L.Q. Jones The Director Of “A Boy and His Dog” Passed Away At The Age Of 94

L.Q. Jones

L.Q. Jones, the director, and actor of 1975’s A Boy and His Dog died on Saturday, July 9, at the age of 94. Variety broke the news of his death, which was verified by the late actor’s grandson Erté deGarces. According to the report, the legendary actor died in his Hollywood Hills home while surrounded by relatives. Natural causes killed the nonagenarian. However, no additional information about his death has been made public. Jones is survived by his sons Randy and Steve McQueen, as well as his daughter Mindy McQueen.

L.Q. Jones legacy

According to Boyd Magers’ Western Clippings’ Characters and Heavies, L.Q. Jones began acting after serving in the Navy until 1946, followed by a college degree. Jones attended many institutions after serving in the Navy. He seems to have dropped out of law school at the University of Texas in Austin in 1951. L.Q. Jones (born Justus Ellis McQueen Jr.) later became a professional baseball and football player. He also attempted stand-up comedy before deciding to pursue acting.

L.Q. Jones

He made his cinematic debut as Private L.Q. Jones in the 1955 military drama Battle Cry. According to reports, the actor assumed his character’s name as his own for Hollywood purposes. Following his debut, L.Q. Jones appeared in a number of television shows and feature films in the mid-1950s and 1960s. Jones worked on Ride the High Country, directed by Sam Peckinpah, in 1962. This partnership became common for the Beaumont, Texas native, who appeared in Peckinpah’s films such as Major Dundee (1965), The Wild Bunch (1969), and The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1971). (1973).

A Boy and His Dog

Jones directed one of his most well-known works, A Boy and His Dog, after more than two decades in the business (1975). The picture was his second directorial effort, and it featured an 18-year-old Don Johnson. Jones earned a Hugo Award for “Best Dramatic Presentation” in the aforementioned picture a year later. He was also nominated for a Nebula Award for his work on the post-apocalyptic picture by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

L.Q. Jones


Jones also featured in a few episodes of classic television shows such as Charlie’s Angels (in multiple episodes from 1976 to 1980). He was also mentioned in an episode of The A-Team in 1986. Jones also directed one episode of The Incredible Hulk in 1980. L.Q. Jones also worked in the 1990s, appearing in notable productions such as Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film Casino, in which he portrayed Pat Webb. Three years later, he played Three-Fingered Jack in The Mask of Zorro. Jones has featured in nearly 160 productions during the course of his five-decade career. His most recent appearance was on A Prairie Home Companion in 2006, when he was praised for his depiction of Chuck Akers.

Following the death of L.Q. Jones, condolences poured in.

Following news of his death, thousands of his fans went to social media to pay their respects to the legendary actor. Several earlier generations of fans praised the actor for his work in western films. Others, meantime, applauded his directing and writing in A Boy and His Dog. Some even acknowledged his collaborations with filmmaker Sam Peckinpah.