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Actor Sam J. Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Sacramento, California. He was educated at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento and went on to serve as a United States Marine. Jones made his screen debut in Blake Edwards' comedy film 10 (1979). In 1980, he was cast in the iconic role of Flash Gordon in the cult classic of the same ... See full bio »
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Ted Sam Jones
Flash Gordon
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10 David Hanley
My Chauffeur
My Chauffeur Battle


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 2017 Axcellerator (post-production)
 2016 Head Games (Short) (completed)
 2016 Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleece
Flash / Man with the Golden Fleece
 2012 Ted
Sam Jones (as Sam Jones)
 2007 Flash Gordon (TV Series)
- Revelations (2007) ... Krebb
 2007 Revamped (Video)
Jake Hardcastle
 2002 Redemption (Video)
The Brick (as Sam Jones)
 2002 Psychotic
Dr. Donald Westlake (as Sam Jones)
 2002 Cold Sweat (Video)
 2001 Gangland
Sgt. Richards (as Sam Jones)
 2001 Down 'n Dirty
Stanton James (as Sam Jones)
 2001 Dead Sexy (Video)
 2001 Black Scorpion (TV Series)
Space Case
- Photo Finish (2001) ... Space Case
 1999 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Aris Boch
- Deadman Switch (1999) ... Aris Boch
 1997-1999 L.A. Heat (TV Series)
Randy Harden / Sullivan
- Legacy of a Buffalo Soldier (1999) ... Randy Harden (as Sam Jones)
- Old Scores (1997) ... Sullivan (as Sam Jones)
 1999 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
- Noir: Part 2 (1999) ... Sidney (as Sam Jones)
- Noir: Part 1 (1999) ... Sidney (as Sam Jones)
 1997 Conan (TV Series)
General Knorr
- The Ruby Fruit Forest (1997) ... General Knorr (as Sam Jones)
 1997 T.N.T.
 1993-1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Mick Stanley / Tommy Williams / Samuel J. Bodine
- Devil's Turf (1997) ... Mick Stanley (as Sam Jones)
- Unfinished Business (1993) ... Tommy Williams / Samuel J. Bodine (as Sam Jones)
 1996 Earth Minus Zero
Marshal Heller (as Sam Jones)
 1996 The Killer Inside
Steve Davis (as Sam Jones)
 1996 American Strays
Exterminator (as Sam Jones)
 1996 Where Truth Lies
James (as Sam Jones)
 1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
- Burnout (1996) ... Rolf (as Sam Jones)
 1993-1995 Renegade (TV Series)
Haggerty / Nicky Griffin / Earl Lyons
- The Ballad of D.B. Cooper (1995) ... Haggerty (as Sam Jones)
- Wheel Man (1993) ... Nicky Griffin (as Sam Jones)
- Lyon's Roar (1993) ... Earl Lyons (as Sam Jones)
 1995 Fists of Iron
Tyler Green (as Sam Jones)
 1995 Ballistic
Braden (as Sam Jones)
 1995 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Lt. 'Buck' Denton
- Sea No Evil (1995) ... Lt. 'Buck' Denton (as Sam Jones)
 1994 Hard Vice
 1994 Thunder in Paradise (TV Series)
David Kilmer
- Thunder in Paradise: Part Two (1994) ... David Kilmer (as Sam Jones)
- Thunder in Paradise: Part One (1994) ... David Kilmer (as Sam Jones)
 1993 Expert Weapon
 1993 Cobra (TV Series)
Sgt. Clay Miller / Royce
- Pilot: Part 1 (1993) ... Royce
 1993 Thunder in Paradise (Video)
David Kilmer (as Sam Jones)
 1993 Baywatch (TV Series)
Ken Jordan
- Race Against Time: Part 2 (1993) ... Ken Jordan (as Sam Jones)
- Race Against Time: Part 1 (1993) ... Ken Jordan (as Sam Jones)
 1993 Lady Dragon 2
Reb (as Sam Jones)
 1993 Fist of Honor
Fist Sullivan
 1993 Return to Zork (Video Game)
Blind Bowman
 1992 The Hat Squad (TV Series)
Victory Smith
- Pilot (1992) ... Victory Smith
 1992 Night Rhythms (Video)
 1992 The Other Woman (Video)
Mike Florian
 1992 Maximum Force
Michael Crews (as Sam Jones)
 1991 P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series)
- I'd Kill to Direct (1991) ... Luke (as Sam Jones)
 1991 Shades of LA (TV Series)
BJ Makowski
- Line of Fire: Part 2 (1991) ... BJ Makowski (as Sam Jones)
- Line of Fire: Part 1 (1991) ... BJ Makowski (as Sam Jones)
 1990 In Gold We Trust
Jeff Slater
 1989 One Man Force
Pete (as Sam Jones)
 1989 L.A. Takedown (TV Movie)
Jimmy (as Sam Jones)
 1989 Driving Force
 1989 Trigon Fire
Dr. James Ford (as Sam Jones)
 1988 Whiteforce
Johnny Quinn (as Sam Jones)
 1988 Silent Assassins
Sam Kettle
 1988 Under the Gun
Mike Braxton
 1987 The Highwayman (TV Movie)
The Highwayman
 1987 The Spirit (TV Movie)
Spirit / Denny Colt (as Sam Jones)
 1986 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Johnny Valentine
- The Unkindest Cut (1986) ... Johnny Valentine (as Sam Jones)
- California Freeze Out (1986) ... Johnny Valentine (as Sam Jones)
- Quarterbacks Tell No Tales (1986) ... Johnny Valentine (as Sam Jones)
- A Second Chance (1986) ... Johnny Valentine (as Sam Jones)
- The Veterans (1986) ... Johnny Valentine (as Sam Jones)
 1986 My Chauffeur
Battle (as Sam Jones)
 1985 Jungle Heat
Gordon (as Sam Jones)
 1985 This Wife for Hire (TV Movie)
Tommy Sellers
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Grant Miller
- Too Rich and Too Thin (1985) ... Grant Miller
 1984 Riptide (TV Series)
Rick Beeber
- Be True to Your School (1984) ... Rick Beeber (as Sam Jones)
 1984 Hunter (TV Series)
Lance Lane
- The Hot Grounder (1984) ... Lance Lane
 1984 No Man's Land (TV Movie)
Eli Howe
 1984 The A-Team (TV Series)
- Semi-Friendly Persuasion (1984) ... Eric
 1980 Stunts Unlimited (TV Movie)
Bo Carlson
 1979 10
David Hanley (as Sam Jones)
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