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DEAN JONES BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Dean Jones was born on January 25th, 1931 in Decatur, Alabama with the birth name Dean Carroll Jones, born to Andrew Guy and Elizabeth White Jones.  After he graduated from Riverside High, Jones went on to serve in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
 
Upon completing his military service he began to pursue a career as an actor.  Jones first worked as a stage actor at the Bird Cage Theater at Knott's Berry Farm an up and coming amusement park located in Buena Park, California.
 
He then signed a contract with MGM and by the mid 1950's he began to also break into film roles with some small parts on such features as, "Somebody Up There Likes Me", a drama film based on the life of middleweight boxing legend Rocky Graziano starring Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Sal Mineo, Eileen Heckart, Harold J. Stone, Ray Stricklyn, Robert Loggia and Steve McQueen, "These Wilder Years" starring James Cagney, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Will Wright, Don Dubbins, Betty Lou Keim, Edward Andrews and Basil Ruysdael, "Tea and Sympathy" starring alongside Deborah Kerr, Leif Erickson, John Kerr, Edward Andrews, Darryl Hickman, Norma Crane and Tom Laughlin, "The Opposite Sex" starring June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Carolyn Jones, Ann Sheridan, Ann Miller, Leslie Nielsen, Jeff Richards, Agnes Moorehead, Charlotte Greenwood, Joan Blondell, Sam Levene, Dick Shawn, Jim Backus, Sandy Descher, Bill Goodwin and Harry James and "The Rack" starring alongside Paul Newman, Wendell Corey, Walter Pidgeon, Edmond O'Brien, Robert F. Simon, Anne Francis, Lee Marvin, Cloris Leachman and James Best (all 1956).
 
Along with working in film he also began adding television appearances to his resume in 1960 on, "Zane Grey Theatre", "The Aquanauts" and "Outlaws".  In addition, this same year he also appeared on Broadway in the stage production, "There Was a Little Girl".  Other Broadway credits he has added to his resume include, "Under the Yum-Yum Tree" and "Company".

Dean Jones subsequently starred in the NBC television sitcom Ensign O'Toole from 1962–1963, portraying an easy-going and inexperienced officer on a U.S. Navy destroyer. He co-starred with Jack Mullaney, Jack Albertson, Jay C. Flippen, Harvey Lembeck and Beau Bridges.

Over the course of his career he has appeared in more than seventy television and film roles.  Some of his more well known film credits include, "Jailhouse Rock" (1957) starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor and Jennifer Holden, "Imitation General" (1957) starring Glenn Ford, Red Buttons, Kent Smith, Tige Andrews and Taina Elg, "Never So Few" (1959) starring alongside Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Charles Bronson, Philip Ahn, Richard Johnson, Paul Henreid, Brian Donlevy and Steve McQueen, Walt Disney's "That Darn Cat! (1965) co-starring Hayley Mills, Dorothy Provine, Neville Brand, Roddy McDowall, Frank Gorshin, Elsa Lanchester, Ed Wynn, William Demarest and Richard Deacon, "Any Wednesday" (1966) starring Jane Fonda, Jason Robards and Rosemary Murphy, "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" (1977) with Don Knotts and Julie Sommars, Disney's "The Love Bug" (1969) also starring Michelle Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, Benson Fong and Joe Flynn, "Born Again" (1978) co-starring Anne Francis, Jay Robinson, Raymond St. Jacques, Dana Andrews and George Brent, "Other People's Money" (1991) starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller and Piper Laurie, and Jones also had a small role in 1994's film adaptation of Tom Clancy's "Clear and Present Danger" starring Harrison Ford, James Earl Jones, Willem Dafoe, Belita Moreno, Hope Lange, Benjamin Bratt, Miguel Sandoval, Harris Yulin, Ann Magnuson and Ann Archer and "Mandie and the Secret Tunnel" (2009) with Lexi Johnson and William Smith Yelton.

He has also done voice over work for such projects as the television movie, "Adventures from the Book of Virtues" (1998)  and the television series, "Beethoven" in 1994 along with numerous television shows such as "Bonanza", "Burke's Law", "Wagon Train", "Tales of Wells Fargo", "Stagecoach West" and "Ben Casey".

Dean Jones has married twice, first to Mae Entwisle in 1954 and they had two children together before the marriage came to an end in 1970.  He is currently married to his second wife, Lory Patrick whom he wed in 1973 and they have one child together. 

He remains very involved in his Christian religion and founded the Christian Rescue Committee in 1998.  his final acting role was for the straight to video film, "God Provides" in 2009 starring with Ivan Cardona, Parker Hadley and Dennis Record.  He remains living with his wife in retirement in California.     

Filmography


2009         God Provides
2009         Mandie and the Secret Tunnel
2007         Lavinia's Heist
2001         Scrooge and Marley 
1998         Adventures from the Book of Virtues 
1998         SubZero
1997         The Love Bug
1997         Superman
1997         That Darn Cat
1996         The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
1996         A spasso nel tempo
1996         Special Report: Journey to Mars
1996         God's Story: From Creation to Eternity
1995         Nowhere Man
1995         The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 
1994         Beethoven 
1994         The Visual Bible: Acts
1994         Clear and Present Danger
1992         Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style
1992         Beethoven
1992         Queen Esther
1991         Other People's Money
1989         Fire and Rain
1984-1988     Murder, She Wrote
1986         St. John in Exile
1984         Finder of Lost Loves
1984         The Love Boat
1984         Don't Ask Me, Ask God
1982         Herbie, the Love Bug 
1981         Aloha Paradise
1980         The Long Days of Summer
1978         Born Again
1978         When Every Day Was the Fourth of July
1977         Once Upon a Brothers Grimm
1977         Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
1976         The Shaggy D.A.
1974         The Sugarland Express
1974         Medical Center
1973         Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
1972         Snowball Express
1972         The Great Man's Whiskers
1971         The Chicago Teddy Bears
1971         The Million Dollar Duck
1970         Mr. Superinvisible
1969         What's It All About, World? 
1968         The Love Bug
1968         The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show
1968         The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
1968         Blackbeard's Ghost
1967         Monkeys, Go Home!
1966         Any Wednesday
1966         The Ugly Dachshund
1965         That Darn Cat!
1965         Vacation Playhouse
1965         Kraft Suspense Theatre
1965         Two on a Guillotine
1964         The New Interns
1963         Burke's Law 
1963         Ben Casey
1963         Under the Yum Yum Tree
1962-1963     Ensign O'Toole
1962         Wagon Train 
1962         Target: The Corruptors 
1961         Tales of Wells Fargo
1961         Bonanza 
1961         The Dick Powell Theatre 
1960         Stagecoach West
1960         Outlaws 
1960         The Aquanauts 
1960         Zane Grey Theatre
1959         Never So Few
1959         Night of the Quarter Moon
1958         Torpedo Run
1958         Imitation General
1958         Handle with Care
1957         Jailhouse Rock
1957         Until They Sail
1957         Designing Woman
1957         Ten Thousand Bedrooms
1957         Slander
1956         The Great American Pastime
1956         The Rack
1956         The Opposite Sex
1956         Tea and Sympathy
1956         These Wilder Years
1956         Somebody Up There Likes Me





Matinee Classics - That Darn Cat! starring Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Frank Gorshin, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall, Tom Lowell, Richard Deacon, Iris Adrian, Liam Sullivan and Don Dorrell
Matinee Classics - That Darn Cat! starring Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Frank Gorshin, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall, Tom Lowell, Richard Deacon, Iris Adrian, Liam Sullivan and Don Dorrell
Matinee Classics - That Darn Cat! starring Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Frank Gorshin, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall, Tom Lowell, Richard Deacon, Iris Adrian, Liam Sullivan and Don Dorrell
Matinee Classics - That Darn Cat! starring Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Frank Gorshin, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall, Tom Lowell, Richard Deacon, Iris Adrian, Liam Sullivan and Don Dorrell
Matinee Classics - Never So Few starring Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen, Richard Johnson, Paul Henreid, Brian Donlevy, Dean Jones, Charles Bronson, Philip Ahn and George Takei
Matinee Classics - Stump the Stars starring Sebastian Cabot, Beverly Garland, Hans Conried, Ed Begley, Jeanne Crain, Michael Landon, Nina Foch, Paula Prentiss, Nick Adams, Dean Jones and Roger Smith and more
Matinee Classics - Stump the Stars with Dean Jones and Roger Smith
Matinee Classics - Tea and Sympathy starring Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson, Edward Andrews, Darryl Hickman, Norma Crane, Dean Jones, Jacqueline DeWit, Tom Laughlin, Ralph Votrian, Steven Terrell, Kip King, Jimmy Hayes, Richard Tyler and Don Burnett


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