L.Q. Jones Net Worth (Actor)

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Net Worth $ 3,000,000
Real name Justus Ellis McQueen Jr.
Source of Wealth Movies, TV Shows
Profession Actor
Spouse/Partner Sue Lewis
Date of Birth Aug 19, 1927
Zodiac Leo
Age 95
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 180 cm / 5 ft 10 inch
Nationality American
Siblings /

Summary

Justus Ellis McQueen Jr., known by his stage name L. Q. Jones, was an American actor and director featured in multiple western and war movies during the sixties and the seventies.

Some of L. Q. Jones's acting highlights include “The Wild Bunch,” “Major Dundee,” and “Ride the High Country.”

“A Boy and His Gog” was Jones' first original film as a director, but his career in Hollywood continued by playing a crusty cowboy.

He died on July 9, 2022, at 94.

It is estimated that he had a net worth of $3 million.

Early life and acting career

Justus Ellis McQueen Jr. was born in Beaumont, Texas, on August 19, 1927. [1]

When McQueen was a child, his mother was killed in a car accident, so he was supported primarily by family members.

After attending two junior colleges and serving in the navy, he enrolled at The University of Texas.

He planned to become a rancher, but his roommate Fresh Parker wrote to him about landing a role in a movie called “Battle Cry,” and he thought McQueen could do the same.

Locating the studio with the handwritten map Parker has included in the letter, McQueen showed up at the audition where the director Raoul Walsh recruited him for the role of L. Q. Jones, which was first given to John Wayne.

McQueen liked the role so much that he chose the name and became known to western movie lovers as L. Q. Jones. [2]

After playing in “Battle Cry,” Jones landed a role in the film Target Zero where he mostly had to drag another soldier over the shoulder.

His career was marked by the roles in the first hour-long, black-and-white series - “Cheyenne,” “Men In War,” and “The Naked And The Dead.” His engagement in Cheyenne lasted only for three episodes, however, later he landed recurring roles in the series “Laramie,”Gunsmoke,”Rawhide,” and “The Big Valley.” [4]

In 1956 he became a part of his first western movie Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender.”

In 1958 he landed a role in “Rides Alone,” directed by Budd Boetticher.

During the sixties and the seventies, Jones was featured in many of Sam Peckinpah’s movies as he became a member of his stock companies of actors. He appeared in the Klondike series that aired from 1960 to 1961; Ride the High Country (1962), The Wild Bunch (1969), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), and so on. [3]

Jones tried his hand at directing and writing in 1964. He led “A Boy and His Dog,” based on a novel of the same name written by Harlan Ellison. During the story, a boy and a dog find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world where they can communicate telepathically. The boy stumbles upon an underground society whose members are incapable of reproducing, so he is used for impregnation purposes. [5]

18,009 IMDb users have given a weighted average of 6.4/10. [6]

Later on, between the 1970s and 1980s, he appeared in various movies, including “White Line Fever,” “Mother,” and “Jugs and Speed.“

In 1995, he was hired for a more significant project, the movie “Casino.” In 1997 he worked alongside Anthony Hopkins in the film “Edge.” Jones was also featured in “The Patriot'' and “The mask of Zoro.”

His last screen appearance was in Robert Altman’s movie in 2006 named “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Private Life

  • In 1950 Jones married Sue Lewis, but the couple divorced in 1973.
  • He has three kids named Randy, Steve, and Mindy.
  • L. Q. Jones died on July 9, 2022, at 94.

Conclusion

In western and war movies of the sixties and seventies, L. Q. Jones is one of the most familiar faces.

One of his most notable movie engagements was “The Wild Bunch” from the sixties.

He died on July 9, 2022, at the age of 94.

His net worth is estimated at $3 million.

References

  1. L.Q. Jones (no date) IMDb. IMDb.com. Available at: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428618/ (Accessed: November 9, 2022).

  2. LQ Jones Obituary (2022) The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/jul/21/lq-jones-obituary (Accessed: November 9, 2022).

  3. L. Q. Jones (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Q._Jones (Accessed: November 9, 2022).

  4. Barnes, M. (2022) L.Q. Jones, 'wild bunch' actor and member of Peckinpah's posse, dies at 94, The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter. Available at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/l-q-jones-dead-wild-bunch-peckinpah-1235177736/ (Accessed: November 9, 2022).

  5. Barnes, M. (2022) L.Q. Jones, 'wild bunch' actor and member of Peckinpah's posse, dies at 94, The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter. Available at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/l-q-jones-dead-wild-bunch-peckinpah-1235177736/ (Accessed: November 9, 2022).

  6. A boy and his dog (1975) IMDb. IMDb.com. Available at: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/ (Accessed: November 9, 2022).