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Christopher Jones (I) (1941–2014)


Christopher Jones was a brief cult star of the late '60s counterculture era and a would-be 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 in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ryan's Daughter
Ryan's Daughter Major Doryan
(1970)
The Looking Glass War
(1970)
Wild in the Streets
(1968)
The Legend of Jesse James
(1965-1966)

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 1996 Mad Dog Time
Nicholas Falco
 1970 Ryan's Daughter
Major Doryan
 1970 The Looking Glass War
Leiser
 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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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:

But you know, I loved David [David Lean], and he liked me and we got along great most of the time. Just a few times it was head-to-head. But I totally respected him. A brilliant director. The best there was. See more »

Trivia:

Discussed in three actresses' autobiographies: "Serves Me Right" (1994) by Sarah Miles; "Shelley II: The Middle of My Century" (1989) by Shelley Winters; and "Bittersweet" (1980) by Susan Strasberg. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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