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Dean Jones net worth is
$13 Million

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Dean Jones was born on Sunday, January 25th, 1931 in Decatur, Alabama, USA as Dean Carroll Jones. He is an actor, best known for Beethoven (1992) , The Love Bug (1968), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and especially St. John in Exile (1986). He has two daughters from his first marriage to Mae Entwisle: Caroline Jones (1955) and Deanna Demaree (...

Full NameDean Jones
Net Worth$13 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 25, 1931
DiedSeptember 1, 2015, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthDecatur, Alabama, USA
Height1.78 m
ProfessionSinger, Voice Actor
SpouseLory Patrick Jones, Mae Entwisle Jones
ChildrenMichael Pastick, Deanna Demaree, Caroline Jones
ParentsNolia Elizabeth White Jones, Andrew Guy Jones
Music GroupsExtreme Noise Terror
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
MoviesThe Love Bug, Beethoven, That Darn Cat!, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Ugly Dachshund, Blackbeard's Ghost, The Shaggy D.A., Snowball Express, The Million Dollar Duck, Jailhouse Rock, Clear and Present Danger, Other People's Money, TBK: The Toolbox Murders 2, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, Und...
TV ShowsBeethoven, The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible, Herbie, the Love Bug, The Long Days of Summer, The Chicago Teddy Bears, Ensign O'Toole, What's It All About, World?, The Visual Bible: Acts
Star SignAquarius
1Built a career on affable guy-next-door appeal
2Was very comical in Disney movies, he acted in, especially That Darn Cat! (1965)
1He was born Dean Carroll Jones on January 25, 1931, in Decatur, Alabama. His father worked for a railroad company and the family moved often, living in Washington, D.C., Nashville and New Orleans. "It was in New Orleans I really learned how to sing," Jones told the Pittsburgh Press in 1969. Dropping out of school at 15, he worked for a short time singing in a club in that city, but when the club closed, he returned to Decatur and got his degree. But Dean Jones had gotten the show business bug. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, Jones got a job acting in a melodrama at Knott's Berry Farm. He was spotted by veteran composer Vernon Duke, who was planning a musical. The musical project fell through, but Duke enabled Jones an audition with Arthur Freed, the famous producer of MGM feature film musicals such as "Singin' In the Rain." It did not go as planned. "He's an actor, not singer!" Arthur Freed exclaimed as related by Jones in a 1966 L.A. Times interview. Still, the studio signed Jones, and in his first credited role, he found himself acting opposite James Cagney in the 1956 drama "These Wilder Years." The veteran actor helped him through their scene. "There I was, just out of the U.S. Navy without an acting lesson to my name," Jones told the Christianity Today. "In walks Cagney and says, 'Walk to your mark and remember your lines.' That's all I've been doing for 50 years." Jones had mostly small roles of a far grittier nature than his later Disney fare. "I played drug addicts, pimps, hard-cased killers, ex-cons and angry young men," he told The Times in 1995. And he reveled in the movie life. In a 2007 interview with the Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington, Illinois, he recalled being on the MGM Culver City studio back lot, with "Liz Taylor yelling, 'Hey Dean-O, let's go down to Stage 22 and watch Bing and Frank sing!'" Jones even acted with Elvis Presley in 1957 in "Jail House Rock." He made his first appearance on Broadway in 1960 opposite Jane Fonda in the play "There Was a Little Girl." That stage play flopped, but Jones went on to the more successful play "Under the Yum-Yum Tree" that year. The job that led him into the Disney fold was the television series "Ensign O'Toole," a military comedy in which he had the title role. Debuting in 1962, the program played Sunday evenings on NBC. The show was followed by Walt Disney's anthology television show, so Disney caught the end of some episodes of Jones series liking what he saw. Beginning with 1965's "That Darn Cat!," Dean became closely identified with Disney family fare. In addition to the "Love Bug" and "The Ugly Dachshund," he was the leading man in "Monekys, Go Home," "The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit," "The Million Dollar Duck," "The Shaggy D.A.," "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" and other Disney feature films. But in the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was leading an off-screen life contrary to his wholesome image. He had numerous affairs and was drinking heavily. "I had thought if I became a star I'd be happy," he said in a 1976 L.A.Times interview. "I had thought if I had a fairly large amount of money I'd be happy. I thought if I had a house on a hill I'd be happy. I thought if I had a Ferrari I'd be happy. One goal after another was accomplished. And with no fulfillment." Jones was able to keep his torment largely separated from his work life. Even the head of the studio was fooled. "I remember having lunch with Walt one day, and he told me, 'Dean, you're a perfect fit for these pictures. You're such a good family man!'" Jone's told the Pantagraph. "I wasn't a good family man," Jones said. "I was showing up at home smelling of perfume that wasn't my wife's.".
2With his depression growing and his marriage coming apart, Jones left his role as "Bobby" in Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical smash Broadway hit "Company." Returning to Los Angeles, he told interviewers that he had been ill, and he went back to making Disney feature films. But he remained on the same disturbing path until 1973, while in a touring production of the musical "1776," he underwent a personal conversion. He continued to work in films and television, though not as much. And he was sometimes critical of Hollywood. "Film and television have been partially responsible for the disconnect between our nation and our God, he told Christianity Today. Jones did appear in the Tom Clancy thriller "Clear and Present Danger" and in the drama/comedy "Other People's Money." Jones took on several religion-themed projects, including his touring one-man show "St. John in Exile" that was also filmed. Though Jones was serious about his religious messages, he enjoyed getting laughs. "I'm remembering a time when I was on stage in a theater or in the back row of a movie house, and heard people laugh at some silliness I did, and how I felt humbled to be able to bring laughter to people," Jones told Christianity Today, "because, unless I'm sadly mistaken, you can't laugh and remember your problems at the same time." Dean Jones is survived by his second wife, Lory Basham Jones; daughters Caroline Jones and Deanna Demure; son Michael Pastiche; eight grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.
3In 1970, Dean Jones was a star in Hollywood and also on Broadway in two very distinctly different genres. In films, Jones was the lead in hugely successful Disney movies, holding his own against scene-stealing co-stars that included a cat ("That Darn Cat!"), dog ("The Ugly Dachshund") and a Volkswagen ("The Love Bug.") But on the New York stage that year, he was the star of the Stephen Sondheim landmark musical "Company" -- that examined adult relationships amid the fevered pace of urban life -- performing the pivotal role of "Bobby". Despite his success, however, Jones' personal life was a shambles. He left "Company" shortly after the opening and was drawn to self-destructive behavior. Later, he had a religious conversion -- that altered the course not only of his life but also his career choices. "I won't blaspheme God," he told Christianity Today in 2009. "That immediately eliminates most scripts." Jones is best known for his light comedies, often as the somewhat bumbling good guy, and that was OK with him. "I had no illusions that I would ever play 'Hamlet,'" Jones told USA Today in 1997. Dean Jones (84) died on a Tuesday, the 1st of September, 2015, in Los Angeles. His publicist, Richard Hoffman, reported the cause was Parkinson's disease.
4Though primarily known for his work in films, especially Disney family comedies, Jones created the role of "Robert" (or "Bobbie") in Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical, "Company", which explored modern relationships. However, Jones only played the role for a few weeks before he dropped out due to personal problems, so short a time that his replacement, Larry Kert, received the nomination for Best Actor in A Leading Role for the show, rather than Jones.
5He was introduced into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame in 1995. Dean was one of Disney's biggest stars in the 1960s and 70s. He appeared in 10 films for the company, including That Darn Cat! (1965), Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977).
6Was considered for the role of Lex Luthor in Superman (1978).
7A born-again Christian, Dean Jones has appeared successfully in the one-man show "Saint John in Exile," which he subsequently filmed as St. John in Exile (1986).
8Known chiefly as one of Disney's two main stars in the 60s & 70s
9Attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, in the early 1950s but did not graduate.


The Rack1956Lieutenant (uncredited)
The Opposite Sex1956Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
Tea and Sympathy1956Ollie
These Wilder Years1956Hardware Clerk
Somebody Up There Likes Me1956Private in Rocky's Tent at Army Base (uncredited)
God Provides2009VideoAbraham
Mandie and the Secret Tunnel2009Jason Bond
Lavinia's Heist2007ShortTony Cavaletti
Scrooge and Marley2001TV MovieEbenezer Scrooge
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1998TV SeriesChauncey
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero1998VideoDean Arbagast (voice)
The Love Bug1997TV MovieJim Douglas
Superman1997TV SeriesCol. Sam Lane
That Darn Cat1997Mr. Flint
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest1996TV SeriesDr. Karel
A spasso nel tempo1996Professor Mortimer Joe
Special Report: Journey to Mars1996TV MovieDr. Scott Berlin
Nowhere Man1995TV SeriesJonathan Crane
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes1995TV MovieDean Webster Carlson
Beethoven1994TV SeriesGeorge Newton
The Visual Bible: Acts1994VideoLuke
Clear and Present Danger1994Judge Moore
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style1992TV MovieHarry Bannister
Beethoven1992Dr. Varnick
Queen Esther1992Video shortKing Ahasuerus (voice)
Other People's Money1991Bill Coles
Fire and Rain1989TV MovieJack Ayers
Murder, She Wrote1984-1988TV SeriesLeonard Palmer / Marcus Boswell
St. John in Exile1986St. John
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesSteve Marsh
The Love Boat1984TV SeriesMarty Chenault
Don't Ask Me, Ask God1984TV MovieFuture Father
The Gospel According to Scrooge1983TV MovieNarrator
Herbie, the Love Bug1982TV SeriesJim Douglas
Aloha Paradise1981TV Series
The Long Days of Summer1980TV MovieEd Cooper
Born Again1978Charles W. Colson
When Every Day Was the Fourth of July1978TV MovieEd Cooper
Once Upon a Brothers Grimm1977TV MovieJakob Grimm / Grandmother (segment "Little Red Riding Hood")
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo1977Jim Douglas
The Shaggy D.A.1976Wilby Daniels
Good Heavens1976TV SeriesBrad
The Sugarland Express1974Policeman at Football Game (uncredited)
Medical Center1974TV SeriesDr. Ronston
Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?1973TV MovieGeorge Gregory
Snowball Express1972Johnny Baxter
The Great Man's Whiskers1972TV MovieJames E. Cooper
The Chicago Teddy Bears1971TV SeriesLinc McCray / Linc
The Million Dollar Duck1971Professor Albert Dooley
Mr. Superinvisible1970Peter Denwell
What's It All About, World?1969TV SeriesHost (1969)
The Love Bug1968Jim
The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show1968Narrator
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit1968Fredrick 'Fred' Bolton
Blackbeard's Ghost1968Steve Walker
Monkeys, Go Home!1967Hank Dussard
Any Wednesday1966Cass Henderson
The Ugly Dachshund1966Mark Garrison
That Darn Cat!1965Zeke Kelso
Vacation Playhouse1965TV SeriesAlec Tate
Kraft Suspense Theatre1965TV SeriesEddie Carew
Two on a Guillotine1965Val Henderson
The New Interns1964Dr. Lew Worship
Burke's Law1963TV SeriesRudy Davis
Ben Casey1963TV SeriesDr. Richard Connell
Under the Yum Yum Tree1963Dave Manning
Ensign O'Toole1962-1963TV SeriesEnsign O'Toole
Wagon Train1962TV SeriesLt. Burton
Target: The Corruptors1962TV SeriesBarry Steele
Tales of Wells Fargo1961TV SeriesJamie Coburn
Bonanza1961TV SeriesDanny Kidd
The Dick Powell Theatre1961TV SeriesDetective Phil Winslow
Stagecoach West1960TV SeriesJoe Brady
Outlaws1960TV SeriesDanny Cannon
The Aquanauts1960TV SeriesJohn Anderson
Zane Grey Theater1960TV SeriesDeputy Bill Devlin
Never So Few1959Sgt. Jim Norby
Night of the Quarter Moon1959Lexington Nelson
Torpedo Run1958Lt. Jake 'Fuzz' Foley
Imitation General1958Cpl. Terry Sellers
Handle with Care1958Zachary Davis
Jailhouse Rock1957Teddy Talbot
Until They Sail1957US Marine Lt (uncredited)
Designing Woman1957Assistant Stage Manager in Boston (uncredited)
Ten Thousand Bedrooms1957Dan
Slander1957Newscaster (uncredited)
The Great American Pastime1956Buck Rivers


Six by Sondheim2013TV Movie documentary performer: "Being Alive", "Company"
You Can Thank Me Later1999performer: "Side By Side"
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style1992TV Movie performer: "Itsy Bitsy Spider" - uncredited
The Shaggy D.A.1976performer: "The Shaggy D.A."
Blackbeard's Ghost1968performer: "Heart of Oak" - uncredited
Target: The CorruptorsTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1962 music - 1 episode, 1962 performer - 1 episode, 1962
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV Special performer: "Almost in Your Arms Love Song from Houseboat"
Gunsight Ridge1957performer: "Gunsight Ridge"
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Herbie, the Love Bug1982TV Series title music - 5 episodes
Gunsight Ridge1957singer: title song


Star Cars2012TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics2008TV Movie documentary grateful thanks
That Loveable Bug2003Video documentary short special thanks
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth2001TV Movie documentary grateful acknowledgment


Mr. Prince2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Praise the Lord2000-2006TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
That Loveable Bug2003Video documentary shortHimself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Disney Through the Decades2001Video documentary shortHost - 1970's
Who Is This Jesus?2000TV MovieHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
God's Story: From Creation to Eternity1996Video documentaryThe Storyteller (voice)
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala1987TV MovieHimself - Performer
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHimself
Kraft Salutes Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary1982TV SpecialMr. Lane
Xpose1982TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHimself
The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry!1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys1975TV SpecialHimself
Walt Disney: A Golden Anniversary Salute1973TV SpecialHimself - Host
Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967-1971TV SeriesHimself
The Ice Palace1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Original Cast Album: Company1970DocumentaryHimself (Robert)
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962-1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Funny You Should Ask1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
The Jerry Lewis Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Best on Record1968TV SpecialHimself
The 39th Annual Academy Awards1967TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
Hullabaloo1965-1966TV SeriesHimself - Host
New American Bandstand 19651965TV SeriesHimself - Interview
The Object Is1964TV SeriesHimself
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1957-1958TV SeriesHimself
The Spike Jones Show1957TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV SeriesHimself - Singer

Archive Footage

The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Six by Sondheim2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesDr. Varnick
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryRobert (in 'Company')
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue1985Video shortZeke Kelso Jim Douglas
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1968-1982TV SeriesSteve Walker Professor Albert Dooley Frederick Bolton ...

Nominated Awards

1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Million Dollar Duck (1971)
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Comedy PerformanceThe Love Bug (1968)
1959Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male New Personality10th place.

Known for movies

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