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L.Q. Jones


Tall, sandy haired, mustachioed actor from Texas born Justus McQueen, who adopted the name of the character he portrayed in his first film, Battle Cry (1955). Jones, with his craggy, gaunt looks, first appeared in minor character roles in plenty of WWII films including The Young Lions (1958), The Naked and the Dead (1958), Hell Is for Heroes (1962)... See full bio »
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 2004 Dr. Vegas (TV Series)
Hondo
- All In (2004) ... Hondo
 1999 The Jack Bull (TV Movie)
Henry Ballard
 1996 In Cold Blood (TV Movie)
Tex Smith
 1996 Tornado! (TV Movie)
Ephram Thorne
 1994-1996 Renegade (TV Series)
Nathan Wayne / Nathan 'Duke' Wayne / Duke Nathan
- The Dollhouse (1996) ... Nathan 'Duke' Wayne
- Rio Reno (1996) ... Duke Nathan
 1994 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Billy Selkirk
- Deadly Reunion (1994) ... Billy Selkirk
 1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Mr. Weaver
- Crack House (1991) ... Mr. Weaver
 1988 Red River (TV Movie)
Sims
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Chuck Danford
- Cowboy George (1986) ... Chuck Danford
 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Sheriff Loftus
- The Monster (1984) ... Sheriff Loftus
 1983 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Ground Control #1
- All Fall Down (1983) ... Ground Control #1
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Sheriff Le Clerc / Sheriff Wyatt Le Clerc
- Colt Breaks Out (1982) ... Sheriff Le Clerc
- Colt's Outlaws (1982) ... Sheriff Wyatt Le Clerc
 1979-1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Morton / Warren
- Witness for the Persecution (1979) ... Warren
 1981 Riker (TV Series)
Massey
- Honkytonk (1981) ... Massey
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
John Whitter
- Hitman (1981) ... John Whitter
 1980 Enos (TV Series)
Garrett
- Blu Flu (1980) ... Garrett
 1976-1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Sam Mason / Burdette / Dan Jarvis / ...
- An Angel's Trail (1980) ... Sam Mason
- Angel Hunt (1979) ... Burdette
- Angels in the Backfield (1978) ... Dan Jarvis
- Bullseye (1976) ... Sgt. Billings
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Everett Mason
- The Lido Girls (1980) ... Everett Mason
 1980 Wild Times (TV Mini-Series)
Wild Bill Hickok
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Jake White
- Jake (1979) ... Jake White
 1979 The Runaways (TV Series)
Matthew Turner
- They'll Never Forgive Me (1979) ... Matthew Turner
 1979 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)
Renegade
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Movie)
Belden
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Batlin
- Luke (1979) ... Batlin
 1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series)
 1978 Colorado C.I. (TV Movie)
Hoyt Gunnison
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
Gun Dealer
- The Conspirators (1978) ... Gun Dealer
 1978 Standing Tall (TV Movie)
Nate Rackley
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Hoskins
- Rustling (1978) ... Hoskins
 1977 McCloud (TV Series)
Kenny Hingle
- The Moscow Connection (1977) ... Kenny Hingle
 1976 Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (TV Movie)
Sheriff Tadlock
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
Flakey Edwards
- The Big Switch (1976) ... Flakey Edwards
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
- Deadly Breed (1975)
 1973-1975 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Major Clarke Bealson / Sgt. Straight
- An Eye for an Eye (1973) ... Sgt. Straight
 1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (TV Movie)
Roy Ralstop
 1974 The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (TV Movie)
Sheriff Berlinger
 1973-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Cardiff / Harry Ashton
- Riddle at 24,000 (1974) ... Cardiff
- The Caller (1973) ... Harry Ashton
 1974 Manhunter (TV Movie)
Charles 'Crutch' Shanks
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Johnson
 1974 Mrs. Sundance (TV Movie)
Charles Siringo
 1971-1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Sheriff Virgil Spoontz / Phil Mackey
- Perfect Alibi (1973) ... Sheriff Virgil Spoontz
- Fool's Gold (1971) ... Phil Mackey
 1973 Assignment: Vienna (TV Series)
 1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Peterson / Clint Weaver
- McGuffin (1972) ... Peterson
- Stagecoach Seven (1971) ... Clint Weaver
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Dietrich
- A Purge of Madness (1972) ... Dr. Dietrich
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Cole
 1972 Fireball Forward (TV Movie)
Maj. Larkin
 1963-1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Gecko Ridley / Sumner Pendleton / Joe Nix / ...
- Tara (1972) ... Gecko Ridley
- The Gun (1970) ... Sumner Pendleton
- Albert (1970) ... Joe Nix
- The Good Samaritans (1969) ... Kittridge
- Dry Road to Nowhere (1965) ... Wally
 1972 The Bravos (TV Movie)
Ben Lawler
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Grover Curtis
- Delegate at Large (1971) ... Grover Curtis
 1967-1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Al Tanner / Wesley Davis
- Dynasty of Hate (1971) ... Al Tanner
- The Gold Card (1967) ... Wesley Davis
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Slate Meek
- Blind Man's Bluff (1969) ... Slate Meek
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Colonel Lew Cardell
- King of the Hill (1969) ... Colonel Lew Cardell
 1966-1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Gus Vandiver / Hutch / Earl Vaughn / ...
- Fall of a Hero (1968) ... Gus Vandiver
- Ambush (1967) ... Hutch
- Showdown in Limbo (1967) ... Earl Vaughn
- Court Martial (1967) ... Curtis
- By Force and Violence (1966) ... Cort
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Allie
- Hondo and the Death Drive (1967) ... Allie
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Lummy / Barnes
- The Search (1967) ... Lummy
- The Battleground (1967) ... Barnes
 1966-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Ernie Packer / Hotel Clerk
- The Lady Is My Wife (1967) ... Ernie Packer
- The Faceless Man (1966) ... Hotel Clerk
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Deputy
- Noon Wine (1966) ... Deputy
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
1st Gunman
- Sir Richard of Wretched (1966) ... 1st Gunman
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Ben Lloyd
- Rope's End (1966) ... Ben Lloyd
 1963-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Pee Jay / Pee Jay Peters / Luke / ...
- Clash at Broken Bluff (1965) ... Pee Jay
- Six Weeks to Bent Fork (1965) ... Pee Jay Peters
- The Race (1964) ... Luke
- Incident at Gila Flats (1964) ... Cpl. Wayne
- Incident at El Crucero (1963) ... George Cornelius
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Miles
- Rules of the Game (1965) ... Miles
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Kelly Simpson
 1959-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Pvt. James Jones / Ike Truman / Esdras / ...
- The Duncan McIvor Story (1964) ... Pvt. James Jones
- The Robert Harrison Clarke Story (1963) ... Ike Truman
- Charlie Wooster--Outlaw (1963) ... Esdras
- The Christopher Hale Story (1961) ... Lenny
- The Old Man Charvanaugh Story (1959) ... Squirrel Charvanaugh
 1958-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Edward Lewis / Charles Barnaby
- The Case of the Badgered Brother (1963) ... Edward Lewis
- The Case of the Lonely Heiress (1958) ... Charles Barnaby
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
L.Q.
- The Convention (1963) ... L.Q.
 1959-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Sergeant / Frank Keefer / Neeley / ...
- The Stranger (1963) ... Sergeant
- Shadow of the Past (1962) ... Frank Keefer
- Among the Missing (1962) ... Neeley
- The Replacement (1962) ... Johnny Duncan
- Siege at Jubilee (1961) ... Truk
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Babe
 1962-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Hector Mackenby / Bill Renn - Drifting Cowboy / Little Fontana
- Debutante (1963) ... Hector Mackenby
- The Waiting Room (1962) ... Bill Renn - Drifting Cowboy
- Lazarus (1962) ... Little Fontana
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Stan Galloway
- The Fireman Who Raised Rabbits (1962) ... Stan Galloway
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Whicker
- Straitjacket for an Indian (1962) ... Whicker
 1958-1962 Lassie (TV Series)
Attorney Blake / Sgt. Nolan / Mr. Woodruff
- Lassie and the Calf (1962) ... Attorney Blake
- The Pigeon (1961) ... Sgt. Nolan
- The Owl (1958) ... Mr. Woodruff
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Charley Breen
- Day of Reckoning (1962) ... Charley Breen
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Ollie Earnshaw
- The Bride (1962) ... Ollie Earnshaw
 1959-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Striker / Wes
- Defiant at the Gate (1961) ... Striker
- The Cleanup (1959) ... Wes
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- Queen of Spades (1961)
 1960-1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
- The Noose (1961)
- The Last Man (1960)
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Yonts
- The Coward (1961) ... Yonts
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Tex
- Casey and the Clowns (1961) ... Tex
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Betty Merriwether
- Kinfolk (1961) ... Betty Merriwether
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Roy Shandell / Otis Rumpf
- Explosion (1960) ... Roy Shandell
- The Earl of Durango (1960) ... Otis Rumpf
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Joe Teel
- The Unexpected Candidate (1960) ... Joe Teel
- Saints and Stickups (1960) ... Joe Teel
- River of Gold (1960) ... Joe Teel
 1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
Rodeo Rider
- The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio (1960) ... Rodeo Rider
 1960 The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio (TV Movie)
Rodeo rider
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Tex
- Death and Taxes (1960) ... Tex
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Billy Boy Jethro
- Four Came Quietly (1960) ... Billy Boy Jethro
 1959 Wichita Town (TV Series)
Walter
- Drifting (1959) ... Walter
 1959 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
- The Assassin (1959)
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Earl Bell
- The Frame (1959) ... Earl Bell
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Jack Shepherd
- Client: Banks (1959) ... Jack Shepherd
 1959 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Clem Crawford
- Ol' Betsy (1959) ... Clem Crawford
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Burdette
- The Keeney Gang (1958) ... Burdette
 1957-1958 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Midshipman Clint Parker / Gaddis / Nichols
- Mister Fireball (1958) ... Midshipman Clint Parker
- Sink or Swim (1957) ... Gaddis
- Explosion Ahead (1957) ... Nichols
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Electrical Mater Jack Potter
- The Final War Patrol (1957) ... Electrical Mater Jack Potter
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Jedediah 'Jed' Boone
- Dog vs. Biddeford (1957) ... Jedediah 'Jed' Boone
 1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Ned Blane / Cal Upton
- Dilemma at Diablo (1956) ... Ned Blane
- The Robin Hood Kid (1956) ... Cal Upton
 1955 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Smitty / Smitty Smith
- Border Showdown (1955) ... Smitty
- Julesburg (1955) ... Smitty
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Wrote the foreword to "Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget" by Justin Humphreys (BearManor Media).

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Alternate Names:

Justus E. McQueen | Justus McQueen | L. Q. Jones in closing credits

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on Sam Peckinpah] There are three or four or five directors who are sheer genius in what they do, and Sam is certainly one of those. But he also relies a great deal on the people around him. And as much as I think Sam's a genius, I also think he's a fucking idiot. But then, it takes a genius to fuck up in the idiotic ways he does. Everybody hates Sam; everybody loves Sam. Sam intentionally makes... See more »

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Star Sign:

Leo

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