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Jon Jones

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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. 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 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 (pilot episode); Smash-Up on Interstate 5; and The Amazing Howard Hughes. While working on the movie Back Roads, 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 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.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Jon Jones
I'm a Licensed Driver Confident Citations Will Be Dismissed

12:32 PM PT -- A rep for the D.A.'s office tells TMZ Sports they will NOT be filing a formal probation violation against Jones. "This will be dealt with by a sanction at the probation level and… READ MORE >

UFC's Jon Jones -- Under Investigation ... (Update: No Probation Violation)

UFC's Jon Jones
Under Investigation (Update: No Probation Violation)

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- 6 days ago
Jon Jones -- Chandler's Going Through Growing Pains ... But He'll Be Okay (VIDEO)

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- 22 days ago
Jon Jones -- REINSTATED BY UFC ... 'I'm a Changed Man'

Jon Jones
REINSTATED BY UFC 'I'm a Changed Man'

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- 114 days ago
UFC's Jon Jones -- Praised By Kids Orgs ... 'He's DOMINATING Community Service' (PHOTO)

UFC's Jon Jones
Praised By Kids Orgs 'He's DOMINATING Community Service'

Jon Jones is CRUSHING his court-ordered community service -- TMZ Sports has learned he's made a sizable dent in his required 72 appearances to speak to kids groups ... with high praise from the… READ MORE >

- 119 days ago
Jon Jones -- Pleads Guilty In Hit and Run ... Gets 18 Months Probation

Jon Jones
Pleads Guilty In Hit and Run ... Gets 18 Months Probation

Jon Jones has just pled guilty to one count of leaving the scene of an accident ... stemming from an incident in April ... and was sentenced to 18 months probation.  READ MORE >

- 138 days ago
Jon Jones -- Dana White Attends Court Hearing ... Supporting Ex-Champ (PHOTO)

Jon Jones
Dana White Attends Court Hearing ... Supporting Ex-Champ

Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones has some serious support inside a New Mexico courtroom this morning -- UFC honcho Dana White ... who's waiting for Jones to be arraigned stemming from an alleged… READ MORE >

- 138 days ago
UFC's Jon Jones -- Mentoring Kids at Boys & Girls Club ... 'Getting Life Back On Track'

UFC's Jon Jones
Mentoring Kids at Boys & Girls Club 'Getting Life Back On Track'

Jon Jones is taking Dana White's advice to heart -- cleaning himself up and working with the community to get his life back on track ... and today, he mentored kids at a Boys & Girls… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
UFC's Dana White -- Jon Jones Is 'Getting His Head Straight' ... C.M. Punk Looks Phenomenal

UFC's Dana White
Jon Jones Is 'Getting His Head Straight' ... C.M. Punk Looks Phenomenal

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- 228 days ago
Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson -- Jon Jones Will Return ... And I'll Beat His Ass When He Does!!

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Jon Jones Will Return And I'll Beat His Ass When He Does!!

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