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Marvin Neal Jones, Jr.|
January 2, 1960 (age 58)
Wichita, Kansas, United States
Early life and education
Jones was born Marvin Neal Jones, Jr. on January 2, 1960 in Wichita, Kansas. Jones attended the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis, Missouri.
After attending the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis, Jones moved to New York and began his professional career in Nicol Williamson's production of Macbeth at the Circle in the Square. This was followed by The Corn Is Green at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and the Tony Award-winning, Big River, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. He went on to appear in numerous New York stage productions, including Mike Leigh's Ecstasy and Tom Dulack's Diminished Capacity at The New Group, Kenneth Branagh's Public Enemy at the Irish Arts Center, and The Great Lakes Theater Festival’s world premiere of Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales in Cleveland, Ohio, directed by Clifford Williams. As a director he staged the world premiere of Celtic Tiger (Me Arse) by Don Creedon, and the New York premiere of Joseph O'Connor's Red Roses and Petrol, both at the Irish Arts Center in New York, where he has also served as Artistic Director. He is a member of the Actors Studio.
His first film appearance was in Dirty Dancing, followed by more than 25 films, including Taylor Hackford's The Devil's Advocate (one of four films in which he appears with Al Pacino), In America and G.I. Jane. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2008 Malibu International Film Festival for his role in the independent film Mona.
Jones also has appeared in several television series, including The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Criminal Minds (as Karl Arnold aka The Fox). He appeared in seven episodes of the FX series Rescue Me as Peter Reilly, the gay son of Chief Jerry Reilly. Jones's work in Generation Kill was singled out for praise by reviewers Matthew Gilbert of The Boston Globe and Alan Sepinwall of the Star-Ledger.
Jones lives in Florida with his wife, Jamie, and their children.
|1987||Dirty Dancing||Billy Kostecki|
|1992||Glengarry Glen Ross||Man in Donut Shop|
|1993||Romeo Is Bleeding||Clerk|
|1996||Looking for Richard||Messenger|
|1997||Silent Prey||Kevin O'Neill||a.k.a. Silent Predator|
|Sax and Violins|
|G.I. Jane||Duty Officer|
|The Devil's Advocate||Larry - Florida Reporter|
|1998||Day at the Beach||Chuck Hanson|
|Come To||Biker 1||short film|
|The Siege||NYPD Representative|
|2000||Chinese Coffee||Eteocles/Actor in play|
|2001||Queenie in Love||Doctor|
|Way Off Broadway||Mr. Scott|
|Changing Lanes||Newsroom Writer|
|In America||Immigration Officer #1|
|2003||Beautiful Kid||direct-to-video release|
|2004||Zombie Honeymoon||Officer Carp|
|2005||Game 6||Yessiree Bob|
|2006||The House Is Burning||Sheriff|
|2008||Mona||John||Nominated—2008 Malibu International Film Festival,|
Best Supporting Actor
|2009||Carbone's Birthday||Pachenko||short film|
|1991||Law & Order||"Misconception"||Ray|
|1995||Law & Order||"Privileged"||Bill D.|
|1998||Law & Order||"Bad Girl"||Mr. Flynn|
|1999||Sex and the City||"The Awful Truth"||Richard|
|2000||Third Watch||"Demolition Derby"||Brian|
|2001||The Sopranos||"Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood"||Agent Tancredi|
|2004||The Jury||"The Honeymoon Suite"||Kevin Sykes|
|Rescue Me||"Kansas", "Orphans"||Peter Reilly|
|2005||"Sensitivity", "Reunion", "Shame", "Believe", "Brains"|
|Criminal Minds||"The Fox"||Karl Arnold a.k.a. The Fox|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||"Maltese Cross", "Weeping Willow"||Chief of Detectives Bradshaw|
|Crossing Jordan||"Seven Feet Under"||Russell Berman|
|2008||Generation Kill||Seven episodes—complete series||Sgt. Maj. John Sixta|
|2009||Law & Order||"Take-out"||Alex Boone|
|Criminal Minds||"Outfoxed"||Karl Arnold a.k.a. The Fox|
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- John, Willis, ed. (1996). Theatre World. Volume 52: 1995-1996. p. 111. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Van Gelder, Lawrence (June 24, 1993). "Theater in Review" (Review of Diminished Capacity. May require subscription; accessible in Googel cache). The New York Times. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Evans, Greg (November 9, 1994). "Public Enemy" (Theater review). Variety. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Hurley, Joseph (October 6, 1999). "Theater Review: 'Celtic Tiger' a wild ride that knocks you on yer..." The Irish Echo. Archived from the original (Review archived at seanpower.utvinternet.com) on September 9, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Hampton, Wilborn (November 8, 2000). "Theater Review: The Troubles Are All in the Family" (Review of Red Roses and Petrol). The New York Times. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- "Malibu International Film Festival 2008 Nominations". Malibu Film Festival. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- "Neal Jones". Internet Movie Database (IMDb). IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Gilbert, Matthew (July 14, 2008). "'Generation Kill': Confused Yet?". Boston.com. The Boston Globe/The NY Times Co. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- Sepinwall, Alan (July 14, 2008). "Generation Kill, "Get Some": Po-lice that moo-stash!!!!". NJ.com / The Star-Ledger. New Jersey On-Line LLC. Retrieved July 25, 2010.