Sad news today as we’ve learned that longtime character actor Mickey Jones has died at the age of 76, succumbing to what’s being described as a lengthy illness.
With damn near 150 film and television credits to his name, Jones was one of those character actors who seemed to pop up in everything, making a handful of stops in the horror genre throughout his career. Jones’ genre roles include John Carpenter’s Starman, the TV series “V,” Hunter’s Blood, the mini-series “Something Is Out There,” Total Recall, Night Trap, It Came from Outer Space II, and 2006’s Penny Dreadful.
Outside genre fare, you may remember Mickey Jones from “Home Improvement,” appearing in 13 episodes as the lovable Pete Bilker. Jones also appeared in countless big name TV shows including “Charlie’s Angels,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “T.J. Hooker,” “The A-Team,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Justified,” as well as feature films such as Sling Blade and National Lampoon’s Vacation.
Jones, also a musician, was a father of five and grandfather of six.