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GORDON JONES BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
  
Gordon Jones was born on April 5th, 1911 in Alden, Iowa with the birth name Gordon Wynnivo Jones.  He was very athletic during high school and after earning his high school diploma, Jones attended the University of Los Angeles and played football.  He first began his involvement in acting in his early twenties when he realized he could use his good looks and physical appearance to make a decent amount of income.
 
Some of his early career roles were on such films as, "The Monkey's Paw" and "Red Salute" starring Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Young, which were small extra un-credited roles.  However, now realizing he really enjoyed acting, he began to take his career more seriously and soon RKO Pictures signed him to a contract.
 
Throughout his career as an actor, he became most well known for his roles on the television series, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" playing, Butch Barton.  He is also well remembered for playing, Mike the Cop on, "The Abbott and Costello Show" and Brit Reid, known as the Green Hornet in, "The Green Hornet Films" with Keye Luke as Kato in the series from Universal Pictures.
 
His character roles were mostly heroes or villains as his physical appearance fit that type of character.  He took a brief break from acting to serve during World War II and upon completing his service he had no issues getting right back into film roles.
 
Other roles he added to his resume were on such films as, "Flying Tigers" (1943) co-starring John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly and Addison Richards, "Island In the Sky" (1953) starring John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Andy Devine, Paul Fix, Harry Carey Jr., James Arness, Fess Parker, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Walter Abel, Darryl Hickman and Mike Connors, "The Winning Team" (1952) starring Ronald Reagan, Doris Day and Frank Lovejoy, "Son of Flubber" (1963) starring with Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olsen, Tommy Kirk, Keenan Wynn and Ed Wynn and "McLintock!" (1963) also starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Yvonne De CarloPatrick Wayne, Chill Wills, Jerry Van Dyke, Stefanie Powers, Bruce Cabot, Strother Martin, Edgar Buchanan, Mari Blanchard, Leo Gordon, Hank Worden, Robert Lowery and Bob Steele

Gordon Jones passed away on June 20th, 1963 in Tarzana, California after suffering from a heart attack. 

There is a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in honor of the contributions of Gordon Jones to the Television Industry at 1600 Vine Street.

 
Filmography

1963   Son of Flubber

1963   McLintock!

1962   Maverick

1960   The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond

1959   Battle of the Coral Sea

1959   The Shaggy Dog

1958   The Perfect Furlough

1958   Live Fast, Die Young

1957   The Monster That Challenged the World

1957   Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

1955   Smoke Signal

1955   This is Hollywood

1954   The Abbott and Costello Show

1953   Island in the Sky

1952   Sound Off

1952   The Marrying Kind

1952   Big Jim McClain

1952   The Winning Team

1949   Black Midnight

1949   Easy Living

1949   My Soft Touch

1949   Tokyo Joe

1948   A Foreign Affair

1947   The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

1947   The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

1944   Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

1942   They All Kissed the Bride

1942   True to the Arm

1942   Flying Tigers 

1942   My Sister Eileen

1941   The Blonde from Singapore

1941   The Feminine Touch

1941   You Belong to Me

1940   The Green Hornet

1938   Out West with the Hardys

1937   Sea Devils

1937   We Who Are About to Die

1935   Red Salute

1931   Cimarron 





Matinee Classics - Spoilers of the Plains starring Roy Rogers, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Grant Withers, Don Haggerty, Fred Kohler Jr., House Peters Jr., George Meeker and Keith Richards
Matinee Classics - North of the Great Divide starring Roy Rogers, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Roy Barcroft and Jack Lambert
Matinee Classics - Sunset in the West starring Roy Rogers, Estelita Rodriguez, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Will Wright, Pierre Watkin and Charles La Torre
Matinee Classics - Wagon Team starring Gene Autry, Gail Davis, Dickie Jones, Gordon Jones, Harry Harvey, Henry Rowland, George J. Lewis, John Cason, Pat Buttram, The Cass County Boys and Champion
Matinee Classics - Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend starring Randolph Scott, Angie Dickinson, James Garner, Gordon Jones, James Craig, Dani Crayne, Trevor Bardette, Don Beddoe, Myron Healey, John Alderson, Harry Harvey, Robert Warwick, Richard Bellis and Ann Doran
Matinee Classics - Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend starring Randolph Scott, Angie Dickinson, James Garner, Gordon Jones, James Craig, Dani Crayne, Trevor Bardette, Don Beddoe, Myron Healey, John Alderson, Harry Harvey, Robert Warwick, Richard Bellis and Ann Doran


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