Dean Jones (I) (1931–2015)

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Born in Decatur, Alabama and christened Dean Carroll Jones, the actor's father worked for a railroad company and the family moved often, living in Washington, DC, Nashville, and New Orleans. "It was in New Orleans I really learned how to sing", Jones told the Pittsburgh Press in 1969. Dropping out of school at 15, he worked for a short time ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Love Bug Jim Douglas
Beethoven Dr. Varnick
The Ugly Dachshund Mark Garrison


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 2009 God Provides (Video)
 2009 Mandie and the Secret Tunnel
Jason Bond
 2007 Lavinia's Heist (Short)
Tony Cavaletti
 2001 Scrooge and Marley (TV Movie)
Ebenezer Scrooge
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
- Trustworthiness (1998) ... Chauncey (voice)
 1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (Video)
Dean Arbagast (voice)
 1997 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Jim Douglas
- The Love Bug (1997) ... Jim Douglas
 1997 Superman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Col. Sam Lane
- Monkey Fun (1997) ... Col. Sam Lane (voice)
 1997 Nightmare Ned (TV Series)
Abraham Lincoln
- Monster Ned (1997) ... Abraham Lincoln (voice)
 1997 That Darn Cat
Mr. Flint
 1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Dr. Karel
- DNA Doomsday (1996) ... Dr. Karel (voice)
 1996 A spasso nel tempo
Professor Mortimer / Joe
 1996 Special Report: Journey to Mars (TV Movie)
Dr. Scott Berlin
 1995 Beethoven: Puppy Time (Video short)
George Newton (voice)
 1995 Nowhere Man (TV Series)
Jonathan Crane
- Father (1995) ... Jonathan Crane
 1995 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (TV Movie)
Dean Webster Carlson
 1994 Beethoven (TV Series)
George Newton
- Trash Island/The Long Weekend (1994) ... George Newton (voice)
- Scent of a Mutt/Down on the Farm (1994) ... George Newton (voice)
- The Big One/Fleas! (1994) ... George Newton (voice)
- Puppy Time/The Morning Paper (1994) ... George Newton (voice)
- The Mighty Cone-Dog/Car Trouble (1994) ... George Newton (voice)
 1994 The Visual Bible: Acts (Video)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger
Judge Moore
 1992 Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (TV Movie)
Harry Bannister
 1992 Beethoven
Dr. Varnick
 1992 Queen Esther (Video short)
King Ahasuerus (voice)
 1991 Other People's Money
Bill Coles
 1989 Fire and Rain (TV Movie)
Jack Ayers
 1984-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Leonard Palmer / Marcus Boswell
- Harbinger of Death (1988) ... Leonard Palmer
- It's a Dog's Life (1984) ... Marcus Boswell
 1986 St. John in Exile
St. John
 1986 The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible (TV Series short)
King Ahasuerus
- Queen Esther (1986) ... King Ahasuerus (voice)
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Steve Marsh
- Yesterday's Child (1984) ... Steve Marsh
 1984 Don't Ask Me, Ask God (TV Special)
Future Father
 1983 The Gospel According to Scrooge (TV Movie)
 1982 Herbie, the Love Bug (TV Series)
Jim Douglas
- Calling Doctor Herbie (1982) ... Jim Douglas
- Herbie the Best Man (1982) ... Jim Douglas
- My House Is Your House (1982) ... Jim Douglas
- Herbie to the Rescue (1982) ... Jim Douglas
- Herbie the Matchmaker (1982) ... Jim Douglas
 1981 Aloha Paradise (TV Series)
 1980 The Long Days of Summer (TV Movie)
Ed Cooper
 1978 Born Again
Charles W. Colson
 1978 When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (TV Movie)
Ed Cooper
 1977 Once Upon a Brothers Grimm (TV Movie)
Jakob Grimm / Grandmother (segment "Little Red Riding Hood")
 1977 Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
Jim Douglas
 1976 The Shaggy D.A.
Wilby Daniels
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
- Coffee, Tea, or Gloria (1976) ... Brad
 1974 The Sugarland Express
Policeman at Football Game (uncredited)
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Ronston
- The Spectre (1974) ... Dr. Ronston
 1973 Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (TV Movie)
George Gregory
 1972 Snowball Express
Johnny Baxter
 1972 The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Movie)
James E. Cooper
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series)
Linc McCray / Linc
- The Rivalry (1971) ... Linc
- Annie Get Your Cue (1971) ... Linc
- The Auction (1971) ... Linc McCray
- Billy the Kid (1971) ... Linc McCray
- The Spy (1971) ... Linc McCray
 1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Tony Curtis, Frank Gorshin, Edward G. Robinson, Buffalo Bob Smith (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1971 The Million Dollar Duck
Professor Albert Dooley
 1970 Mr. Superinvisible
Peter Denwell
 1968 The Love Bug
Jim Douglas
 1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
Fredrick 'Fred' Bolton
 1968 Blackbeard's Ghost
Steve Walker
 1967 Monkeys, Go Home!
Hank Dussard
 1966 Any Wednesday
Cass Henderson
 1966 The Ugly Dachshund
Mark Garrison
 1965 That Darn Cat!
Zeke Kelso
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Alec Tate
- Alec Tate (1965) ... Alec Tate
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Eddie Carew
- The Rise and Fall of Eddie Carew (1965) ... Eddie Carew
 1965 Two on a Guillotine
Val Henderson
 1964 The New Interns
Dr. Lew Worship
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Rudy Davis
- Who Killed Eleanora Davis? (1963) ... Rudy Davis
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Connell
- Fire in a Sacred Fruit Tree (1963) ... Dr. Richard Connell
 1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree
Dave Manning
 1962-1963 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
Ensign O'Toole
- Operation: Geisha (1963) ... Ensign O'Toole
- Operation Contest (1963) ... Ensign O'Toole
- Operation: Sabotage (1963) ... Ensign O'Toole
- Operation: Tubby (1963) ... Ensign O'Toole
- Operation: Physical (1963) ... Ensign O'Toole
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Lt. Burton
- The Lieutenant Burton Story (1962) ... Lt. Burton
 1962 Target: The Corruptors! (TV Series)
Barry Steele
- Play It Blue (1962) ... Barry Steele
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Jamie Coburn
- A Killing in Calico (1961) ... Jamie Coburn
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Danny Kidd
- The Friendship (1961) ... Danny Kidd
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
'Phil Winslow'
- Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) ... 'Phil Winslow'
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Joe Brady
- Red Sand (1960) ... Joe Brady
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Danny Cannon
- Beat the Drum Slowly (1960) ... Danny Cannon
 1960 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
John Anderson
- The Stowaway (1960) ... John Anderson
 1960 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Deputy Bill Devlin
- The Sunday Man (1960) ... Deputy Bill Devlin
 1959 Never So Few
Sgt. Jim Norby
 1959 Night of the Quarter Moon
Lexington Nelson
 1958 Torpedo Run
Lt. Jake 'Fuzz' Foley
 1958 Imitation General
Cpl. Terry Sellers
 1958 Handle with Care
Zachary Davis
 1957 Jailhouse Rock
Teddy Talbot
 1957 Until They Sail
US Marine Lt (uncredited)
 1957 Designing Woman
Assistant Stage Manager in Boston (uncredited)
 1957 Slander
Newscaster (uncredited)
 1956 The Great American Pastime
Buck Rivers
 1956 The Rack
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1956 Tea and Sympathy
 1956 These Wilder Years
Hardware Clerk
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Private in Rocky's Tent at Army Base (uncredited)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (12 credits)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (64 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilots: Starred in two sitcom pilots for an NBC series to be called "15 Blocks". He played a policeman whose beat included a bunch of unusual characters. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Dean & Mae Inez


5' 11½" (1.82 m)


Lory Patrick  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »


Andrew Guy Jones | Nolia Elizabeth White Jones

Did You Know?


Though primarily known for his work in films, especially Disney family comedies, Jones created the role of "Robert" (or "Bobbie") in Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical, "Company", which explored modern relationships. However, Jones only played the role for a few weeks before he dropped out due to personal problems, so short a time that his replacement, Larry Kert, received the nomination for Best ... See more »


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