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Orlando Jones Acts Out The Internet's Favorite Emojis

The star of Fox's Sleepy Hollow breathes life into 21 of the most popular emojis!

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In the year since Sleepy Hollow debuted, Orlando Jones, who plays Capt. Frank Irving, has become quite the online fixture. His Twitter and Tumblr presence can be felt long after he's finished live-tweeting new episodes. In fact, Jones has so deeply endeared himself to the blogosphere, the internet obsessive has turned into an online obsession."It's fun," Jones told BuzzFeed News of his life on the web. "I enjoy hearing what the fans have to say, I enjoy the fan art, and the fan fiction, but the most fun is when I show up at Comic-Con or PaleyFest and recognize somebody. I see these people on my feed all the time, so the most fun is meeting them. Plus, I'm a fan, so to interact in the fandom is fun — but to troll it is the most fun thing."And troll it he has. From stealth-liking Tumblr posts about Sleepy Hollow, to re-posting fan art, and partnering with Supernatural star Misha Collins on long cons, Jones has made an art out of messing with the internet. "We are going for it at all costs," he said, laughing, of plotting online events with Collins. "We call each other and we'll partner up to do something stupid together. Or sometimes he'll do something and I'll DM him to be like, 'That was ridiculous. Like, really, snake oil salesman?'"Jones is also using his newfound popularity for good. In addition to creating an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video that brought awareness to another important issue, Jones recently launched IROC Emoticons, the first ever socially diverse emojis app. So it was only natural that BuzzFeed ask Jones to take it one step further and use his acting skills to bring the emoji world to life.
Macey J. Foronda for BuzzFeed

In the year since Sleepy Hollow debuted, Orlando Jones, who plays Capt. Frank Irving, has become quite the online fixture. His Twitter and Tumblr presence can be felt long after he's finished live-tweeting new episodes. In fact, Jones has so deeply endeared himself to the blogosphere, the internet obsessive has turned into an online obsession.

"It's fun," Jones told BuzzFeed News of his life on the web. "I enjoy hearing what the fans have to say, I enjoy the fan art, and the fan fiction, but the most fun is when I show up at Comic-Con or PaleyFest and recognize somebody. I see these people on my feed all the time, so the most fun is meeting them. Plus, I'm a fan, so to interact in the fandom is fun — but to troll it is the most fun thing."

And troll it he has. From stealth-liking Tumblr posts about Sleepy Hollow, to re-posting fan art, and partnering with Supernatural star Misha Collins on long cons, Jones has made an art out of messing with the internet. "We are going for it at all costs," he said, laughing, of plotting online events with Collins. "We call each other and we'll partner up to do something stupid together. Or sometimes he'll do something and I'll DM him to be like, 'That was ridiculous. Like, really, snake oil salesman?'"

Jones is also using his newfound popularity for good. In addition to creating an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video that brought awareness to another important issue, Jones recently launched IROC Emoticons, the first ever socially diverse emojis app. So it was only natural that BuzzFeed ask Jones to take it one step further and use his acting skills to bring the emoji world to life.

New Moon with Face

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"What's he doing with his eyes? Oh, that's kind of really... weird."

Nail Polish

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"Who doesn't love sassy nail painting!"

Confounded Face

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"Grrrrrr."

Man

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"Wow, that's the famous Hall and Oats mustache. He's got the creepy eyes. Like, Kenneth from 30 Rock. Those eyes that are happy and scary for no apparent reason."

Dancing Woman

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"Wow! She's fancy."

Extraterrestrial Alien

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"He's all, I'm not here to kill you."

Grimacing Face

Macey J. Foronda for BuzzFeed

"He's not quite happy. That's key."

Ghost

Macey J. Foronda for BuzzFeed

"Oh that's easy!"

Baby

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"This baby is amazing. Look at this baby!"

Face Screaming In Fear

Macey J. Foronda for BuzzFeed

"Whaaaat is that?"

Person Raising Both Hands In Celebration

Macey J. Foronda for BuzzFeed

"For Jesus."

Monkey

Macey J. Foronda for BuzzFeed

"Where are his hands?!? Where are the monkey's hands? His butt is up a little bit, there's a tail thing happening... OK."

Flexed Biceps

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"Feel the mighty python."

Loudly Crying Face

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Jones runs to bottle of water, hesitates, and opts against pouring water all down his face.

"I was gonna do it for real, but I have other stuff to do today."

Unamused Face

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"Oh, I got it."

Information Desk Person

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"What is she doing with her eyes? It's just creepy!"

Person Bowing Deeply

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"That's a convicted sex offender emoji. Everybody knows it."

Fried Shrimp

Macey J. Foronda for BuzzFeed

"Oh wow. Is that edible? OK, wait. I need props."

Pile of Poo

Macey J. Foronda

"How do you... poop? Can I sit?"

Woman With Bunny Ears

Macey J. Foronda for BuzzFeed

"Oh, wow. Um..."

Face Throwing A Kiss

Macey J. Foronda for BuzzFeed

"Muah!"

Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow premieres Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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