By// Karu F. Daniels
From hooping to Hollywood, Robbie Jones looks to score big. Fresh off the heels of portraying a trash-talking wide receiver on the TV series Necessary Roughness, Robbie Jones is readying for his biggest role to date. The actor plays the dark and sinister antagonist Harley in Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (in theaters nationwide March 29).
Perry, himself, tapped the 6’3” scene-stealer for the role after seeing him in the 2010 straight-to-DVD basketball flick Hurricane Season. “He called and said, ‘I really like your work and I have a script I want you to read. Let me know what you think and we’ll talk again,’” the Oxnard, CA native remembers. “When Tyler Perry asks you to do something, you do it.”
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