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Other Works

  • (1989 - 2000) Large Series of Radio and TV commercials for the Bell Atlantic telephone system (voice over).
  • Video game: Voice of Darth Vader in "Star Wars Interactive Video Board Game" (English Edition, from Parker Brothers).
  • Is the voice heard saying, "This is CNN" on the CNN news network (voice over).
  • (2000 - 2005) Large series of radio and TV commercials for Verizon telephone system, the successor company to Bell Atlantic (voice over).
  • (2000) Narrator of the beginning of NBC's TV coverage of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (voice over).
  • (May 2002) Emcee of UJA-Federation of NY benefit dinner.
  • Radio commercials for Poughkeepsie Day School, Poughkeepsie, NY (voice-over).
  • Narrator of the documentary "The Mississippi River", for the Riverpark Museum in Tunica, Mississippi, USA, located mere miles from Jones' birthplace in Arkabutla, Mississippi.
  • (April 2005) Appeared on Broadway (as "Norman Thayer Jr."), in "On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson (in the role originally played by Henry Fonda in On Golden Pond (1981)), at the Cort Theatre, New York City, New York, USA.
  • (2006) TV commercial (voice-over): Georgia-Pacific "highway".
  • (1964) Movie trailer: Narrated the The Night of the Iguana (1964) trailer.
  • (1958) Stage: Appeared in "Sunrise at Campobello" on Broadway. Drama.
  • (1960) Stage: Appeared in "The Cool World" on Broadway.
  • (1962) Stage: Appeared in "Infidel Caesar", but the production never opened on Broadway.
  • (1965) Stage: Appeared in "Danton's Death" on Broadway (revival). Written by Georg Buchner. New English version by Herbert Blau (also director). Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 21 Oct 1965-27 Nov 1965 (46 performances + 10 previews that began on 12 Oct 1965). Cast: Ruth Attaway, Frank Bayer, Stanley Beck, Alan Bergmann, Roscoe Lee Browne, Mariclare Costello, James Dukas, Gail Fisher, Ray Fry, Robert Gerringer, Michael Granger, James Greene, Edith Gresham, Robert Haswell, Marcie Hubert, Elizabeth Huddle, Stacy Keach, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Beatrice Manley, Paul Mann, Claudette Nevins, Robert Phalen, Priscilla Pointer, Tom Rosqui, Robert Stattel, Robert Symonds, Shirley Jac Wagner, Ronald Weyand, Kate Wilkinson, Edward Winter, Louis Zorich. Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Herbert Blau and Jules Irving).
  • (1966) Stage: Appeared in "A Hand Is on the Gate" on Broadway.
  • (1968) Stage Play: The Great White Hope. Drama. Written by Howard Sackler. Music arranged by Charles Gross. Scenic Design by Robin Wagner. Directed by Edwin Sherin. Alvin Theatre: 3 Oct 1968- 31 Jan 1970 (546 performances + 15 previews). Cast: Jane Alexander (as "Eleanor Bachman"), Thomas Anderson (as "Negro Man/Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Thomas Barbour (as "Sir William Griswold/Man at Fight/Civic Marcher/Fight Fan"), Verona Barnes (as "Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Don Blakely (as "An African Student/Jack's Friend/Mourner"/Contributor"), Dave Brown (as "Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Burke Byrnes (as "1st Man on Ladder/Reporter/Crap Player/Policeman/Deputy/German Officer"), David Connell (as "Barker/Pailman/Mourner"), Lawrence Cook (as "Ensemble"), Sheila Coonan (as "Mrs. Kimball/Civic Marcher/Civic Leader"), Lance Cunard (as "Porter/Trainer/Handler/Civic Marcher/Civic Leader/Fight Fan") [final Broadway role], George Curley (as "Weigher-in/Mr. Farlow/Photographer/Civic Marcher"/Stage Hand/Fight Fan"), Jon Cypher (as "Mr. Cameron, the D.A./Klossowski/Man at Fight/Fight Fan"), George Ebeling (as "Fred"), Marshall Efron (as "Ragosy/Man at Fight/Civic Marcher/Fight Fan"), Hector Elizondo (as "French Handler/Blackface/El Jefe/Trainer/Deputy"), Luis Espinosa (as "Cuban Boy/Jack's Friend/Mourner"), Antonio Fargas (as "Scipio"), Joanna Featherstone (as "Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Edd K. Gasper (as "Government Agent/Ranger/Civic Marcher/Deputy/German Officer"), Lou Gilbert (as "Goldie"), Donald Girard (as "Paco"), Ruth Gregory (as "Mrs. Bachman"), Joe Hamer (as "Bettor" /Ensemble/Mr. M. Bratby"), George Harris II (as "Tout/Waiter/Policeman/Reporter/Mexican" /Fight Fan"), Hilda Haynes (as "Mrs. Jefferson") [final Broadway role], Bob Horen (as "Official/Promoter/Reporter/Civic Marcher/Civic Leader/Mexican/Pinkerton Man"), L. Errol Jaye (as "Pastor"), Woodie King (as "Young Negro/Drummer"), Ed Lauter (as "Photographer/Crap Player/Policeman/Stage Hand/Pinkerton Man"), Jerry Laws (as "Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Philip Lindsay (as "Negro Man/Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Peter Masterson (as "Smitty"), George Mathews (as "Cap'n Dan"), Edward McNally (as "Roller/Detective/Ensemble"), Lou Meyer (as "Juggler/Man at Fight/Civic Marcher/Fight Fan"), Clark Morgan (as "A Distinguished Negro/Ensemble"), Terrence O'Connor (as "Civic Marcher/Civic Leader"), Jimmy Pelham (as "Tick"), Garwood Perkins (as "Deacon/Jack's Friend/Mourner/Contributor"), Terrance Phillips (as "Boy/Ensemble"), Richard Pittman (as "Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner/Contributor"), Dan Priest (as "Col. Cox/2nd Man on Ladder/Civic Marcher/Deputy"), Michael Prince (as "Mr. Donnelly/Crap Player/Reporter"), Brooks Rogers (as "Mr. Dixon"), Gil Rogers (as "Brady/Inspector Wainwright/German Officer/Fight Fan"), Danette Small (as "Civic Marcher/Member of The Congregation/Mourner" /Contributor"), Yvonne Southerland (as "Signature Recorder" /Jack's Friend/Member of The Congregation/Mourner"), Dolores St. Amand (as "Ensemble"), Larry Swanson (as "Mr. Eubanks/Handler/Civic Marcher/Civic Leader/Photographer/Reporter"), Judy Thames (as "Ensemble"), Christine Thomas (as "Civic Marcher/Civic Leader"), David Thomas (as "Mr. Treacher/Ensemble"), Glory Van Scott (as "Jack's Friend/Mourner/Contributor"), Sean J. Walsh (as "The Kid/Ranger/Civic Marcher/Deputy/Photographer"), Marlene Warfield (as "Clara"), Mel Winkler (as "Rudy/Jack's Friend/Contributor"), Eugene R. Wood (as "Pop Weaver/Man at Fight"), Max Wright (as "Mr. Coates/Reporter/German Officer"). Replacement actors included: Ned Beatty (as "Deputy/Detective/Fight Fan/Roller") [Broadway debut], Martin Wolfson (as "Goldie") [from 8 Sep 1969- ?] (final Broadway role). Produced by Herman Levin.
  • (March 2012) Appeared (as "President Art Hockstader," portrayed by 'Lee Tracy (I)' in The Best Man (1964)) in "The Best Man" on Broadway. Written by Gore Vidal. Also in cast: Eric McCormack (as "Sen. Joseph Cantwell"), John Larroquette (as "Secretary of State William Russell"), Candice Bergen (as "Alice Russell"), Angela Lansbury (as "Sue Ellen Gamadge").
  • (1987) Stage: Appeared in "Fences" on Broadway. Written by August Wilson.
  • (September 7, 2013 - November 30, 2013) Portraying "Benedick" in William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" on London's West End. With Vanessa Redgrave portraying "Beatrice". The Old Vic Theatre, London, England. Directed by Mark Rylance.
  • (2013) TV commercial: Sprint One Up cell phone service (with Malcolm McDowell).
  • (2013) Series of TV commercials for Sprint smart phones cell phone service with Malcolm McDowell.
  • (2014-present) He is acting on Broadway in revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winning play: "You Can't Take It With You" - playing Grandpa Martin Vanderhof opposite Anna Chlumsky, Annaleigh Ashford, Kristine Nielsen, Richard Thomas, Elizabeth Ashley, Byron Jennings, Julie Halston, etc. Set Design: David Rockwell. Costume Design: Jane Greenwood. Original Music: Jason Robert Brown. Director: Scott Ellis - Longacre Theatre New York
  • (October 31, 1977 - November 6, 1977) He played the title role in Phillip Hayes Dean's play, "Paul Robeson," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Burt Wallace in the cast. H.R. Poindexter was set designer. Noel Taylor was costume designer. Charles Nelson Reilly was original director. Lloyd Richards was tour director. Don Gregory was producer.
  • (March 28, 1983) He acted in Athol Fugard's play, "Master Harold and the Boys," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • (1974) King Lear in New York Shakespeare Festival Production of Shakespeare's King Lear, live in Central Park; produced by Joseph Papp, directed by Edwin Sherin
  • (2016 to 2017 season) He acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "The Night of the Iguana," at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Michael Wilson was director. Diane Paulus was artistic director.
  • (2020) TV commercial (featuring his reading of the audio book of the Bible) for Joel Osteen Ministries (voiceover).
  • (2020) Reader of an audio book of the Bible (voiceover).
  • (1999) TV commercial (voiceover): Battletanx: Global Assault.
  • (1990) TV commercial (voiceover): Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit.
  • (1998) TV commercial (voiceover): Battletanx.
  • (1991) TV commercial (voiceover): Pillsbury Funfetti Microwave Cupcakes.

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