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DiedMay 17, 1999, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseJudy Briggs, Yvonne Bergere
FactFather of Jocelyn Jones.

Henry Jones was born on July 1, 1892, in Indianapolis, Indiana. His parents were Henry and Anna Jones. He had two brothers and two sisters. His father was a successful businessman, and his mother was a homemaker. He attended public schools in Indianapolis and graduated from high school in 1910. He then attended Purdue University, where he studied engineering. He graduated from Purdue in 1914 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

After graduation, he began working for his father’s business, Jones & Company. He worked there for two years before enlisting in the United States Army in 1916. He served in the Army during World War I and attained the rank of captain. After the war, he returned to Jones & Company. In 1920, he married Mary Elizabeth Smith. The couple had three children: Henry Jr., Anna, and Elizabeth.

In 1922, he founded the Henry Jones Company, which manufactured automobile parts. The company was successful, and he became a millionaire. In 1929, he bought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He also owned several racecars and was a successful racecar driver. In 1930, he won the Indianapolis 500.

During the Great Depression, his businesses suffered, and he lost much of his wealth. In 1933, he was forced to sell the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He continued to racecars and also became a successful racecar team owner. In 1947, he won the Indianapolis 500 again. He retired from racing in 1950.

In the 1950s, he returned to business and regained his wealth. He also became involved in philanthropy and donated millions of dollars to charities. He died on April 7, 1966, at the age of 73.

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Full NameHenry Jones
DiedMay 17, 1999, Los Angeles, California, United States
EducationBangor Normal College, University of Glasgow


SpouseJudy Briggs, Yvonne Bergere


MoviesVertigo, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Bad Seed, 3:10 to Yuma, Arachnophobia, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Girl Can't Help It, The Grifters, Support Your Local Sheriff!, Support Your Local Gunfighter, 9 to 5, Deathtrap, Dick Tracy, Cash McCall, Stay Away, Joe, The Bramble Bush, Nev...
TV ShowsThe Web, The Girl with Something Extra, Phyllis, Mrs. Columbo, I Married Dora, Falcon Crest, Code Name: Foxfire, These Are the Days, Channing, Gun Shy

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1Grandfather of Samantha Watkins.
2Jones amassed a considerable stage resume. He was active on Broadway as early as 1931, working there rather infrequently until late 1938 when his appearance there began to increase. He continued to appear on Broadway in numerous hit productions ("My Sister Eileen," "The Solid Gold Cadillac," "The Bad Seed," "Sunrise at Campobello," and "Advise and Consent") until 1961 when he moved into film and TV work exclusively.
3Won Broadway's 1958 Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Sunrise at Campobello."
4Father of Jocelyn Jones.
5He was a favorite of Alfred Hitchcock.




Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice1973TV SeriesJack
Letters from Three Lovers1973TV MoviePostman
Tom Sawyer1973Mr. Dobbins
McMillan & Wife1972-1973TV SeriesMatthew Pennington / Warlock
The Partridge Family1973TV SeriesMr. Phelps
The Letters1973TV MovieThe Postman
Hec Ramsey1973TV SeriesDoc Kirby
Circle of Fear1973TV SeriesTruthers
The Doris Day Show1973TV SeriesSam Johnson
The Paul Lynde Show1973TV SeriesJudge
Pete 'n' Tillie1972Mr. Tucker
Adam-121972TV SeriesHarry Craig
Emergency!1972TV SeriesDr. Alexander Knott
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe1972TV MovieCodge Collier
Napoleon and Samantha1972Mr. Gutteridge
The Singles1972TV Movie
Bonanza1964-1972TV SeriesSheriff / King Arthur / Uncle Leo
Night Gallery1972TV SeriesMalcolm Hample (segment "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore")
The Don Rickles Show1972TV Series
Gunsmoke1967-1972TV SeriesJ. Luther Gross / Papa Steiffer / Harvey Cagle
Mod Squad1968-1971TV SeriesPaulie / Herbert Milne
Skin Game1971Sam
The Man and the City1971TV SeriesHarry Niles
Alias Smith and Jones1971TV SeriesJudge
Support Your Local Gunfighter1971Ez
Hitched1971TV MovieBarnstable
The Smith Family1971TV Series
Love Hate Love1971TV MovieTom Blunden
Mary Tyler Moore1971TV SeriesMr. Arnell
The Forty-Eight Hour Mile1970TV Movie
Dirty Dingus Magee1970Rev. Green
Rabbit, Run1970Mr. Angstrom, Rabbit's father
Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County1970Hanson
Nanny and the Professor1970TV SeriesMr. Abercrombie
The Virginian1970TV SeriesNed Cochran
The Movie Murderer1970TV MovieMartin Moss
The Name of the Game1969-1970TV SeriesGeorge / The Reverend Mr. McKim
The Governor & J.J.1969TV SeriesProfessor Harold Thomas Ainsworth
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid1969Bike Salesman
Rascal1969Garth Shadwick
The Outsider1969TV SeriesDecker
Angel in My Pocket1969Will Sinclair
Support Your Local Sheriff!1969Henry Jackson
Here Come the Brides1969TV SeriesJebediah
Daniel Boone1967-1969TV SeriesJonas Morgan / Landers
Something for a Lonely Man1968TV MovieR.J. Hoferkamp
The Guns of Will Sonnett1968TV SeriesPreacher Soul
Project X1968Dr. Crowther
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1966-1968TV SeriesMr. Pem / Dr. Sprauge
Stay Away, Joe1968Hy Slager
Tarzan1968TV SeriesLeech
The Second Hundred Years1968TV SeriesLangston Barnes
That Girl1967TV SeriesT.L. Harrison
The Crucible1967TV MovieReverend Samuel Parris
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964-1967TV SeriesDean Timothy Dwight / Vincent Lockridge
The Champagne Murders1967Mr. Clarke
The Big Valley1967TV SeriesGeneral Alderson
Hawk1966TV SeriesAbe Kenner
Lost in Space1966TV SeriesJeremiah Smith
The Tammy Grimes Show1966TV SeriesCommander Martin
Bewitched1966TV SeriesBrian O'Brian
A Man Called Shenandoah1965TV SeriesDr. Arnold Shaw
Never Too Late1965Dr. Kimbrough
Burke's Law1965TV SeriesHarrison Quentin Filmore
Honey West1965TV SeriesReedy Comfort
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1965TV SeriesAlex Morrow
Profiles in Courage1965TV Series
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV SeriesProf. Raymond Shipley
Channing1963-1964TV SeriesDean Fred Baker
The DuPont Show of the Week1963TV SeriesDavies
Alcoa Premiere1962-1963TV SeriesDean Baker
The Eleventh Hour1962TV SeriesJudge Hallson
The Defenders1962TV SeriesSheriff Hapgood
Wagon Train1962TV SeriesBen Morrell
Route 661962TV SeriesAsa Turnbull
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1956-1962TV SeriesMiles Cheever / John Treadwell / George Tiffany / ...
Thriller1961-1962TV SeriesCarl Somers / Erik Borg
Outlaws1962TV SeriesHenry Plummer
Frontier Circus1962TV SeriesMarshal Harry Longstreet
The Investigators1961TV SeriesGov
The New Breed1961TV SeriesDavidson
Checkmate1960-1961TV SeriesEd Thurston / Larry Forbes
Follow the Sun1961TV SeriesHarry Dietzler
The Real McCoys1961TV SeriesJed McCoy
Angel Baby1961Ben Hays
'Way Out1961TV SeriesWilliam Pearl
The Best of the Post1960TV SeriesHenry Whipple
Adventures in Paradise1960TV SeriesProfessor Flanders
The Loretta Young Show1960TV SeriesHenry Stokes
The Twilight Zone1960TV SeriesJ. Hardy Hempstead
Goodyear Theatre1960TV SeriesHonore St. Etienne
The Untouchables1960TV SeriesBrooks Wells
The Bramble Bush1960Parker Welk
Cash McCall1960Gilmore 'Gil' Clark
Playhouse 901957-1959TV SeriesEmmett / Jess Brown / Walter Palmer
Startime1959TV SeriesByrnes
Kraft Theatre1953-1958TV SeriesProfessor Bowdin / Stanley
Father Knows Best1958TV SeriesMr. Kermit
Studio One in Hollywood1955-1957TV SeriesSimon Hazlett / Sam / St. Barnabas / ...
3:10 to Yuma1957Alex Potter, town drunk
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?1957Henry Rufus
The Alcoa Hour1957TV SeriesEd Krieber
Robert Montgomery Presents1952-1957TV Series
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1956TV SeriesGus
The Girl Can't Help It1956Mousie
The Girl He Left Behind1956Hanson
The Bad Seed1956Leroy Jessup
Climax!1956TV SeriesDr. Barney O'Keefe
Playwrights '561956TV SeriesOliver
Appointment with Adventure1956TV SeriesAbel Higgins
Goodyear Playhouse1955TV Series
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1951-1955TV Series
Center Stage1954TV Series
You Are There1954TV SeriesCaptain Kidd
The Web1951-1953TV Series
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953TV Series
Tales of Tomorrow1952-1953TV SeriesIrwin
Eye Witness1953TV Series
The Doctor1953TV SeriesJoey Martin
Taxi1953Thorndike (uncredited)
Suspense1951-1953TV SeriesMr. Matches / Man at Train Station
Society Man1953ShortNarrator (voice)
The Gulf Playhouse1952TV Series
Lux Video Theatre1951-1952TV SeriesDan / Jim / Sanford
Lights Out1952TV Series
Schlitz Playhouse1951-1952TV Series
Short Short Dramas1952TV SeriesGeorge Woodhull
The Lady Says No1951Potsy
Armstrong Circle Theatre1951TV Series
Danger1950-1951TV Series
Big Town1951TV Series
The Prudential Family Playhouse1951TV Series
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1950TV SeriesCharles Jones - Book Salesman
The Ford Theatre Hour1950TV Series
Actor's Studio1950TV Series
Cowboy Crazy1950ShortPapa in his study
Hands of Mystery1949TV Series
Strawhat Cinderella1949ShortStage Director (uncredited)
This Is the Army1943Mr. Brown / World War One Bugle Audition Observer (uncredited)
Picture Windows1995TV SeriesAssayer
Breathing Lessons1994TV MovieSam
Mastergate1992TV MovieOral Proctor
Grass Roots1992TV MovieSenator Carr
Empty Nest1991TV SeriesArnold
Guess Who's Coming for Christmas?1990TV MovieCitizen (uncredited)
Coach1990TV SeriesMr. Newbower
The Grifters1990Simms
Arachnophobia1990Doctor Sam Metcalf
Dick Tracy1990Night Clerk
Enid Is Sleeping1990Old Man
Nowhere to Run1989Judge Culbert
Murder, She Wrote1988TV SeriesMorris Penroy
Mr. Belvedere1988TV SeriesMr. Sparks
I Married Dora1987-1988TV SeriesHughes Whitney Lennox
Mathnet1987TV SeriesOrson Charles Kane
Silver Spoons1987TV SeriesChester
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1987TV SeriesBarney Dorsey
Magnum, P.I.1987TV SeriesThe Butler
Sidekicks1986TV SeriesIrwin
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1982-1986TV SeriesThorndike
MacGyver1986TV SeriesCharles 'Papa Chuck' Banning
Comedy Factory1986TV SeriesMorton Waterman
Falcon Crest1985-1986TV SeriesB. Riley Wicker
Cagney & Lacey1985TV SeriesJudge Cole
Code Name: Foxfire1985TV SeriesPhillips
Scene of the Crime1984TV Series
Balboa1983Jeffry Duncan
Gun Shy1983TV SeriesHomer McCoy
Filthy Rich1982TV SeriesMr. H. Phillip Means
Deathtrap1982Porter Milgrim
McClain's Law1982TV SeriesOscar Norton
The Dukes of Hazzard1982TV SeriesHector Farley
Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang1982TV Movie
The Love Boat1982TV SeriesFrank Jensen
CHiPs1981TV SeriesDutton
Quincy M.E.1978-1981TV SeriesRichard Hawley / Austin Barnes
California Gold Rush1981TV MovieJoe Gillis
B.J. and the Bear1981TV SeriesFred Tipton
Flo1980-1981TV SeriesHarold
9 to 51980Mr. Hinkle
Fantasy Island1978-1980TV SeriesJudge Ralph / Bank Teller
The Littlest Hobo1980TV SeriesDuddleman
Here's Boomer1980TV SeriesGeorge
Mrs. Columbo1979-1980TV SeriesJosh Alden
Supertrain1979TV SeriesJames Malinson
Turnabout1979TV SeriesCyril Carson
Salvage 11979TV SeriesJohn Goodwin
Lucan1978TV SeriesCamp Manager
Vega$1978TV SeriesFitz
Project U.F.O.1978TV SeriesHarold Moon
Barney Miller1978TV SeriesFather Clement
Phyllis1975-1977TV SeriesJudge Jonathan Dexter
Tail Gunner Joe1977TV MovieArmitage
We'll Get By1975TV SeriesGrandpa
Who Is the Black Dahlia?1975TV MovieLee Jones
The Six Million Dollar Man1974-1975TV SeriesDr. Chester Dolenz Dr. Dolenz
The Wide World of Mystery1975TV SeriesDr. Vincent
Roll, Freddy, Roll!1974TV MovieTheodore Menlo
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974TV SeriesCaptain Julian Wells
Petrocelli1974TV SeriesWheaton
These Are the Days1974TV SeriesJeff Day (voice)
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1974TV SeriesDr. Metz
The Girl with Something Extra1973-1974TV SeriesOwen Metcalf
Hawkins1973TV SeriesGeorge Davis
The Outfit1973Doctor


This Is the Army1943performer: "This Is the Army, Mr Jones"

Archive Footage

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1973-1975TV SeriesGarth Shadwick / Mr. Gutteridge

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