Tommy Lee Jones Biography

Birthday: 1946-09-15
Place of Birth: San Saba, Texas
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Clyde C. and Lucille Marie (Scott) Jones, Tommy Lee Jones worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas, on a scholarship, and went to Harvard on another scholarship.He roomed with future Vice President Al Gore and played offensive guard in the famous 29-29 Harvard-Yale football game of '68 known as "The Tie." He received a B.A. in English literature and graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1969. Following college, he moved to New York and began his theatrical career on Broadway in "A Patriot for Me" (1969). In 1970, he made his film debut in Love Story (1970). While living in New York, he continued to appear in various plays, both on- and off-Broadway: "Fortune and Men's Eyes" (1969); "Four on a Garden" (1971); "Blue Boys" (1972); "Ulysses in Nighttown" (1974). During this time, he also appeared on a daytime soap opera, "One Life to Live" (1968) as Dr. Mark Toland from 1971-75. He moved with wife Kate Lardner, granddaughter of short-story writer/columnist Ring Lardner, and her two children from a previous marriage, to Los Angeles. There he began to get some roles on television: "Charlie's Angels" (1976) (pilot episode); Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976) (TV); and The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977) (TV). While working on the movie Back Roads (1981), he met and fell in love with Kimberlea Cloughley, whom he later married. More roles in television--both on network and cable--stage and film garnered him a reputation as a strong, explosive, thoughtful actor who could handle supporting as well as leading roles. He made his directorial debut in The Good Old Boys (1995) (TV) on TNT. In addition to directing and starring in the film, he co-wrote the teleplay (with J.T. Allen). The film, based on Elmer Kelton's novel, is set in west Texas where Jones has strong family ties. Consequently, this story of a cowboy facing the end of an era has special meaning for him.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Love Story 1970 Drama
Big Town 1987 Drama
The Fugitive Samuel Gerard 1993 Action
The Client 'Reverend' Roy Foltrigg 1994 Thriller
Men In Black Kevin Brown 1997 Comedy
The Hunted L.T. Bonham 2003 Action
Hunted L.T. Bonham 2003 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Love Story 1970 Drama, Romance
The Amazing Howard Hughes Howard Hughes 1977 Drama
The Betsy Angelo Perino 1978
Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 0, Reality Tv
Rolling Thunder 1978 Action, Drama, Crime
Nate and Hayes 1983 Action, Adventure, Comedy
The River Rat Billy 1984 Adventure, Crime, Drama
Black Moon Rising 1986 Sport, Game Show, 0
The Big Town 1987 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Stormy Monday 1988
The Package Thomas Boyette 1989 0, Comedy, 0
Fire Birds 1990
Under Siege William Stranix 1992 Action, Thriller
House of Cards Jake Beerlander 1993 Drama
The Fugitive Samuel Gerard 1993 Action, Adventure, Crime
Blown Away Ryan Gaerity 1994 0, 0, Game Show
Cobb Ty Cobb 1994
Blue Sky 1994 0
The Client 'Reverend' Roy Foltrigg 1994 Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Batman Forever Two-Face 1995 0
Men in Black Kevin Brown 1997 0, 0
Volcano Mike Roark 1997 Action, Thriller, Drama
U.S. Marshals Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard 1998 Action, Crime, Thriller
Double Jeopardy 1999 Comedy, 0
Space Cowboys Hawk Hawkins 2000 0, Game Show, Sport, 0
Rules of Engagement Col. Hayes Hodges 2000 0, 0, 0
Men in Black II Kevin Brown, Agent Kay 2002 0, 0
The Hunted L.T. Bonham 2003 Action, Crime, Drama
The Missing Samuel Jones 2003 Adventure, Thriller
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Pete Perkins 2005 0, Game Show, Fantasy, 0
Man of the House 2005 Action, Comedy
A Prairie Home Companion 2006 Comedy, Drama, Music
No Country for Old Men Ed Tom Bell 2007 0
In the Valley of Elah Hank Deerfield 2007 0, Game Show, Comedy
In the Electric Mist Dave Robicheaux 2009 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Company Men Gene McClary 2010
Captain America: The First Avenger Colonel Chester Phillips 2011 Sport, 0
Lincoln Thaddeus Stevens 2012 0
Emperor General Douglas MacArthur 2012 0, 0, Romance
Men in Black 3 Agent K 2012 0, 0
Hope Springs Arnold 2012 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Homesman George Briggs 2014 Drama
The League Himself 2015 Sport
Back Roads 2018 Game Show