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Jeffrey Duncan Jones (born September 28, 1946) is an American actor. He has appeared in many films and television shows, but may be best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II in Miloš Forman’s Amadeus, Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice, and dean of students Edward R. Rooney in the 1986 John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Jones was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Ruth (née Schooley), an art historian who urged him towards a career in acting, and Douglas Bennett Jones, who died during Jeffrey' childhood. After briefly attending the Sylvia Herpolscheiemer Academy of the Performing Arts, Jones attended Lawrence University. He then went to London in 1969 to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, followed by a three-year stint with the Stratford Theatre, in Stratford, Ontario. Jones began acting in small parts in film and TV in the 1970s. A supporting role in the 1983 Rodney Dangerfield film Easy Money and a guest shot on Remington Steele led to his replacing Ian...

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