Angus T Jones of Two and a Half Men looked dramatically different on his first TV appearance in seven years.
The 30-year-old, who portrayed Jake Harper in the family sitcom, has made a surprise appearance in the comedy series Bookie, which premiered on Max on November 30.
After departing Two and a Half Men in 2013, his final acting appearance was in an episode of Louis C.K.’s 2016 online series Horace and Pete.
Angus re-teams with his Two and a Half Men co-star Charlie Sheen, 58, and creator Chuck Lorre in Bookie.
The programme depicts an experienced bookie who is battling the coming legalisation of sports gambling, as well as more volatile clientele, family, and coworkers.
Two and a Half Men fans will be delighted with the pair’s scene, which recreates the series’ memorable opener when Jake is watching his uncle Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) play poker with his buddies.
Both Angus, who has grown a beard 11 years after leaving the CBS show, and Charlie portray themselves in Bookie.
From 2003 until 2013, Angus portrayed Jake on Two and a Half Men, with Jon Cryer as his father Alan Harper.
At the age of 17, Angus became the highest-paid child star in television when his new deal paid him $7.8 million (£6.1 million) for the following two seasons, including US$300,000 (£236,000) for each of the 26 episodes.
However, when his character was given more mature storylines in 2011, in which Jake was portrayed as a strong marijuana user and sexually active, Angus stated that he was not happy with the sequences and that it had been’very weird’ to play them while he himself was not legally an adult.
The following year, he said that he had become a Seventh-day Adventist, and that he no longer wanted to perform on the show since it was ‘filth’ and contradicted his faith.
In a 2012 YouTube video, he said: ‘You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can’t.
‘I’m not OK with what I’m learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show.’
He eventually apologised publicly, stating he felt ‘fortunate’ to have worked on the programme.
But two years later he doubled down on his initial statements and said the sitcom was ‘making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people’.
While he has nearly 25,000 followers on Instagram, he rarely shares any updates on social media and largely retreated from the spotlight after leaving Two and a Half Men.
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