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Henry Jones

Henry Burk Jones (August 1, 1912 – May 17, 1999) was an American actor of stage, film and television. Jones was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Helen (née Burk) and John Francis Xavier Jones. He was the grandson of Pennsylvania Representative Henry Burk. He attended the Jesuit-run Saint Joseph's Preparatory School. Jones is remembered for his role as handyman Leroy Jessup in the movie The Bad Seed (1956), a role he originated on Broadway. Other theatre credits included My Sister Eileen, Hamlet, The Time of Your Life, They Knew What They Wanted, The Solid Gold Cadillac, and Sunrise at Campobello, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Performance in a Drama. Jones appeared in more than 180 movies and television shows. His screen credits included The Girl Can't Help It, 3:10 to Yuma, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Vertigo, Cash McCall, The Bramble Bush, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Dirty Dingus Magee, Support Your Local Gunfighter, and Arachnophobia. On television, Jones appeared in Appointment with Adventure, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Eleventh Hour, Channing, Phyllis, Night Gallery, Emergency!, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. He played Dr. Smith's cousin in a 1966 episode of Lost In Space, "Curse Of Cousin Smith," great acting by Henry, and R.J. Hoferkamp in the 1968 made-for-television western movie Something for a Lonely Man. Jones died in Los Angeles, California, at age 86, from complications from injuries suffered in a fall. Description above from the Wikipedia article Henry Jones (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Aug 1, 1912 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
34
First Appeared:
In the movie The Bad Seed 1956-09-12
Latest Project:
movie The Fleshtones: Pardon Us for Living But the Graveyard Is Full 2009-04-03
Known For
Filmography
Movie The Fleshtones: Pardon Us for Living But the Graveyard Is Full Himself 2009-04-03
Movie Shake Hands With the Devil 2007-09-28
Movie Mastergate Oral Proctor 1992-11-01
Movie Dick Tracy Night Clerk 1990-04-05
Movie The Grifters Sims 1990-10-10
Movie Arachnophobia Doctor Sam Metcalf 1990-07-20
Movie Nowhere to Run Judge Culbert 1989-03-01
Series I Married Dora 1987-09-22
Movie California Gold Rush Joe Gills 1981-01-01
Movie Nine to Five Mr. Hinkle 1980-12-18
Series Mrs. Columbo Josh Alden 1979-02-26
Series These Are the Days 1974-09-07
Movie Roll, Freddy, Roll! 1974-12-17
Movie Tom Sawyer Senhor Dobbins 1973-01-01
Series The Girl with Something Extra Owen Metcalf 1973-09-14
Movie The Outfit Doctor 1973-10-01
Movie Napoleon and Samantha Mr. Amos Gutteridge 1972-07-05
Movie Skin Game Sam Cutler (slave buyer in Fair Shake) 1971-09-30
Movie Rabbit, Run Mr. Angstrom, Rabbit's father 1970-10-01
Movie Dirty Dingus Magee Rev. Green 1970-11-18
Movie Rascal Garth Shadwick 1969-06-11
Series Kråkguldet Porter Milgrim 1969-11-29
Movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Bike Salesman 1969-09-23
Movie Something for a Lonely Man 1968-01-01
Movie Project X Dr. Crowther 1968-05-01
Movie The Champagne Murders Mr. Clark 1967-03-31
Movie Angel Baby Ben Hays 1961-05-14
Movie Cash McCall Gilmore 'Gil' Clark 1960-01-27
Movie The Bramble Bush Parker Welk 1960-02-24
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Henry Jackson 1957-07-01
Movie 3:10 to Yuma Alex Potter, town drunk 1957-08-07
Movie The Bad Seed Leroy Jessup 1956-09-12
Movie The Girl He Left Behind Hanson 1956-10-26
Movie The Girl Can't Help It Mousie 1956-12-01