Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Jun. 7th, 1940
Born in
Pontypridd, Wales, UK
178 cm

Tom Jones' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Graham Norton Show (UK) TV Show
The Graham Norton Show (UK)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (UK) TV Show
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (UK)
Airport (UK) TV Show
Airport (UK)
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters TV Show
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters
This Is Tom Jones (UK) TV Show
This Is Tom Jones (UK)
VH1 Divas TV Show
VH1 Divas
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
TFI Friday (UK) TV Show
TFI Friday (UK)
The Pinky and Perky Show TV Show
The Pinky and Perky Show
Omnibus (UK) TV Show
Omnibus (UK)
1 Leicester Square (UK) TV Show
1 Leicester Square (UK)
Aspel & Company (UK) TV Show
Aspel & Company (UK)
Dolly TV Show
HARDtalk Extra (UK) TV Show
HARDtalk Extra (UK)
Top of The Pops 2 (UK) TV Show
Top of The Pops 2 (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Born in Pontypridd, South Wales, in 1940 to a traditional coal-mining family, he began singing at an early age in church and in the school choir. Left school at 16 and was married, having a son a year later. He brought in money for his family from an assortment of jobs, singing in pubs at night. By 1963, he was playing regularly with his own group in the demanding atmosphere of working mens clubs. Gordon Mills, a performer who had branched out into songwriting and management went to see him. He became his manager and landed him a record contract in 1964. They made a great team and had huge international success with their second single, a song penned by Mr Mills -- "It's Not Unusual." An avalanche of gold singles and albums followed. Mr Jones, a vocal powerhouse, has sustained his popularity for over three decades, and his recordings have spanned the spectrum of musical styles. Now lives with his wife Melinda in homes in Wales and California.

  • Has a son and a daughter. Also has two grandsons (son Mark's sons).
  • First male to perform a James Bond opening credits song.
  • Won a Brit Award for Best Male Artist in 2000 for the first time in more than 30 years of his music career.
  • Insured his chest hairs for $7 million [February 7, 2008].
  • Allegedly passed out in the studio after holding the final note of "Thunderball," while recording the song from the James Bond movie of the same name.
  • While visiting the US, Jones met 'Elvis Presley' (qv) in the set of _Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)_ (qv) and their friendship began. Later Jones and Presley met a couple of times in Las Vegas.
  • He once performed "It's Not Unusual" live to the audience, and as he was dancing, he ripped the bottom part of his trousers!.
  • Contrary to widespread belief, "it's Not Unusual" was not his debut single. "Chills and Fever" was released six months earlier. It later became an audience favorite.

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