Dean Jones Biography (1931?-)

Full name, Dean Carroll Jones; born January 25, 1931 (some sources cite 1930or 1933), in Morgan City (some sources cite Decatur), AL; son of Andrew Guy (a traveling construction worker) and Nolia Elizabeth (maiden name, White) Jones; married Mae Inez Entwisle, January 1, 1954 (divorced, c. 1970); married Lori Patrick (some sources cite Lory Basham; an actress and writer), 1973; children: (first marriage) Carol Elizabeth, Deanna Mae; (second marriage) Michael. Addresses: Agent: Blake Agency, 1333 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Birth Details
January 25, 1931?
Morgan City, Alabama, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Zachary Davis, Handle with Care, 1955, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Gaby, 1956
  • (Uncredited) Lieutenant, The Rack, 1956
  • Hardware store clerk, These Wilder Years, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • Ollie, Tea and Sympathy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • (Uncredited) Private in Rocky's tent, Somebody Up There Likes Me,Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • (Uncredited) Go-fer, The Opposite Sex, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • Buck Rivers, The Great American Pastime, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • (Uncredited) U.S. Marine lieutenant, Until They Sail, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Dan, Ten Thousand Bedrooms, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Teddy Talbot, Jailhouse Rock, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • (Uncredited) Man answering phone in the wings, Designing Woman, 1957
  • Lieutenant Jake "Fuzz" Foley, Torpedo Run, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Corporal Terry Sellers, Imitation General, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Lexington Nelson, Night of the Quarter Moon (also known as Flesh and Flame), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959
  • Sergeant Jim Norby, Never So Few (also known as Campaign Burma), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959
  • David, Under the Yum Yum Tree, Columbia, 1963
  • Dr. Lew Worship, The New Interns, Columbia, 1964
  • Agent Zeke Kelso, That Darn Cat!, Buena Vista, 1965
  • Val Henderson, Two on a Guillotine, Warner Bros., 1965
  • Mark Garrison, The Ugly Dachshund, Buena Vista, 1965
  • Cass Henderson, Any Wednesday (also known as Bachelor Girl Apartment), Warner Bros., 1966
  • Hank Dussard, Monkeys Go Home!, Buena Vista, 1967
  • Steve Walker, Blackbeard's Ghost, Buena Vista, 1968
  • Fredrick Bolton, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, 1968
  • Jim Douglas, The Love Bug, Buena Vista, 1969
  • Mr. Super Invisible (also known as Mr. Invisible, MisterSuperinvisible, El hombre invisible, El invencible hombre invisible, L'inafferrabile invincibile Mr. Invisible, and Mister Unsichtbar), 1970, Buena Vista, 1976
  • Professor Albert Dooley, The $1,000,000 Duck (also known as TheMillion Dollar Duck), Buena Vista, 1971
  • Johnny Baxter, Snowball Express, Buena Vista, 1972
  • Wilby Daniels/Elwood, The Shaggy D.A., Buena Vista, 1976
  • Jim Douglas, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Buena Vista, 1977
  • Charles Colson, Born Again, Avco-Embassy, 1978
  • St. John, St. John in Exile, 1986
  • William J. "Bill" Coles, Other People's Money, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Dr. Herman Varnick, Beethoven, Universal, 1992
  • Judge Moore, Clear and Present Danger, Paramount, 1994
  • The Visual Bible: The Gospel According to Matthew, Monarch Home Video, 1996
  • Joe and Professor Mortimer, A spasso nel tempo (also known as Adrift in Time), Filmauro, 1996
  • Mr. Flint, That Darn Cat, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Voice of storyteller for God's Story; narrator of Nathaniel, the Grublet; voice of King Ahasuerus for Queen Esther; narrator andvoice of Luke for The Visual Bible: Book of Acts.
  • Film Work
  • Song performer, title song, Gunsight Ridge, 1957
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Title role, Ensign O'Toole, NBC, 1962-1963, then ABC, 1964
  • Host, What's It All About, World?, ABC, 1969
  • Linc McCray, The Chicago Teddy Bears, CBS, 1971
  • Jim Douglas, Herbie, the Love Bug, CBS, 1982
  • Voice of George Newton, Beethoven (animated), CBS, 1994-1995
  • Voice of Abraham, Nightmare Ned (animated), ABC, 1997
  • Movies
  • James E. Cooper, The Great Man's Whiskers, NBC, 1973
  • George Gregory, Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (also known as Guess Who's Sleeping in My Bed?), ABC, 1973
  • Ed Cooper, When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (also known as When Every Day Was the 4th of July), NBC, 1978
  • Ed Cooper, The Long Days of Summer, ABC, 1980
  • Jack Ayers, Fire and Rain, USA Network, 1987
  • Harry Bannister, Saved by the Bell--Hawaiian Style, 1992
  • Dean Webster Carlson, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, ABC, 1995
  • Dr. Scott "Scotty" Berlin, Special Report: Journey to Mars, CBS, 1996
  • Jim Douglas, "The Love Bug," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1997
  • Specials
  • Host, Walt Disney: A Golden Anniversary Salute, 1973
  • Once upon a Brothers Grimm, CBS, 1977
  • Mr. Lane, Kraft Salutes Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary, 1982
  • We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala, CBS, 1987
  • Presenter, The 7th Annual Genesis Awards, 1993
  • Pilots
  • "Who Killed Julie Greer?" Burke's Law, broadcast as an episode ofThe Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1961
  • The Dean Jones Show, CBS, 1965
  • Jerry Martin, I Love Her Anyway, ABC, 1981
  • Episodic
  • "The Sunday Man," Zane Grey Theater, CBS, 1960
  • "The Stowaway," The Aquanauts, CBS, 1960
  • "Beat the Drum Slowly," The Outlaws, NBC, 1960
  • "Red Sand," Stagecoach West, ABC, 1960
  • Danny Kidd, "The Friendship," Bonanza, NBC, 1961
  • "A Killing in Calico," Tales of Wells Fargo, NBC, 1961
  • Barry Steele, "Play It Blue," Target: The Corruptors, ABC, 1962
  • "The Lieutenant Burton Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1962
  • "Fire in a Sacred Fruit Tree," Ben Casey, ABC, 1963
  • Rudy Davis, "Who Killed Eleanora Davis?" Burke's Law, ABC, 1963
  • "The Rise and Fall of Eddie Carew," Kraft Suspense Theater, NBC, 1965
  • Hullabaloo, 1965
  • "The Spectre," Medical Center, CBS, 1974
  • Good Heavens, ABC, 1976
  • Aloha Paradise, ABC, 1981
  • "Julie and the Producer," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984
  • Steve Marsh, "Yesterday's Child," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1984
  • Marcus Boswell, "It's a Dog's Life," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984
  • Leonard Palmer, "Harbinger of Death," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988
  • Jonathan Crane, "Father," Nowhere Man, UPN, 1995
  • Voice of Dr. Karel, "DNA Doomsday," Jonny Quest: The New Adventures (animated; also known as The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest), Cartoon Network, TBS, and TNT, 1996
  • Voice of Colonel Sam Lane, "Monkey Fun," Superman, 1997
  • Also appeared in The Hollywood Squares.
  • Other
  • Himself, Who Is This Jesus?, 2000
  • Scrooge and Marley, 2001
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Song performer, "The Wilderness Man," The Great Man's Whiskers, NBC, 1973
  • Stage Appearances
  • There Was a Little Girl, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Under the Yum Yum Tree, Henry Miller Theatre, New York City, 1960-1961
  • Robert "Bobby", Company, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • James Prescott, Into the Light, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City,1986
  • Robert, Company: The Original Cast in Concert, Terrace Theatre, Long Beach, CA, and Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, both 1993
  • Major Tours
  • Toured in the solo show St. John in Exile.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Host of Dean Jones Sings [Decatur, AL].
  • Videos
  • Voice of Dean Arbagast, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (also known as Subzero), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Albums
  • Contributor to the original cast recording, Company, Columbia.
  • Books
  • Under Running Laughter (autobiography), 1982

Further Reference


    • Empire, Issue 80, 1996, p. 48
    • People Weekly, February 20, 1995, pp. 11-12
    • USA Today, October 28, 1991

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