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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)

Filmography

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 1996 Mad Dog Time
Nicholas Falco
 1970 The Looking Glass War
Leiser
 1968 Three in the Attic
Paxton Quigley
 1968 Wild in the Streets
Max Frost
 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
Chubasco
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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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Personal Details

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:

[in 1996, on why he left the film industry] I'd had a nervous breakdown over Sharon Tate's death. I had done three pictures in a row in Europe, and had so many love affairs I was exhausted. I was tired, man. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Star Sign:

Leo

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