‘This Is Us’: Will Ron Cephas Jones as William Return? 1 Actor Gives New Clues

There’s no doubt that This Is Us will turn up the emotion for its final three episodes of the series. And what better way to make This Is Us fans cry than to bring Ron Cephas Jones back as William before the show comes to a close in late May? Unfortunately for fans’ tear ducts, it looks like William will appear in the series finale.

Ron Cephas Jones, in character as William in 'This Is Us' Season 1, wears a black coat, a red and gold paisley scarf, and a brown hat.
Ron Cephas Jones as William | Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Ron Cephas Jones plays William in ‘This Is Us’

This Is Us first introduced William Hill, who was Randall’s birth father, in the pilot episode. William had abandoned his son when he was a newborn after thinking that his girlfriend and Randall’s birth mother, Laurel, had died following childbirth. That’s when Jack and Rebecca adopted Randall shortly after the birth of their twins — Kevin and Kate.

Years later, Randall tracked his birth father down on his 36th birthday. And soon after, William moved in with him, Beth, and their two girls — Tess and Annie.

Unfortunately, William had Stage 4 stomach cancer when he first met his son. So they didn’t have much time together, but they made the best with what they were given.

In the third to last episode of This Is Us Season 1, William and Randall took a road trip to Memphis, where William grew up. Fans learned more about William’s past alongside Randall as they bonded for the final time. Sadly, they had to rush to the hospital, where Randall was by his father’s side as he took his last breath. It’s undoubtedly one of the most emotional and memorable episodes of the series.

Young Randall actor posts pictures with Ron Cephas Jones on the ‘This Is Us’ set

Since his death in season 1, William has sporadically appeared in flashbacks in This Is Us. And it looks like fans will see him again before the series ends with the season 6 finale on May 24.

Ca’Ron Jaden Coleman, who plays six-year-old Randall, posted a picture alongside Ron Cephas Jones on Twitter. The caption reads, “When you finally get to meet your dad. It was so cool to see you Mr. [Ron Cephas Jones]. You are legendary sir. Thanks for being so kind, it was a pleasure to meet you.”

The two actors are evidently on the This Is Us set and in costume, leading many to believe that they would see William in season 6.

The actor confirms he’s playing William again in the ‘This Is Us’ series finale

Thanks to Ron Cephas Jones, we can now confirm that William will show up in some capacity in the This Is Us series finale. The actor announced the news via an Instagram post, in which he seemingly said goodbye to his This Is Us character.

The caption reads, “Last Day Shooting on ‘This Is Us‘ for ‘WILLIAM’. Last Season(6). Milo [Ventimiglia] stopped by to give me some love in [Hair/Makeup]. So many feelings (that’s for another post Haha!). Stay tuned! Blessed/Humbled/Loved.”

Jones also posted photos of himself in the same costume from Ca’Ron Jaden Coleman’s tweet and a picture of him and Ventimiglia.

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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