Jake Harper in the series “Two & a Half Men,” gained weight and looked “unrecognizable” during a public appearance.

The child star opened up about why he abruptly left the show after almost ten years and urged not to watch it.

Angus also got candid about his life after “Two & a Half Men” and revealed why he named himself a “hypocrite.”

He became a household name after starring alongside Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer in “Two and A Half Men,” but Angus T. Jones has since been relatively quiet regarding a Hollywood career.

In May 2023, he stepped out looking almost unrecognizable. Gone are the chubby cheeks and sweet features from his first days on the hit television series. Jones is all grown up and looking different!

Angus T Jones at the premiere of "See Spot Run" on February 25, 2001 | Source: Getty Images

In 2012, Jones announced that he would leave the show and said he had found God. He has been seen out and about in Los Angeles for the first time in a year. The former actor wore a casual look and attracted attention.

Jones, now 29, was seen walking around Los Angeles in a loose-fitting gray shirt and dark gray shorts with spectacles and a backward red cap. He also has a full beard and mustache, a stark departure from his baby-faced character on “Two and A Half Men.”

This outing comes just weeks after Jones was seen walking around his neighborhood without shoes. On that occasion, he was also dressed casually in a black t-shirt and shorts, which he paired with a gray beanie.

When fans saw Jones on both occasions, they had strong opinions about the former child star’s appearance. One said the weight Jones had gained since leaving the show is concerning because he was healthier when he left. The fan hoped there was nothing wrong with Jones.

Charlie Sheen, Angus T. Jones, and Jon Cryer on "Two and A Half Men" in 2003 | Source: Getty Images

Another fan said it was crazy that a child star looked completely different after eleven years, and another asked if others would have liked Jones to stay eleven forever. The fan then told readers that everyone had grown up and that everyone should leave Jones alone.

Some fans said they could not imagine working at such a young age and that everyone should leave him alone because he was allowed to do anything he wanted to and could change his appearance if he wanted to.

Another joked that he was heavier now than the onscreen housekeeper, Berta and others agreed with the fan. One more fan simply commented:

“He messed up.”

Before this appearance, Jones had remained out of the public eye for almost eleven years. This is how he now lives most of his life because he decided, after being a child star, that his Hollywood career was no longer serving him.

Why Did Jones Leave “Two and a Half Men?”
In 2012, Jones shared a ten-minute video explaining why he abruptly left “Two and a Half Men.” Jones mentioned he had found God and urged viewers to stop watching the show, too, saying:

“I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth. People say it’s just entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch.”

Angus T. Jones at the premiere of The Santa Claus 2 at the El Capitan Theatre on October 27, 2002 | Source: Getty Images

Since he decided to leave the show, Jones has remained steadfast in staying away from Hollywood and his acting career. He mentioned he felt that the show was making light of problems that are issues for people worldwide.

Jones became a devout Christian in 2010 and said that his priorities changed after being baptized. The former actor mentioned that he loved his religion because it clarified everything for him.

Why Did Jones Call Himself A Hypocrite, and What Kind of Life Did He Have After the Show?
Just after Jones left the show, he spoke out about how he felt regarding the content of the episodes in 2014. Jones played Jake Harper for a decade, but when it came to an abrupt end, he talked about his feelings.

Apart from Jones believing that the show was making light of issues that people actually face in day-to-day life, He also admitted:

“And I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t OK with it, but I was still doing it.”

While he knew that he was not comfortable with being on the show any longer, he did make a final appearance on the show’s series finale. Yet he was not happy about being on the show for some years.

He later mentioned that he felt terrible for insulting the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre’s creation. However, he also confirmed that he did not regret anything he said about the show.

Talking about how he viewed the show and what it meant for him as a religious man, he mused:

“You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like [‘Two and a Half Men’]. I know I can’t,” he said. “I’m not okay with what I’m learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show.”

Jones is focused on his religion and even studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has remained largely out of the public eye but has not ruled acting out of his resume for good.

He mentioned that he would be willing to return to acting if he were to star in productions that were focused on his faith. He acknowledged that he would be ready to star in Bible-based stories.

He has become more relaxed with his views in recent years and is now the President of Entertainment at an events company called Tonite. He also has many other business endeavors under his belt.

Jones said he wanted to “come into the light” because he knew that’s where he would heal. He prefers now to spread his religion and ensure that everyone can find the healing he has.