Henry Jones Biography

Birthday: 1912-08-01
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wiki Biography: Henry Jones was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he graduated from St. Jospeh's College. His Broadway debut was in 1938 in 'Maurice Evans'' "Hamlet" (Reynaldo and the second gravedigger). He served in the army in World War II. His highly reviewed stage appearances included the murdered handyman in "The Bad Seed," which he reprised in the film version (The Bad Seed (1956)), and the part of Louis Howe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's confidant in Sunrise at Campobello (1960). Though very ordinary in appearance ("The casting directors didn't know what to do with me. I was never tall enough or good looking enough to play juvenile leads"), he had a long and varied career on Broadway, in movies and television. His parts included a wide range of second-string roles (ministers, judges, janitors), often with a dark and even frightening underside. His television career, which included over 150 appearances, began early, in 1950. Though his movies included such well-known titles as Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Grifters (1990), and Dick Tracy (1990) no doubt his most recognizable screen performance was in the brief role of the methodical, nearly cruel coroner in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958). He lived in Santa Monica, CA, and died 17 May 1999, aged 86, at the UCLA Medical Center.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Kraft Television Theatre Professor Bowdin / ... 1947 - 1958
Short Short Dramas 1952 Comedy
Gulf Playhouse 1952 Drama
Channing Dean Fred Baker / ... 1963 - 1964
These are the Days 1974 Animation
Phyllis Judge Jonathan Dexter 1975 - 1977
Kate Loves a Mystery Josh Alden 1979 - 1979
Code Name: Foxfire Phillips 1985 Action
I Married Dora 1987 Comedy
Picture Windows 1994
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Bad Seed Leroy Jessup 1956 Drama, Horror, Mystery
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 1957 Comedy, Romance
The Girl He Left Behind 1957 Comedy, Drama
Vertigo Coroner 1958 Crime, Mystery, Romance
Cash McCall 1960 Drama, Romance
Never Too Late 1965 Comedy
Stay Away, Joe 1968 Comedy, Drama, Musical
Angel in my Pocket Will Sinclair 1969
Support Your Local Sheriff! 1969 Comedy
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Adventure, Crime
Dirty Dingus Magee 1970
Support Your Local Gunfighter! 1971 Comedy, Romance
Skin Game 1972 Comedy, Romance
Napoleon and Samantha 1972 Adventure, Drama
The Outfit 1973
Tail Gunner Joe 1977 Drama
Nine to Five 1980 Comedy
Deathtrap Porter Milgrim 1982 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Nowhere to Run Judge Culbert 1989 Drama, Thriller
Arachnophobia Doctor Sam Metcalf 1990 Comedy, Sci Fi, Thriller
The Grifters 1991 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Enid Is Sleeping Old Man 1991 Comedy, Crime
Breathing Lessons 1994 Drama
These are the Days 2000
Metal Warrior Henry 2011 Musical