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Dean Jones

( b. Jan 25, 1931 Decatur, Alabama, USA - d. Sep 01, 2015 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Actor Dean Jones was best known for his acting work in such Disney films as "The Love Bug" and "That Darn Cat." In addition to his appearances in films such as "Under the Yum-Yum Tree," "The Shaggy D.A.," "The Million Dollar Duck," "Snowball Express," "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" and "Beethoven," Jones also had roles in five Broadway shows and appeared in numerous television series and specials. He appeared in 46 films over the course of his career.

The actor made his Broadway debut in There Was a Little Girl with Jane Fonda in 1960, and went on to star in Broadway's Under the Yum-Yum Tree that same year, before starring in the 1963 film adaptation with Jack Lemmon.

Jones' other Broadway credits include the original role of "Bobby" in Harold Prince/Stephen Sondheim's Company, and Cap'n Andy in a national tour of Showboat.

MGM signed Jones to a contract, and he began with a small role in "Somebody Up There Likes Me." He later played a DJ in 1957 Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock."

Other film credits include "Any Wednesday," "The New Interns," "Never So Few," "Other People's Money," "When Every Day Was the Fourth of July," "A Brush With Time" and Tom Clancy's "Clear and Present Danger."

Jones was born in Decatur, Ala., and served in the Navy during the Korean War. He attended Kentucky's Asbury University, which awarded him an honorary degree in 2002. The actor was inducted into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame in 1995.


ProductionsDate of Productions
[Special, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Dean Jones [Robert]
Apr 11, 1993 - Apr 12, 1993
Into the Light
[Musical, Original]
  • Starring: Dean Jones [James Prescott]
Oct 22, 1986 - Oct 26, 1986
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Dean Jones [Robert]
Apr 26, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972
Under the Yum-Yum Tree
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Dean Jones [Dave Manning]
Nov 16, 1960 - Apr 15, 1961
There Was a Little Girl
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: Dean Jones [Stan Walters]
Feb 29, 1960 - Mar 12, 1960
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