Celebrity Birthday of the Day – September 28

Probably one of the best-known character actors of all time is Jeffrey Jones, a man who has basically spent his entire life acting. In his younger years he attended the Sylvia Herpolscheimer Academy of the Performing Arts and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, as well as spending three years performing with the Stratford Theatre in Stratford, Ontario. He then moved into film and television and had a particularly good streak of movies in the 1980’s, performing roles in Amadeus, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Beetlejuice. After Beetlejuice, Jones became one of Tim Burton’s favourite actors, and Jones then went on to appear in Ed Wood and Sleepy Hollow. A few more memorable Jeffrey Jones performances can be seen in The Hunt For Red October, Howard the Duck, The Devil’s Advocate, Stuart Little and Ravenous. Unfortunately, the past decade has seen Mr. Jones embroiled in some scandals involving minors – but that doesn’t tarnish his work in those memorable 80’s films of his. He’ll always be Ed Rooney first and foremost in my mind. Jones turns 65 today.

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