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Jerry Jones (I) (1927–2012)

Jerry Jones was born on February 16, 1927 in Varner, Arkansas, USA as Jerry Louis Jones. He was an actor and writer, known for Dolemite (1975), The Long Goodbye (1973) and Tender Mercies (1983). He died on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Dolemite Blakeley
The Long Goodbye
The Long Goodbye Detective Green
Tender Mercies
Tender Mercies Country Man
Disco Godfather
Disco Godfather Dr. Fred Mathis


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 2004 All of Us (TV Series)
Restaurant Man
- Why Do Fools Fall Back in Love? (2004) ... Restaurant Man
 2004 The War of Gene (TV Series)
Pastor Dean
 2002 The Dolemite Explosion
Lt. Blakeley
 1986 Living the Blues
 1985 Walking the Edge
 1984 The Party Animal
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Newsstand Man
- Death by Kiki (1983) ... Newsstand Man
 1983 Tender Mercies
Country Man
 1979 Disco Godfather
Dr. Fred Mathis
 1976 The Human Tornado
Detective 'Pistol Pete' Blakeley
 1975 Dolemite
 1973 Hit!
The Weasel
 1973 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
- The Big Game (1973) ... Policeman
 1973 The Long Goodbye
Detective Green
 1973 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
- Boomerang (1973) ... Cabbie
 1972 Hit Man
CalTrans Worker (uncredited)
 1972 Top of the Heap
Club Owner
 1970 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
- Felix Is Missing (1970) ... Attendent
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Teacher #1
- The Lincoln Letter (1970) ... Teacher #1
 1970 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Police Officer
- The Babysitters (1970) ... Police Officer
 1970 MASH
Motor Pool Sergeant (uncredited)
 1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
- Doris vs. the Computer (1970) ... Policeman
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
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Founded and led the Chicago-based theatre company, Actors of America, which under his direction frequently produced James Baldwin's play, "Blues for Mr. Charlie," with Jones always playing Rev. Meredith. In the summer of 1968 he commenced casting the latest production of the play before abruptly leaving Chicago for sunnier ... See more »

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Currently (2005) writes and directs African-American themed plays, such as "Girl, I Knew He Was a Dog When He Barked in His Sleep" and "Queen of the Blues" (a tribute to Dinah Washington) in the Los Angeles area. Several of his plays have had successful runs at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood and feature up-and-coming African-American actors. See more »

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