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Born in Buffalo, New York, USA
Birth NameJeffrey Duncan Jones
Height 6' 4½" (1.94 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeffrey Duncan Jones was born in Buffalo, New York. He is a very tall, fair-haired character actor who is recognized all over for his excellent work. He is a veteran stage actor having such plays as "The Elephant Man" and Neil Simon's "London Suite" under his belt. His first film role was in The Revolutionary (1970).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Alex G. Bowman <bowmaag@wku.edu>

Trade Mark (2)

Towering height

Trivia (18)

Father of actor and producer Julian Coutts.
Attended Lawrence University.
In November 2002, after having been accused of hiring a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photographs, Jones was charged with one felony count of employing a minor for purposes of taking sexually explicit photos and a misdemeanour count of possessing child pornography and released on $20,000 bail. In July 2003, after pleading no contest to the felony charge, he was placed on a sex offender register, given five years probation and ordered to undergo counselling. The misdemeanour charge of possession or control of child pornography was dropped.
Member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
In 1967, his performance in a Lawrence University production of "Hobson's Choice" brought him to the attention of Sir Tyrone Guthrie, who invited him to join the prestigious Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Played "Hamlet" in second grade.
Attended and graduated from high school in Putney, Vermont.
He went to London in 1969 to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for four years. Afterwards, he ventured to Canada to perform with the Stratford Theater, in Ontario, for three years.
In 1974, he joined the famed Actors Theater of Louisville for roles ranging from William Shakespeare to "Frankenstein".
Used the same, chilling voice in the Tales from the Crypt (1989) episode, Tales from the Crypt: Creep Course (1993) (10 November 1993), as he did as the possessed "Dr. Walter Jenning" in Howard the Duck (1986).
Godfather of Corey Frakes.
He's the son of an art historian.
Originally planned on a career in medicine.
He has English and German ancestry, partly by way of Canada.
Photographed with Justin Bieber on July 23, 2016. The image, shared to Bieber's Instagram, showed Bieber and Jones apparently spoofing Jones' role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). The post received over 1.5 million likes in several days, but was eventually removed due to negative backlash over Jones' criminal record.
Promoted from guest performer to series regular in the second season of Deadwood (2004).
Filmed a role in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) that was ultimately cut.
He has appeared in two films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Amadeus (1984) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).

Personal Quotes (4)

My intentions as an actor are always to make whatever I'm doing work. I look for the piece to be good as a whole and then, hopefully, to have something good for myself as an actor. I've always been intent on giving to both the project and myself.
I didn't so much learn how to act at the London Academy as I did about speech, movement and how to relax. Their attitude was that the acting was basically up to you.
I don't think I have a particular style or acting technique. What I think I have is the ability to fiddle with my own character and make it do different things.
[on the critical and commercial failure of Howard the Duck (1986)] There's no point in worrying what you've just done. What you've done is done. I'm proud of it and I'm happy with my part in it. Onto the next.

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