Morgan Jones (actor)

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Morgan Jones
Born Morgan Adair Jones
(1928-06-15)June 15, 1928
Wooster, Ohio, U.S.
Died January 13, 2012(2012-01-13) (aged 83)
Tarzana, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1948-1986
Spouse(s) Joan Granville (?-1974) (her death) (1 child)
Carole Tetzlaff (1976-2006) (her death)

Morgan Adair Jones (June 15, 1928 – January 13, 2012) was an American film and television actor. His acting credits, which included more than 170 roles in television, included reoccurring appearances in Highway Patrol during the 1950s and The Blue Angels.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Wooster, Ohio.[1] He enlisted the United States Navy and moved to California when he was stationed at Naval Base Coronado.[1]


His approximately twenty-five screen credits included a lead role in the 1957 science fiction film, Not of This Earth, by Roger Corman, as well as other castings in Apache Woman in 1955, Forbidden Planet in 1956, Fear Strikes Out in 1957, Bells Are Ringing in 1960.[1] In 1961, he appeared in The Twilight Zone episode "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?".

Jones appeared in an episode of the 1970 situation comedy The Tim Conway Show and a 1965 episode of Hazel.

Personal life[edit]

Jones was married twice, and became a widower in both marriages.[1] His first marriage was to actress and talent agent, Joan Granville.[1] His second wife, Carole Tetzlaff, whom he married in the 1970s, was the daughter of cinematographer, Ted Tetzlaff.[1]

Jones relocated to Hollywood after leaving the U.S. Navy in order to pursue acting. His first professional acting role was a small part in the 1952 musical, Singin' in the Rain.[1]


Morgan Jones died in Tarzana, California, on January 13, 2012, at the age of 84. He was survived by his son and his granddaughter.[1]


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