Model, Actor CJ Williams Cast as ‘John Barnes’
Charles Jason (CJ) Williams, former Marine and current Federal Police Officer, has agreed to play the role of John Barnes in Wright Summit Productions feature film “R-Naught 15.”
In the film, John Barnes is a secret service agent who is placed on the President’s protection detail. A former Marine, Barnes finds himself thrust into the middle of nationwide chaos and uses his special training to survive impossible odds — while helping many around him.
“R-Naught 15” Writer Vaughn Bullard said when he first scripted the character of John Barnes, it was a minor supporting role. But when he met and auditioned Mr. Williams, he felt Mr. Williams could offer more to the character than was originally intended — so he expanded the role during script revisions and gave it more prominence.
At the age of 31, Chicago-born CJ Williams booked his first modeling job, while still faithfully serving as a federal police officer. After building his modeling portfolio, friends and family convinced him to pursue acting. It didn’t take long for him to secure appearances in several nationally distributed commercials and numerous popular television shows.
Juggling marriage, a newborn, his career as a Police Officer as well as modeling and acting is no easy task; Mr. Williams credits his success in doing so to God and his amazing wife Jessica.