'Two and a Half Men' Child Star Reveals Why He Left the Hit Show

Angus T. Jones says working at odds with his faith made him a "paid hypocrite."
3:00 | 03/18/14

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that dramatic transformation for Angus T. Jones, the former child star of "Two and a half men" opening up now about why he left the hit sitcom saying his faith trumped stardom and a huge paycheck. ABC's Linzie Janis has the story. ? Men men ? Reporter: A hit show, millions of dollars and the Hollywood status of highest paid child actor on TV. Missy? What are you doing here? Reporter: This morning, former "Two and a half men" star Angus T. Jones is sporting a very new look and says he has no regrets about walking away. I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn't okay with it but I was still doing it. Reporter: Speaking out, the now bearded 20-year-old says his life as a student at the university of Colorado and as a devout Christian is more enriching than his sitcom days when he was reportedly earning up to $300,000 an episode playing Jake Harper. It was making light of topics in the world that are problems for a lot of people. Reporter: He left after famously slamming his job in this 2012 youtube video. I'm on to "Two and a half men." I don't want to be on it. Reporter: He played the nephew of Charlie sheen's character but after becoming a seventh day adventist his work was at odds with his faith? A show running this many years and never do you have people speaking out against the show while it's still on the air. Reporter: But the actor is also revealing that he feels badly for the way he left the wildly popular show and its creator chuck lorre saying I insulted his baby and to that degree I am apologetic but otherwise I don't regret what I said. Welcome home, Jake. That's not Jake. Reporter: And though the former "Half" duo says he feels whole he says he may not be done with acting for good. Linzie Janis, ABC news, new York.

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