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Mickey Jones is a Actor American born on 10 june 1941 at Houston (USA)

Mickey Jones

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Nationality USA
Birth 10 june 1941 at Houston (USA)
Death 7 february 2018 (at 76 years)

Mickey Jones (born June 10, 1941) is an American musician and actor. His career as a drummer had him backing up such artists and bands as Trini Lopez, Johnny Rivers, Bob Dylan, and The First Edition with Kenny Rogers. Jones has seventeen gold records from his musical career of over two decades. After the break-up of The First Edition in 1976, Jones concentrated on his career as a character actor, where he has made many appearances on film and television.

Biography

Early life and career
Mickey Jones was born on June 10, 1941, in Houston, Texas, to Fred Edward Jones, a U.S. Naval Officer, and Frances Marie (née Vieregge) Jones, a homemaker. His sister Cheryl Marie died in 2006.

Jones attended Sunset High School in Oak Cliff, a suburb of Dallas. It was during this time that he obtained and learned to play his first set of drums. After sitting in with several local bands, Jones and four schoolmates formed their own band called The Catalinas. Although the band saw some local success, he was replaced by a new drummer as Jones was only sixteen at the time, and the band wanted someone who was of legal age.


Career as drummer
After working as a freelance drummer with various acts, Jones was introduced to Trini Lopez. When Lopez's drummer became ill, he was asked to take his place and eventually became the band's new permanent drummer.

In 1959, Jones left Lopez's band to pursue a degree in Business Administration at North Texas State College (now The University of North Texas). After college, he took a job at Rohr Aircraft in San Diego. Seeing that the life of a factory worker was not for him, Jones moved to Los Angeles to get back into the entertainment industry. He landed a job as a page at the NBC studios, while re-establishing his friendship with Lopez, who had moved to L.A. as well. Jones would again become Lopez's drummer, while Lopez would see much success with hits such as "If I Had A Hammer", "La Bamba" and "America".

In 1964, Jones left Lopez's band to join Johnny Rivers ("Secret Agent Man", "Memphis" and "Mountain of Love") as his drummer. During this time, he traveled with Rivers' band, along with singer Ann Margaret, to entertain the troops in Vietnam.

In 1966, Jones was made an offer by Bob Dylan to join him as his drummer. Replacing Levon Helm, Jones would accompany Dylan with the other members of what would become The Band, on his world tour of Australia and Europe. It was during this tour while performing at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in England on May 17, 1966, that the audience jeered Dylan for attempting to play an electric guitar during the latter half of the show.



Jones's career with Bob Dylan would be cut short when Dylan had to temporarily stop performing in order to recover from a motorcycle accident. At this time, Mickey had decided to pursue a career in acting. He had landed jobs as an extra, when in 1967 he was approached to be the drummer for a new group called The First Edition, with lead singer Kenny Rogers. With hits such as "Something's Burning", "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" and "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)", The First Edition would see much success over the next ten years, even having their own TV variety show, "Rollin' on the River" (later shortened to "Rollin'"), in the early 1970s.


Acting career
After the breakup of The First Edition in 1976, Jones pursued a full-time career in acting. As a character actor, he would make many appearances on television and film, such as being part of the cast of Flo, the short-lived spin-off to the CBS sitcom Alice, his role as a crooked mechanic/sheriff in National Lampoon's Vacation and his role as Chris Farber in the mini-series & weekly television series, V. More recently, he appeared as the subway riding biker in a Breath Savers commercial and had a recurring role as Pete Bilker on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement. In 2005, he contributed to the documentary, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan. In 1996, he appeared in the movie Tin Cup, with fellow character actor Dennis Burkley. He and Burkley were commonly mistaken for each other.


Author
In 2009, Jones published his autobiography "That Would Be Me", the title based on the catchphrase often used by his character on "Home Improvement".

Usually with

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2 films)
Barry Corbin
Barry Corbin
(4 films)
Tony Epper
Tony Epper
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mickey Jones (41 films)

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Necrosis
Necrosis (2009)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors James Kyson, Tiffany, George Stults, Penny Drake, Michael Berryman, Mickey Jones
Roles Hank
Rating31% 1.5800751.5800751.5800751.5800751.580075
During the winter of 1846, a group of ill-fated pioneers, known as the Donner Party, were on their way to California through a newly discovered mountain pass. They encountered the worst blizzard ever recorded, trapping them with little food or shelter.
Penny Dreadful, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Rachel Miner, Mimi Rogers, Mickey Jones, Michael Berryman, Chad Todhunter, Casey Sander
Roles Eddie
Rating48% 2.4068252.4068252.4068252.4068252.406825
Penny (Rachel Miner), a young woman traumatized by a childhood auto accident that killed her parents, accompanies her therapist Orianna (Mimi Rogers) on a road trip to a mountain community as part of her therapy to overcome her fear of cars. On the way, Orianna hits, but does not seriously injure, a hitchhiker, who she then offers a ride. The hitchhiker is silent during the ride, except to point out his destination.
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, 3h28
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Martin Scorsese, D. A. Pennebaker, Mickey Jones
Rating85% 4.285094.285094.285094.285094.28509
Bob Dylan raconté par Martin Scorsese, ou la naissance d'un mythe, de son enfance à l'année 1966, date de sa rupture avec le public folk et de l'accident de moto qui interrompit sa carrière. Une biographie musicale en forme de chef-d'oeuvre.
Iowa
Iowa (2005)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Rosanna Arquette, John Savage, Michael T. Weiss, Amanda Tepe, Mickey Jones, Muse Watson
Roles Darrell McNeely
Rating50% 2.509152.509152.509152.509152.50915
After his father dies, Esper Harte learns that he may collect on his father's insurance. However, his mother and a crooked cop want to get rid of him so that they can take the money.
The Fighting Temptations, 2h3
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé, LaTanya Richardson, Steve Harvey, Mike Epps, Wendell Pierce
Roles Scooter
Rating56% 2.802052.802052.802052.802052.80205
In 1980, a young boy named Darrin Hill (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and his mother, MaryAnn (Faith Evans), are run out of town after MaryAnn was soon discovered to be a singing secular music when she also sings in a church choir. Aunt Sally (Ann Nesby) attempts to defend MaryAnn, but it fails. The church's cowardly pastor, Reverend Lewis (Wendell Pierce), is too afraid of the other church members to let her stay. MaryAnn and Darrin are last seen saying goodbye to Aunt Sally, as they sadly wave goodbye with each other. In 2003, Darrin has grown up to become a successful advertising executive in New York City with a bad habit of lying. Darrin's only true friend and secretary, Rosa Lopez (Lourdes Benedicto), does a good job at keeping his credit problems under control. However, Darrin has achieved so much under false pretenses and faked his college degree and high school diploma. Darrin also lied about being the son of a congressman, and his lies soon catch up with him and get him in trouble with his paranoid boss (Dakin Matthews) and Darrin loses his job. After being tracked down by a private investigator, Darrin soon finds out that Aunt Sally has died.
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Wil Wheaton, Alley Mills, Richard Kline, Debra Wilson, Dustin Diamond, Ted Shackelford
Roles Kenny Kingman
Rating38% 1.9317851.9317851.9317851.9317851.931785
The film follows Jane White (Kim Little), a teenager who is obsessed with television, and dreams of becoming a TV celebrity. Jane is also convinced that she is the daughter of a prominent talk-show host, and aspires to appear on that show in the hope of launching her career as a television actress.
My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York, 30minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Helen Stenborg, Scott Sowers, Ilia Volok, Mickey Jones, Suzanne Cryer
Roles Head Biker
Rating69% 3.4637253.4637253.4637253.4637253.463725
Une mère de famille originaire de la région du Midwest vient chez sa fille à Manhattan (New York) pour la première fois de sa vie.
Tin Cup
Tin Cup (1996)
, 2h15
Directed by Ron Shelton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Golf films
Actors Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Rex Linn, Richard Lineback
Roles Turk
Rating63% 3.1981453.1981453.1981453.1981453.198145
Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy (Kevin Costner) is a former golf prodigy who has little ambition. He owns a driving range in West Texas, where he drinks and hangs out with his pal Romeo Posar (Cheech Marin) and their friends. Dr. Molly Griswold (Rene Russo), a clinical psychologist, wants a golf lesson. She asks Roy because he knows her boyfriend David Simms (Don Johnson), a top professional golfer. Roy is immediately attracted to her, but she sees through his charm and resists.
Sling Blade, 2h15
Directed by Billy Bob Thornton
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Dwight Yoakam, J. T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton
Roles Monty Johnson
Rating79% 3.9980453.9980453.9980453.9980453.998045
Karl Childers (Billy Bob Thornton) is a mentally disabled Arkansas man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for having killed his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly "institutionalized," Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world. Prior to his release, he is interviewed by a local college newspaper reporter, to whom he recounts the brutal murder of his mother and her boyfriend with a Kaiser blade - during which scene he notes to the reporter that, "Some folks call it a sling blade. I call it a kaiser blade," the line from which the film derives its name. Karl continues, saying that he killed the man because he thought he was raping his mother. When he discovered that his mother was a willing participant in the affair, he killed her too.
The Sunchaser, 2h2
Directed by Michael Cimino, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Woody Harrelson, Jon Seda, Anne Bancroft, Alexandra Tydings, Antwon Tanner, Matt Mulhern
Roles Fuzzy, Biker #1
Rating60% 3.0499553.0499553.0499553.0499553.049955
Blue est un jeune métis indien de 16 ans atteint d'un cancer. Il prend en otage le docteur Reynolds, cancérologue de Los Angeles et entame un périple désespéré qui le conduit sur la terre de ses ancêtres. Il pense que sa guérison viendra de sa rencontre avec un sorcier navajo et de la découverte d'un lac sacré.
Drop Zone
Drop Zone (1994)
, 1h41
Directed by John Badham
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Yancy Butler, Michael Jeter, Kyle Secor, Corin Nemec
Roles Deuce
Rating56% 2.8010552.8010552.8010552.8010552.801055
Aboard a commercial airliner, U.S. Marshals Terry (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) and Pete Nessip (Wesley Snipes), are escorting computer expert Earl Leedy (Michael Jeter) to a high security prison. When an apparent terrorist hijack attempt blows a hole in the airplane (Boeing 747), Terry is sucked out to his death, and the terrorists parachute out of the same hole, taking Leedy with them.