Dean Jones

Actor, Singer, Coal loader
.
Born: 01/25/1931 in Decatur, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Subzero 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Love Bug 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare Ned 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

That Darn Cat 1997 (Movie)

Mr Flint (Actor)

Nowhere Man 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Spasso Nel Tempo 1995 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Beethoven 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Clear and Present Danger 1994 (Movie)

Judge Moore (Actor)

The Seventh Annual Genesis Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

Beethoven 1992 (Movie)

Dr Herman Varnick (Actor)

Other People's Money 1991 (Movie)

William J Coles (Actor)

Fire and Rain 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Herbie, the Love Bug 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love Her Anyway! 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Born Again 1978 (Movie)

Charles Colson (Actor)

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo 1977 (Movie)

Jim Douglas (Actor)

The Shaggy D.A. 1976 (Movie)

Wilby Daniels (Actor)

Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Snowball Express 1972 (Movie)

Johnny Baxter (Actor)

The Chicago Teddy Bears 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ice Palace 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

$1,000,000 Duck 1970 (Movie)

Professor Albert Dooley (Actor)

Original Cast Album: Company 1969 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit 1968 (Movie)

Fred Bolton (Actor)

The Love Bug 1968 (Movie)

Jim Douglas (Actor)

Monkeys Go Home! 1967 (Movie)

Hank Dussard (Actor)

Any Wednesday 1966 (Movie)

Cass Henderson (Actor)

The Ugly Dachsund 1965 (Movie)

Mark Garrison (Actor)

Two on a Guillotine 1965 (Movie)

Val Henderson (Actor)

That Darn Cat 1964 (Movie)

Zeke Kelso (Actor)

The New Interns 1963 (Movie)

Dr Lew Worship (Actor)

Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer? 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Yum Yum Tree 1962 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Never So Few 1959 (Movie)

Jim Norby (Actor)

Handle With Care 1958 (Movie)

Zachary Davis (Actor)

Imitation General 1958 (Movie)

Corporal Terry Sellers (Actor)

Night of the Quarter Moon 1958 (Movie)

Lexington Nelson (Actor)

Torpedo Run 1958 (Movie)

Lieutenant Jake "Fuzz" Foley (Actor)

Jailhouse Rock 1957 (Movie)

Teddy Talbot (Actor)

Until They Sail 1957 (Movie)

Marine Lieutenant (Actor)

Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956 (Movie)

Private (Actor)

Tea and Sympathy 1956 (Movie)

Ollie (Actor)

Ten Thousand Bedrooms 1956 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

The Great American Pastime 1956 (Movie)

Buck Rivers (Actor)

The Rack 1956 (Movie)

Lieutenant (Actor)

These Wilder Years 1956 (Movie)

Hardware Clerk (Actor)

Blackbeard's Ghost (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Fire and Rain (Movie)

Jack Ayers (Actor)

Scrooge & Marley (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Show)

Actor

The Long Days of Summer (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Nolia Elizabeth Jones

Mother

Mae Entwisle

Wife
married on January 1, 1954 divorced c. 1970

Andrew Jones

Father

Carol Jones

Daughter
born c. 1955 mother, Mae Entwisle

Deanna Jones

Daughter
born c. 1957 mother, Mae Entwisle

Michael Jones

Son
mother Lory Basham

Lory Patrick Actor

Husband
Married in 1973

EDUCATION

Asbury College

Wilmore , Kentucky
left college to volunteer for Navy during Korean war

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1957

Riverside High School

Decatur , Alabama

Milestones

2009

Made final film appearance in "Mandie and the Secret Tunnel"

1991

Made feature film comeback in "Other People's Money"

1986

Starred in a short-lived (ran five performances) Broadway musical, "Into the Light" about the Shroud of Turin

1982

Played Jim Douglas on short-lived TV series "Herbie, the Love Bug"

1978

Portrayed Charles Colson in film "Born Again"

1977

Starred in final Disney film, "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo"

1976

Starred with Tim Conway and Suzanne Pleshette in "The Shaggy D.A."

1970

Starred on TV series "The Chicago Teddy Bears"

1969

Starred on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim's "Company"; left after a few weeks into run (official reason was "hepatitis" but he was in the midst of a divorce); replaced by standby Larry Kert

1968

Hosted TV series, "What's It All About, World"

1968

Starred in "The Love Bug"

1966

Starred with Suzanne Pleshette in "The Ugly Dachshund"

1966

Starred opposite Jane Fonda and Jason Robards in romantic comedy "Any Wednesday'

1965

Starred in first Disney hit, "That Darn Cat!"

1963

Co-starred with Jack Lemmon in film version of "Under the Yum Yum Tree"

1962

Played title role in TV series "Ensign O'Toole"

1960

Broadway debut opposite Jane Fonda in the short-lived (ran three-weeks) play, "There Was a Little Girl"

1960

Appeared on Broadway in "Under the Yum Yum Tree"

1956

Film debut in "Gaby" (uncredited), "Ten Thousand Bedrooms", "These Wilder Years" and "Tea and Sympathy"

Landed his own local radio show "Dean Jones Sings" while still a student of Riverside High School in Decatur AL

Hired to sing in a melodrama produced at Knott's Berry Farm amusement park, Los Angeles where composer Vernon Duke heard him and introduced him to composer Frank Loesser who brought Jones to MGM where he was signed as a singer

Bonus Trivia

.

After leaving home at the age of 15 to become an entertainer, he was an itinerant laborer across the American south, working as a coal loader, timber cutter, cotton picker and dishwasher before finally landing a job as a singer at a New Orleans blues club.

.

Jones spent his post-World War II Navy career in San Diego as a member of the Special Services unit charged with entertaining fellow sailors.

.

In 1973, following a drunk joyriding incident, Jones became a born-again Christian; many of his later film and television roles were faith based.

.

Jones and second wife Lory Basham Jones founded The Christian Rescue Fund, advocates for those who had been persecuted because of their religious faith.

.

Hosted his own radio show, "Dean Jones Sings," at his high school in Decatur, Alabama.

.

Served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

.

Starred in a Christianity-themed musical titled "Into the Light" in 1986, which lasted only four nights.

SIMILAR ARTICLES