Jeffrey Duncan Jones is an American character actor best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus, Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice, and A. W. Merrick in both Deadwood and Deadwood: The Movie. His career started in Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota and advanced to London and Broadway. In film and television, Jones has had many roles which capitalized on his deadpan portrayal of characters in unusual situations, often to comic effect. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Amadeus and a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the ensemble cast of Deadwood. In 2003, Jones pleaded no contest to a charge of soliciting a minor to pose for nude photographs and had subsequent arrests for failing to update his sex offender status.
|Born:||Jeffrey Duncan Jones, September 28, 1946, Buffalo, New York, U.S.|
|Residence:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Education:||Putney School, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art|
|Alma mater:||Lawrence University|
|Notable work:||Amadeus, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Beetlejuice, The Crucible|
|IMDb:||Jeffrey Jones's IMDb|
About Jeffrey Jones
American film actor known for his roles in Beetlejuice, Amadeus, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. In 1990, he appeared in The Hunt for Red October.
He studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and performed for three years with Ontario, Canada's Stratford Theatre.
He was arrested in 2002 on charges of possessing X-rated child media and for asking a 14-year-old boy to pose in perverted pictures. He pleaded no contest.
He has a son named Julian Coutts. Jeffrey's mother, Ruth Schooley, was an art historian who encouraged her son's acting career. His father, Douglas Jones, died when Jeffrey was still a child.
He appeared in several Tim Burton films.
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- Male actors from Buffalo, New York
- The Putney School alumni
- Lawrence University alumni
- American expatriates in England
- Alumni of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
- American sex offenders