Henry Jones

Henry Jones

Highest Rated: 97% 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Lowest Rated: 62% Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

Birthday: Aug 1, 1912

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

After graduating from Saint Joseph's Preparatory School in his native Philadelphia, Henry Jones ventured into Broadway, making his acting debut in a 1938 production of "Hamlet." His theatrical career was halted during World War II, when he fought for the U.S. Army. Upon his return, he found a highly successful stage role as slain worker Leroy Jessup in the play "The Bad Seed" (He later reprised the role for the 1956 film version). In the 1950s, Jones ventured into television, finding recurring and one-off roles on a variety of live drama programs, including "The Web"--from 1951 to 1953--and "The Revlon Mirror Theatre" in 1953. The Glenn Ford-starring 1957 action-drama, "3:10 to Yuma" brought Jones a memorable role as town drunk Alex Potter, and he popped up for a brief-but-memorable spot as a coroner in Hitchock's 1958 mystery classic, "Vertigo." As long as there were parts to be claimed, Jones was there to fill the void, often bringing a slightly disturbing magnetism to the screen with him. He kept working throughout the following decades--and well into the '90s--and his remaining well-remembered parts include a spot as a bike salesman in George Roy Hill's 1969 western classic, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and a night clerk in Warren Beatty's 1990 crime re-vamp, "Dick Tracy."

Highest rated movies

3:10 to Yuma
Arachnophobia
Vertigo
The Grifters
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
The Girl Can't Help It
9 to 5

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 57% Breathing Lessons Sam (Character) - 1994
93% 54% Arachnophobia Doctor Sam Metcalf (Character) $53.2M 1990
91% 70% The Grifters Simms (Character) $10.1M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Run Judge Culbert (Character) - 1989
71% 71% Deathtrap Porter Milgrim (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Gold Rush Joe Gillis (Character) - 1981
81% 74% 9 to 5 Mr. Hinkle (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Columbo: Word Games Josh Alden (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Armitage (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Is the Black Dahlia? Lee Jones (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roll, Freddy, Roll Theodore Menlo (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 52% Tom Sawyer Mr. Dobbins (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Letters The Postman (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 59% Die, Darling, Die George Davis (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Codge Collier (Character) - 1972
80% 73% Pete 'n' Tillie Mr. Tucker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 44% Napoleon and Samantha Mr. Gutteridge (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 54% Skin Game Sam (Character) - 1971
62% 61% Support Your Local Gunfighter Ez (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day They Hanged Kid Curry Judge (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 67% The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Hanson (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 58% Dirty Dingus Magee Rev. Green (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 0% Rabbit, Run Mr. Angstrom (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Hate Love Tom Blunden (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 44% Rascal Garth Shadwick (Character) - 1969
75% 81% Support Your Local Sheriff! Henry Jackson (Character) - 1969
89% 92% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Bike Salesman (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 87% Angel in My Pocket Will Sinclair (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Project X Dr. Crowther (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 42% Stay Away, Joe Hy Slager (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something for a Lonely Man R.J. Hoferkamp (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 50% The Champagne Murders Mr. Clarke (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 64% Never Too Late Dr. Kimbrough (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 0% Angel Baby Ben Hays (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 44% Cash McCall Gilmore "Gil" Clark (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Parker Welk (Character) - 1960
93% 93% Vertigo Coroner (Character) $1.8M 1958
86% 76% Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Henry Rufus (Character) - 1957
97% 79% 3:10 to Yuma Alex Potter, town drunk (Character) - 1957
63% 82% The Bad Seed LeRoy (Character) - 1956
82% 69% The Girl Can't Help It Mousie (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taxi Unknown (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% The Lady Says No Potsy (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest B. Riley Wicker (Character) 1981-1990
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Dora Hughes Whitney Lennox (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Precinct Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Filthy Rich Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Hector Farley (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Columbo Josh Alden (Character) 1979-1980
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Father Clement (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Phyllis Judge Jonathan Dexter (Character) 1975-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1975
100% 100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Owen Metcalf (Character) 1973-1974
No Score Yet 50% The Partridge Family Mr. Phelps (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paul Lynde Show Judge Conrad (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1972
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Pap Steiffer (Guest Star) 1967 1970 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Paulie (Guest Star) 1968 1971
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mr. Arnell (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. Professor Harold Ainsworth (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Jebediah (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Leech (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet 81% Lost in Space Jeremiah Smith (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Brian O'Brian (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956-1957 1959 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961-1962
82% 95% The Twilight Zone J. Hardy Hempstead (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet 100% Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Ed Kreiber (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952-1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1951 1953