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Tommy Lee

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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 (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.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Tommy Lee Doesn't Want Son Brandon Prosecuted, D.A. Rejects Case

Tommy Lee
I Don't Want My Son Prosecuted D.A. Rejects Case

12:07 PM PT -- We've obtained the declination, and it says Brandon allegedly told Tommy, "Get up old man and fight me" before punching Tommy out cold. The doc says Brandon allegedly then said,… READ MORE >

Tommy Lee Wants Peace with Son Brandon Amid Battery Case

Tommy Lee
Wants Peace with Son, Brandon ... Battery Charge Still Looms

Tommy Lee has changed his tone over his son, Brandon Lee, 'cause he now wants nothing but reconciliation between father and son ... but it may be too late. Sources close to Tommy tell TMZ he and… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Pamela Anderson's Son Brandon Lee, 'I Love My Dad'

Pamela Anderson
Solidarity with Son Brandon 'I Love My Dad'

Pamela Anderson made a point of showing support for her son, Brandon Lee, Monday night by dining at paparazzi central. Pam and Brandon broke bread at Craig's in WeHo, and the topic of… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Tommy Lee's Battery Case Against Son Headed to D.A.'s Office

Tommy Lee
Battery Case Against Son Headed to D.A.'s Office

Tommy Lee's reached the point of no return -- even if he changes his mind about wanting his son, Brandon Lee, prosecuted for battery ... the case is headed to the D.A.'s office. Law… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Tommy Lee Seen Out for First Time Since Fight with Son, Mouth Looks Healed

Tommy Lee
No More Fat Lip After Fight with Son

Tommy Lee still might not be over getting punched by his son ... but at least it looks like his face is back to normal. The retired rock star was spotted out in Woodland Hills Friday -- with his… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Pamela Anderson Says Riders and Drivers Get Screwed by Ride-hail Apps

Pamela Anderson
Rails on Ride-Hail Apps in Person ... Mum on Tommy Lee

Pamela Anderson took her viral campaign against ride-hail apps to the podium and delivered her message in the flesh, saying riders and drivers get the short end of the stick. Pam spoke at a… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Motley Crue Movie Crew Member Electrocuted On Set

Motley Crue Movie
Crew Member Electrocuted On Set

3:27 PM -- Sources close to the production tell TMZ ... the crew member who was injured is currently in stable condition and is recovering. The incident will not halt production because the… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Tommy Lee Wants Brandon Prosecuted for Battery ... At Least, For Now

Tommy Lee
Wants Son Brandon Prosecuted for Battery ... At Least, For Now

Tommy Lee is going forward with his criminal complaint against his son, Brandon, because he believes when you coddle a child who commits wrong, you ruin him. Sources close to Tommy tell TMZ,… READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
Steven Tyler Gives Tommy Lee Advice in Family War with Brandon

Steven Tyler
Advice to Tommy Lee ... Don't Give a F***

Steven Tyler knows the Rock 'n' Roll culture better than just about anyone, so who better to ask about Tommy Lee than him? We got Steven and his gf, Aimee Preston, Thursday night at LAX, and the… READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
Tommy Lee Says Booze is Not a Problem, Pamela's Lying and Brandon Needs to Learn a Lesson

Tommy Lee
My Ungrateful Son Is the Problem ... NOT My Drinking!!!

Tommy Lee is calling BS on his ex-wife, Pamela Anderson, saying he doesn't have a booze problem ... and insisting his drinking has nothing to do with Brandon punching him.  Tommy tells… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
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