Caleb Landry Jones

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Caleb Landry Jones
Caleb Landry Jones TIFF 2012.jpg
Jones at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 9, 2012
Born (1989-12-07) December 7, 1989 (age 27)
Garland, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Musician
Years active 2007–present
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Not to be confused with Landry Jones

Caleb Landry Jones (born December 7, 1989) is an American actor and musician. He is known for his performances in The Last Exorcism, as Banshee in X-Men: First Class, and as Andy in Baltasar Kormákur's thriller film Contraband for Universal opposite Mark Wahlberg.[1] He was then in Antiviral, an official selection of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, directed by Brandon Cronenberg. He was recently cast in the lead role in director John Boorman's science fiction romance Broken Dream.[2]

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Garland, Texas.[3] As a child, his family relocated to the nearby city of Richardson, where he was raised, and where he would later meet Robert Hudson and form the experimental folk rock band, Robert Jones. After finding some success as an actor, having appeared as recurring character Jimmy Adler in Friday Night Lights and starred as Caleb Sweetzer in Daniel Stamm's The Last Exorcism, a performance praised by the New York Times,[citation needed] Jones relocated to Los Angeles to further pursue his career in film.


He went on to co-star opposite James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult in Fox’s summer blockbuster X-Men: First Class and was opposite Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi and Ben Foster in Contraband (Universal), the English-language remake of award-winning Icelandic film Reykjavic-Rotterdam, which was released in January 2012.

Jones was in Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg’s directorial debut, in which he starred opposite Sarah Gadon and Malcolm McDowell.

He was also in Neil Jordan’s Byzantium opposite Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton and Sam Riley, in which Caleb played a young man dying of leukemia and struggling with his mortality.

Jones was featured in the 'Young Hollywood' issues of both VMAN and Teen Vogue.



Year Film Role Notes
2007 No Country for Old Men Boy on Bike as Caleb Jones
2007 Superbad Boy at Party Uncredited
2008 The Longshots Jonesy as Caleb Jones
2010 The Last Exorcism Caleb Sweetzer
2010 The Social Network Fraternity Boy as Caleb Jones
2011 Summer Song Jack
2011 X-Men: First Class Sean Cassidy / Banshee
2012 Contraband Andy
2012 Byzantium Frank
2012 Antiviral Syd March
2014 God's Pocket Leon Scarpato
2014 Queen and Country Percy
2014 Heaven Knows What Ilya
2014 Low Down Cole
2015 Stonewall Orphan Annie
2016 War on Everyone Birdwell
2017 Get Out
2017 American Made Bubba Post-production
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Red Post-production
TBA Welcome the Stranger Ethan


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Breaking Bad Louis
2010 Friday Night Lights Jimmy Adler 2008–2010
2017 Twin Peaks


  1. ^ Fleming, Mike (December 9, 2010). "For Young Thesps, It's All About Locking Roles Before Holidays". Deadline. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Caleb Landry Jones Set For Lead Role In 'Broken Dream'". Deadline. June 21, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "23 HEARTTHROB: CALEB LANDRY JONES". VMAN. 1989-12-07. Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2012-05-08.

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