Tommy Lee Jones Biography (1946-)

Born September 15, 1946, in San Saba, TX; son of Clyde C. (an oil field worker) and Lucille Marie (a police officer, schoolteacher, and beauty shop owner;maiden name, Scott) Jones; married Katherine "Kate" Lardner (an actress), 1971 (divorced, 1978); married Kimberlea Gayle Cloughley (a photojournalist), May 30, 1981 (divorced, 1996); married Dawn Maria Laurel (a photographer), March 19, 2001; children: (second marriage) Austin Leonard, Victoria Kafka. Addresses: Manager: Michael Black Management, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 640, Los Angeles, CA 90036.; Publicist: Jennifer Allen, PMK/HBH, 8500 WilshireBlvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Contact: c/o P.O. Box 966, San Saba, TX 76877.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, writer
Birth Details
September 15, 1946
San Saba, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut; as Tom Lee Jones) Hank, Love Story, Paramount, 1970
  • Tommy, Eliza's Horoscope, O-Zali Films, 1970
  • Gus, Life Study, Nebbco, 1972
  • Coley Blake, Jackson County Jail (also known as The Innocent Victim and Outside Chance), New World, 1976
  • Johnny Vohden, Rolling Thunder, American International Pictures, 1977
  • Angelo Perino, The Betsy (also known as Harold Robbins' The Betsey), Allied Artists, 1978
  • John Neville, Eyes of Laura Mars, Columbia, 1978
  • Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter, Universal, 1980
  • Elmore Pratt, Back Roads, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Captain Bully Hayes, Nate and Hayes (also known as Savage Islands), Paramount, 1983
  • Billy, The River Rat, Paramount, 1984
  • Quint, Black Moon Rising, New World, 1986
  • George Cole, The Big Town, Columbia, 1987
  • Cosmo, Stormy Monday, Atlantic Releasing, 1988
  • Thomas Boyette, The Package, Orion, 1989
  • Brad Little, Fire Birds (also known as Wings of the Apache), Buena Vista, 1990
  • Clay Shaw, JFK, Warner Bros., 1991
  • William Strannix, Under Siege (also known as Piege an haute mer), Warner Bros., 1992
  • Himself, Beyond "JFK": The Question of Conspiracy (documentary), 1992
  • U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard, The Fugitive, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Steve Butler, Heaven & Earth (also known as Entre ciel et terre), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Dr. Jake Beerlander, House of Cards, Miramax, 1993
  • Colonel Hank Marshall, Blue Sky, Orion, 1994
  • Ryan Gaerity, Blown Away, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1994
  • Dwight McClusky, Natural Born Killers, Warner Bros., 1994
  • "Reverend" Roy Foltrigg, The Client, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (title role), Cobb, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Harvey "Two-face" Dent, Batman Forever (also known as Forever), Warner Bros., 1995
  • Mike Roark, Volcano, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Agent K, Men in Black (also known as MIB), Columbia, 1997
  • Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard, U.S. Marshals, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Voice of Major Chip Hazard, Small Soldiers (also known as The Commando Elite), DreamWorks, 1998
  • Travis Lehman, Double Jeopardy (also known as Double Condamnation and Doppelmord), Paramount, 1999
  • Colonel Hayes "Hodge" Hodges, Rules of Engagement (also known as Les regles d'engagement and Rules--Sekunden der Entscheidung), Paramount, 2000
  • Colonel William "Hawk" Hawkins, Space Cowboys, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Agent K, Men in Black II (also known as MIB 2 and MIIB), Columbia, 2002
  • L. T. Bonham, The Hunted, Paramount, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Officer Hutton, Smash-up on Interstate 5, ABC, 1976
  • Title role, The Amazing Howard Hughes, CBS, 1977
  • Abner Snopes, "Barn Burning," American Short Stories (also known as American Short Story Collection: The Barn Burning), 1980
  • Bill Starbuck, The Rainmaker, HBO, 1982
  • Mitch Harris, The Park Is Mine, HBO, 1985
  • Steve Daley, Yuri Nosenko, KGB, HBO, 1986
  • Father Joseph McMahon, Broken Vows (also known as Hennesseyand Where the Dark Streets Go), CBS, 1987
  • Buddy Whitman, Stranger on My Land, ABC, 1988
  • Moses Cooper, "April Morning," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1988
  • Eddie Martel Mallard, Gotham (also known as The Dead Can't Lie), Showtime, 1988
  • Hewey Collaway, The Good Old Boys, TNT, 1995
  • Miniseries
  • Gary Mark Gilmore, The Executioner's Song, NBC, 1982
  • Woodrow F. Call, Lonesome Dove, CBS, 1989
  • Specials
  • Brick Pollitt, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Showtime, 1984, then broadcast on American Playhouse, PBS, 1985
  • Texas 150: A Celebration, ABC, 1986
  • Lonesome Dove: The Making of an Epic, The Nashville Network, 1992
  • Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever?, ABC, 1995
  • Interviewee, "Al Gore: A Burning Ambition," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Tipper Gore, Lifetime, 2000
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 2000
  • The Making of "Space Cowboys," 2000
  • Episodic
  • Dr. Jim Melford, "Fatal Witness," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1975
  • Sharky, "Dead Man Out," Baretta, 1976
  • David, Family, 1976
  • Also appeared in Backstory, AMC, and Inside the Actors Studio.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • Presenter, The 69th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003
  • Other
  • Dr. Mark Toland, One Life to Live (series; also known as Between Heaven and Hell and One Life to Live: The Summer of Seduction),ABC, 1971-1975
  • Aram Kolegian, Charlie's Angels (pilot), ABC, 1976
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • The Good Old Boys, TNT, 1995
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) A Patriot for Me, Imperial Theatre, 1969
  • Fortune and Men's Eyes, Stage 73, New York City, 1969
  • Delivery Man, House of Dunkelmayer, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Joel, Toreador, Broadhurst Theatre, 1971
  • Four on a Garden, Broadhurst Theatre, 1971
  • Simpson and Papa, Blue Boys, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Stephen Dedalus, Ulysses in Nighttown, Winter Garden Theatre, NewYork City, 1974
  • Austin, True West, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre,New York City, 1981
  • Also appeared in Fishing and The Time Trial, both New YorkShakespeare Festival.
  • Stage Director
  • The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, Josephine Street Theatre, SanAntonio, TX, 1990
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Metamorphosis of Men in Black, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2000
  • Design in Motion: The Look of "Men in Black II," Columbia TriStarHome Video, 2002
  • Creature Featurettes, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2002
  • Barry Sonnenfeld's Intergalactic Guide to Comedy, Columbia TriStarHome Video, 2002
  • Audio Books
  • Narrator (with others), Texas Bound: Stories by Texas Writers Read byTexas Actors, 1994
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Movies
  • The Good Old Boys, TNT, 1995
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • "Love You to Death" and "Rap Mama Goose," Under Siege (also knownas Piege an haute mer), Warner Bros., 1992

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    • Marill, Alvin H., The Films of Tommy Lee Jones, Carol Publishing Group (Secaucus, NJ), 1998
    • Newsmakers 1994, Issue 4, Gale, 1994
    Periodicals
    • Cowboys and Indians, September, 2000, pp. 144-49, 183
    • Elle, August, 1993
    • Empire, October, 1997, pp. 92-93
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 23, 1994, pp. 28-33
    • Film Comment, January-February, 1994, pp. 30-36
    • GQ, March, 1994, pp. 210-15
    • Interview, June, 1995, p. 80
    • Jet, June 23, 1997, p. 62
    • Los Angeles Times, August 1, 1993, pp. F6, F28-F30
    • New Yorker, April 4, 1994, pp. 57-63
    • New York Times, March 5, 1995, sec. 2
    • People Weekly, September 6, 1993, pp. 83-85; December 27, 1993, pp. 106-07; August 28, 1995, p. 42; July 17, 2000, p. 20
    • Premiere, July, 2002, p. 86
    • Texas Monthly, October, 1993, p. 106
    • Time, September 6, 1993, p. 65
    • Total Film, September, 1997, p. 31
    • USA Weekend, January 6, 1995, pp. 4-5

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