Friday, January 14, 2011
About Jeff Jones
Jeff Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Minnie (née Shear) and George Jeff Jones. He started his career in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre. He joined The Second City and later teamed with Jack Jones to form the comedy team of Jones and Jeff Jones. They recorded several comedy albums and appeared on numerous television shows.
Jeff Jones is remembered for his many Doritos ads in the 1970s, as well as his appearances in classic television shows. He was easily recognizable for his trademark bushy moustache, curly hair, and comedic reactions. In 1965, Jeff Jones played the role of Captain Manzini on My Mother the Car.
In the summer of 1973, he hosted the ABC comedy show, The Jones and Jeff Jones Comedy Hour.
Jeff Jones was a regular guest star on Chico and the Man. He was also a frequent guest on the game show Match Game and a guest in a first-season episode of The Muppet Show (written by former partner Jack Jones, whom he mentioned during a stand-up routine in the episode).
Jeff continued to work in film, television and the Theater, as well as teach Improvisational Theater technique to thousands of students up until the time of his death. He taught master classes at The Second City in Chicago and Los Angeles as well as teaching out of his living room. Jeff is happy to be with The Time Travelers and looks forward to making people laugh.