Simon Jones

For fans of the science fiction comedy spoof "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," the BBC radio series that ran from 1978 to 2005, Simon Jones is best known for playing the unlucky protagonist, Arthur Dent. Jones ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1950 in Charlton Park, UK

Filmography

Actor (31)

The Greenstone 2016 (Movie)

Ethan Wood (Actor)

Griffin and Phoenix 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Quest For Atlantis: Startling New Secrets 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Voice

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy 2005 (Movie)

Ghostly Image (Actor)

Oz 2000 - 2001, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1988, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Merchant of Death 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Delta Force III: Clear Target 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Guru in Seven 1998 (Movie)

Removal Man (Actor)

Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Delta Force II: Mayday 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Devil's Own 1997 (Movie)

Harry Sloan (Actor)

12 Monkeys 1995 (Movie)

Zoologist (Actor)

Miracle on 34th Street 1994 (Movie)

Shellhammer (Actor)

American Friends 1993 (Movie)

Anderson (Actor)

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Green Card 1990 (Movie)

Party Guest (Actor)

King of the Building 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Brazil 1985 (Movie)

Arrest Official (Actor)

Privates on Parade 1983 (Movie)

Sergeant Eric Young-Love (Actor)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The News Is the News 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

And Nothing But the Truth 1982 (Movie)

Henderson (Actor)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1982 (Movie)

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Giro City 1981 (Movie)

Henderson (Actor)

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 1979 (Movie)

Joachim (Actor)

Brideshead Revisited (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Harvest (TV Show)

Actor

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Mysteries (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

("Grey Skies") (Song)

Sliver 1993 (Movie)

("Star Sail") (Song)
Producer (1)

Bible Bowl 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

For fans of the science fiction comedy spoof "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," the BBC radio series that ran from 1978 to 2005, Simon Jones is best known for playing the unlucky protagonist, Arthur Dent. Jones first met the book's author, Douglas Adams, at Cambridge University, where both were members of the Footlights theatrical club. Adams has since stated publicly that Jones was the inspiration for the Arthur Dent character. While a member of Footlights, Jones also came in contact with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, and Eric Idle of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Because of his connection to Monty Python, Jones appeared in "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," "Brazil," and "12 Monkeys," the latter two directed by Python member Terry Gilliam. Jones has also appeared in several Broadway plays, among them "The Fifteen-Minute Hamlet" and the Noel Coward-penned "Blithe Spirit." When he's not acting on stage or screen, Jones has lent his voice to dozens of audio books, including "Douglas Adams at the BBC."

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