Tommy Lee Jones

BirthDay:

15 Sep 1946

BirthPlace:

San Saba, Texas, USA

Bio:

Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself 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's 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 107 credits )

The League (2018) Himself
Villa Capri (2017)
Shock and Awe (2017) Joe Galloway
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Max Adams
Jason Bourne (2016)
Criminal (2016)
No Sleep TV3 (2015)  Kay (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 2016)
The Homesman (2014) George Briggs
The Family (2013) Robert Stansfield
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story (2013) Himself
Costas at the Movies (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Emperor (2012) General Douglas MacArthur
Lincoln (2012) Thaddeus Stevens
Hope Springs (2012) Arnold
Men in Black 3 (2012) Agent K
Top Priority: The Terror Within (2012) Himself - Academy Award Winning Actor (archive footage)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Colonel Chester Phillips
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) Coley Blake (archive footage) (uncredited)
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories (2011)  Himself - Award Winning Actor (archive footage) (2 epi
The Company Men (2010) Gene McClary
Sundance Skippy (2010) Himself
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
In the Electric Mist (2009) Dave Robicheaux
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008) Himself
No Country for Old Men (2007) Ed Tom Bell
In the Valley of Elah (2007) Hank Deerfield
The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández (2007) Narrator
5 Second Movies (2007)  Agent Kay (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
The Erroneous Earth Kitchen (2006) Himself (archive footage)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) The Axeman
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2013)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) Pete Perkins
Man of the House (2005) Ranger Roland Sharp
The Colbert Report (2005) (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
L'hebdo cinéma (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2012)
The Missing (2003) Samuel Jones / Chaa-duu-ba-its-iidan
The Hunted (2003) L.T. Bonham
Mezamashi Doyôbi (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Men in Black II (2002) Kay
Space Cowboys (2000) Hawk Hawkins
Rules of Engagement (2000) Col. Hayes 'Hodge' Hodges
Nulle part ailleurs: midi (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Double Jeopardy (1999) Travis
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Early Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Small Soldiers (1998) Chip Hazard (voice)
U.S. Marshals (1998) Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard
Pesel Ha'Zahav (1998) Himself
Men in Black (1997) Kay
Volcano (1997) Mike Roark
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2002)
Batman Forever (1995) Two-Face / Harvey Dent
Private Screenings (1995)  Hawk Hawkins in 'Space Cowboys' (archive footage) (1 e
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Cobb (1994) Ty Cobb
Natural Born Killers (1994) Warden Dwight McClusky
Blue Sky (1994) Hank Marshall
The Client (1994) Roy Foltrigg
Blown Away (1994) Ryan Gaerity
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Heaven & Earth (1993) Steve Butler
The Fugitive (1993) Samuel Gerard
House of Cards (1993) Jake Beerlander
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Under Siege (1992) William Stranix
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1997-2006)
JFK (1991) Clay Shaw
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (4 episodes, 1994-2012)
Lion Presents Gokigenyô (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Fire Birds (1990) Brad Little
The Package (1989) Thomas Boyette
Stormy Monday (1988) Cosmo
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
P.O.V. (1988)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2008)
The Big Town (1987) George Cole
Biography (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1995-2001)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Black Moon Rising (1986) Quint
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Screen Two (1985)  Steve Daley (1 episode, 1986)
The River Rat (1984) Billy
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Savage Islands (1983) Captain Bully Hayes
Back Roads (1981) Elmore Pratt
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) Doolittle Lynn
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) John Neville
The Betsy (1978) Angelo Perino
Rolling Thunder (1977) Johnny Vohden
Hollywood Greats (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Jackson County Jail (1976) Coley Blake
Charlie's Angels (1976)  Aram Kolegian (1 episode, 1976)
Family (1976)  David Needham (1 episode, 1976)
Eliza's Horoscope (1975) Tommy Lee (as Tom Lee Jones)
Baretta (1975)  Sharky (1 episode, 1976)
Life Study (1973) Gus
Barnaby Jones (1973)  Dr. Jim Melford (1 episode, 1975)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2008)
Love Story (1970) Hank (as Tom Lee Jones)
One Life to Live (1968)  Dr. Mark Toland (2 episodes, 1971-1979)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)

Producer ( 3 credits )

The Homesman (2014) executive producer
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) producer
Man of the House (2005) executive producer

Writer ( 2 credits )

The Homesman (2014)
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) (story)

Director ( 2 credits )

The Homesman (2014)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

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