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L.Q. Jones



What do actors Gig Young, Anne Shirley, and L.Q. Jones have in common? All of them lifted their show-biz names from characters they'd portrayed on screen. In 1955, University of Texas alumnus Justice McQueen made his film debut in Battle Cry, playing a laconic lieutenant named L.Q. Jones. McQueen liked his character so much that he remained L.Q. Jones offscreen ever after (though he never made it legal, still listing himself as Justice Ellis McQueen in the 1995 edition of Who's Who). A natural for westerns both vocally and physically, Jones played supporting roles in several big-screen oaters, and was seen on TV as Smitty on Cheyenne (1955-58) and as Belden on The Virginian (1964-67). Jones gained a measure of prominence in the films of Sam Peckinpah, notably Ride the High Country (1961) and The Wild Bunch (1969). Turning to the production side of the business in the early 1970s, L. Q. Jones produced and co-starred in the 1971 film Brotherhood of Satan; he also co-produced, directed, adapted and played a cameo (as a porn-movie actor!) in the fascinating 1975 cinemazation of Harlan Ellison's A Boy and His Dog, a tour de force that won Jones a Hugo Award from America's science fiction writers.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
81% A Prairie Home Companion
  • Chuck Akers
2006
No Score Yet Route 666
  • Sheriff Conaway
2001
80% The Jack Bull
  • Henry Ballard
1999
22% The Patriot
  • Frank
1999
83% The Mask of Zorro
  • Three-Fingered Jack
1998
60% The Edge
  • Styles
1997
No Score Yet Tornado!
  • Ephram
1996
No Score Yet In Cold Blood
  • Tex Smith
1996
No Score Yet The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage
  • Actor
1996
80% Casino
  • Pat Webb
1995
6% Lightning Jack
  • Local Sheriff
1994
No Score Yet The Legend of Grizzly Adams
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet River of Death
  • Hiller
1989
No Score Yet Bulletproof
  • Sgt. O'Rourke
1988
No Score Yet Lone Wolf McQuade
  • Dakota
1983
No Score Yet Sacred Ground
  • Tolbert Coleman
1983
No Score Yet Timerider
  • Ben Potter
1983
13% The Beast Within
  • Sheriff
1982
No Score Yet Melanie
  • Buford
1982
No Score Yet The Sacketts
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider
  • Floyd Bevins
1979
No Score Yet Standing Tall
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Banjo Hackett
  • Sheriff Tadlock
1976
50% Mother, Jugs and Speed
  • Davey
1976
No Score Yet Winterhawk
  • Gates
1975
No Score Yet White Line Fever
  • Buck Wessle
1975
75% A Boy and His Dog
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet 43: The Petty Story
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet The Strange and Deadly Occurrence
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Manhunter
  • Actor
1974
83% Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Black Harris
1973
No Score Yet The Bravos
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Fireball Forward
  • Maj. Larkin
1972
0% The Brotherhood of Satan
  • Producer
  • Sheriff
1971
No Score Yet The Hunting Party
  • Hog Warren
1971
93% The Ballad of Cable Hogue
  • Taggart
1970
No Score Yet The McMasters
  • Russell
1970
98% The Wild Bunch
  • T.C.
1969
92% Hang 'em High
  • Loomis
1968
No Score Yet Stay Away, Joe
  • Bronc Hoverty
1968
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Killer
  • Hotel Clerk
1968
97% Major Dundee
  • Arthur Hadley
1965
No Score Yet Apache Rifles
  • Mike Greer
1964
No Score Yet Iron Angel
  • Buttons
1964
83% Hell Is for Heroes
  • Sgt. Frazer
1962
93% Ride the High Country
  • Sylvus Hammond
1962
No Score Yet Cimarron
  • Millis
1960
No Score Yet Ten Who Dared
  • Billy Hawkins
1960
91% Flaming Star
  • Tom Howard
1960
No Score Yet Battle of the Coral Sea
  • Yeoman Halliday
1959
No Score Yet Warlock
  • Jiggs
1959
No Score Yet The Naked and the Dead
  • Wilson
1958
No Score Yet Buchanan Rides Alone
  • Pecos Bill
1958
83% The Young Lions
  • Pvt. Donnelly
1958
No Score Yet Torpedo Run
  • `Hash' Benson
1958
No Score Yet Operation Mad Ball
  • Ozark
1957
89% Men in War
  • Sam Davis
1957
50% Love Me Tender
  • Fleming
1956
No Score Yet Toward the Unknown
  • Lt. Sweeney
1956
No Score Yet Between Heaven and Hell
  • Kenny
1956
No Score Yet An Annapolis Story
  • Watson
1955
No Score Yet Battle Cry
  • L.Q. Jones
1955

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Hoskins

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