Dean Jones

Dean Jones

Highest Rated: 94% That Darn Cat! (1965)

Lowest Rated: 0% Two on a Guillotine (1965)

Birthday: Jan 25, 1931

Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, USA

Over the course of more than half a century, Dean Jones built up a name synonymous with family-friendly entertainment. Kicking off his film career with the campy Walt Disney comedies of the 1960s, Jones eventually went on to explore spiritually-themed stage productions and action blockbusters like "Clear and Present Danger" (1994). No matter the variety of endeavors he attempted later in his career, Jones forever remained the wholesome comedian at the center of kooky family fare. Dean Carroll Jones was born on January 25, 1931 in Decatur, Alabama. A young Jones served in the United States Navy and attended Asbury University before exploring a career on the stage and screen. After accumulating a number of minor film and television parts throughout the 1950s, Jones leapt to a starring position on the sitcom "Ensign O'Toole" (NBC 1962-63), which in turn led him to roles in hit Walt Disney family comedies like "That Darn Cat!" (1965) and "The Love Bug" (1968). Jones enjoyed a brief stint in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" in 1970. Following a conversion to born-again Christianity after he stopped drinking, Jones branched out to heavier dramas like the political biography "Born Again" (1978) and pioneered Christianity-themed stage productions throughout the 1980s. After returning to his family comedy roots with the hit film "Beethoven" (1992), Jones played opposite Harrison Ford in the acclaimed crime drama "Clear and Present Danger" (1994). Jones spent the last years of his career playing small cameos and voiceover roles. On September 1, 2015, an 84-year-old Jones died following a battle with Parkinson's disease.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Speed and Mayhem Down Under Director - 2014
No Score Yet 68% Mandie and the Secret Tunnel Jason Bond (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Plug Lady Original Music - 2004
92% 67% Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Dean Arbagast (Voice) - 1998
No Score Yet 50% The Love Bug Jim Douglas (Character) - 1997
13% 23% That Darn Cat Mr. Flint (Character) $18.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Report: Journey to Mars Dr. Scott Berlin (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 41% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Dean Webster Carlson (Character) - 1995
80% 74% Clear and Present Danger Judge Moore (Character) $121.5M 1994
30% 35% Beethoven Herman Varnick, D.V.M. (Character) $56.5M 1992
No Score Yet 63% Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style Harry Bannister (Character) - 1992
31% 46% Other People's Money Bill Coles (Character) $24.2M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire and Rain Jack Ayers (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 29% The Dark Power Art Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Acts Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Days of Summer Ed Cooper (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born Again Charles W. Colson (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Every Day Was the Fourth of July Ed Cooper (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 60% Once Upon a Brothers Grimm Jakob Grimm/Grandmother (Character) - 1977
60% 57% Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Jim Douglas (Character) - 1977
50% 43% The Shaggy D.A. Wilby Daniels (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Superinvisible Peter Denwell (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guess Who's Sleeping in My Bed? George Gregory (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Man's Whiskers James E. Cooper (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 60% Snowball Express Johnny Baxter (Character) - 1972
17% 41% $1,000,000 Duck Professor Albert Dooley (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 70% The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Fred Bolton (Character) - 1968
76% 66% The Love Bug Jim Douglas (Character) - 1968
82% 72% Blackbeard's Ghost Steve Walker (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 45% Monkeys, Go Home! Hank Dussard (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 48% Any Wednesday Cass Henderson (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 73% The Ugly Dachshund Mark Garrison (Character) - 1966
94% 71% That Darn Cat! Zeke Kelso (Character) - 1965
0% 30% Two on a Guillotine Val Henderson (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Interns Dr. Lew Worship (Character) - 1964
17% 57% Under the Yum Yum Tree Dave Manning (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of the Quarter Moon Lexington Nelson (Character) - 1959
40% 34% Never So Few Sgt. Jim Norby (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 49% Torpedo Run Lt. Jake `'Fuzz'` Foley (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 89% Handle With Care Zachary Davis (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Imitation General Cpl. Terry Sellers (Character) - 1958
80% 72% Jailhouse Rock Teddy Talbot (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 14% Ten Thousand Bedrooms Dan (Character) - 1957
83% 86% Somebody Up There Likes Me Private in Rocky's Tent at Army Base (Character) - 1956
80% 76% Tea and Sympathy Ollie, Tennis Partner (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great American Pastime Buck Rivers (Character) - 1956

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beethoven George Newton (Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Herbie, the Love Bug Jim Douglas (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Jim Douglas (Character) 1981 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Zeke Kelso (Character) 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Heavens Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Visual Bible: Acts Luke (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Richard Connell (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ensign O'Toole Ensign O'Toole (Character) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960

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