Christopher Jones (I) (1941–2014)


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

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Ryan's Daughter Major Doryan
(1970)
(1970)
(1968)
(1965-1966)

Filmography

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 1996 Mad Dog Time
Nicholas Falco
 1970 Ryan's Daughter
Major Doryan
 1970 The Looking Glass War
Leiser
 1969 A Brief Season
Johnny
 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:

Michael Addison; James M. Baker; Gerald Bates; Herbert Bell; Angus Bowmer; Don Bumgardner; Charles A. Cook; Shirley Douglass Patton; Hugh C. Evans; Keith Fowler; Lynne Gallagher; Harold Gould; Richard "Dick" Graham; William Gregory; Edward Grover; Paul Harper; Elizabeth Hiller; Nagle Jackson; Claude Woolman "Skip" Jenkins; ... 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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[in 1996, on why he left the film industry] I'd had a nervous breakdown over Sharon Tate's death. I had done three pictures in a row in Europe, and had so many love affairs I was exhausted. I was tired, man. See more »

Trivia:

Made his Broadway debut on December 28, 1961, in the premiere of Tennessee Williams The Night of the Iguana (1964) playing the Mexican beach boy Pancho. The other beach boy, Pedro, was played by James Farentino. Both became good friends with Shelley Winters, who played a key role in introducing Jones to his future wife, Susan Strasberg. They married in 1965, after living together, when Strasberg ... See more »

Nickname:

Chris

Star Sign:

Leo

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