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JEFFREY JONES is best known for his performances as the music loving Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus and his classic portrayal of the frustrated school principal matching wits with Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Jones began acting while a pre-med student at Lawrence College in Wisconsin. He joined the prestigious Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis before attending London's Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts as a scholarship student.

Jones' feature film credits include the recent comedy Heartbreakers and a lead role in the independent feature Par 6, as well as Stuart Little, Sleepy Hollow, The Crucible, Ed Wood, The Hunt for Red October, The Revolutionary, Easy Money, Transylvania 6-5000, Howard the Duck, Beetlejuice, Who's Harry Crumb?, Valmont and Out on a Limb.

On television, Jones starred in the series The People Next Door and made an appearance in the Steven Spielberg-produced anthology show Amazing Stories. He also appeared in the comedy mini-series Fresno and the made-for-television films The Avenging Angel, Gambler III: The Legend Continues and If Tomorrow Comes.

Since making his acting debut at the Guthrie Theatre, Jones has appeared in more than 125 stage productions on and off-Broadway, including The Elephant Man, Trelawny of the Wells, Boy Meets Girl, Secret Service, Crucifer of Blood, Cloud 9, The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, Scribes, The Death of Baron Von Richtofen as Witnessed from Earth, and London Suite.


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