Jones’ film credits include “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” “Sling Blade,” “Tin Cup,” “Total Recall”and many more; TV credits include “Justified,” “M*A*S*H,” “Home Improvement,” “Baywatch,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Workaholics.”
Jones was a musician long before he ever saw time on a screen according to the New York Daily News. A drummer, Mickey Jones played on tracks like “Secret Agent Man” by Johnny Rivers, “If I Had a Hammer” by Trini Lopez, and “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.
His career of over 20 years started before he was even out of high school and led to over a dozen certified Gold records.
This image released by FX shows Mickey Jones as Rodney "Hot Rod" Dunham in a scene from "Justified." Jones, 76, a native of Houston, Texas, native, who worked steadily in TV and film since the 1970s, died early Wednesday of the effects of a long illness. The illness was not disclosed.
Its with the heaviest of hearts to let you all know Mickey Jones passed away this morning at 2:17AM. Please send prayers and positive thoughts to Mickey's wife Phyllis and his whole family. pic.twitter.com/Iy2WkcfFj5
Aw. Ever since I was a kid, I've enjoyed seeing this guy randomly pop up on TV and immediately think "Hey, it's Michael Ironside's sidekick from V!" without ever knowing his name. RIP Mickey Jones. https://t.co/WNuoylErvPpic.twitter.com/fqwyIPadFF