L.Q. Jones

Actor, Director, Producer
Tall, laconic character player of film and TV usually in Westerns, war films, and other tough guy fare so abundant in the 1950s and early 60s. Jones, who took his stage name from his first film role in Raoul Walsh's ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1927 in Beaumont, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

A Prairie Home Companion 2006 (Movie)

Chuck Akers (Actor)

Route 666 2000 (Movie)

Sheriff Conaway (Actor)

The Patriot 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mask of Zorro 1998 (Movie)

Three-Fingered Jack (Actor)

In Cold Blood 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Edge 1997 (Movie)

Styles (Actor)

Casino 1995 (Movie)

Pat Webb (Actor)

The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lightning Jack 1994 (Movie)

Local Sheriff (Actor)

Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

River of Death 1989 (Movie)

Hiller (Actor)

The Legend of Grizzly Adams 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bulletproof 1988 (Movie)

Sergeant O'Rourke (Actor)

Red River 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Yellow Rose 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Lone Wolf McQuade 1983 (Movie)

Dakota (Actor)

Melanie 1983 (Movie)

Buford (Actor)

Timerider 1983 (Movie)

Potter (Actor)

The Beast Within 1980 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Buffalo Soldiers 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Colorado C.I. 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Charlie - The Moonbeam Rider 1977 (Movie)

Floyd Bevins (Actor)

Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Jugs and Speed 1976 (Movie)

Davey (Actor)

White Line Fever 1976 (Movie)

Buck Wessle (Actor)

Attack on Terror 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Winterhawk 1975 (Movie)

Gates (Actor)

Manhunter 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1972 (Movie)

Black Harris (Actor)

43, the Petty Story 1971 (Movie)

Koler (Actor)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 (Movie)

Taggart (Actor)

The Hunting Party 1970 (Movie)

Hog Warren (Actor)

Backtrack 1969 (Movie)

Belden (Actor)

Brotherhood of Satan 1969 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

The McMasters 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wild Bunch 1969 (Movie)

T C (Actor)

Hang 'Em High 1968 (Movie)

Loomis (Actor)

Stay Away, Joe 1968 (Movie)

Bronc Hoverty (Actor)

The Counterfeit Killer 1968 (Movie)

Hotel Clerk (Actor)

Major Dundee 1965 (Movie)

Arthur Hadley (Actor)

Apache Rifles 1964 (Movie)

Mike Greer (Actor)

Iron Angel 1963 (Movie)

Buttons (Actor)

Ride the High Country 1962 (Movie)

Sylvus Hammond (Actor)

Hell Is For Heroes 1961 (Movie)

Sergeant Frazer (Actor)

Cimarron 1960 (Movie)

Millis (Actor)

Flaming Star 1960 (Movie)

Tom Howard (Actor)

Ten Who Dared 1960 (Movie)

Billy Hawkins (Actor)

Battle of the Coral Sea 1958 (Movie)

Yeoman Halliday (Actor)

Buchanan Rides Alone 1958 (Movie)

Pecos Hill (Actor)

The Naked and the Dead 1958 (Movie)

Wilson (Actor)

The Young Lions 1958 (Movie)

Private Donnelly (Actor)

Torpedo Run 1958 (Movie)

"Hash" Benson (Actor)

Warlock 1958 (Movie)

Jiggs (Actor)

Men in War 1957 (Movie)

Sam Davis (Actor)

Operation Mad Ball 1957 (Movie)

Ozark (Actor)

Between Heaven and Hell 1956 (Movie)

Kenny (Actor)

Love Me Tender 1956 (Movie)

Fleming (Actor)

Santiago 1956 (Movie)

Digger (Actor)

Toward the Unknown 1956 (Movie)

Lieutenant Sweeney (Actor)

An Annapolis Story 1955 (Movie)

Watson (Actor)

Battle Cry 1955 (Movie)

L Q Jones (Actor)

Target Zero 1955 (Movie)

Private Felix Zimbalist (Actor)

Fireball Forward (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Sundance (TV Show)

Actor

Rawhide (TV Show)

Actor

Standing Tall (TV Show)

Actor

The Bravos (TV Show)

Actor

The Jack Bull (TV Show)

Actor

Tornado! (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Times (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Brotherhood of Satan 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

A Boy and His Dog 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Tall, laconic character player of film and TV usually in Westerns, war films, and other tough guy fare so abundant in the 1950s and early 60s. Jones, who took his stage name from his first film role in Raoul Walsh's "Battle Cry" (1954), worked with some of the most celebrated figures in action filmmaking. Some career highlights include Don Siegel's "Flaming Star" (1960), a superior Elvis Presley Western; "Hell Is For Heroes" (1962), a brilliant WWII film starring Steve McQueen; and Sam Peckinpah's much admired "Ride the High Country" (1962), "The Wild Bunch" (1969), and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" (1973). Jones also appeared in such classic TV Westerns as "Rawhide" and "The Virginian".

Relationships

Sue Helen Lewis

Wife

Justice Ellis McQueen

Father

Pat McQueen

Mother

Marilyn Helen McQueen

Daughter

Marlin Randolph McQueen

Son

Steven Lewis McQueen

Son

EDUCATION

University of Texas

Austin , Texas 1950 - 1951

Lamar Junior College

Lamar , Texas 1944

Lon Morris College

Jacksonville , Texas 1949

Milestones

2006

Cast in Robert Altman's ensemble feature "A Prairie Home Companion," based on Garrison Keilor's radio program

1998

Cast as Three-Fingered Jack in "The Mask of Zorro"

1997

Appeared in "The Edge" written by David Mamet

1995

Cast in Martin Scorsese's "Casino"

1994

Starred in the Australian western "Lightning Jack"

1988

Returned to features with "Bulletproof"

1982

Final film for six years, "Lone Wolf McQuade"

1974

Feature directing and screenwriting debut, "A Boy and His Dog"

1969

Feature producing debut, "Brotherhood of Satan", also appeared

1962

First film with director Sam Peckinpah, "Ride the High Country"

1954

Feature acting debut, "Battle Cry" (credited as Justus E. McQueen); first collaboration with director Raoul Walsh

Changed professional name to L.Q. Jones, took name from the character he played in "Battle Cry"

Feature acting debut as L.Q. Jones, "An Annapolis Story"; first collaboration with director Don Siegel

Appeared in the Western TV series, "The Virginian"

TV series debut in a recurring role on the influential Western series, "Rawhide"

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