Matthew Earl Jones

Veteran L.A. Commercial Producer, Matthew Earl Jones, was born in New York City where he spent much of his youth, as well as in New Canaan, Connecticut. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Matthew worked on Madison Avenue for BBD&O and later for American Home Products Corporation. A brief performing career as a lead vocalist/guitarist resulted in a recording contract, national television appearances, and small parts in films and TV shows. The entertainment industry inspired Matthew to relocate to Los Angeles and embark on a career producing for commercial, films, and TV. In 1993, Matthew started as a set Production Assistant and quickly worked his way to producing. His commercial experience enabled him to work with such notables as Queen Latifah, Ray Charles, Jodie Foster, Angela Lansbury, and others. In 2005, Matthew made his directorial debut with an independent feature film shot in High Definition and has continued with music videos and commercials for his production company, Translight Pictures. Matthew serves as president of the Earl Jones Institute, a nonprofit organization established by his father, actor Robert Earl Jones, to train women and minorities for behind-the-camera film careers. Matthew Earl Jones is the son of actor Robert Earl Jones and half brother of actor James Earl Jones.

Alumni Information
Class: 
1979
Director/Producer
Alumni Profile