L. Q. Jones Biography (1927-)

Real name, Justus Ellis McQueen; Born August 19, 1927, in Beaumont, TX; son of Justice Ellis (a railroad worker) and Jessie Paralee (maiden name, Stephens) McQueen; married Neta Sue Lewis, October 8, 1950 (divorced, 1979); children: Marlin, Marily, Stephen. Politics: Republican. Religion: Methodist. Career: Actor, screenwriter, director and producer. Militaryservice: U.S. Navy, Lieutenant Commander, 1945. Member: Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America--West. Awards, Honors: Hugo Award, 34th World Science Fiction Convention-Mid American, 1976, for A Boy and His Dog; three Emmys, Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Birth Details
August 19, 1927
Beaumont, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut, as Justice E. McQueen) L.Q. Jones, Battle Cry, WarnerBros., 1954
  • Private Felix Zimbalist, Target Zero, Warner Bros., 1955
  • Watson, An Annapolis Story (also known as The Blue and the Gold), Allied Artists, 1955
  • Lieutenant Sweeney, Toward the Unknown (also known as Brink ofHell), Warner Bros., 1956
  • Digger, Santiago (also known as The Gun Runner), Warner Bros., 1956
  • Fleming, Love Me Tender, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956
  • Kenny, Between Heaven and Hell, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956
  • Sergeant Sam Davis, Men in War, United Artists, 1957
  • Ozark, Operation Mad Ball, Columbia, 1957
  • "Hash" Benson, Torpedo Run, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Wilson, The Naked and the Dead, Warner Bros., 1958
  • Pecos Hill, Buchanan Rides Alone, Columbia, 1958
  • (Uncredited) Private Donnelly, The Young Lions, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958
  • Dave Wilson, Hound-Dog Man, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • Jigs, Warlock, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • Yeoman Halliday, Battle of the Coral Sea, Columbia, 1959
  • Tom Howard, Flaming Star, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • Millis, Cimarron, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960
  • Billy "Missouri" Hawkins, Ten Who Dared, Buena Vista, 1960
  • Sergeant Frazer, Hell Is for Heroes, Paramount, 1962
  • Sylvus Hammond, Ride the High Country (also known as Guns in the Afternoon), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962
  • Foray, Showdown (also known as The Iron Collar), Universal,1963
  • (As Justice McQueen) The Devil's Bedroom (also known as Fury ofVengeance), Manson, 1964
  • Iron Angel, Ken Kennedy, 1964
  • Mike Greer, Apache Rifles, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964
  • Arthur Hadley, Major Dundee, Columbia, 1965
  • Loomis, Hang 'Em High, United Artists, 1967
  • Hotel Clerk, The Counterfeit Killer (also known as Crackshot), Universal, 1968
  • Bronc Hoverty, Stay Away, Joe, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968
  • The Witchmaker (also known as The Legend of Witch Hollow and Witchkill), Excelsior, 1969
  • Russell, The McMasters (also known as The Blood Crowd), Chevron, 1969
  • Belden, Backtrack!, Universal, 1969
  • T.C., The Wild Bunch, Warner Bros., 1969
  • Taggart, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Warner Bros., 1970
  • Sheriff, Brotherhood of Satan, Columbia, 1971
  • Hog Warren, The Hunting Party, United Artists, 1971
  • Harris, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Actor in Porno Film, A Boy and His Dog (also known as Psycho Boy and His Killer Dog), Soph-Can Entertainment, 1975
  • Buck Wessle, White Line Fever, Columbia, 1975
  • Davey, Mother, Jugs & Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Gates, Winterhawk, Howco International Pictures, 1976
  • Floyd Bevins, Fast Charlie, the Moonbeam Rider (also known as Fast Charlie and the Moonbeam), Universal, 1979
  • Sheriff Pool, The Beast Within, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1982
  • Tolbert Coleman, Sacred Ground, Pacific, 1983
  • Ben Potter, Timerider (also known as The Adventures of Lynn Swann), Jensen/Farley, 1983
  • Dakota, Lone Wolf McQuade, Orion, 1983
  • Sergeant O'Rourke, Bulletproof, Virgin, 1988
  • Hiller, River of Death (also known as Alistair MacLean's Riverof Death), U.G.C. Worldwide Distribution, 1989
  • The Legend of Grizzly Adams (also known as Grizzly Adams: The Legend Continues), 1990
  • Sheriff, Lightening Jack, Savoy Pictures, 1994
  • The Friends of Harry, 1995
  • Pat Webb, Casino, Universal, 1995
  • Himself, Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right, 1996
  • John Styles, The Edge (also known as Bookworm and The Wild), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Frank, The Patriot, New City Releasing, 1998
  • Three-fingered Jack, The Mask of Zorro (also known as Mark of Zorro), Columbia/TriStar, 1998
  • Film Work
  • (As Justice McQueen) Director and producer, The Devil's Bedroom (also known as Fury of Vengeance), Manson, 1964
  • Executive producer, The Witchmaker (also known as Legend of Witch Hollow and Witchkill), Excelsior, 1969
  • Producer, Brotherhood of Satan, Columbia, 1971
  • Director, A Boy and His Dog (also known as Psycho Boy and His Killer Dog), Soph-Can Entertainment, 1975
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • (Television debut) Smitty, Cheyenne, ABC, 1955-1956
  • Belden, The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh),NBC, 1964-1967
  • Movies
  • Major Larkin, Fireball Forward, ABC, 1972
  • Sheriff, The Strange and Deadly Occurrence, NBC, 1974
  • Mrs. Sundance, ABC, 1974
  • Gun dealer, Columbo: The Conspirators, NBC, 1978
  • Beldon, The Sacketts, ABC, 1979
  • Ephram Thorne, Tornado!, Fox, 1996
  • Tex Smith, In Cold Blood, CBS, 1996
  • Henry Ballard, The Jack Bull, HBO, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Charles Barnaby, "The Case of the Lonely Heiress," Perry Mason, CBS, 1958
  • "The Keeney Gang," Jefferson Drum, NBC, 1958
  • "The Old Man Charvangh Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1959
  • "Client Banks," Back Saddle, 1959
  • "Drifting," Wichita Town, NBC, 1959
  • "Dark Verdict," Laramie, NBC, 1959
  • "Four Came Quietly," Johnny Ringo, CBS, 1960
  • "The Last Man," Two Faces West, syndicated, 1960
  • "The Christopher Hale Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1961
  • "The Noose," Two Faces West, syndicated, 1961
  • "The Convention," Empire, NBC, 1963
  • "Charlie Wooster--Outlaw," Wagon Train, ABC, 1963
  • "Incident at El Crucero," Rawhide, CBS, 1963
  • Skinner, "Tobe," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1963
  • Lewis, "The Case of the Badgered Brother," Perry Mason, CBS, 1963
  • "The Duncan McIvor Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1964
  • "The Race," Rawhide, CBS, 1964
  • Brady, "Chicken," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1964
  • "Elsie Brown," Branded, NBC, 1965
  • Cort, "By Force and Violence," The Big Valley, ABC, 1966
  • Curtis, "Court Martial," The Big Valley, ABC, 1967
  • Earl Vaughan, "Showdown in Limbo," The Big Valley, ABC, 1967
  • Hutch, "Ambush," The Big Valley, ABC, 1967
  • "The Search," Cimarron Strip, NBC, 1967
  • "The Battleground," Cimarron Strip, NBC, 1967
  • Gus Vandiver, "Fall of a Hero," The Big Valley, ABC, 1968
  • Colonel Cardell, "King of the Hill," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1969
  • Kittridge, "The Good Samaritans," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1969
  • Nix, "Albert," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1970
  • Clint Weaver, "Stagecoach Seven," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1971
  • Sheriff Phil Magee, "Fool's Gold," Cannon, CBS, 1971
  • "Delegate at Large," Cade's County, CBS, 1971
  • "An Eye for an Eye," Kung Fu, ABC, 1972
  • "McGuffin," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1972
  • Sheriff Virgil Spoontz, "The Perfect Alibi," Cannon, CBS, 1973
  • "The Last Raid," Kung Fu, ABC, 1974
  • "Deadly Breed," Matt Helm, ABC, 1975
  • Sergeant Bilings, "Bullseye," Charlie's Angel, ABC, 1976
  • Hoskins, "Rustling," CHiPs, NBC, 1978
  • Dan Jarvis, "Angels in the Backfield," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1978
  • Burdette, "Angel Hunt," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1979
  • Warren, "Witness for the Persecution," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS,1979
  • Sam Mason, "An Angel's Trail," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1980
  • Sheriff Le Clerc, "Colt's Outlaws," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1982
  • Lew Wallace, "Chapter XII: Divide and Conquer," The Yellow Rose, NBC, 1984
  • Lew Wallace, "Chapter XV: Land of the Free," The Yellow Rose, NBC,1984
  • Lew Wallace, "Chapter XIX: Sacred Ground," The Yellow Rose, NBC, 1984
  • Lew Wallace, "Chapter XXIII: Villa's Gold," The Yellow Rose, NBC,1984
  • Chuck Danford, "Cowboy George," The A-Team, NBC, 1986
  • Selkirk, "The Reunion," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1994
  • Also appeared in episodes of Playhouse 90; Voyagers; and Standing Tall.
  • Television Work
  • Directed episodes of The Incredible Hulk
  • Screenplays
  • (As Justice McQueen) The Devil's Bedroom (also known as Fury ofVengeance), 1964
  • Brotherhood of Satan, Columbia, 1971
  • A Boy and His Dog (also known as Psycho Boy and His Killer Dog), Soph-Can Entertainment, 1975
  • Novels
  • Wrote Brotherhood of Satan. *

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