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Dean Jones

Although Dean Jones is perhaps best known for his comedy roles in such films as The Love Bug, Under the Yum Yum Tree, The Ugly Dachshund, The Million Dollar Duck, The Shaggy D.A. and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Jones has also made dramatic films like The New Interns, Never So Few, Other People's Money and When Every Day Was the Fourth of July. He was recently seen opposite Harrison Ford in Tom Clancy's Clear and Present Danger, in the hit film Beethoven and currently stars in A Brush With Time: Christmas ‘96.

When not performing, Jones is a social activist involved in international child care, problems of the homeless, world hunger and politics. After 40 films, 4 Broadway shows, and twentysomething years of television, Jones published his autobiography Under Running Laughter, and is producing a film of Frank Peretti's best-selling book The Present Darkness.

On the stage, Jones recently did a one-man play, St. John in Exile that was warmly received by critics. Jones also recently completed The Love Bug Reunion television movie for ABC and Disney. Jones has three children with his wife, writer Lory Basham Jones.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Dean Jones Facts

BirthdayJanuary 25, 1931 (93)
BirthplaceMorgan City, Alabama, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Dean Jones compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Firm
Acts of the Apostles
Lies We Tell, but the Secrets We Keep
11:00 P.M.
Beauty and the Beast
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Rat Race
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