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Dean Jones (I) (1931–2015)

Dean Jones was born on Sunday, January 25th, 1931 in Decatur, Alabama, USA as Dean Carroll Jones. He is an actor, best known for Beethoven (1992) , The Love Bug (1968), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and especially St. John in Exile (1986). He has two daughters from his first marriage to Mae Entwisle: Caroline Jones (1955) and Deanna Demaree (... See full bio »

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 2009 God Provides (Video)
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
- Trustworthiness (1998) ... Chauncey (voice)
 1997 The Love Bug (TV Movie)
Jim Douglas
 1997 Superman (TV Series)
Col. Sam Lane
- Monkey Fun (1997) ... Col. Sam Lane (voice)
 1997 That Darn Cat
Mr. Flint
 1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Dr. Karel
- DNA Doomsday (1996) ... Dr. Karel (voice)
 1995 Nowhere Man (TV Series)
Jonathan Crane
- Father (1995) ... Jonathan Crane
 1995 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (TV Movie)
Dean Webster Carlson
 1994 The Visual Bible: Acts (Video)
 1992 Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (TV Movie)
Harry Bannister
 1992 Queen Esther (Video short)
King Ahasuerus (voice)
 1991 Other People's Money
Bill Coles
 1989 Fire and Rain (TV Movie)
Jack Ayers
 1984-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Leonard Palmer / Marcus Boswell
- It's a Dog's Life (1984) ... Marcus Boswell
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Steve Marsh
- Yesterday's Child (1984) ... Steve Marsh
 1984 Don't Ask Me, Ask God (TV Movie)
Future Father
 1983 The Gospel According to Scrooge (TV Movie)
 1977 Once Upon a Brothers Grimm (TV Movie)
Jakob Grimm / Grandmother (segment "Little Red Riding Hood")
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
- Coffee, Tea, or Gloria (1976) ... Brad
 1974 The Sugarland Express
Policeman at Football Game (uncredited)
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Ronston
- Spectre (1974) ... Dr. Ronston
 1973 Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (TV Movie)
George Gregory
 1972 Snowball Express
Johnny Baxter
 1972 The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Movie)
James E. Cooper
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series)
Linc McCray / Linc
- The Rivalry (1971) ... Linc
- Annie Get Your Cue (1971) ... Linc
- The Auction (1971) ... Linc McCray
- Billy the Kid (1971) ... Linc McCray
- The Spy (1971) ... Linc McCray
 1970 Mr. Superinvisible
Peter Denwell
 1969 What's It All About, World? (TV Series)
Host (1969)
 1968 The Love Bug
 1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
Fredrick 'Fred' Bolton
 1967 Monkeys, Go Home!
Hank Dussard
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Alec Tate
- Alec Tate (1965) ... Alec Tate
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Eddie Carew
- The Rise and Fall of Eddie Carew (1965) ... Eddie Carew
 1965 Two on a Guillotine
Val Henderson
 1964 The New Interns
Dr. Lew Worship
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Rudy Davis
- Who Killed Eleanora Davis? (1963) ... Rudy Davis
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Connell
- Fire in a Sacred Fruit Tree (1963) ... Dr. Richard Connell
 1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree
Dave Manning
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Lt. Burton
- The Lieutenant Burton Story (1962) ... Lt. Burton
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Barry Steele
- Play It Blue (1962) ... Barry Steele
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Jamie Coburn
- A Killing in Calico (1961) ... Jamie Coburn
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Danny Kidd
- The Friendship (1961) ... Danny Kidd
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Detective Phil Winslow
- Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) ... Detective Phil Winslow
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Joe Brady
- Red Sand (1960) ... Joe Brady
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Danny Cannon
- Beat the Drum Slowly (1960) ... Danny Cannon
 1960 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
John Anderson
- The Stowaway (1960) ... John Anderson
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Deputy Bill Devlin
- The Sunday Man (1960) ... Deputy Bill Devlin
 1959 Never So Few
Sgt. Jim Norby
 1959 Night of the Quarter Moon
Lexington Nelson
 1958 Torpedo Run
Lt. Jake 'Fuzz' Foley
 1958 Imitation General
Cpl. Terry Sellers
 1958 Handle with Care
Zachary Davis
 1957 Jailhouse Rock
Teddy Talbot
 1957 Until They Sail
US Marine Lt (uncredited)
 1957 Designing Woman
Assistant Stage Manager in Boston (uncredited)
 1957 Slander
Newscaster (uncredited)
 1956 The Rack
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1956 Tea and Sympathy
 1956 These Wilder Years
Hardware Clerk
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Private in Rocky's Tent at Army Base (uncredited)
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He was born Dean Carroll Jones on January 25, 1931, in Decatur, Alabama. His father worked for a railroad company and the family moved often, living in Washington, D.C., Nashville and New Orleans. "It was in New Orleans I really learned how to sing," Jones told the Pittsburgh Press in 1969. Dropping out of school at 15, he worked for a short time singing in a club in that city, but when the club ... See more »


Was very comical in Disney movies, he acted in, especially That Darn Cat! (1965) See more »

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