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Jeffrey Jones is a Actor American born on 28 september 1946 at Buffalo (USA)

Jeffrey Jones

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Birth name Jeffrey Duncan Jones
Nationality USA
Birth 28 september 1946 (72 years) at Buffalo (USA)

Jeffrey Duncan Jones (born September 28, 1946) is an American actor best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus, Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice. Jones' career started in Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, advanced to London and Broadway, before leading to a series of character acting roles in film and television, which often capitalized on Jones' deadpan delivery of characters in unusual situations to comic effect.

Biography

Jones was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Ruth (née Schooley) and Douglas Bennett Jones. His mother was an art historian, who urged him towards a career in acting. His father died during Jones' childhood.

One interviewer found Jones to value anonymity and the enjoyment of everyday tasks, like home repairs, and found him to be uninterested in status symbols and fan adulation. In that 1989 interview, Jones pointed out that greater public recognition actually makes it more difficult to transition between roles and allow the character to come to the fore and the actor to recede from view.

Jones has one son, actor Julian Coutts, whose mother was Lloy Coutts (1941–2008). Coutts was a respected Canadian voice coach. She and Jones met in Stratford, Ontario.

Best films

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
(Actor)
Beetlejuice (1988)
(Actor)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
(Actor)
Howard the Duck (1986)
(Actor)
Frankenweenie (2012)
(Actor)
Ed Wood (1994)
(Actor)

Usually with

Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(4 films)
Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(4 films)
John Hughes
John Hughes
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jeffrey Jones (36 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Frankenweenie, 1h27
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Frankenstein films, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Charlie Tahan, Frank Welker, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones
Rating69% 3.49813.49813.49813.49813.4981
Young filmmaker and scientist Victor Frankenstein lives with his parents, Edward and Susan Frankenstein, and his beloved dog, Sparky, in the quiet town of New Holland. Victor's intelligence is recognized by his classmates at school, his somber next-door neighbor, Elsa Van Helsing, mischievous, Igor-like Edgar "E" Gore, obese and gullible Bob, overconfident Toshiaki, creepy Nassor, and an eccentric girl nicknamed Weird Girl, but communicates little with them due to his relationship with his dog. Concerned with his son's isolation, Victor's father encourages him to take up baseball and make achievements outside of science. Victor hits a home run at his first game, but Sparky, pursuing the ball, is struck by a car and killed.
Hemingway & Gellhorn, 2h34
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Brooke Adams, Molly Parker, Connie Nielsen
Roles Charles Colebaugh
Rating62% 3.1499253.1499253.1499253.1499253.149925
Telling the story of one of America’s most famous literary couples, the movie begins in 1936 when the pair meet for the first time in a Key West bar. They ran into each other again in Spain where they were both covering the Spanish Civil War. They were staying in the same hotel on the same floor, and she resisted his advances. However, during a bombing raid, they found themselves trapped in the same room, and lust overcame them. They became lovers and stayed in Spain until 1939. In 1940 Hemingway divorced his second wife so that they could marry. Over time she became prominent in her own right. In 1945 she asked Hemingway for a divorce. He credits her with inspiring him to write the novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Shelter
Shelter (2010)
, 1h52
Directed by Måns Mårlind
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy, Brooklynn Proulx, Nate Corddry
Roles Police Officer
Rating60% 3.048943.048943.048943.048943.04894
After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding's (Julianne Moore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to get her more open to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father (Jeffrey DeMunn) introduces her to Adam (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a patient with multiple personalities who also takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. But Cara quickly discovers that his other personalities were murder victims and the more she finds out about Adam and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming victims themselves.
Who's Your Caddy?, 1h33
Directed by Don Michael Paul
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Golf films
Actors Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Andy Milonakis, James Avery, Faizon Love, Terry Crews
Roles Cummings
Rating21% 1.0537451.0537451.0537451.0537451.053745
When hip-hop star Christopher “C-Note” Hawkins (Big Boi) is denied membership into an exclusive Carolina Pines Country Club, he comes up with a cunning plan that will oblige the country club to allow his acceptance. C-Note purchases property that contains land from the 17th hole, and bribes the country club for a membership in exchange for his land. The rest of the movie’s plot revolves around the club members and their efforts to get C-Note kicked out, while he disrupts the club’s atmosphere.
Dr. Dolittle 2, 1h27
Directed by Steve Carr
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un ours, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson, Raven-Symoné, Steve Zahn, Lisa Kudrow, Mandy Moore
Roles Joe Potter
Rating47% 2.354672.354672.354672.354672.35467
Lucky the dog (Norm Macdonald) explains Dr. John Dolittle's (Eddie Murphy) gift of talking to animals. John comes home from France and gives his wife a present from Paris. He also gives his daughter, Maya (Kyla Pratt), a chameleon, named Pepito.
Till Dad Do Us Part
Directed by Randall Miller
Origin Canada
Actors John Larroquette, Markie Post, Jeffrey Jones, Emily Holmes, Jonathan Cherry
Rating51% 2.553182.553182.553182.553182.55318
In this light-hearted comedy, an overly controlling father tries to dissuade his adored daughter from marrying the man of her dreams, someone of whom the father does not approve. Meddling in her life, the father tries to find a more suitable candidate but ends up making things worse.
Heartbreakers, 2h3
Directed by David Mirkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, Gene Hackman, Anne Bancroft
Roles Mr. Appel
Rating61% 3.0987353.0987353.0987353.0987353.098735
Max and Page Conners (Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt) are a mother-daughter con artist team. When the film opens, the Conners are finishing a con on Dean Cumanno (Ray Liotta), an auto-body shop owner and small-time crook. The con, which the Conners have played many times before on other men, involves Max marrying Dean, passing out on their wedding night to avoid consummating the marriage, and then Page (posing as Dean's secretary) luring Dean into a compromising position to justify Max's immediate divorce and hefty settlement. The con is a success.
How High
How High (2001)
, 1h33
Directed by Jesse Dylan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Redman, Method Man, Obba Babatundé, Melissa Peterman, Lark Voorhies, Mike Epps
Roles Vice President
Rating62% 3.149593.149593.149593.149593.14959
The plot is centered on two underachieving pot smokers: Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman). When Silas's friend Ivory (Chuck Davis) dies, Silas uses his ashes as fertilizer for a new batch of marijuana. While both are sitting in the parking lot before taking their "THC" (Testing for Higher Credentials, a parody of the SAT in allusion to Tetrahydrocannabinol) exams for college, neither is able to smoke his individual marijuana stash without the help of the other.
Company Man, 1h35
Directed by Douglas McGrath, Peter Askin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Douglas McGrath, Alan Cumming, Reathel Bean, Anthony LaPaglia, John Turturro, Denis Leary
Roles Senator Biggs
Rating54% 2.7027852.7027852.7027852.7027852.702785
In the 1960s, Alan Quimp is a schoolteacher of English grammar and married with the very demanding woman Daisy Quimp. In order to avoid the constant mockery in Daisy's family, Alan says that he is a secret CIA agent. Daisy tells everybody, the CIA acknowledges the lie, but due to a coincidence, Alan has just helped and hidden the professional Russian dancer Petrov who wanted to leave Russia. The CIA decides to hire Alan as an agent, to get the credits of bringing Petrov to USA, and immediately decides to send him to a very calm place, Cuba.
Sleepy Hollow, 1h45
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Witches in film
Actors Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Christopher Walken, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien
Roles Reverend Steenwyck
Rating73% 3.6983053.6983053.6983053.6983053.698305
In 1799, New York City police constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is facing imprisonment for going against traditional methods and favoring forensic investigation techniques, such as autopsies, considered unorthodox and unimportant at the time. Ichabod submits to deployment with his bag of tools to the Westchester County hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, New York, which has been plagued by a series of brutal slayings in which the victims have been found decapitated: Peter Van Garrett (Martin Landau), a wealthy farmer and landowner; his son Dirk; and the widow Emily Winship. Arriving in Sleepy Hollow, Crane is informed by the town's elders that the killer is not of flesh and blood, but rather an undead headless Hessian mercenary from the American Revolutionary War who rides at night on a massive black steed in search of his missing head.
Ravenous
Ravenous (1999)
, 1h41
Directed by Antonia Bird
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Western
Actors Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones, David Arquette, Neal McDonough
Roles Col. Hart
Rating69% 3.4994553.4994553.4994553.4994553.499455
During the Mexican-American War (1846 – 1848), Second Lieutenant Boyd fights in the United States Army (Boyd is a former officer in the Army of the Republic of Texas, that merged with the US Army in 1846 - he still wears the Texas Army rank insignia of second lieutenant: one five pointed star on each shoulder strap). But in battle his courage fails him, and, to avoid being killed, he plays dead—while his unit is massacred. He is transported along with the other dead (with his commanding officer's blood dripping into his mouth) back to the Mexican headquarters. However, in a moment of sudden bravery, he captures the Mexican command. For his heroism Boyd is promoted to Captain, but when his commanding officer learns of the cowardice by which his victory was achieved, he exiles Boyd to the remote Fort Spencer in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Stuart Little, 1h24
Directed by Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Transport films, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Road movies, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Nathan Lane, Julia Sweeney
Roles Crenshaw Little
Rating59% 2.950032.950032.950032.950032.95003
Eleanor Little (Geena Davis) and Frederick Little (Hugh Laurie) go to the orphanage to adopt a younger brother for their son George (Jonathan Lipnicki). At the orphanage, they meet and fall in love with an anthropomorphic mouse named Stuart (voiced by Michael J. Fox). Despite misgivings from Mrs. Keeper (Julia Sweeney), they adopt Stuart and take him home. However, Stuart is greeted coldly by George, who refuses to acknowledge the mouse as his brother, and the family cat Snowbell (Nathan Lane), who disapproves of having a mouse for a "master".
The Devil's Advocate, 2h23
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Demons in film
Actors Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen
Roles Eddie Barzoon
Rating74% 3.749113.749113.749113.749113.74911
Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves), a defense attorney from Gainesville, Florida, has never lost a case. He defends a schoolteacher, Lloyd Gettys (Chris Bauer), against a charge of child molestation. Kevin believes his client is guilty, and a reporter tells him a guilty verdict is inevitable. However, through a harsh cross-examination, Kevin destroys the victim's credibility, securing a not guilty verdict.
The Pest
The Pest (1997)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors John Leguizamo, Jeffrey Jones, Edoardo Ballerini, Freddy Rodríguez, Tammy Townsend, Aries Spears
Roles Gustav
Rating49% 2.499812.499812.499812.499812.49981
Pestario 'Pest' Vargas, petit artiste de Miami, est pourchassé par une foule d'écossais et un chasseur allemand, les uns pour remporter la prime de 50 000 dollars mis sur sa tête, le second pour, justement, sa tête...