Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Defensive Linemen in Hollywood: Deacon Jones

Here is a complete list of Deacon Jones's films. It wasn't as prolific as Rosey Grier or Merlin Olsen, two other members of the Fearsome Foursome, but it was solid.

In 1969 he got his first role in Bewitched- Sam and the Beanstalk (1969) as a guard of the giant's castle.

Jones then gave Bobby Brady great advice, that one can play football and be in the Glee Club on The Brady Bunch 

A year later, in 1972 Jones starred with sseveral other football players in Banacek- "Let's Hear It for a Living Legend" as Joe Fabian.

 Also in 1972, Jones played himself on The Odd Couple- "Felix's First Commerical"

Also in 1972, Jones played himself, this time in Black Gunn which starred Jim Brown and Bernie Casey. It was uncredited and not listed on IMDB.

After a six-year hiatus, Jones returned to the big screen in Heaven Can Wait as Gorman, a nasty defensive lineman 

That same year be played a black Viking named Trall in The Norseman

In the late-1970s he also had a fight scene with Wonder Woman in that series along with Roman Gabriel and Lawrence McCutcheon

In 1983 in the TV show The Fall Guy - Win One for the Gipper, he played a football player. 

On Good vs Evil the TV Series he played Corps Narrator/Himself

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