Henry Jones

Highest Rated: 96% Vertigo (1958)
Birthday: Aug 1, 1912
Birthplace: Not Available
Starting out in musicals and comedies, leather-lunged character actor Henry Jones had developed into a versatile dramatic actor by the 1950s, though he never abandoned his willingness to make people laugh. Jones scored his first cinematic bullseye when he re-created his Broadway role as the malevolent handyman Leroy in the 1956 cinemadaptation of Maxwell Anderson's The Bad Seed (1956). Refusing to be typed, Jones followed this triumph with a brace of quietly comic roles in Frank Tashlin's The Girl Can't Help It (1956) and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter. He returned to Broadway in 1958, winning the Tony and New York Drama Critics' awards for his performance in Sunrise at Campobello. Since that time, Jones has flourished in films, often making big impressions in the tiniest of roles: the coroner in Vertigo (1958), the bicycle salesman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), the hotel night clerk in Dick Tracy (1990) and so on. From 1963's Channing onward, Jones has been a regular on several weekly TV series, most notably as Judge Jonathan Dexter in Phyllis (1975-76) and B. Riley Wicker on the nighttime serial Falcon Crest (1985-86). Henry Jones is the father of actress Jocelyn Jones.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Breathing Lessons Sam 1994
90% The Grifters Simms 1990
92% Arachnophobia Dr. Sam Metcalf 1990
63% Dick Tracy Night Clerk 1990
No Score Yet Enid Is Sleeping Old Man 1990
No Score Yet Nowhere to Run Judge Culbert 1988
80% Deathtrap Porter Milgrim 1982
No Score Yet Balboa Jeffry Duncan 1982
No Score Yet California Gold Rush Joe Gillis 1981
81% 9 to 5 Hinkle 1980
No Score Yet The Outfit Doctor 1974
No Score Yet Tom Sawyer Mister Dobbins 1973
80% Pete 'n' Tillie Mr. Tucker 1972
No Score Yet Napoleon and Samantha Mr. Gutteridge 1972
No Score Yet Skin Game Sam 1971
62% Support Your Local Gunfighter Ez 1971
No Score Yet Hitched Actor 1971
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee Rev. Green 1970
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Hanson 1970
No Score Yet Rabbit, Run Mr. Angstrom 1970
90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Bike Salesman 1969
No Score Yet Rascal Garth Shadwick 1969
No Score Yet Angel in My Pocket Will Sinclair 1969
71% Support Your Local Sheriff! Preacher Henry Jackson 1969
No Score Yet Stay Away, Joe Hy Slager 1968
No Score Yet Project X Dr. Crowther 1968
No Score Yet The Champagne Murders (Le Scandal) Mr. Clarke 1967
No Score Yet Never Too Late Dr. Kimbrough 1965
No Score Yet Angel Baby Ben Hays 1961
No Score Yet Cash McCall Gil Clark 1960
No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Parker Welk 1960
96% Vertigo Coroner 1958
96% 3:10 to Yuma Alex Potter 1957
90% Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Rufus 1957
No Score Yet The Girl He Left Behind Hanson 1956
63% The Bad Seed Radio Voice LeRoy, Handyman, 1956
75% The Girl Can't Help It Mousie 1956
No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Actor 1953
No Score Yet The Lady Says No Potsy 1952
No Score Yet This Is the Army Soldier/Singer 1943

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Arnold
  • 1991
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Mr. Newbower
  • 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Morris Penroy
  • 1988
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Butler
  • 1987
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Banning
  • 1986
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Hector
  • 1982
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Dutton
  • 1981
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Austin Barnes Supervisor Hawley
  • 1981
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Chaplain
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Mr. Phelps
  • 1973
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
L. Luther Gross Cagle
  • 1972
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Sheriff King Arthur/Uncle Leo
  • 1972
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Arnell
  • 1971
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Lockridge Dwight
  • 1967
  • 1964
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Brian O'Brian
  • 1966
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Harry Parker Treadwell Long Miles Cheever George Tiffany
  • 1962
  • 1959
  • 1957
  • 1956
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
J. Hardy Hempstead
  • 1960
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
Kermit
  • 1958

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