L.Q. Jones

L.Q. Jones

Highest Rated: 97% Major Dundee (1965)

Lowest Rated: 6% Lightning Jack (1994)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1927

Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, USA

Tall, laconic character player of film and TV usually in Westerns, war films, and other tough guy fare so abundant in the 1950s and early 60s. L.Q. Jones, who took his stage name from his first film role in Raoul Walsh's "Battle Cry" (1954), worked with some of the most celebrated figures in action filmmaking. Some career highlights include Don Siegel's "Flaming Star" (1960), a superior Elvis Presley Western; "Hell Is For Heroes" (1962), a brilliant WWII film starring Steve McQueen; and Sam Peckinpah's much admired "Ride the High Country" (1962), "The Wild Bunch" (1969), and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" (1973). Jones also appeared in such classic TV Westerns as "Rawhide" and "The Virginian." Trying his hand at directing and screenwriting, Jones crafted the cult classic "A Boy and His Dog" (1975). Based on the award-winning novella by Harlan Ellison about a post-apocalyptic Earth where young men use telepathic (and much smarter) dogs to scavenge for food and women. Making good use of his small budget, Jones conveyed both the desperation and desolation of the setting by shooting in deserts and other isolated areas. Furthermore, he elicited a finely tuned performance from Don Johnson and gained some respectability by casting Jason Robards in a supporting role. Jones subsequently returned to acting, appearing in such features as, "Mother, Jugs & Speed" (1976), "Lone Wolf McQuade" (1982) and the Australian Western, "Lightning Jack" (1994). L.Q. Jones died on July 9, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 94.

Highest rated movies

Major Dundee
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
The Wild Bunch
Flaming Star
Men in War
Ride the High Country
The Mask of Zorro
The Naked and the Dead

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
81% 59% A Prairie Home Companion Chuck Akers (Character) $20.3M 2006
No Score Yet 27% Route 666 Sheriff Bob Conaway (Character) - 2001
80% 73% The Jack Bull Henry Ballard (Character) - 1999
20% 31% The Patriot Frank (Character) - 1998
83% 73% The Mask of Zorro Three-Fingered Jack (Character) $93.8M 1998
63% 70% The Edge Styles (Character) $27.8M 1997
No Score Yet 26% Tornado! Ephram Thorne (Character) - 1996
79% 93% Casino Pat Webb (Character) $42.4M 1995
6% 46% Lightning Jack Sheriff (Character) $15.3M 1994
No Score Yet 26% River of Death Hiller (Character) $237.5K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red River Sims (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 28% Bulletproof Sgt. O'Rourke (Character) - 1988
57% 66% Lone Wolf McQuade Dakota (Character) - 1983
17% 34% The Beast Within Sheriff Pool (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Charlie... The Moonbeam Rider Floyd (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Standing Tall Nate Rackely (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 73% Winterhawk Gates (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banjo Hackett Sheriff Tadlock (Character) - 1976
50% 54% Mother, Jugs & Speed Davey (Character) - 1976
76% 63% A Boy and His Dog Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1975
33% 54% White Line Fever Buck (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Roy Ralstop (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhunter Charles `'Crutch'` Shanks (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange and Deadly Occurrence Sheriff Berlinger (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Sundance Charles Siringo (Character) - 1973
57% 83% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Black Harris (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bravos Ben Lawler (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireball Forward Maj. Larkin (Character) - 1972
20% 55% The Hunting Party Hog Warren (Character) - 1971
13% 34% The Brotherhood of Satan Sheriff (Character),
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1971
94% 81% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Taggart (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The McMasters Russel (Character) - 1970
91% 90% The Wild Bunch T.C. (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 41% Stay Away, Joe Bronc Hoverty (Character) - 1968
97% 67% Major Dundee Arthur Hadley (Character) $14.9K 1965
No Score Yet 43% Apache Rifles Mike Greer (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Angel Buttons (Character) - 1964
89% 83% Ride the High Country Sylvus Hammond (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Bedroom Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1962
No Score Yet 25% Ten Who Dared Billy "Missouri" Hawkins (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 55% Cimarron Millis (Character) - 1960
91% 71% Flaming Star Tom Howard (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 49% Torpedo Run `'Hash'` Benson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 66% Buchanan Rides Alone Pecos Hill (Character) - 1958
83% 38% The Naked and the Dead Woodrow "Woody" Wilson (Character) - 1958
90% 74% Men in War Sgt. Davis (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 38% Operation Mad Ball Ozark (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santiago Digger (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 55% Between Heaven and Hell Pvt. Kenny Co.G (Character) - 1956
58% 65% Love Me Tender Pardee Fleming (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% Toward the Unknown 2nd Lt. Sweeney (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Zero Pvt. Felix O'Hara (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 47% Battle Cry Pvt. L.Q. Jones (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Annapolis Story Watson (Character) - 1955

TV

Credit
15% No Score Yet dr. vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Warren (Guest Star) 1979 1982
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1978-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sacketts Belden (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Gun Dealer (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Sheriff Virgil Spoontz (Guest Star) 1971 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Gecko Ridley (Guest Star) 1963-1965 1969-1970 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1961 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Edward Lewis (Guest Star) 1958 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Betts (Character),
Sergeant (Guest Star)
1959-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Stan Galloway (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Attorney Blake (Guest Star) 1958 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Tex (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Ringo Billy Boy Jethro (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Character) 1955-1956