L.Q. Jones Biography

Birthday: 1927-08-19
Place of Birth: Beaumont, Texas USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Tall, sandy haired, mustachioed actor from Texas born Justus McQueen, who adopted the name of the character he portrayed in his first film, Battle Cry (1955). Jones, with his craggy, gaunt looks, first appeared in minor character roles in plenty of WWII films including The Young Lions (1958), The Naked and the Dead (1958), Hell Is for Heroes (1962) and Battle of the Coral Sea (1959). However, 1962 saw him team up with maverick director Sam Peckinpah for the first of Jones' five appearances in his films. Ride the High Country (1962) saw Jones play one of the lowlife Hammond brothers. Next he appeared alongside Charlton Heston in Major Dundee (1965), then Peckinpah cast him, along with his real-life friend Strother Martin, as one of the scummy, murderous bounty hunters in The Wild Bunch (1969). Such was the chemistry between Jones and Martin that Peckinpah teamed them again the following year in The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), and Jones' final appearance in a Peckinpah film was in another western, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973). Two years later Jones directed the cult post-apocalyptic film A Boy and His Dog (1975) starring a young Don Johnson. He has continued to work in Hollywood, and as the lines on his craggy face have deepened, he turns up more frequently as crusty old westerners, especially in multiple TV guest spots. He turned in an interesting performance as a seemingly good ol' boy Nevada cowboy who was actually a powerful behind-the-scenes player in state politics who leaned on Robert De Niro's Las Vegas mob gambler in Martin Scorsese's violent and powerful Casino (1995).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Yellow Rose Sheriff Lew Wallace 1983 Drama
The Edge Styles 1997 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Tornado Ephram Thorne 1917
Battle Cry 1955 0, Biography
Operation Mad Ball 1957 Comedy
Torpedo Run "Hash" Benson 1958
Flaming Star 1960 Drama
Hell Is for Heroes 1962 Action, Drama
Ride the High Country 1962 Adventure, Drama, Romance
Major Dundee 1965 Adventure
Stay Away, Joe 1968 Comedy, Drama, Musical
The Wild Bunch T.C 1969 Action
The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 0, 0, Fantasy, Biography
The Brotherhood of Satan 1971
A Boy and His Dog 1975 0, Sport
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan 1975 Drama
White Line Fever 1975 Action, Crime, Drama
Sacred Ground 1983
Lone Wolf McQuade Dakota 1983 Game Show, Fantasy, 0, Comedy, 0
River of Death Hiller 1989
Bulletproof Sgt. O'Rourke 1989 Action, Drama, Romance
Casino Pat Webb 1995 Crime, Drama
Tornado! Ephram Thorne 1996
The Edge Styles 1997 0
The Mask of Zorro Three-Fingered Jack 1998
The Patriot Frank 1998 Action, Thriller
The Jack Bull 1999 0, 0
A Prairie Home Companion 2006 Comedy, Drama, Music