John Christopher Jones is known as an actor’s actor. He is one of those few people whom you can’t remember, but have seen him on either TV or the stage.
Having started his acting career in the 70s, John has given the TV and drama lovers a plentiful of masterpieces. As someone who is living with late-stage Parkinsons, John is not letting his disease define him–and honestly, that is what makes him more inspiring and respectable.
In 2021, John appeared on NBC‘s American medical drama, New Amsterdam, a show where a new medical director tries to break the rules to heal the system of America’s oldest public hospital. Today, in this article, we will talk about his role in New Amsterdam and his entire career. We will also talk about his wife, net worth, and more.
John Christopher Jones On New Amsterdam
In his interview with the Los Angeles Times, John revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 years ago. When asked about his role in New Amsterdam, John revealed that he was very worried about the disease getting in the way of his performance. He also admitted that he did not want to disappoint the entire cast and crew.
Talking to Mar McNamara from the Los Angeles Times, he also said, “I’ve had a hard time learning lines for a while now, but the best thing about TV is that if you mess up, you can do it again.”
While neither John nor the show’s creators offered any insights into his role in NBC’s medical drama, we know that John’s episode also features another actor suffering from a disability. Timothy Omundson is his name and he is a survivor of a heart stroke. Timothy is best known for his role in Psych and Supernatural.
New Amsterdam is one of the very few modern inclusive shows. Casting actors with a disability is essentially a norm for New Amsterdam. That is why we can see people like John and Timothy in the show.
How Old Is John Christopher Jones?
While we don’t know John’s exact age, he was born well before 1960. That way, he is at least 61 years old in 2021. We still don’t have any idea about his birthday or zodiac sign.
John Christopher Jones Wife
John Christopher Jones has been married to his wife, Mary Beth Coudal, since June 23, 1995. As of October 2021, we have no information on John and Mary’s dating life.
Mary is an actor, journalist, and writer by profession. As an actor, she is best remembered for her performances in The Village, Awakenings, and Moonstruck.
John and Mary share 3 children, 2 daughters, and a son, together. Their names are Charlotte Jones, Catherine Jones, and Hayden Jones. John’s son Hayden is 24 years old in 2021 and went to Wesleyan University for education. Catherine and Charlotte both turned 22 years old in 2021.
John Christopher Jones Net Worth
John Christopher Jones’ net worth was estimated to be around $1 million as of October 2021.
A whole new book could be written talking just about John’s acting career and roles. That sentence alone tells you how incredibly talented John Christopher Jones is.
He started his Broadway career in 1997 in Simon Gray’s Otherwise Engaged directed by Harold Pinter. John is best remembered for Jose Quintero’s revival of The Iceman Cometh. Some of the other Broadway creations he has appeared on are Hurlyburly, A Month In The Country, The Suicide, London Assurance, Democracy, The Goodbye Girl, Tom Sawyer, Absurd Person Singular, among others.
John is also an associate director of the Depot Theatre in New York. As a writer, he has adapted Shaw’s novel, An Unsocial Socialist, for the stage.
John began his TV career in 1977 by appearing on On Our Own, where he played the role of Eddie Barnes. Another highlight of his TV career would be The Popcorn Kid, where he played the role of Marlin Bond.
In 2002, John portrayed Ephraim Elliot in the TV Mini-Series Documentary, Benjamin Franklin. John also played three different roles in Law and Order at three different times.
Some of John’s other TV credits are Ed, The Sopranos, Dellaventura, As the World Turns, Eisenhower and Lutz, Soul Man, 100 Centre Street, among others.
Where Was John Christopher Jones Born?
Though we don’t know where John Christopher Jones was exactly born, his parents are from Westport, New York so we assume that is his hometown. His parents are John Jones (father) and Charlotte Jones (mother). John received his education from Amherst College.
How Tall Is John Christopher Jones?
John Christopher Jones stands tall at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs nearly around 80 kilograms.
Is John Christopher Jones On Instagram?
Unfortunately, John Christopher Jones is not on Instagram. His wife, MaryBeth Coudal, is however available on Instagram as @mbcoudal.
John does use Facebook and is on the social platform @skenewoodjones.