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      L.Q. Jones

      L.Q. Jones

      Highest Rated: 100% Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

      Lowest Rated: 6% Lightning Jack (1994)

      Birthday: Aug 19, 1927

      Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, USA

      Tall, laconic character player of film and TV usually in Westerns, war films, and other tough guy fare so abundant in the 1950s and early 60s. L.Q. Jones, who took his stage name from his first film role in Raoul Walsh's "Battle Cry" (1954), worked with some of the most celebrated figures in action filmmaking. Some career highlights include Don Siegel's "Flaming Star" (1960), a superior Elvis Presley Western; "Hell Is For Heroes" (1962), a brilliant WWII film starring Steve McQueen; and Sam Peckinpah's much admired "Ride the High Country" (1962), "The Wild Bunch" (1969), and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" (1973). Jones also appeared in such classic TV Westerns as "Rawhide" and "The Virginian." Trying his hand at directing and screenwriting, Jones crafted the cult classic "A Boy and His Dog" (1975). Based on the award-winning novella by Harlan Ellison about a post-apocalyptic Earth where young men use telepathic (and much smarter) dogs to scavenge for food and women. Making good use of his small budget, Jones conveyed both the desperation and desolation of the setting by shooting in deserts and other isolated areas. Furthermore, he elicited a finely tuned performance from Don Johnson and gained some respectability by casting Jason Robards in a supporting role. Jones subsequently returned to acting, appearing in such features as, "Mother, Jugs & Speed" (1976), "Lone Wolf McQuade" (1982) and the Australian Western, "Lightning Jack" (1994). L.Q. Jones died on July 9, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 94.

      Highest rated movies

      Buchanan Rides Alone
      Major Dundee
      The Ballad of Cable Hogue
      The Wild Bunch
      Flaming Star
      Men in War
      Ride the High Country
      The Mask of Zorro

      Photos

      THE HUNTING PARTY, Candice Bergen (in water rear), Oliver Reed (white hat), L.Q. Jones (right), 1971 A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, L.Q. Jones, 2006. ©Picturehouse

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      81% 59% A Prairie Home Companion Chuck Akers (Character) $20.3M 2006
      No Score Yet 27% Route 666 Sheriff Bob Conaway (Character) - 2001
      80% 73% The Jack Bull Henry Ballard (Character) - 1999
      20% 31% The Patriot Frank (Character) - 1998
      84% 73% The Mask of Zorro Three-Fingered Jack (Character) $93.8M 1998
      62% 70% The Edge Styles (Character) $27.8M 1997
      No Score Yet 26% Tornado! Ephram Thorne (Character) - 1996
      78% 93% Casino Pat Webb (Character) $42.4M 1995
      6% 46% Lightning Jack Sheriff (Character) $15.3M 1994
      No Score Yet 28% River of Death Hiller (Character) $237.5K 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red River Sims (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 28% Bulletproof Sgt. O'Rourke (Character) - 1988
      57% 67% Lone Wolf McQuade Dakota (Character) - 1983
      17% 33% The Beast Within Sheriff Pool (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Charlie... The Moonbeam Rider Floyd (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Standing Tall Nate Rackely (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 73% Winterhawk Gates (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Banjo Hackett Sheriff Tadlock (Character) - 1976
      53% 53% Mother, Jugs & Speed Davey (Character) - 1976
      78% 63% A Boy and His Dog Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 1975
      29% 54% White Line Fever Buck (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Roy Ralstop (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhunter Charles `'Crutch'` Shanks (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange and Deadly Occurrence Sheriff Berlinger (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Sundance Charles Siringo (Character) - 1973
      56% 82% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Black Harris (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bravos Ben Lawler (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireball Forward Maj. Larkin (Character) - 1972
      20% 54% The Hunting Party Hog Warren (Character) - 1971
      13% 34% The Brotherhood of Satan Sheriff (Character),
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1971
      94% 81% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Taggart (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The McMasters Russel (Character) - 1970
      91% 90% The Wild Bunch T.C. (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 41% Stay Away, Joe Bronc Hoverty (Character) - 1968
      97% 67% Major Dundee Arthur Hadley (Character) $14.9K 1965
      No Score Yet 50% Apache Rifles Mike Greer (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Angel Buttons (Character) - 1964
      89% 83% Ride the High Country Sylvus Hammond (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Bedroom Unknown (Character),
      Director
      - 1962
      No Score Yet 25% Ten Who Dared Billy "Missouri" Hawkins (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 54% Cimarron Millis (Character) - 1960
      91% 71% Flaming Star Tom Howard (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 49% Torpedo Run `'Hash'` Benson (Character) - 1958
      100% 66% Buchanan Rides Alone Pecos Hill (Character) - 1958
      83% 46% The Naked and the Dead Woodrow "Woody" Wilson (Character) - 1958
      90% 75% Men in War Sgt. Davis (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 41% Operation Mad Ball Ozark (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Santiago Digger (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 59% Between Heaven and Hell Pvt. Kenny Co.G (Character) - 1956
      58% 65% Love Me Tender Pardee Fleming (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 44% Toward the Unknown 2nd Lt. Sweeney (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Zero Pvt. Felix O'Hara (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 45% Battle Cry Pvt. L.Q. Jones (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Annapolis Story Watson (Character) - 1955

      TV

      Credit
      15% No Score Yet dr. vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 64% The A-Team Chuck Danford (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Warren (Guest Star) 1979 1982
      No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      1979-1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1978-1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sacketts Belden (Character) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet 79% Columbo Gun Dealer (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Kenny Hingle (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Sheriff Virgil Spoontz (Guest Star) 1971 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Gecko Ridley (Guest Star) 1963-1965 1969-1970 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Belden (Guest Star) 1964-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Lenny (Guest Star) 1959 1961 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Edward Lewis (Guest Star) 1958 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Betts (Character),
      Sergeant (Guest Star)
      1959-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Stan Galloway (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Attorney Blake (Guest Star) 1958 1960-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Wes (Guest Star) 1959 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Tex (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Ringo Billy Boy Jethro (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Character) 1955-1956