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Sochi: What Sleepy Hollow Star Orlando Jones Would Never Do at the Winter Olympics

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Cptn. Frank Irving, Orlando Jones, Sleepy Hollow
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Orlando Jones loves to watch Olympic snowboarding, but the Sleepy Hollow star says you won't find him trying the winter sport.

"You gotta understand I'm a black man from the South!" Jones cracked yesterday at Savannah College Art and Design's aTVfest television festival in Atlanta. "When you tell me, get on that try from the school cafeteria…slide down the hill, you and the tray are going to fly about 600 feet into the air and about 40 feet down the way and land on the tray and then you do that three more times on the tray, then you swerve up? I would have said, 'I'm not getting on no goddamn tray because we don't do that in the south. That's break your neck. That's a problem.'"

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Yes, Jones thinks the sport is "dope," but...

"I'm not that dude," he said. "I'm not getting on no what looks like a cafeteria tray and sliding down a mountain."

Jones is just one of television's bold faced names to be at aTVfest. Yesterday, yours truly moderated a panel with the (very hot) cast of Looking, including Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Raul Castillo and O.T. Fagbenle.

I'm doing the same later today with the amazing Uzo Aduba, Samira Wiley, Danielle Brooks and Matt McGorry from Orange Is the New Black.

Angie Harmon was honored last night with the Spotlight Award. Connie Britton and The Blacklist's Megan Boone will also be honored tonight.

Make sure to check back to E! Online and E! News for more scoop from aTVfest. And don't forget to watch E! for all our coverage from Sochi.

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