Jeffrey Jones was born on the 28th September 1946, in Buffalo, New York State USA, and is a theatre, television, and film actor, best known for his character roles in such movies as “Amadeus” (1984), “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), “Beetlejuice” (1988), and “Sleepy Hollow” (1999). Jones has a Golden Globe nomination; and his career started in 1970.
Have you ever wondered how rich Jeffrey Jones is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jones’ net worth is as high as $1.5 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to working in television and film, Joneshas played in more than 125 theatre productions during his on-stage career, also improving his wealth.
Jeffrey Jones Net Worth $1.5 Million
Jeffrey Jones went to Putney School from where he matriculated in 1964, and later studied at Lawrence University, where he participated in numerous plays until being spotted by Tyrone Guthrie, who gave him a job at his Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1969, Jones moved to London where studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Jeffrey made it to the Broadway before had his movie debut, in 1970 in Paul Williams’ “The Revolutionary” (1970) starring Jon Voight, Seymour Cassel, and Robert Duvall, but returned to the theatre and didn’t have another on-screen part until 1976, when he appeared in six episodes of “The Adams Chronicles”. By the end of the ‘70s, Jones had brief appearances in such series as “Great Performances” (1977) and “Kojak” (1977), and also in the TV movie “Interrogation in Budapest” (1978). He continued with “The Soldier” (1982) and “Easy Money” (1983) before playing Emperor Joseph II in Milos Forman’s Oscar-winning biography “Amadeus” (1984), all of which added to his net worth.
In the mid-‘80s, Jones had parts in “Transylvania 6-5000” (1985) starring Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, and Ed Begley Jr., in an episode of “The Twilight Zone” (1985), and “Howard the Duck” (1986). Also in 1986, Jeffrey had a notable role as Ed Rooney in John Hughes’ comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” with Matthew Broderick, played Thomas Jefferson in the TV movie “George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation”, and in five episodes of mini-series “Fresno”. Jones appeared in several TV movies before played Charles Deetz in Tim Burton’s Oscar-winning fantasy-comedy “Beetlejuice” (1989) starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton. By the end of the ‘80s, Jeffrey had parts in “Without a Clue” (1989) with Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley, in Forman’s “Valmont” (1989) starring Colin Firth, Annette Bening, and Meg Tilly, and in a comedy “Who’s Harry Crumb?” (1989). His net worth was rising steadily.
Jones was quite busy at the beginning of the 2000s and appeared in “Company Man” (2000), “Heartbreakers” (2001) starring Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Gene Hackman, “Dr. Dolittle 2” (2001) alongside Eddie Murphy, and in “How High” (2001) with Method Man and Redman. Jeffrey’s latest roles were as A.W. Merrick in 35 episodes of the hit series “Deadwood” (2004-2006), and in the movies “Who’s Your Caddy?” (2007) and “10.0 Earthquake” (2014). His net worth is still rising.
Regarding his personal life, Jeffrey Jones was in a long-term relationship with Lloy Coutts until her passing in 2008, and with whom he has a son. Jones was arrested in 2003 accused of child pornography accused of soliciting a 14-year-old boy to pose for nude pictures, eventually settled in Los Angeles Superior Court, but Jones was arrested again in 2010 for failing to update his offender status.
In 1974, he joined the famed Actors Theater of Louisville for roles ranging from William Shakespeare to "Frankenstein".
He went to London in 1969 to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for four years. Afterwards, he ventured to Canada to perform with the Stratford Theater, in Ontario, for three years.
Attended and graduated from high school in Putney, Vermont.
Played "Hamlet" in second grade.
In 1967, his performance in a Lawrence University production of "Hobson's Choice" brought him to the attention of Sir Tyrone Guthrie, who invited him to join the prestigious Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
In November 2002, after having been accused of hiring a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photographs, Jones was charged with one felony count of employing a minor for purposes of taking sexually explicit photos and a misdemeanour count of possessing child pornography and released on $20,000 bail. In July 2003, after pleading no contest to the felony charge, he was placed on a sex offender register, given five years probation and ordered to undergo counselling. The misdemeanour charge of possession or control of child pornography was dropped.
(On the box office and critical failure of Howard the Duck (1986) ) There's no point in worrying what you've just done. What you've done is done. I'm proud of it and I'm happy with my part in it. Onto the next.
I don't think I have a particular style or acting technique. What I think I have is the ability to fiddle with my own character and make it do different things.
I didn't so much learn how to act at the London Academy as I did about speech, movement and how to relax. Their attitude was that the acting was basically up to you.
My intentions as an actor are always to make whatever I'm doing work. I look for the piece to be good as a whole and then, hopefully, to have something good for myself as an actor. I've always been intent on giving to both the project and myself.