Jeffrey Jones

Jeffrey Jones

Highest Rated: 93% Amadeus (1984)

Lowest Rated: 6% Who's Your Caddy? (2007)

Birthday: Sep 28, 1946

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

An accomplished American actor of both stage and screen, Jeffrey Jones became known for a series of frequently hilarious characters ranging from the bumptious, to the blundering, to the merely bewildered. Jones gained widespread recognition in the period biopic that essayed the short, tumultuous life of master composer Mozart, "Amadeus" (1984) starring to riotous effect as the preening, child-like Emperor of Austria. As notable as that role was, he topped himself with a turn as a high school principal obsessed with catching hooky-playing hero Matthew Broderick in John Hughes' "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986). Jones found a professional home as part of director Tim Burton's unofficial acting troupe in efforts like "Beetlejuice" (1988), "Ed Wood" (1994) and "Sleepy Hollow" (1999). Jones also appeared in the critically acclaimed cable Western "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06) as a journalist in a corrupt pioneer town.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 14% 10.0 Earthquake Gladstone (Character) - 2014
6% 59% Who's Your Caddy? Richard Cummings (Character) $5.7M 2007
53% 51% Heartbreakers Mr. Appel (Character) $40.3M 2001
26% 79% How High Vice President (Character) $31.2M 2001
42% 26% Dr. Dolittle 2 Joseph Potter (Character) $113M 2001
No Score Yet 39% Life in the Fast Lane Minister Pete (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's No Fish Food in Heaven Minister Pete (Character) - 2000
48% 78% Ravenous Col. Hart (Character) $2.1M 1999
No Score Yet 33% Flypaper Roger (Character) - 1999
69% 80% Sleepy Hollow Reverend Steenwyck (Character) $101.1M 1999
8% 68% The Pest Gustav Shank (Character) $3.5M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santa Fe Dr. Raskin (Character) - 1997
63% 80% The Devil's Advocate Eddie Barzoon (Character) $61M 1997
68% 66% The Crucible Thomas Putnam (Character) $7.3M 1996
14% 55% Houseguest Ron Timmerman (Character) $26.3M 1995
92% 88% Ed Wood Criswell (Character) $5.9M 1994
47% 55% Stay Tuned Spike (Character) $9.4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to Buzzsaw Matt Skearns/Peter Van Der Haven (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 47% Out on a Limb Matt Skearns/Peter Van Der Haven (Character) $1.6M 1992
9% 43% Mom and Dad Save the World Dick Nelson (Character) $1.8M 1992
No Score Yet 42% Enid Is Sleeping Floyd (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over Her Dead Body Floyd (Character) - 1990
89% 88% The Hunt for Red October Oliver Wendell 'Skip' Tyler (Character) $119.1M 1990
27% 46% Who's Harry Crumb? Eliot Draisen (Character) $10.4M 1989
55% 69% Valmont Gercourt (Character) $572.9K 1989
85% 82% Beetlejuice Charles Deitz (Character) $73.5M 1988
60% 72% Without a Clue Inspector Lestrade (Character) $7.3M 1988
No Score Yet 49% The Hanoi Hilton Fischer (Character) $39K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet George Washington: The Forging of a Nation Thomas Jefferson (Character) - 1986
13% 38% Howard the Duck Dr. Walter Jenning (Character) $15M 1986
81% 92% Ferris Bueller's Day Off Dean Edward 'Ed' R. Roony (Character) $69M 1986
18% 41% Transylvania 6-5000 Lepescu (Character) $7.2M 1985
93% 95% Amadeus Emperor Joseph II (Character) - 1984
60% 59% Easy Money Clive Barlow (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
92% 96% Deadwood A.W. Merrick (Character) 2004-2006
100% 90% Invader Zim Unknown (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1998
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fresno Mr. Acme (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Deadwood A.W. Merrick (Character)

QUOTES FROM Jeffrey Jones CHARACTERS

Dr. Jenning says: If you can't take the heat, get out of that kitchen!

Delia Deetz says: If you don't let me gut out this house and make it my own, I will go insane, and I will take you with me!

Charles Deetz says: Yeah, well you know, maybe the house could use a little remodeling. Uh... But, why don't you just leave this room alone, okay?

Delia Deetz says: Okay.

Barbara Maitland says: I'm gonna get her.

Spike says: Fasten your seat belts, folks. It's going to be a bumpy ride!

Reverend Steenwyck says: Their heads weren't found severed. Their heads were not found at all.

Ichabod Crane says: The heads are... gone?

James Hardenbrook says: Taken. Taken by the Headless Horseman. Taken back to hell.

Ferris Bueller says: Do you have a kiss for daddy?

Sloane Peterson says: Are you kidding? (they kiss and make out)

Sloane Peterson says: Are you kidding?

Ed Rooney says: (see's this from a distance) hmmm, so that's how it is in their family.

Ed Rooney says: Hmmm, so that's how it is in their family.

Criswell says: Eddie, we're in show biz. It's all about razzle-dazzle. Appearances. If you look good, and you talk well, people will swallow anything.

Criswell says: We are all intrested in the future cause that is where we will be spending the rest of our lives

Criswell says: We are all interested in the future cause that is where we will be spending the rest of our lives.

Emperor Joseph II says: Too many notes.

Dr. Jenning says: I don't have a license. My name is not Jack.

Dr. Jenning says: She took my eggs.

Dr. Jenning says: In the lab that night, we saw a single feather fall. We weren't aware that the rest of you, Howard, had landed in that alley just two miles away. Any questions?

Howard T. Duck says: Yeah. Where are my pants?

Delia Deetz says: Chalrles if you do not let me remodel this house, I will go insane and take you with me!

Charles Deetz says: Yeah...well maybe it could use a fixer up. Tell you what, just this room alone ok?

Charles Deetz says: Yeah...well maybe it could use a fixer up. Tell you what, just this room alone okay?

Ed Rooney says: I don't trust this kid any further than I can throw him.

School Secretary says: Well, with your bad knee, Ed, you shouldn't throw anybody. It's true.

Ed Rooney says: What is so dangerous about a character like Ferris Bueller is he gives good kids bad ideas. Last thing I need at this point in my career is 1,500 Ferris Bueller disciples running around these halls. He jeopardizes my ability to effectively govern this student body.

School Secretary says: He makes you look like an ass, is what he does, Ed.

Ed Rooney says: Thank you, Grace, but I think you're wrong.

School Secretary says: Oh, he's very popular, Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads â?? they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

School Secretary says: Oh, he's very popular, Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads, they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

Ed Rooney says: hat is why I need to show these kids that the example he sets is a first-class ticket to nowhere!

Ed Rooney says: That is why I need to show these kids that the example he sets is a first-class ticket to nowhere!

School Secretary says: Oh, Ed, you sounded like Dirty Harry just then.

Ed Rooney says: Really? Thanks, Grace.

Charles Deetz says: As soon as we get settled, we'll build you a dark room in the basement, okay?

Lydia Deetz says: My whole life is a dark room. One big dark room.

Delia Deetz says: So you were miserable in New York City, and now you're going to be miserable out here in the sticks. At least someone's life hasn't been upheaved.

Emperor Joseph II says: There are simply too many notes.

Emperor Joseph II says: Well...there it is.