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Dean Jones in 1966
Dean Carroll Jones
January 25, 1931
Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||September 1, 2015 84) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Dean Carroll Jones (January 25, 1931 – September 1, 2015) was an American actor best known for his roles as Agent Zeke Kelso in That Darn Cat! (1965), Jim Douglas in The Love Bug (1968) and Dr. Herman Varnick in Beethoven (1992). He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Albert Dooley in The Million Dollar Duck (1971).
That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones in a story about bank robbers, a kidnapping and a mischievous cat. The film was based on the 1963 novel Undercover Cat by Gordon and Mildred Gordon. The title song was written by the Sherman Brothers and sung by Bobby Darin. The 1997 remake includes a cameo appearance by Dean Jones.
The Love Bug is a 1968 American comedy film directed by Robert Stevenson and the first in a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution that starred an anthropomorphic pearl-white, fabric-sunroofed 1963 Volkswagen racing Beetle named Herbie. It was based on the 1961 book Car, Boy, Girl by Gordon Buford.
Beethoven is a 1992 family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt as George and Alice Newton. It is the first installment of the Beethoven film series.
Jones was born in Decatur, Alabama, to Andrew Guy Jones (1901-1979), a traveling construction worker, and the former Nolia Elizabeth Wilhite (1902-1977).
Decatur is a city in Morgan and Limestone counties in the State of Alabama. The city, nicknamed "The River City", is located in Northern Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River. It is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County. The population in 2010 was 55,683.
As a student at Riverside High School in Decatur, Jones had his own local radio show, Dean Jones Sings.Jones served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, and after his discharge worked at the Bird Cage Theater at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. With the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, and two new carriers under construction. With 319,421 personnel on active duty and 99,616 in the Ready Reserve, the U.S. Navy is the third largest of the U.S. military service branches in terms of personnel. It has 282 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of March 2018, making it the third-largest air force in the world, after the United States Air Force and the United States Army.
The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border.
Knott's Berry Farm is a 57-acre (23 ha) theme park located in Buena Park, California, and owned by Cedar Fair. In 2017, it was the tenth-most-visited theme park in North America. Knott's Berry Farm is also the most-visited theme park in the Cedar Fair chain. On the Cedar Fair Q4 2018 Earnings Call, President & CEO Richard Zimmerman said "Knott's has grown, as we've said, to over 6 million people a year, probably the most attended regional theme park in the world now." The park features 40 rides including roller coasters, family rides, dark rides and water rides, and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Unlike the rest of the Cedar Fair parks which are amusement parks, Knott's Berry Farm is the only theme park in the Cedar Fair chain.
Jones attended Asbury University in Wilmore near Lexington, Kentucky. A member of its Class of 1953, he did not graduate, but the university in 2003 awarded him an honorary degree. On March 4, 2011, he later addressed the ceremony for the dedication of Asbury's Andrew S. Miller Center for Communications Arts.
Asbury University, formerly Asbury College, is a Christian liberal arts institution located in Wilmore, Kentucky, United States. Although it is a nondenominational school, the college's foundation stems from a Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The school offers 50 majors across 17 departments. Primarily a four-year college, Asbury was ranked in the third tier of liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report in 2008. Approximately 34 percent of incoming freshmen are in the top 10 percent of their high school classes, and more than 80 percent of current faculty are full-time. In the fall of 2016, Asbury University had a total enrollment of 1,854: 1,640 traditional undergraduate students and 214 graduate students. Asbury University is a member of the Christian College Consortium and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The campus of Asbury Theological Seminary, which became a separate institution in 1940, is located across the street from Asbury University. The college's mission statement is, "Asbury University, a Christian Liberal Arts University in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, equips students, through academic excellence and spiritual vitality, for lifelong learning, leadership and service to the professions, society, the family and the Church, preparing them to engage their cultures and advance the cause of Christ around the world."
Wilmore is a home rule-class city in Jessamine County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 5,920 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Lexington–Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land.
Lexington, consolidated with Fayette County and often denoted as Lexington-Fayette, is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 60th-largest city in the United States. By land area, Lexington is the 28th largest city in the United States. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World," it is the heart of the state's Bluegrass region. It has a nonpartisan mayor-council form of government, with 12 council districts and three members elected at large, with the highest vote-getter designated vice mayor. In the 2018 U.S. Census Estimate, the city's population was 323,780 anchoring a metropolitan area of 516,697 people and a combined statistical area of 760,528 people.
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After appearing in minor film and television roles, Jones made his Broadway debut (along with Jane Fonda) in the 1960 play There Was a Little Girl. He stepped into the role in Boston, Massachusetts, at only one day's notice.In 1960 he also played Dave Manning in the Broadway comedy Under the Yum-Yum Tree , a role which he repeated in the 1963 movie version starring Jack Lemmon.
Broadway theatre, also known simply as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.
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After achieving success in film and television, Jones was set to return to Broadway as the star of Stephen Sondheim's musical Company in 1970. Shortly after opening night, Jones withdrew from the show, due to stress that he was undergoing from ongoing divorce proceedings. Director Harold Prince agreed to replace him with Larry Kert if Jones would open the show and record the cast album. Jones agreed, and his performance is preserved on the original cast album (although it was Kert who received the Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical).
Stephen Joshua Sondheim is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theatre. Sondheim has received an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been described by Frank Rich of The New York Times as "now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater". His best-known works as composer and lyricist include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Into the Woods (1987), Assassins (1990), and Passion (1994). He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), and Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965).
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In 1986, Jones, by then having become a Christian, starred in Into the Light, a musical about scientists and the Shroud of Turin, which closed four days after it opened. He had far more success touring in the one-man show St. John in Exile as the last surviving Apostle of Jesus Christ, reminiscing about his life while imprisoned on the Greek island of Patmos. A performance was filmed in 1986. He made one more Broadway appearance, in 1993, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, in a special two-day concert staging of Company featuring most of the original Broadway cast.
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Jones started his film career by signing a contract at MGM, beginning with a small role as a soldier in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) and he later played disc jockey Teddy Talbot in the Elvis Presley film Jailhouse Rock (1957). He portrayed a soldier in both Imitation General (also 1957) with Glenn Ford and Never So Few (1959) with Frank Sinatra.
Jones subsequently starred in the NBC television sitcom Ensign O'Toole (1962–63), produced by Four Star Television, portraying an easy-going and inexperienced officer on a U.S. Navy destroyer. His co-stars included Jack Mullaney, Jack Albertson, Jay C. Flippen, Harvey Lembeck, and Beau Bridges. Jones also recorded a singing album, Introducing Dean Jones, for Valiant Records.[ citation needed ]
As Ensign O'Toole was the lead-in show on NBC to Walt Disney's The Wonderful World of Color , Disney ordered a print of Jones' latest film Under the Yum Yum Tree to study.Disney signed Jones on for a string of Disney films in the 1960s and 1970s, beginning with That Darn Cat! . His performance was so well-received that Disney used him for future movies including The Ugly Dachshund (1966), Blackbeard's Ghost (1968), "Million Dollar Duck" (1971) and Snowball Express (1972).
Jones' signature Disney role would be as race car driver Jim Douglas in the highly successful The Love Bug series. He appeared in two feature films, The Love Bug (1968) and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977), as well as the short-lived Herbie, the Love Bug (1982) television series and the made-for-TV movie The Love Bug (1997). In 1969, Jones also was the host of a short-lived sketch-comedy hour on ABC-TV titled What's It All About, World? that became a variety show midway into its run, when the title was changed to The Dean Jones Variety Hour.[ citation needed ]
Away from Disney, Jones co-starred with Broadway-era co-star Jane Fonda in the romantic comedy, Any Wednesday (1966) and, in a dramatic turn, portrayed Ed Cooper in the NBC television movie When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978). In the later film, Jones played an attorney in the 1930s who agrees to defend a man who has been accused of murder; accepting the case only after urging from his daughter. Jones reprised the role of Ed Cooper in the ABC television sequel The Long Days of Summer (1980). He appeared with Gregory Peck and Danny DeVito as Bill Coles, the president of Peck's company, which was fighting a hostile takeover by DeVito, in Other People's Money (1991).
Jones, who was always famous for playing nice characters, took on the role as Dr. Herman Varnick, the evil veterinarian, in the family film Beethoven (1992). Jones employed method acting for the first time in his prolific career and didn't break character off set throughout the film's shooting period much to the surprise of cast members as well as family and friends whom had never seen him so immersed in a role. He maintained his relationship to the Beethoven franchise by providing the voice of George Newton in the television version of Beethoven . He also appeared in a small role as Director of Central Intelligence Judge Arthur Moore in the film adaptation of Tom Clancy's Clear and Present Danger (1994), which stars Harrison Ford.
Jones also appeared in at least two episodes of Murder, She Wrote , which starred Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher - a crime writer who also solves murders. On July 25, 1994, Jones was a guest on 100 Huntley Street .
Jones' first marriage to Mae Inez Entwisle ended in divorce in 1970. They had two daughters. He was married to actress Lory Patrick from 1973 until his death in 2015. Lory had a son, Michael Patrick, who was Jones' stepson.[ citation needed ]
Jones became a devout born-again Christian in 1973 or 1974. His book Under Running Laughter (1982) recounts his experience of Christianity. He had previously suffered from bouts of depression. His wife, Lory, said, "One night he got down on his knees and prayed that God would free him from the miserable moods that he had always suffered. He told me that in an instant it was gone and he felt peace and joy flood into his heart."
Jones appeared in several Christian films. He also voiced the narrator in Birdwing Records' 1979 studio album, Nathaniel the Grublet, as well as voicing the standard English narration for the 80 minute Bible overview, God's Story: From Creation to Eternity. In 1998, Jones founded the Christian Rescue Committee (CRC), an organization that helps provide a "way of escape to Jews, Christians, and others persecuted for their faith."
Jones died from Parkinson's disease in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2015, aged 84. His body was cremated.
|1956||Somebody Up There Likes Me||Private in Rocky's Tent||Uncredited|
|1956||These Wilder Years||Hardware Clerk|
|1956||Tea and Sympathy||Ollie|
|1956||The Opposite Sex||Assistant Stage Manager||Uncredited|
|1956||The Great American Pastime||Buck Rivers|
|1957||Ten Thousand Bedrooms||Dan|
|1957||Designing Woman||Assistant Stage Manager (Boston)||Uncredited|
|1957||Until They Sail||US Marine Lt.||Uncredited|
|1957||Jailhouse Rock||Teddy Talbot|
|1958||Handle with Care||Zachary Davis|
|1958||Imitation General||Cpl. Terry Sellers|
|1958||Torpedo Run||Lt. Jake "Fuzz" Foley|
|1959||Night of the Quarter Moon||Lexington Nelson|
|1959||Never So Few||Sgt. Jim Norby|
|1963||Under the Yum Yum Tree||David Manning|
|1964||The New Interns||Dr. Lew Worship|
|1965||Two on a Guillotine||Val Henderson|
|1965||That Darn Cat!||FBI Agent Zeke Kelso|
|1966||The Ugly Dachshund||Mark Garrison|
|1966||Any Wednesday||Cass Henderson||Alternate title: Bachelor Girl Apartment|
|1967||Monkeys, Go Home!||Hank Dussard|
|1968||Blackbeard's Ghost||Steve Walker|
|1968||The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit||Fred Bolton|
|1968||The Love Bug||Jim Douglas|
|1970||Mr. Superinvisible||Peter Denwell||Alternate title: The Unseizable Invincible Mr. Invisible|
|1971||The Million Dollar Duck||Professor Albert Dooley|
|1972||Snowball Express||Johnny Baxter|
|1974||The Sugarland Express||Policeman at Football Game||Uncredited|
|1976||The Shaggy D.A.||Wilby Daniels|
|1977||Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo||Jim Douglas|
|1978||Born Again||Charles W. Colson|
|1986||St. John in Exile||St. John|
|1991||Other People's Money||Bill Coles|
|1992||The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible||King Ahasuerus (voice)||Direct-to-video ("Queen Esther" episode)|
|1992||Beethoven||Dr. Herman Varnick|
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||Judge Moore|
|1994||The Visual Bible: Acts||Luke the Evangelist|
|1996||God's Story: From Creation to Eternity||The Storyteller (voice)||Direct-to-video, documentary|
|1996||A spasso nel tempo||Professor Mortimer / Joe||English title: Getting Around in Time|
|1997||That Darn Cat||Mr. Flint|
|1998||Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero||Dean Arbagast (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2007||Lavinia's Heist||Tony Cavaletti||Short film|
|2009||Mandie and the Secret Tunnel||Jason Bond|
|2009||God Provides||Abraham||Direct-to-video (final film role)|
|1960||Zane Grey Theatre||Deputy Bill Devlin||Episode: "The Sunday Man"|
|1960||The Aquanauts||John Anderson||Episode: "The Stowaway"|
|1960||Outlaws||Danny Cannon||Episode: "Beat the Drum Slowly"|
|1960||Stagecoach West||Joe Brady||Episode: "Red Sand"|
|1961||The Dick Powell Show||Detective Phil Winslow||Episode: "Who Killed Julie Greer?"|
|1961||Bonanza||Danny Kidd||Episode: "The Friendship"|
|1961||Tales of Wells Fargo||Jamie Coburn||Episode: "A Killing in Calico"|
|1962||Target: The Corruptors!||Barry Steele||Episode: "Play It Blue"|
|1962||Wagon Train||Lt. Burton||Episode: "The Lieutenant Burton Story"|
|1962–63||Ensign O'Toole||Ensign O'Toole||32 episodes|
|1963||Ben Casey||Dr. Richard Connell||Episode: "Fire in a Sacred Fruit Tree"|
|1963||Burke's Law||Rudy Davis||Episode: "Who Killed Eleanora Davis?"|
|1965||Kraft Suspense Theatre||Eddie Carew||Episode: "The Rise and Fall of Eddie Carew"|
|1965||Vacation Playhouse||Alec Tate||Episode: "Alec Tate"|
|1968||Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||Narrator (voice)||Episode: "The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show"|
|1971||The Chicago Teddy Bears||Linc McCray||13 episodes|
|1972||The Great Man's Whiskers||James E. Cooper||TV movie|
|1973||Walt Disney: A Golden Anniversary Salute||Himself (Host)||TV special|
|1973||Guess Who's Sleeping in My Bed?||George Gregory||TV movie|
|1974||Medical Center||Dr. Ronston||Episode: "Spectre"|
|1976||Good Heavens||Brad||Episode: "Coffee, Tea, or Gloria"|
|1977||Once Upon a Brothers Grimm||Jacob Grimm, Grandmother||TV movie|
|1978||When Every Day Was the Fourth of July||Ed Cooper||TV movie|
|1978||The Wonderful World of Disney||Himself||Episode: "Mickey's 50"|
|1980||The Long Days of Summer||Ed Cooper||TV movie|
|1981||Aloha Paradise||Alex||Episode: "Alex and Annie"|
|1982||Kraft Salutes Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary||Mr. Lane||TV special|
|1982||Herbie, the Love Bug||Jim Douglas||5 episodes|
|1983||The Gospel According to Scrooge||Narrator (voice)||TV movie|
|1984||Don't Ask Me, Ask God||Future Father||TV special|
|1984||The Love Boat||Marty Chenault||Episode: "Julie and the Producer" (Parts 1 & 2)|
|1984||Finder of Lost Loves||Steve Marsh||Episode: "Yesterday's Child"|
|1984||Murder, She Wrote||Marcus Boswell||Episode: "It's a Dog's Life"|
|1988||Murder, She Wrote||Leonard Palmer||Episode: "Harbinger of Death"|
|1989||Fire and Rain||Jack Ayers||TV movie|
|1992||Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style||Harry Bannister||TV movie|
|1994||Beethoven||George Newton (voice)||26 episodes|
|1995||The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes||Dean Webster Carlson||TV movie|
|1995||Nowhere Man||Jonathan Crane||Episode: "Father"|
|1996||Special Report: Journey to Mars||Dr. Scott Berlin||TV movie|
|1996||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Dr. Karel (voice)||Episode: "DNA Doomsday"|
|1997||Superman: The Animated Series||Col. Sam Lane (voice)||Episode: "Monkey Fun"|
|1997||The Love Bug||Jim Douglas||TV movie|
|1998||Adventures from the Book of Virtues||Chauncey (voice)||Episode: "Trustworthiness"|
|2001||Scrooge & Marley||Ebenezer Scrooge||TV movie (final TV role)|
|There Was a Little Girl||Stan Walters||February 29 – March 12, 1960||Cort Theatre|
|Under the Yum Yum Tree||Dave Manning||November 16, 1960 – April 15, 1961||Henry Miller's Theatre|
|Company||Robert||April 26 – May 28, 1970||Alvin Theatre|
|Into the Light||James Prescott||October 22 – October 26, 1986||Neil Simon Theatre|
|Company||Robert||April 11 – April 12, 1993||Vivian Beaumont Theater|
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