Exclusive: Orlando Jones Talks FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow'

Share Article's Kelly Schremph chats with Orlando Jones about his hit series 'Sleepy Hollow,' playing Captain Frank Irving and his love of fandom.

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But I’m just having so much fun, getting to interact with an amazing group of people and be the nerd that I am.

Orlando Jones might be known for his 7UP ads, but for the past 20 years, the actor has continuously made a name for himself in the acting and comedy community. Currently, Jones has become quite popular on FOX's latest hit 'Sleepy Hollow,' where he portrays Captain Frank Irving.

Jones recently spoke with's Senior Writer Kelly Schremph about his latest role, what's to come before the Season 1 finale, and his love of fandom and 'Supernatural.'

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

"TVRage: Speaking of shipping, there's a huge 'Sleepy Hollow' fandom out there and it's a phenomenon you seem to have fully embraced. How would you say this involvement adds to your performance as an actor? Does it ever influence your process at all, being immersed in that?

Jones: No, it’s a totally different thing, for me anyway. I think those roles are very separate. At the end of the day, I’ve been a part of the fandom world ever since I was playing with ‘Star Wars’ dolls when I was six. I feel like I’ve been involved in fan fiction for a long time. I’m involved in it everyday when I do a tea party with my daughter. I have better hashtags, mind you…I see the fandom as not just people, but also artists, so it’s really fun to share the fan fiction and share the fan art. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ came out of the ‘Twilight’ fandom and it is a fandom work. That’s amazing and I hope to see more of that. But I’m just having so much fun, getting to interact with an amazing group of people and be the nerd that I am.

TVRage: You were tweeting about 'Supernatural' earlier this week, remarking how you think Osric Chau should come visit 'Sleepy Hollow' as a sketch artist named Kevin, just like his character on 'Supernatural.' What are the odds of that really happening?

Jones: Look, you and I both know that I’m not in charge. (laughs) But you know how cool it would be? It would be awesome. I mean, I’m a ‘Supernatural’ fan, so…I don’t know if it’s impossible. The shows are just so similar in some ways that it was just fun for me to be able to introduce [‘Supernatural’] to the ‘Sleepy Hollow’ fandom."

'Sleepy Hollow' airs Mondays at 9/8c on FOX.

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