- Full Name Gene Jones
- Occupation Actor
- Nationality American
- Birthplace USA
- Birth Date Unknown
Gene Jones | BiographyDebuted his acting career in 1979
'The Sacrament' is an American-found footage horror-thriller film released on 13 September 2013 The plot revolves around a news team following a man as he wanders into Eden Parish to find his lost sister. Moreover, the film’s narrative is based on the true events of the Jonestown Massacre in 1978. Jones played the role of the People’s Temple’s real-life leader, Jim Jones.
Gene Jones is an actor well known for his appearance in the movies The Sacrament (2013) and No Country for Old Men (2007).
Who is Gene Jones?
Gene Jones is an American actor born in the United States. However, there is no information about his date of birth. He also declined to reveal his age when asked in interviews.
Jones debuted his acting career in 1979 after appearing in the movie The Great Santini, where he played the role of a bartender. After a decade-long hiatus, he appeared in the 1990 TV mini-series documentary The Civil War. Jones appeared in 9 episodes in the series. He was then featured as Governor Bennett in the TV movie Brother Future the following year.
In 2004, Jones starred in the short movie Shock Act and the TV series Chappelle’s Show. In addition, he also voiced the character Sheriff Bartlett in the video game Red Dead Revolver the same year.
In 2007, the actor landed his popular role in the movie No Country for Old Men. The film follows a hunter who causes violence and mayhem after discovering a ruined drug deal and more than $2 million in cash.
He worked in different TV shows, shorts, and movies before landing his other most known role as a church leader in the 2013 movie The Sacrament.
Additionally, Jones has been featured in several projects such as A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (movie 2014), The Hateful Eight (movie 2015), Inside Amy Schumer (TV series 2015-2016), Z: The Beginning of Everything (TV series 2017), Godless (TV mini-series 2017), The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (movie 2018), Living with Yourself (TV series 2019), Little America (TV series 2020), and others.
His most recent credit was in the TV mini-series The American Guest in 2021. The series follows a Brazilian army officer and former US President who are on a journey to discover unidentified areas of the Brazilian Amazon. Jones portrayed the role of Father Zahm for one episode.
The Sacrament is an American-found footage horror-thriller film released on 13 September 2013. Ti West wrote and directed the movie. The plot revolves around a news team following a man as he wanders into Eden Parish to find his lost sister. Moreover, the film’s narrative is based on the true events of the Jonestown Massacre in 1978.
Jones played the role of a Father in the film. Although The Sacrament is inspired by the Jonestown catastrophe, Jones stated he did not investigate the People’s Temple’s real-life leader, Jim Jones.
“Ti’s first idea was to to produce this as a television miniseries that would have been 8 or 10 hours long,” he said in a 2013 interview with EW. “If we’d done that of course I would have researched Jim Jones. I would have found out what he had for breakfast, where he got his drugs, how he ran his business. But our script happens in one day, and it is not a typical day. So what I tried to do was create a character who was avuncular and kindly, somebody who was so kind and trustworthy and sweet, you would follow him anywhere. I tried to create a person who was evil but was not mean.”
The film featured actors like Joe Swanberg as Jake Williams, AJ Bowen as Sam Turner, Kentucker Audley as Patrick, and Amy Seimetz as Caroline.
Not much is known about Jones’ romantic life. There are no details about whether he is married or having an affair from any sources since he prefers a private lifestyle.