Mickey Jones Movies and Career Information
Jun 10, 1941
Mickey Jones (born June 10, 1941) is an American musician and actor. Jones was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Frances Marie (née Vieregge) and Fred Edward Jones. Jones' career as a drummer had him backing up such artists as Trini Lopez, Johnny Rivers and Bob Dylan on his legendary world tour in 1966. In 1966, he was the drummer backing Bob Dylan on his world tour, replacing the aggravated Levon Helm, with the other members of what would become The Band. This tour included the infamous bootlegged "Royal Albert Hall" concert. Later Jones joined the band The First Edition with Kenny Rogers and recorded several international hits. After the break-up of The First Edition in 1975, Jones concentrated his career as a character actor where he has made dozens of appearances in films and television. Jones starred in the short lived 1980 spin-off television series Flo as Chester. He played Chris Farber in the mini series V. Jones also had a recurring role on the television show Home Improvement.