Dean Jones

Dean Jones

  • Highest Rated: 94% That Darn Cat! (1965)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The $1,000,000 Duck (1971)
  • Birthday: Jan 25, 1931
  • Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, USA
  • After a four-year hitch with the Air Corps, Dean Jones worked the nightclub and cabaret circuit as a blues singer. It was, however, as an actor that Jones was signed to an MGM contract in 1956; he spent the next four years essaying showy supporting roles in films like Tea and Sympathy (1956), Jailhouse Rock (1957) and Torpedo Run (1958). He made his first Broadway appearance in 1960, then went on to star in the TV service sitcom Ensign O'Toole (1962). Jones spent the next several years in light leading-man assignments in such Disney fare as That Darn Cat! (1965), The Ugly Dachshund (1966) The Love Bug (1968) and The Boatniks (1970). He returned to TV in 1970 as host of What's It All About World (1969), then scored a Broadway hit as the central character in the Steven Sondheim musical Company. In 1971, it was back to sitcom-land with the 13-week TVer Chicago Teddy Bears. Throughout the 1970s, Jones became increasingly involved in religious activities; this was reflected to a large degree in his sincere portrayal of Charles Colson in Born Again (1978). He made yet another TV comeback in Disney's Herbie the Love Bug in 1982, the same year that he published his autobiography, Under Running Laughter. Dean Jones remained busy as a film character actor into the 1990s, most delightfully in the atypical role of the vivisection-happy villain in Beethoven (1992). In 1997, he appeared in remakes of both That Darn Cat! and The Love Bug, reprising his role of Jim Douglas in the latter. Jones died in 2015, at age 84.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Dark Awakening Producer Director Screenwriter 2015
No Score Yet Coffin Baby Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet Mandie and the Secret Tunnel Jason Bond 2009
92% Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero Dean Arbagast 1998
No Score Yet The Love Bug Jim Douglas 1997
13% That Darn Cat Mr. Flint 1997
No Score Yet The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Dean Carlson 1995
No Score Yet The Visual Bible: Acts (Falling Fire: The Gift of the Spirit) Actor 1994
80% Clear and Present Danger Judge Moore 1994
No Score Yet Saved by the Bell Hawaiian Style Harry 1992
33% Beethoven Dr. Herman Varnick 1992
31% Other People's Money Bill Coles 1991
No Score Yet Fire and Rain Jack Ayers 1989
No Score Yet St. John in Exile Actor 1988
No Score Yet Acts Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Long Days of Summer Ed Cooper 1980
No Score Yet When Every Day Was the Fourth of July Ed Cooper 1978
60% Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Jim Douglas 1977
No Score Yet Once Upon a Brothers Grimm Jakob Grimm 1977
50% The Shaggy D.A. Wilby Daniels 1976
No Score Yet Snowball Express Johnny Baxter 1972
0% The $1,000,000 Duck Professor Albert Dooley 1971
No Score Yet Mr. Superinvisible Peter 1970
75% The Love Bug Jim Douglas 1969
82% Blackbeard's Ghost Steve Walker 1968
No Score Yet The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Fred Bolton 1968
No Score Yet Monkeys, Go Home! Hank Dussard 1967
No Score Yet Any Wednesday Cass Henderson 1966
No Score Yet The Ugly Dachshund Mark Garrison 1966
94% That Darn Cat! Agent Zeke Kelso 1965
0% Two on a Guillotine Val Henderson 1965
No Score Yet Under the Yum Yum Tree Dave Manning 1963
No Score Yet Never So Few Sgt. Jim Norby 1960
No Score Yet Imitation General Cpl. Terry Sellers 1958
No Score Yet Torpedo Run Lt. Jake 'Fuzz' Foley 1958
79% Jailhouse Rock Teddy Talbot 1957
60% Until They Sail Marine Lieutenant 1957
80% Tea and Sympathy Ollie 1957
No Score Yet Ten Thousand Bedrooms Dan 1957
No Score Yet The Rack Lieutenant 1956
20% The Opposite Sex Assistant Stage Manager 1956
No Score Yet These Wilder Years Hardware Clerk 1956
82% Somebody Up There Likes Me Private 1956

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Dr. Leonard Palmer Marcus Boswell
  • 1988
  • 1984
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Danny Kidd
  • 1961

QUOTES FROM Dean Jones CHARACTERS

Mark Garrison
How do you like that?
Mark Garrison
Well how do you like that?