Dean Jones

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Dean Jones
Dean Jones 1966.JPG
Dean Jones in 1966
Born
Dean Carroll Jones

(1931-01-25)January 25, 1931
DiedSeptember 1, 2015(2015-09-01) (aged 84)
Cause of deathParkinson's disease
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1956–2009
Spouse(s)
  • Mae Inez Entwisle
    (m. 1954; div. 1971)
  • Lory Patrick (m. 1973)
Children3
Parent(s)Andrew Guy and Nolia Elizabeth Wilhite Jones

Dean Carroll Jones (January 25, 1931 – September 1, 2015) was an American actor.[1] He was born in Decatur, Alabama.

Jones was best known for his light-hearted leading roles in several Walt Disney movies between 1965 and 1977. He was known for his roles in The Love Bug and in Beethoven.

Jones died from Parkinson's disease in Los Angeles, California, aged 84. [2]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me Private in Rocky's Tent Uncredited
1956 These Wilder Years Hardware Clerk
1956 Tea and Sympathy Ollie
1956 The Opposite Sex Assistant Stage Manager Uncredited
1956 The Rack Lieutenant Uncredited
1956 The Great American Pastime Buck Rivers
1957 Slander Newscaster Uncredited
1957 Ten Thousand Bedrooms Dan
1957 Designing Woman Assistant Stage Manager (Boston) Uncredited
1957 Until They Sail US Marine Lt. Uncredited
1957 Jailhouse Rock Teddy Talbot
1958 Handle with Care Zachary Davis
1958 Imitation General Cpl. Terry Sellers
1958 Torpedo Run Lt. Jake "Fuzz" Foley
1959 Night of the Quarter Moon Lexington Nelson
1959 Never So Few Sgt. Jim Norby
1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree Dave Manning
1964 The New Interns Dr. Lew Worship
1965 Two on a Guillotine Val Henderson
1965 That Darn Cat! FBI Agent Zeke Kelso
1966 The Ugly Dachshund Mark Garrison
1966 Any Wednesday Cass Henderson
1967 Monkeys, Go Home! Hank Dussard
1968 Blackbeard's Ghost Steve Walker
1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Fred Bolton
1968 The Love Bug Jim Douglas
1970 Mr. Superinvisible Peter Denwell
1971 The $1,000,000 Duck Professor Albert Dooley
1972 Snowball Express Johnny Baxter
1974 The Sugarland Express Policeman at Football Game Uncredited
1976 The Shaggy D.A. Wilby Daniels
1977 Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Jim Douglas
1978 Born Again Charles W. Colson
1986 St. John in Exile St. John
1991 Other People's Money Bill Coles
1992 The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible King Ahasuerus (voice) Direct-to-video ("Queen Esther" segment)
1992 Beethoven Dr. Herman Varnick
1994 Clear and Present Danger Judge Moore
1994 The Visual Bible: Acts Luke the Evangelist Direct-to-video
1996 Getting Around in Time Professor Mortimer
1997 That Darn Cat Mr. Flint
1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Dean Arbagast (voice) Direct-to-video
2007 Lavinia's Heist Tony Cavaletti Short film
2009 Mandie and the Secret Tunnel Jason Bond
2009 God Provides Abraham Direct-to-video (final film role)

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1960 Zane Grey Theatre Deputy Bill Devlin Episode: "The Sunday Man"
1960 The Aquanauts John Anderson Episode: "The Stowaway"
1960 Outlaws Danny Cannon Episode: "Beat the Drum Slowly"
1960 Stagecoach West Joe Brady Episode: "Red Sand"
1961 The Dick Powell Show Detective Phil Winslow Episode: "Who Killed Julie Greer?"
1961 Bonanza Danny Kidd Episode: "The Friendship"
1961 Tales of Wells Fargo Jamie Coburn Episode: "A Killing in Calico"
1962 Target: The Corruptors! Barry Steele Episode: "Play It Blue"
1962 Wagon Train Lt. Burton Episode: "The Lieutenant Burton Story"
1962–63 Ensign O'Toole Ensign O'Toole Main role (32 episodes)
1963 Ben Casey Dr. Richard Connell Episode: "Fire in a Sacred Fruit Tree"
1963 Burke's Law Rudy Davis Episode: "Who Killed Eleanora Davis?"
1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre Eddie Carew Episode: "The Rise and Fall of Eddie Carew"
1965 Vacation Playhouse Alec Tate Episode: "Alec Tate"
1968 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Narrator (voice) Episode: "The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show"
1969 What's It All About, World? Himself Host (13 episodes)
1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears Linc McCray Main role (13 episodes)
1972 The Great Man's Whiskers James E. Cooper Television film
1973 Guess Who's Sleeping in My Bed? George Gregory Television film
1974 Medical Center Dr. Ronston Episode: "Spectre"
1976 Good Heavens Brad Episode: "Coffee, Tea, or Gloria"
1977 Once Upon a Brothers Grimm Jacob Grimm, Grandmother Television film
1978 When Every Day Was the Fourth of July Ed Cooper Television film
1980 The Long Days of Summer Ed Cooper Television film
1981 Aloha Paradise Alex Episode: "Alex and Annie"
1982 Herbie, the Love Bug Jim Douglas Main role (5 episodes)
1983 The Gospel According to Scrooge Narrator (voice) Television film
1984 Don't Ask Me, Ask God Future Father Television special
1984 The Love Boat Marty Chenault Episode: "Julie and the Producer" (Parts 1 & 2)
1984 Finder of Lost Loves Steve Marsh Episode: "Yesterday's Child"
1984 Murder, She Wrote Marcus Boswell Episode: "It's a Dog's Life"
1988 Murder, She Wrote Leonard Palmer Episode: "Harbinger of Death"
1989 Fire and Rain Jack Ayers Television film
1992 Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style Harry Bannister Television film
1994 Beethoven George Newton (voice) Main role (26 episodes)
1995 Nowhere Man Jonathan Crane Episode: "Father"
1995 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Dean Webster Carlson Television film
1996 Special Report: Journey to Mars Dr. Scott Berlin Television film
1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Dr. Karel (voice) Episode: "DNA Doomsday"
1996 Superman: The Animated Series Col. Sam Lane (voice) Episode: "Monkey Fun"
1997 The Love Bug Jim Douglas Television film
1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Chauncey (voice) Episode: "Trustworthiness"
2001 Scrooge & Marley Ebenezer Scrooge Television special

Broadway appearances[change | change source]

Title Role Dates Theatre
There Was a Little Girl Stan Walters February 29 – March 12, 1960 Cort Theatre
Under the Yum Yum Tree Dave Manning November 16, 1960 – April 15, 1961 Henry Miller's Theatre
Company Robert April 26 – May 28, 1970 Alvin Theatre
Into the Light James Prescott October 22 – October 26, 1986 Neil Simon Theatre
Company Robert April 11 – April 12, 1993 Vivian Beaumont Theater

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dean Jones, Boyish Disney Star dies at 84". Eyewitness News. ABC, Inc. September 2, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  2. Stedman, Alex (September 2, 2015). "Dean Jones, 'The Love Bug' Star, Dies at 84". Variety. Retrieved September 2, 2015.

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