Sam J. Jones

Born Aug 12, 1954

Samuel Gerald Jones is an American actor better known by his stage name Sam J. Jones. He has also credited as Sam Jones. He is best known for playing the title character in the 1980 film Flash Gordon.

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1954 Birth Born on August 12, 1954.


1972 17 Years Old Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Sacramento, California. He is a 1972 graduate of Mira Loma High School in Sacramento.


1975 20 Years Old In 1975, prior to his first screen roles, Jones appeared as a nude centrefold for Playgirl magazine, under the name Andrew Cooper III.
1979 24 Years Old He made his first film appearance opposite Bo Derek in the 1979 romantic comedy film 10.
1980 25 Years Old His appearance in 10 allowed Jones to beat out actors such as Kurt Russell and Arnold Schwarzenegger to his most famous role to date, that of Flash Gordon in the 1980 film of the same name. … Read More


1987 32 Years Old In 1987, he played the lead role in an adaptation of Will Eisner's comics character The Spirit. … Read More


2001 46 Years Old In 2001, Jones was cast in the Animal Planet's family series Hollywood Safari as a park ranger. … Read More


2007 52 Years Old In 2007, he had a special guest role as the prisoner Krebb in the Sci Fi Channel original television series Flash Gordon.
2012 57 Years Old He also had an extended cameo (as himself, with his blond Flash Gordon hairstyle) in the 2012 film comedy, Ted.
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