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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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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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I never took the resemblance and comparisons to Dean [James Dean] too seriously, I felt that I had talent in my own right. See more »


Emotionally devastated by the August 9th, 1969 murder of his friend Sharon Tate, he suffered what he described as a "nervous breakdown" and abandoned his acting career. See more »

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