Christopher Jones (I) (1941–2014)


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Christopher Jones was a brief cult star of the late '60s counterculture era and a would-be rebel successor to James Dean had he wanted it. Born William Franklin 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... See full bio »

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Ryan's Daughter Major Doryan
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 1996 Mad Dog Time
Nicholas Falco
 1970 Ryan's Daughter
Major Doryan
 1970 The Looking Glass War
Leiser
 1969 A Brief Season
Johnny
 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
 1965-1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Jesse James
- A Burying for Rosey (1966) ... Jesse James
- Wanted: Dead and Only (1966) ... Jesse James
- A Field of Wild Flowers (1966) ... Jesse James
- Dark Side of the Moon (1966) ... Jesse James
- The Hunted and the Hunters (1966) ... Jesse James
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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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 2018 The Andrew Klavan Show (TV Series)
Himself - Star in 'Wild in the Streets'
- Scandal in Coward County (2018) ... Himself - Star in 'Wild in the Streets'
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Night of the Iguana" on Broadway. See more »

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:

I never took the resemblance and comparisons to Dean [James Dean] too seriously, I felt that I had talent in my own right. See more »

Trivia:

Emotionally devastated by the August 9, 1969, murder of his friend Sharon Tate, he suffered what he described as a "nervous breakdown" and abandoned his acting career. See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Leo

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