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Christopher Jones (I) (1941–2014)

Christopher Jones was a brief cult star of the late 60s counterculture era and a would-be successor to James Dean had he wanted it. Born Billy Frank Jones amid rather impoverished surroundings to a grocery clerk in Jackson, Tennessee in 1941, his artist mother had to be institutionalized when Chris was 4. She died in a mental facility in 1960 and ... See full bio »

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 1996 Mad Dog Time
Nicholas Falco
 1969 The Looking Glass War
 1968 Three in the Attic
Paxton Quigley
 1968 Wild in the Streets
Max Jacob 'Frost' Flatow Jr.
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Greg Martin
- The Test Tube Killer Affair (1967) ... Greg Martin
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Brandon Hill
- Tempest in a Texas Town (1967) ... Brandon Hill (as Chris Jones)
 1967 Chubasco
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 1999 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
- Christopher Jones (1999) ... Himself
 1970 Film Night (TV Series)
- We're the Last of the Travelling Circuses (1970) ... Himself (as Chris Jones)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Night of the Iguana" on Broadway.

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chris Jones


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[on visiting James Dean's family while AWOL from the army] The Winslows were very nice people and made me feel right at home. Marcus [Dean's cousin] was not home, I suppose he may have been in school. They took me up to Jimmy's room where his Levis were lying on the bed waiting for him to jump into them and there were several pairs of boots on the floor just where he had left them. His uncle ... See more »


A relationship with Cathy Abernathy (1974-1980) produced a son, Christopher Jones, Jr., in 1975. He later fathered four children via a ten-year relationship with Paula McKenna (1984-1994). See more »

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