Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones

Age
67
Birthday
Sep. 15th, 1946
Born in
San Saba, Texas, USA
Height
6'

Tommy Lee Jones' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Academy Awards TV Show
The Academy Awards
Lonesome Dove TV Show
Lonesome Dove
 

Main Movie Roles

2012 - Men in Black III
2010 - The Company Men
2009 - In the Electric Mist
2008 - Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
2007 - No Country for Old Men
2007 - In the Valley of Elah
2006 - A Prairie Home Companion
2005 - The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
2003 - The Hunted
2002 - Men In Black II
2000 - Rules of Engagement
2000 - Space Cowboys
1999 - Double Jeopardy
1998 - Small Soldiers
1998 - U.S. Marshals
1997 - Volcano
1997 - Men in Black
1995 - Batman Forever
1994 - The Client
1994 - Blown Away
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1994 - Cobb
1993 - Heaven & Earth
1993 - House of Cards
1993 - The Fugitive
1992 - Under Siege
1991 - JFK
1990 - Fire Birds
1989 - The Package
1988 - Stormy Monday
1986 - Black Moon Rising
1984 - The River Rat
1983 - Nate and Hayes
1980 - Coal Miner's Daughter
1978 - Eyes of Laura Mars
1977 - Rolling Thunder
1976 - Jackson County Jail
1970 - Love Story

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
David Needham
1
Aram Kolegian
1
Sharky
1
Dr. Jim Melford
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



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); and The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977). 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) 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' 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.


TRIVIA:
  • According to author 'Erich Segal' (qv), Jones and his then Harvard roommate 'Al Gore (I)' (qv), were the models for the character of Oliver in _Love Story (1970)_ (qv).
  • Never took an acting class.
  • He and 'Al Gore (I)' (qv) were roommates while the two were students at Harvard University. The two remain close friends.
  • (30 October 1998) Injured after falling from horse during polo match.
  • Part time cattle rancher, owns 3,000-acre ranch near San Antonio, TX.
  • He is a first cousin of 'Boxcar Willie' (qv), a famous country singer.
  • Good friends with: 'Al Gore (I)' (qv), 'Willie Nelson' (qv), 'Gary Busey' (qv), 'Oliver Stone (I)' (qv) and 'Robert Duvall' (qv).
  • Owns the movie rights to 'Cormac McCarthy' (qv)'s controversial novel "Blood Meridian," which many consider unfilmable.


Related sites for this celeb
» IMDB
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
» Celebrity-Mania
You are successfully logged out.
login
[close]

ShareTV Login

Username
Password
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Create Account

Username
Password
Verify Password
EMAIL

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Forgot Your Password?

EMAIL
Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.