Updated: Mar 17, 2020
Rancher, Polo Player & Award Winning Actor
Born in San Saba, Texas on September 15, 1946, Jones attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas, on a football scholarship, and went to Harvard on another scholarship where he graduated in 1969.
As an actor, he has many prestigious awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California. Tommy Lee Jones has starred in a long list of well known movies of all varieties, and many of his western roles connect him back to his Texas roots. Jones directed and starred in a made for TV movie, The Good Old Boys, where his love for ranching and the cowboy way of life are depicted very clearly as he portrays the Texas cowboy history and heritage from the Elmer Kelton novel by the same name.
Mr. Jones is a working rancher and an avid polo player. He was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2009.