Claude Earl Jones (1933–2019)


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Claude Earl Jones was born on April 29, 1933 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Miracle Mile (1988), Bride of Re-Animator (1990) and Police Story (1973). He was married to Nancy Langdon. He died on November 25, 2019 in Claremont, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Miracle Mile Harlan
(1988)
Bride of Re-Animator Lt. Leslie Chapham
(1990)
Police Story Bonanno / Lyle Shelby / Rafferty
(1977-1978)
(1978)

Filmography

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 1997 Sparkle and Charm
Sonny
 1997 C-16: FBI (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- The Sandman (1997) ... Bus Driver
 1994 The Search (TV Movie)
 1994 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Mr. Bevilaqua
- The Race (1994) ... Mr. Bevilaqua
 1994 Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (TV Movie)
Al Harding
 1993 Love, Cheat & Steal
Mayor
 1993 Danger Theatre (TV Series)
Edgar Conklin
- An Old Friend for Dinner (1993) ... Edgar Conklin
 1992 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Linzer
- Kodachrome (1992) ... Linzer
 1991 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Captain Elias
- Unchained - November 2, 1956 (1991) ... Captain Elias
 1991 Us (TV Movie)
Att. General Lindsay
 1990 The Outsiders (TV Series)
Beddoe
- Only the Lonely (1990) ... Beddoe
 1979-1990 Dallas (TV Series)
Duke Carlisle / Wally Hampton / Matt Henderson
- The Crucible (1990) ... Duke Carlisle
- After Midnight (1990) ... Duke Carlisle
- Anniversary (1982) ... Wally Hampton
- My Father, My Son (1982) ... Wally Hampton
- Call Girl (1979) ... Matt Henderson
 1990 Bride of Re-Animator
Lt. Leslie Chapham
 1989 Baywatch (TV Series)
Lloyd
- The Drowning Pool (1989) ... Lloyd
 1988 Miracle Mile
Harlan
 1987 Cherry 2000
Earl from Adobe Flats (uncredited)
 1987 No Man's Land
Uncle Ray
 1987 Werewolf (TV Series)
Mr. Klisura
- The Black Ship (1987) ... Mr. Klisura
 1987 Max Headroom (TV Series)
- Body Banks (1987)
 1987 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Principal Jake Shaffer
- Pilot (1987) ... Principal Jake Shaffer
 1987 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Henry
- Episode #1.642 (1987) ... Henry
- Episode #1.640 (1987) ... Henry
 1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Movie)
Bartender
 1986 Hollywood Zap
Uncle Lucas
 1986 Matlock (TV Series)
Mr. Henderson
- The Don: Part 2 (1986) ... Mr. Henderson
- The Don: Part 1 (1986) ... Mr. Henderson
 1986 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
- Graduation (1986)
 1985 Hail to the Chief (TV Series)
General #2
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... General #2
 1985 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Mr. Beeman
- Just Like Tony (1985) ... Mr. Beeman
 1985 The A-Team (TV Series)
Skeeter
- Cup A' Joe (1985) ... Skeeter
 1984 Jessie (TV Series)
Sgt Rhino Rinehart
- Trick of Fate (1984) ... Sgt Rhino Rinehart
 1984 Hunter (TV Series)
Uncle Pete Collier
- Flight on a Dead Pigeon (1984) ... Uncle Pete Collier
 1984 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Sheriff 'Droopy' Cathcarte
- Cool Hands, Luke & Bo (1984) ... Sheriff 'Droopy' Cathcarte
 1984 Impulse
Sheriff
 1983-1984 Buffalo Bill (TV Series)
Stan Fluger
- Buffalo Bill Versus the Kremlin (1984) ... Stan Fluger
- Ratings (1983) ... Stan Fluger
- Wilkinson's Sword (1983) ... Stan Fluger
- Mrs. Buffalo Bill? (1983) ... Stan Fluger
- Woody Quits (1983) ... Stan Fluger
 1983 Lone Star (TV Movie)
Sheriff Pritchett
 1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Jack Harlan Bickford
- Once Again with Vigorish (1983) ... Jack Harlan Bickford
 1983 Lottery! (TV Series)
George
- Los Angeles: Bigger Volume (1983) ... George
 1982-1983 Little House On the Prairie (TV Series)
Mr. Gibson / Jack Prescott
- Home Again: Part 2 (1983) ... Mr. Gibson (credit only)
- Home Again: Part 1 (1983) ... Mr. Gibson
- The Legacy (1982) ... Jack Prescott
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Sheriff Earl
- Pirate's Key: Part 2 (1983) ... Sheriff Earl
- Pirate's Key: Part 1 (1983) ... Sheriff Earl
 1982 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Tutti Nelson
- The Connection (1982) ... Tutti Nelson
 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Coach Farley
- The Price Is Right (1982) ... Coach Farley (as Claude Jones)
 1982 House Calls (TV Series)
 1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Hank Kremsky
- You Can't Go Out of Town Again (1982) ... Hank Kremsky (as Claude E. Jones)
 1981 Dark Night of the Scarecrow (TV Movie)
Philby
 1981 Callie & Son (TV Movie)
Abel Lorrance
 1981 Evilspeak
Coach
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
- Company Town (1981)
 1980 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Ed Marshall
- Little Mother (1980) ... Ed Marshall
 1980 Used Cars
Al
 1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV Series)
Prof. Harlan Davidson
- Untitled (1980) ... Prof. Harlan Davidson
 1979 Goldie and the Boxer (TV Movie)
Willie
 1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Matt
- The Winds of Fortune (1979) ... Matt
 1978 Kaz (TV Series)
- Which Side Are You On? (1978) ... (as Claude Jones)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Lacerta
- The Lost Warrior (1978) ... Lacerta
 1978 The Bastard (TV Series)
Fat Man
 1977-1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Rafferty / Lyle Shelby / Bonanno
- The Broken Badge (1978) ... Rafferty (as Claude Jones)
- Nightmare on a Sunday Morning (1977) ... Lyle Shelby
- Trial Board (1977) ... Bonanno
 1978 CPO Sharkey (TV Series)
Tiny
- Seven-Eleven Sharkey (1978) ... Tiny
 1977 Deadly Game (TV Movie)
Deputy Fred
 1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave (TV Movie)
Deputy Fred
 1977 Thunder and Lightning
Carl (as Claude Jones)
 1977 Little Ladies of the Night (TV Movie)
Wally (uncredited)
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
McGuire
- Generation of Evil (1976) ... McGuire
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Charlie Leinback
- Exercise in Fatality (1975) ... Charlie Leinback
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Mounted Officer
- The Adventure of Colonel Nivin's Memoirs (1975) ... Mounted Officer
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Det. Al Buchinsky
- My Brother, My Enemy (1975) ... Det. Al Buchinsky
 1967 She Freak
Greasy (as Claude Smith)
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Officer Six
- Are There Any More Out There Like You? (1963) ... Officer Six (as Claude Jones)
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Other Works:

Book: "I'd Drink It". Nancysbooks. ISBN 9781500756154 See more »

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Alternate Names:

Claude E. Jones | Claude Jones | Claude Smith
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Claude has written 4 books: "'Specially Not No Chocolate", a collection of short stories about his childhood, "Hello Devil, Welcome to Hell" about his directing and acting experience as Henry Drummond in "Inherit the Wind", "The Real Ones Learn it Somewhere", about his education and teaching experiences, and "I'd Drink It", a novel. See more »

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