Eddie Jones Dies:  ‘Lois & Clark’ and ‘Seabiscuit’ Actor, was 84

Renowned actor Eddie Jones, famously known for portraying Jonathan Kent on ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, passed away on Saturday in Los Angeles at the age of 84. Jones had an illustrious five-decade-long career in TV, movies, and theater.

“Eddie was a true backbone of our business from the very beginning. You couldn’t take your eyes off Eddie when he was onstage because he was a talented actor with quick wit and instinct. His wide, cheery smile would light up the room when he was off-stage, the statement from the corporation added.

“An actor of keen wit and sharp instinct, when Eddie was on stage, you couldn’t take your eyes off him,” the ensemble wrote on its website. “His wide, radiant smile would light up the room when he was off-stage.”

Discover the multifaceted talent of Jones, born on September 18th, 1934. Not only did he leave his mark in Hollywood, but he also made unforgettable contributions to the stage. He understudied for Charles Durning in the original 1972 Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, That Championship Season. Additionally, Jones originated the role of Ellis in the first 1978 production of Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class, performed at the esteemed Public Theatre.

This accomplished performer frequently graced the stages of renowned theater venues such as the Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, and The Public Theatre. His acting pursuits also extended to Los Angeles where he showcased his exceptional talent as Willy Loman with the Interact Theatre Company. The outstanding performance earned him the prestigious L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award.

Jones has an impressive filmography that includes notable works such as Seabiscuit and Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal. Among his other film credits are A League of Their Own, The Grifters, Cadillac Man, The Rocketeer, and Sneakers.

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