Politician turned actor Peter Lawson Jones lands guest-starring gig on ‘Chicago Fire,’ eyes bigger roles in movies, TV

Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones spent several days on the set of “Chicago Fire,” appearing a guest star on the hit NBC drama.






SOURCE: Cleveland.com | Joey Morona
January 24, 2021

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Reagan. Schwarzenegger. Franken. The list of actors that became politicians is a familiar one. But Peter Lawson Jones is doing it the other way. A decade after leaving public service, the former state legislator from Shaker Heights and Cuyahoga County Commissioner is now busy reading scripts, not resolutions, auditioning instead of campaigning.

“Ginger Rogers used to do everything backwards and in high heels, so I’m doing it backwards too without the high heels,” he said.