Born in San Saba, Texas, USA. Son of Clyde C. and Lucille Marie
(Scott). Worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig.
Attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for
boys in Dallas, on a scholarship. Went to Harvard on another
scholarship. Roomed with future Vice-President Al Gore. Played
offensive guard in the famous 29-29 Harvard-Yale game of '68 known
as "The Tie". Received a B.A. in English literature and graduated
cum laude, Harvard, 1969. Following college, moved to New York and
began his theatrical career on Broadway in _A Patriot for Me_ 1969.
In 1970, he made his film debut in _Love Story_. While living in
New York, he continued to appear in various plays, both on- and
off-Broadway: _Fortune and Men's Eyes_ (1969); _Four on a Garden_
(1971); _Blue Boys_ (1972); _Ulysses in Nighttown_ (1974). During
this time, he also appeared on a daytime soap opera, _One Life To
Live_ as Dr. Mark Toland from 1971-75. Moved with wife Kate
Lardner, granddaughter of short-story writer/columnist Ring
Lardner, and her two children from a previous marriage, to Los
Angeles. There, he began to get some roles on television:
_Charlie's Angels_ (pilot - 1976); _Smash-Up On Interstate 5_ (TV
movie), 1976; and _The Amazing Howard Hughes_ (TV movie - 1977). In
1980, while working on the movie _Back Roads_ he met and fell in
love with Kimberlea Cloughley, whom he later married. More roles in
television, both on network and cable, stage and film amassed him a
reputation as a strong, explosive, thoughtful actor, who could
handle supporting as well as leading roles. He made his directorial
debut in _The Good Old Boys_ (TNT, 1995) In addition to directing
and starring in the film, he co-wrote the teleplay (with J.T.
Allen). The film, based on Elmer Kelton's novel, is set in west
Texas where Mr. Jones has strong family ties. Consequently, this
story of a cowboy facing the end of an era has special meaning for
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).