Henry Jones (actor)
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Jones in The Lady Says No (1952)
Henry Burk Jones
August 1, 1912
New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||May 17, 1999 (aged 86)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Yvonne Bergere (1942; her death)|
Judy Briggs (1946-61; divorce; 2 children)
Henry Burk Jones (August 1, 1912 – May 17, 1999) was an American actor of stage, film and television.
Life and career
Jones was born in New Jersey, and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Helen (née Burk) and John Francis Xavier Jones. He was the grandson of Pennsylvania Representative Henry Burk, a German immigrant. Jones attended the Jesuit 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 theater 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. His last Broadway role was in Advise and Consent in 1960-1961.
Jones appeared in more than 180 films 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, Rascal, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Dirty Dingus Magee, Support Your Local Gunfighter, 9 to 5 and Arachnophobia.
On television, Jones' best-remembered role was as the title character's father-in-law in the 1970s sitcom Phyllis.
Jones portrayed Jed McCoy on a 1961 episode of the sitcom The Real McCoys, starring Walter Brennan, with fellow guest stars Pat Buttram and Jane Darwell as Cousin Carl and Grandma McCoy, respectively. In the story line, the California McCoys return to West Virginia for Grandmother McCoy's 100th birthday.
Jones also appeared on Appointment with Adventure, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Investigators, The Eleventh Hour, Bewitched, Night Gallery, Emergency!, The Mod Squad, Daniel Boone, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, Thriller, Adam-12, The Doris Day Show, Father Knows Best, The Dukes of Hazzard, Flo, Magnum, P.I., The Untouchables, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, MacGyver, Mr. Belvedere, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
He played Dr. Smith's cousin in a 1966 episode of Lost in Space, "Curse of Cousin Smith", and with R.J. Hoferkamp in the 1968 made-for-television movie Something for a Lonely Man. In 1967, he guest-starred in the episode "A Time to Die" of the Sci-Fi TV show Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Starting in 1974, he guest-starred three times on The Six Million Dollar Man as Dr. Jeffrey/Chester Dolenz. This character was a brilliant scientist who built lifelike robots, but although every plot was foiled, he still managed to escape to fight another day.
In 1978, he appeared in the Barney Miller episode "The Prisoner".
In the mid-1980s, Jones appeared at local dining theatre productions, including Winnipeg's Stage West.
Personal life and death
Jones died in Los Angeles, California, at age 86 from complications from injuries suffered in a fall at his home in Santa Monica, California.
His daughter is actress Jocelyn Jones.
|1943||This Is the Army||Mr. Brown/World War One Bugle Audition Observer|
|1949||Strawhat Cinderella||Stage Director||Short film directed and written by Justin Herman, uncredited|
|1950||Cowboy Crazy||Papa in His Study||Short film directed by and written by Justin Herman|
|1951||The Lady Says No||Potsy||Comedy film directed by Frank Ross|
|1953||Society Man||Narrator||Short film directed and produced by Justin Herman|
|1956||The Bad Seed||Leroy Jessup||Thriller film directed by Mervyn LeRoy|
|The Girl He Left Behind||Hanson|
|The Girl Can't Help It||Mousie|
|1957||Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?||Henry Rufus||Satirical comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin|
|3:10 To Yuma||Alex Potter||Western film directed by Delmer Daves|
|1958||Vertigo||Coroner||Drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock|
|1960||Cash McCall||Gilmore Clark||Romantic drama film directed by Joseph Pevney|
|The Bramble Bush||Parker Welk|
|1961||Angel Baby||Ben Hays|
|1965||Never Too Late||Dr. James Kimbrough||Comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin|
|1967||The Champagne Murders||Mr. Clarke|
|1968||Stay Away, Joe||Hy Slager||Western-comedy film directed by Peter Tewksbury|
|Project X||Dr. Crowther|
|1969||Support Your Local Sheriff!||Henry Jackson|
|Angel in My Pocket||Mayor Will Sinclair||Comedy film feature directed by Alan Rafkin|
|Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid||Bike Salesman||Western film directed by George Roy Hill|
|1970||The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County||Hanson|
|Rabbit, Run||Mr. Angstrom|
|Dirty Dingus Magee||Rev. Green|
|1971||Support Your Local Gunfighter||Ez||Comedy-western film directed by Burt Kennedy|
|1972||Napoleon and Samantha||Mr. Gutteridge|
|Pete 'n' Tillie||Mr. Tucker|
|1973||Tom Sawyer||Mr. Dobbins||Musical film directed by Don Taylor|
|1980||Nine to Five||Hinkle||Comedy film directed by Colin Higgins|
|1982||Deathtrap||Porter Milgrim||Drama film directed by Sidney Lumet|
|1989||Nowhere to Run||Judge Culbert|
|1990||Enid Is Sleeping||Old Man|
|Dick Tracy||Night Clerk||Action comic film directed by Warren Beatty|
|Arachnophobia||Dr. Sam Metcalf||Thriller film directed by Frank Marshall|
|The Grifters||Mr. Simms||Neo-noir film directed by Stephen Frears|
|1994||Breathing Lessons||Sam||TV movie|
|1949||Hands of Murder||Guest||Episode: "A Room Full of Water" (S 1:Ep 12)|
|1950||Studio One||Guest||Episode: "The Dusty Godmother: (S 2:Ep 27)|
|The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show||Charles Jones||Episode: "The Kleebob Card Game" (S 1:Ep 1)|
|Danger||Guest||Episode: "Another Man's Poison" (s 1:Ep 11)|
|The Ford Theatre Hour||Guest||Episode: "Father Malachy's Miracle" (S 2:Ep 16)|
|Actors Studio||Guest||Episode: "The Timid Guy" (S 2:Ep 18)|
|Danger||Guest||Episode: "Surprise for the Boys" (S 1:Ep 14)|
|1951||Danger||Guest||Episode: "Footfalls" (S 1:Ep 16)|
|Armstrong Circle Theatre||Guest||Episode: "The Big Rainbow" (S 2:Ep 47)|
|The Web||Himself||Episode:"A Switch in Time" (S 1:Ep 47)|
|Prudential Family Playhouse||Guest||Epispode: "Ruggles of Red Gap" (S 1:Ep 11)|
|Big Town||Guest||Episode: "The Return" (S 1:Ep 28)|
|Danger||Guest||Episode: "Death Gambles" (S 1:Ep 45)|
|The Philco Television Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "Ephraim Tutt's Clean Hands" (S 3:Ep 48)|
|The Web||Himself||Episode: "The Dishonorable Thief" (S 1:Ep 60)|
|Big Town||Guest||Episode: "Neighborhood Story" (S 1:Ep 42)|
|The Web||Himself||Episode: "All the Way to the Moon" (S 2:Ep 2)|
|Armstrong Circle Theatre||Guest||Episode: "Marionettes" (S 3:Ep 13)|
|Schlitz Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "Still Life" (S 1:Ep 4)|
|Suspense||Man at Train Station||Episode: "The Far-Off House" (S 4:Ep 12)|
|Lux Video Theatre||Sanford||Episode: "Dames Are Poison" (S 2:Ep 14)|
|1952||The Gulf Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "The Duel" (S 1:Ep 7)|
|Short Short Dramas||Guest||Episode: "Meet Me at the Liberty" (S 1:Ep 14)|
|The Gulf Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "Our Two Hundred Children" (S 1:Ep 10)|
|Schlitz Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "P.G." (S 1:Ep 17)|
|Short Short Dramas||Guest||Episode: "Night School" (S 1:Ep 23)|
|Schlitz Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "Apple of His Eye" (S 1:Ep 22)|
|Tales of Tomorrow||Guest||Episode: "A Bird in Hand" (S 1:Ep 45)|
|Short Short Dramas||George Woodhull||Episode: "Equal Partners" (S 1:Ep 56)|
|Lights Out||Guest||Episode: "A Lucky Piece" (S 4:Ep 34)|
|Lux Video Theatre||Dan||Episode: "The Orchard" (S 2:Ep 51)|
|The Philco Television Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "The Gift" (S 5:Ep 6)|
|1953||The Revlon Mirror Theater||Guest||Episode: "The Little Wife" (S 1:ep 1)|
|Eye Witness||Guest||Episode: "The Righteous" (S 1:Ep 6)|
|Suspense||Mr. Matches||Episode: "Mr. Matches" (S 5:Ep 13)|
|The Doctor||Joey Martin||Episode: "Song for a Banker" (S 1:Ep 26)|
|Tales of Tomorrow||Irwin||Episode: "The Spider's Web" (S 2:Ep 38)|
|1954||You Are There||Captain Kidd||Episode: "The Hanging of Captain Kidd (May 23, 1701)" (S 2:Ep 25)|
|1956||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Wally Long||Episode: "De Mortuis" (S2:Ep 3)|
|1957||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Harry Parker||Episode: "Nightmare in 4-D" (S2:Ep 16)|
|1958||Father Knows Best||Mr. Kermit||Episode: "Margaret's Other Family" (S4:Ep19)|
|1959||The Twilight Zone||J. Hardy Hempstead||Episode: "Mr. Bevis" (S1:Ep 33)|
|1961||Thriller||Erik Borg||Episode: "The Weird Tailor" (S2:Ep 4)|
|The Investigators||Gov||Episode: "The Dead End Man" (S 1:Ep 13)|
|1962||Wagon Train||Ben Morrell||Episode: "The Terry Morrell Story" (S5:Ep 30)|
|1964||Bonanza||King Arthur / Uncle Leo||Episode: "A Knight to Remember" (S6:Ep 13)|
|1965||The Alfred Hitchcock Hour||Alex Marrow||Episode: "The World's Oldest Motive" (S 1: Ep 25)|
|1966||Lost In Space||Colonel Jeremiah Smith||Episode: "Curse of Cousin Smith" (S2:Ep 10)|
|Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea||Dr. Sprauge||Episode: "Night of Terror" (S3:Ep 04?)|
|Bewitched||Brian O'Brian||Episode: "The Leprechaun" (S2:Ep 27)|
|1967||The Big Valley||General Alderson||Episode: "Court Martial"|
|Gunsmoke||Harvey Cagle||Episode: "Stranger in Town"|
|1968||The Mod Squad||Herbert Milne||Episode: "My What a Pretty Bus" (S1:Ep 3)|
|1969||The Name of the Game||The Reverend Mr. McKim||Episode: "Love-In at Ground Zero" (S1:Ep 19)|
|1970||The Name of the Game||George||Episode: "Island of Gold and Precious Stones" (S2:Ep 16)|
|Nanny and the Professor||Mr. Abercrombie||Episode: "I Think That I Shall Never See a Tree" (S1:EP 10)|
|1971||The Mod Squad||Paulie||Episode: "And a Little Child Shall Bleed Them" (S4:Ep 11)|
|1972||Emergency!||Dr. Alexander Knot||Episode: "Show Biz" (S2:Ep 3)|
|1972||Adam-12||Harry Craig||Episode: "Harry Nobody" (S5:Ep 7)|
|1972||Bonanza||Sheriff||Episode: "The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother" (S13: Ep 23)|
|1973||The Doris Day Show||Sam Johnson||Episode: "The Last Huzzah" (S5:Ep 16)|
|1974||Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law||Dr. Metz||Episode: "The Desertion of Keith Ryder" (S3: Ep 22)|
|Petrocelli||Wheaton||Episode: "A Life for a Life" (S1: Ep 5)|
|The Six Million Dollar Man||Dr. Chester Dolenz||Episode: 3 episodes|
|1979||Mrs. Columbo||Josh Alden||Episode: "Word Games" (S1: Ep 01)|
|1981||CHiPs||Dutton||Episode “Diamond in the Rough” (S5:EP 8)|
|1982||The Love Boat||Frank Jensen||Episode "Good Neighbors/Captain's Portrait/Familiar Faces" (S5:Ep 14)|
|1986||MacGyver||Charles 'Papa Chuck' Banning||Episode "The Eraser" (S2:Ep 2)|
|1987||Magnum, P.I.||The Butler||Episode "Murder by Night" (S7:Ep 13)|
|1988||Murder, She Wrote||Morris Penroy||Episode “Mr. Penroy’s Vacation” (S5:Ep 3)|
- "Henry B Jones - United States Census, 1930". familysearch.org. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05.
- Awards Archive Archived 2008-05-05 at the Wayback Machine
- "Advise and Consent – Broadway Play – Original". www.ibdb.com.
- "The Real McCoys: Back to West Virginny" on IMDb
- Veteran character actor dies after fall
- Motion Picture and Television Magazine, November 1952, page 34, Ideal Publishers
- "This Is the Army". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
- "The Lady Says No". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
- "Taxi". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 1, 2016.