L. Q. Jones

L. Q. Jones

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    • August 19th, 1927
L. Q. Jones (born August 19, 1927) is an American character actor and film director, known for his work in the films of Sam Peckinpah. Jones was born in Beaumont in southeastern Texas, the son of Jessie Paralee (née Stephens) and Justus Ellis McQueen Sr., a railroad worker. After serving in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946, Jones attended Lamar Junior College (now Lamar University) and then studied law at the University of Texas at Austin from 1950 to 1951. He worked as a stand-up comic, briefly played professional baseball and football, and even tried ranching in Nicaragua before turning to acting after corresponding with his former college roommate, Fess Parker. At the time, in 1954, Parker was already in Hollywood working in films and on television. Jones is a practicing Methodist and a registered Republican. Jones made his film debut in 1955 in Battle Cry, credited under his birth name Justus McQueen. His character's name in that film, however, was "L. Q. Jones", a name he liked and decided to adopt as his stage name for all of his future roles as an actor. In 1955, he was cast as "Smitty Smith" in three episodes of Clint Walker's ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Cheyenne, the first hour-long western on network television. Jones appeared in numerous films in the 1960s and 1970s. He became a member of Sam Peckinpah's stock company of actors, appearing in his Klondike series (1960–1961), Ride the High Country (1962), Major Dundee (1965), The Wild Bunch (1969), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), and Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid (1973). Jones was frequently cast alongside his close friend Strother Martin, most memorably as the posse member and bounty hunter "T. C." in The Wild Bunch. Jones also appeared as recurring characters on such western series as Cheyenne (1955), Gunsmoke (1955), Laramie, Two Faces West (1960–1961), and as ranch hand Andy Belden in The Virginian (1962). That same year (1962) Jones appeared as Ollie Earnshaw, a rich rancher looking for a bride on Lawman in the episode titled "The Bride. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia CLR

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Acting (43 Credits)

2006A Prairie Home Companion as Chuck Akers
2001Route 666 as Sheriff Bob Conaway
1999The Jack Bull as Henry Ballard
1998The Mask of Zorro as Three-Fingered Jack
1998The Patriot as Frank
1997The Edge as Styles
1996Tornado! as Ephram Thorne
1996In Cold Blood
1995Casino as Pat Webb
1994Lightning Jack as Sheriff
1989River of Death as Hiller
1987Bulletproof as Sgt. O'Rourke
1983Lone Wolf McQuade as Dakota
1982Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann as Ben Potter
1982The Beast Within as Sheriff Pool
1979The Sacketts as Belden
1976Mother, Jugs & Speed as Davey
1975White Line Fever as Buck Wessle
1975A Boy and His Dog as Porn StudWatch Free
1973Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid as Black Harris
1971The Brotherhood of Satan as Sheriff
1971The Hunting Party as Hog WarrenWatch Free
1970The Ballad of Cable Hogue as Taggart
1969The Wild Bunch as T.C
1968Stay Away, Joe as Bronc Hoverty
1968Hang 'Em High as Loomis
1965Major Dundee as Arthur Hadley
1964Apache Rifles as Mike Greer
1963Showdown as Foray
1962Hell Is for Heroes as Supply Sgt. Frazer
1962Ride the High Country as Sylvus Hammond
1960Cimarron as Millis
1959Battle of the Coral Sea as Yeoman Halliday
1958Torpedo Run as 'Hash' Benson
1958Buchanan Rides Alone as Pecos Hill
1958The Naked and the Dead as Woodrow Wilson
1957Men in War as Sgt. Davis
1957Operation Mad Ball as Ozark
1957Gunsight Ridge as Lazy Heart Ranchhand
1956Toward the Unknown as 2nd Lt. Sweeney
1956Between Heaven and Hell as Pvt. Kenny - Co. G
1956Love Me Tender as Pardee Fleming
1955Battle Cry as Pvt. L.Q. Jones

Director (1 Credits)


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