Henry Burk Jones was an American actor of stage, film and television.
Jones was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Helen and John Francis Xavier Jones. He was the grandson of Pennsylvania Representative Henry Burk. He attended the Jesuit-run Saint Joseph's Preparatory School.
Jones is remembered for his role as handyman Leroy Jessup in the movie The Bad Seed, a role he originated on Broadway. Other theater credits included My Sister Eileen, Hamlet, The Time of Your Life, They Knew What They Wanted, The Solid Gold Cadillac, and Sunrise at Campobello, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Performance in a Drama.
Jones appeared in more than 180 movies and television shows. His screen credits included The Girl Can't Help It, 3:10 to Yuma, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Vertigo, Cash McCall, The Bramble Bush, Rascal, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Dirty Dingus Magee, Support Your Local Gunfighter, 9 to 5 and Arachnophobia.
On television, Jones' best remembered role was as the title character's father-in-law in the 1970s CBS sitcom Phyllis.