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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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Known For

Ryan's Daughter
Ryan's Daughter Major Doryan
(1970)
Wild in the Streets
(1968)
The Looking Glass War
(1970)
Three in the Attic
Three in the Attic Paxton Quigley
(1968)

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 1996 Mad Dog Time
Nicholas Falco
 1970 Ryan's Daughter
Major Doryan
 1970 The Looking Glass War
Leiser
 1968 Three in the Attic
Paxton Quigley
 1968 Wild in the Streets
Max Frost
 1967 Chubasco
Chubasco
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 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)
 1965-1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Jesse James
- A Burying for Rosey (1966) ... Jesse James
- Wanted: Dead and Only (1966) ... Jesse James
- A Field of Wild Flowers (1966) ... Jesse James
- Dark Side of the Moon (1966) ... Jesse James
- The Hunted and the Hunters (1966) ... Jesse James
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 1999 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Christopher Jones (1999) ... Himself
 1970 Film Night (TV Series)
Himself
- 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.

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Chris Jones

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

But you know, I loved David [David Lean], and he liked me and we got along great most of the time. Just a few times it was head-to-head. But I totally respected him. A brilliant director. The best there was. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Star Sign:

Leo

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