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Franklin Dennis Jones was an American actor best known for his role as Earl "The Veteran" Bradford in the comedic reality television parody series The Joe Schmo Show.

Biography[]

Jones was born on March 26, 1944, in Danville, Illinois. Little else is known about his past, including the names of his parents, where he went to school, and why he wanted to become an actor. What is known is that Jones got his first on-screen role in 1992, when he was cast as a ring manager in the action drama film Gladiator. Jones got his first major role in 2002, when she was first cast as Earl "The Veteran" Bradford for 9 episodes of the comedic reality television parody series The Joe Schmo Show. Jones had also appeared in TV shows and movies such as Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer, Nebraska, The Atticus Institute, Nebraska, The Master, Trucker, Evan Almighty, Drive, The Unit, Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, Sleeper Cell, The West Wing, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

On February 15, 2015, in Austin, Texas, at 70 years of age, Jones passed away.

On Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior[]

Jones portrayed a Man in the episode "One Shot Kill".

Filmography[]

  • Sovereign (2015) - CIA Deputy Director
  • The Atticus Institute (2015) - Robert Koepp
  • Extraction (2013) - The President
  • Nebraska (2013) - Uncle Cecil
  • The Master (2012) - Judge (uncredited)
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - "One Shot Kill" (2011) TV episode - Man
  • Ghost Whisperer (2008) - Priest
  • Trucker (2008) - Jonnie
  • Journeyman (2007) - Cigarette Man
  • Evan Almighty (2007) - Committee Member
  • Drive (2007) - Major Lowell Hyatt
  • The Unit (2006) - Base Commander
  • Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (2006) - Prison Guard
  • Sleeper Cell (2005) - Tim Larkin (uncredited)
  • Path of Destruction (2005) - Colonel Thomas Miller
  • RewinD (2005) - Father
  • Chuck Gordon: Professional Juror (2004) - Juror #10
  • Boston Public (2004) - U.S. Army Casualty Assistance
  • Catch That Kid (2004) - Enforcer
  • The Sweet Spot (2003) - Fisherman with Fish
  • Cold Case (2003) - Examiner
  • The Joe Schmo Show - 9 episodes (2003) - Earl 'The Veteran' Bradford (credited as Franklin Jones)
  • Path to War (2002) - General Harold K. Johnson (as Franklin Jones)
  • Angels Don't Sleep Here (2002) - Richard (credited as Frank Jones)
  • Ambush (2001) - Thug #1 (uncredited)
  • Arli$$ (2000) - Unknown Character (credited as Franklin Jones)
  • The '70s (2000) - The Campus Policeman
  • The West Wing (2000) - Man #3
  • Reindeer Games (2000) - Security Boss (credited as Frank Jones)
  • Soccer Dog: The Movie (1999) - Coach Brody
  • George Wallace (1997) - Jamison (credited as Frank Jones)
  • Night and the City (1992) - John Dugan (credited as Frank Jones)
  • Gladiator (1992) - Ring Manager (credited as Franklin Jones)

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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