One of Jess Gibbons live-action roles was in the 2002 movie Paid In Full. There, he played one of the members of the main character's gang. His role was very small, and he never spoke. Jess was credited in the movie as "Jesse Gibbons".
Another role he had was in 16 Blocks. Here he was one of the friends of the main character, NYPD detective Jack Mosley. He made very few appearances onscreen, as the movie was more focused on a corrupt workplace than on Mosley's personal life. (This was also due to him not being part of the police department Mosley worked at.)
Other roles he has had were in TV. The series he has appeared in include Degrassi: The Next Generation, Soul Food, Missing, and the crime drama Kevin Hill. He had bit parts in all of these. In Degrassi, he played a police officer, Officer Turner. He also acted as a police officer in Missing, making a short cameo. In Soul Food, he was credited as "Delivery Guy", and in Kevin Hill he was credited as "Baseball Cap Guy"; these titles point to him as an extra, rather than a main or supporting character.
Jess is the only member of the cast that resembles his character.
In 2008, he was nominated for a Gemini award along with the cast of 6teen.