Bernard David Jones brings his comedic acting chops - perfected during his time spent at CollegeHumor - to primetime TV in one of Fall TV's new comedy series The Mayor (Tuesdays (9:30|8:30c) on ABC).
Born and raised in Paterson, NJ, Bernard David Jones realized, at a young age, that he was born for greatness. He started acting and singing in church, and he later joined a performing arts company. With this organization, he traveled the USA sharing his gifts with everyone. Bernard attended high school at Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts. After graduating, he continued his education at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he joined KAΨ Fraternity and received his B.A. in Theatre. While in college, Bernard given the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in an international tour singing backgrounds for Grammy nominated singer Lyfe Jennings.
Bernard's first professional show was at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta where he played 'Lil D' in Andre 3000's Class of 3000.
From there he went on to play 'Mushu' in Disney's stage production of Mulan and originated the role of 'JB' in The Real Tweenagers of Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre. Around this time, Bernard also started working in television, taking advantage of the booming Atlanta TV industry, appearing as 'Milo' on Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns (TBS) and House of Payne (TBS). He has also appeared on Single Ladies (VH1) opposite Isiah Washington and Lisa Raye. After a nearly decade stint in Atlanta, Bernard made a move to his current location in Los Angeles, where he soon booked the feature film THE LOOKALIKE, opposite Justin Long, Jerry O'Connell and Gillian Jacobs. From there Bernard finetuned his comedic chomps, joining forces with indie powerhouse CollegeHumor and starring in Refinery29's YouTube series Shitty Boyfriends opposite Sandra Oh.
Bernard currently resides in Los Angeles where he has a penchant for fashion and is an accomplished photographer.