Marvin “Krondon” Jones currently stars in the CW’s "Black Lightning" as Tobias Whale, a crime boss and lead villain. He sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith to discuss diversity in superhero series, and opening up more diverse roles.
"Black Lightning" features a black superhero who protects his family, and Jones III discusses how important it is to show more diverse characters. He also discusses how refreshing it was to see a character with depth and complexity, explaining that it is different than most roles for people with albinism.
The role marks Jones’ transition into acting, as he is also a solo rapper and Strong Arm Steady (SAS) front man. He discusses his rapping career, and getting his start writing for artists, including Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre and Xzibit.
"Black Lightning" airs on the CW Tuesdays at 9pm.