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(Daily Mail)   "Hey It's *That Guy*" actor Mickey Jones dies at 76; you'll know him from "Home Improvement", "Nation Lampoon's Summer Vacation", "Total Recall", "Sling Blade", and other films and TV shows   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2018-02-07 06:26:22 PM  
*gives the 21 that guys salute*
 
2018-02-07 08:40:04 PM  
Summer Vacation?
 
2018-02-07 08:43:51 PM  
What does your sheriff think of your dying practices?
 
2018-02-07 08:53:59 PM  

WI241TH: Summer Vacation?


yeah, you know, from Nation Lampoon

/quit being such a dipsh*t subby
 
2018-02-07 08:54:08 PM  
RIP

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2018-02-07 09:32:44 PM  
RIP Pete

/that would be him.
 
2018-02-07 09:40:02 PM  
RIP construction bearded guy
 
2018-02-07 09:50:30 PM  
We need some paying gigs.
 
2018-02-07 09:52:17 PM  
And before becoming "That Guy" on TV and movies, he was a drummer for Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.
 
2018-02-07 09:54:04 PM  
"The star got his start as a drummer, seen behind the kit for iconic songs like Johnny Rivers' Secret Agent Man and Kenny Rogers hit Just Dropped In"

Both cool songs. RIP.
 
2018-02-07 09:58:04 PM  

calbert: WI241TH: Summer Vacation?

yeah, you know, from Nation Lampoon

/quit being such a dipsh*t subby


I get what you are saying... although if we are assigning "Summer" to the first movie to distinguish it from the reboot remake from last year... I'll start calling it National Lampoons Summer Vacation.
 
2018-02-07 10:03:34 PM  
i liked him in......
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/end of line, Man
 
2018-02-07 10:07:18 PM  

shastacola: "The star got his start as a drummer, seen behind the kit for iconic songs like Johnny Rivers' Secret Agent Man and Kenny Rogers hit Just Dropped In"

Both cool songs. RIP.


Yeah, really. Screw National Lampoon Vacation.
 
2018-02-07 10:08:46 PM  
Wonder why no mention of Dylan.

/interesting career
/rip
 
2018-02-07 10:16:26 PM  
Funny, I really did say, "hey, it's that guy!", upon reading the article.
 
2018-02-07 10:20:11 PM  
Great partner for Michael Ironside in V: The Final Battle. And he was good in Extreme Prejudice.....where he was killed by Michael Ironside.
 
2018-02-07 10:28:49 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: Great partner for Michael Ironside in V: The Final Battle. And he was good in Extreme Prejudice.....where he was killed by Michael Ironside.


Michael Ironside was a badass in "V". Well he was a badass in everything but he's what made me get my first leather suit jacket in grade school.

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2018-02-07 10:39:57 PM  
What's frightening is that he looks just like my college biology/microbiology professor. The guy was a bit of a hippie to say the least.
/R.I.P. that guy
 
2018-02-07 10:42:16 PM  
He was a drummer that collaborated on 17 gold records.  Wow!
 
2018-02-07 10:48:24 PM  
I'd bet that "long term disease" was diabetes.
 
2018-02-07 11:07:23 PM  
Now THAT'S a "That Guy".  For years it seemed like no matter what you were watching he'd show up eventually.  I had no idea he was a hugely successful drummer with Bob Dylan and Kenny Rogers.
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2018-02-07 11:14:14 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: *gives the 21 that guys salute*


Our salute...

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...to that guy.
 
2018-02-07 11:20:12 PM  
Jesus, how do you tour with Dylan in his prime and then say, y'know what? I should be an actor.
 
2018-02-07 11:23:02 PM  
Any cool points he may have lost due to Summer Vacation he more than made up for with his involvement in Justified
 
2018-02-07 11:25:10 PM  
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Cheers and rip, Mickey....
 
2018-02-08 12:41:40 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Any cool points he may have lost due to Summer Vacation he more than made up for with his involvement in Justified


Rodney "Hot Rod" Dunham was the first thing I thought when I clicked.

Just rewatched the first three seasons.
 
2018-02-08 02:11:06 AM  
I didn't know the name but when I clicked, yea that guys been on a lot of films RIP man
 
2018-02-08 03:56:52 AM  
RIP

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2018-02-08 06:29:29 AM  

Mugato: Your_Huckleberry: Great partner for Michael Ironside in V: The Final Battle. And he was good in Extreme Prejudice.....where he was killed by Michael Ironside.

Michael Ironside was a badass in "V". Well he was a badass in everything but he's what made me get my first leather suit jacket in grade school.

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"This is my associate, Chris Farber."
 Maybe the single best action sequence in 80s TV is right after the pic you posted: The Visitors are on their way after beating the location of the resistance HQ out of the master forger, Ham Tyler (Ironside) and Farber have just introduced themselves to the resistance and they're going to stay behind to greet the Visitors while Mike Donovan (The Beastmaster) evacuates everyone else. Farber is quickly setting up C4 charges while Tyler and his  Teflon-tipped  ammo loaded Ingram takes out most of the platoon by himself-the first time in either mini series that a firearm had been effective against an armored Visitor troop. Then Tyler blows the charges and drops the building on a bunch of them. The few survivors stagger outside and the platoon commander(who later impregnates an earth girl) executes the forger on the spot. I can still remember coming to school the next day and all the talk about what badasses Michael Ironside and Mickey Jones were.

Though I do feel a little bad that I didn't think of him in Justified, that was such a great show.
 
2018-02-08 06:48:07 AM  
He was everywhere 70, 80's and maybe early 90's.
Then didn't see him for a real long time.
Then he turns up on Justified but he had shrunk quite a bit.
By his last appearance on Justified he was maybe half of what he was back in the day.
He could project believable menace or be a good ol' boy.
I always heard he was the later irl.

Thanks for the entertainment Mr. Jones.
Rest well.
 
2018-02-08 08:17:52 AM  

Your_Huckleberry: Mugato: Your_Huckleberry: Great partner for Michael Ironside in V: The Final Battle. And he was good in Extreme Prejudice.....where he was killed by Michael Ironside.

Michael Ironside was a badass in "V". Well he was a badass in everything but he's what made me get my first leather suit jacket in grade school.

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"This is my associate, Chris Farber."
 Maybe the single best action sequence in 80s TV is right after the pic you posted: The Visitors are on their way after beating the location of the resistance HQ out of the master forger, Ham Tyler (Ironside) and Farber have just introduced themselves to the resistance and they're going to stay behind to greet the Visitors while Mike Donovan (The Beastmaster) evacuates everyone else. Farber is quickly setting up C4 charges while Tyler and his  Teflon-tipped  ammo loaded Ingram takes out most of the platoon by himself-the first time in either mini series that a firearm had been effective against an armored Visitor troop. Then Tyler blows the charges and drops the building on a bunch of them. The few survivors stagger outside and the platoon commander(who later impregnates an earth girl) executes the forger on the spot. I can still remember coming to school the next day and all the talk about what badasses Michael Ironside and Mickey Jones were.

Though I do feel a little bad that I didn't think of him in Justified, that was such a great show.


Wow, I just flashed back to my childhood reading that. I remember that scene, although not as detailed as you. Ham and Chris made a great team.
 
2018-02-08 08:46:39 AM  
He seemed to be one of those actors who had such a long list of previous credits that seemed to inform whatever his current role was. He wasn't just a random biker type, because you had seem him in a variation of that role 10 times, adding depth. He wasn't just redneck number 3, because a few weeks ago you saw him drinking beer near a truck with his friends right before getting his butt kicked by a different show's hero.

I recall seeing some interviews with him, most likely in a documentary about someone else. But I remember being impressed by the variety in his resume.
 
2018-02-08 08:56:40 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: *gives the 21 that guys salute*


*joins in*
 
2018-02-08 09:03:50 AM  
Rest in peace, Sir Oliver Humperdink
 
2018-02-08 09:30:14 AM  
What did the Sherriff think of his business practices?
 
2018-02-08 09:41:52 AM  
I dislike awesome dude death days. RIP, dude.

/ The founder of the EFF died as well.
// They come in 3s ...
 
2018-02-08 09:53:41 AM  
He looked like he was on death's door 15 years ago on Home Improvement
 
2018-02-08 10:19:24 AM  
I met him before. Great guy. My best friend's mom was his manager at the time 15 years ago. We all went to a comedy club and hung out that night. I remember he was eager to show us his brand new truck. So as we were walking out to the parking lot I asked him "so is it a Toyota?"  The glare he gave me was priceless.

/csb
// RIP
///slashies
 
2018-02-08 11:44:31 AM  
Fletch: Name's Ed... Ed Harley.
Joe Jack: Ed... you sure you're in the right place?
Fletch: I think so!
Joe Jack: (mocking) Think so!
(all laugh)
Joe Jack: Ed...
(frowning)
Joe Jack: What are you doing in here?
Fletch: I'll give you a hint... Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
(all stare)
Fletch: You don't get it?
Joe Jack: (grabs Fletch) No, Ed... you're the one that doesn't get it.
Fletch: Ed HARLEY. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles!
Joe Jack: (shocked) You own the company?
Fletch: Well, my granddaddy started it, then my Daddy screwed Davidson out of his half, and now I own the whole thing.
Joe Jack: (really shocked) Harley-Davidson, no shiat?
Fletch: No shiat!
Joe Jack: (smiling broadly) Hey, everybody! Ed the Third here owns Harley-Davidson! We're the Nazis from Natchez!
(all cheer, embrace Fletch)
 
2018-02-08 11:45:52 AM  

bigwill64: I met him before. Great guy. My best friend's mom was his manager at the time 15 years ago. We all went to a comedy club and hung out that night. I remember he was eager to show us his brand new truck. So as we were walking out to the parking lot I asked him "so is it a Toyota?"  The glare he gave me was priceless.

/csb
// RIP
///slashies


Well, what kind of truck was it?
 
2018-02-08 11:48:30 AM  
I am involved in several charity motorcycle rides and one is for the Eldrige Children' Home about 20 miles from my home. People come from all across the country. I  was working around the enormous crowd when I see several bikes showing up. Everyone always got there within the first couple hours. So it was a bit unusual to see a large group come in near the end of the day. I walked over and this guy turns around and I immediately recognized him. He had around 20 other riders with him. One being Kyle Petty. He was a really genuine and nice guy. The ride is to raise money for the home and also bring Christmas to the kids. He had been filming near Atlanta and had run into some people the day before that were coming and decided on a whim to come. They didn't have a toy to donate but he did make a donation in the form of an envelope that he required be kept confidential and from the watery eyes of the director who looked into it I can assume it was very generous. They stayed until about 80 percent of the crowd was gone and they rode off. Nicest famous person I have ever met and I've met a bunch of them.
 
2018-02-08 12:10:54 PM  
I think he was a part of one of the coolest scenes on Justified ever...

Raylan was facing off with SIX guys and said something like "I'll drop the first two before you even clear leather, and I'll take my chances with the other four."

Either way, he was on Justified at some point and Justified has the best dialogue I've ever heard.
 
2018-02-08 12:22:18 PM  

Uncle Pooky: I think he was a part of one of the coolest scenes on Justified ever...

Raylan was facing off with SIX guys and said something like "I'll drop the first two before you even clear leather, and I'll take my chances with the other four."

Either way, he was on Justified at some point and Justified has the best dialogue I've ever heard.


I'll pile on with the admiration for Justified, and you're 100% right: the dialogue was fantastic, especially between Raylan and Boyd.
 
2018-02-08 12:49:21 PM  

Dr Dreidel: thatguyoverthere70: *gives the 21 that guys salute*

Our salute...

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...to that guy.



CSB:

Richard Karn from Home Improvement used to host a charity golf event in the Seattle area.  I went to it back in 2002, and I briefly met Mickey Jones  When I asked for an autograph, I called him "Mr. Jones", and he said "Mr. Jones is my father...I'm Mickey."

/R,I.P. Funny Actor Man.
 
2018-02-08 02:25:48 PM  
I worked on a small independent film Mickey was in back in the late 90's, My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York.It won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject in 2000.
 
2018-02-08 02:58:56 PM  
Music life

Bye Mickey...
 
2018-02-08 04:15:57 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Fletch: Name's Ed... Ed Harley.
Joe Jack: Ed... you sure you're in the right place?
Fletch: I think so!
Joe Jack: (mocking) Think so!
(all laugh)
Joe Jack: Ed...
(frowning)
Joe Jack: What are you doing in here?
Fletch: I'll give you a hint... Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
(all stare)
Fletch: You don't get it?
Joe Jack: (grabs Fletch) No, Ed... you're the one that doesn't get it.
Fletch: Ed HARLEY. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles!
Joe Jack: (shocked) You own the company?
Fletch: Well, my granddaddy started it, then my Daddy screwed Davidson out of his half, and now I own the whole thing.
Joe Jack: (really shocked) Harley-Davidson, no shiat?
Fletch: No shiat!
Joe Jack: (smiling broadly) Hey, everybody! Ed the Third here owns Harley-Davidson! We're the Nazis from Natchez!
(all cheer, embrace Fletch)


That was Dennis Burkley, who people frequently got mixed up with Mickey Jones.
 
2018-02-08 05:25:21 PM  

stoli n coke: Dr Jack Badofsky: Fletch: Name's Ed... Ed Harley.
Joe Jack: Ed... you sure you're in the right place?
Fletch: I think so!
Joe Jack: (mocking) Think so!
(all laugh)
Joe Jack: Ed...
(frowning)
Joe Jack: What are you doing in here?
Fletch: I'll give you a hint... Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
(all stare)
Fletch: You don't get it?
Joe Jack: (grabs Fletch) No, Ed... you're the one that doesn't get it.
Fletch: Ed HARLEY. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles!
Joe Jack: (shocked) You own the company?
Fletch: Well, my granddaddy started it, then my Daddy screwed Davidson out of his half, and now I own the whole thing.
Joe Jack: (really shocked) Harley-Davidson, no shiat?
Fletch: No shiat!
Joe Jack: (smiling broadly) Hey, everybody! Ed the Third here owns Harley-Davidson! We're the Nazis from Natchez!
(all cheer, embrace Fletch)

That was Dennis Burkley, who people frequently got mixed up with Mickey Jones.


I stand corrected.  Wow, they do look alike.
 
2018-02-08 06:17:47 PM  

dletter: calbert: WI241TH: Summer Vacation?

yeah, you know, from Nation Lampoon

/quit being such a dipsh*t subby

I get what you are saying... although if we are assigning "Summer" to the first movie to distinguish it from the reboot remake from last year... I'll start calling it National Lampoons Summer Vacation.


....there was a reboot/remake?
 
2018-02-08 06:43:40 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: stoli n coke: Dr Jack Badofsky: Fletch: Name's Ed... Ed Harley.
Joe Jack: Ed... you sure you're in the right place?
Fletch: I think so!
Joe Jack: (mocking) Think so!
(all laugh)
Joe Jack: Ed...
(frowning)
Joe Jack: What are you doing in here?
Fletch: I'll give you a hint... Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
(all stare)
Fletch: You don't get it?
Joe Jack: (grabs Fletch) No, Ed... you're the one that doesn't get it.
Fletch: Ed HARLEY. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles!
Joe Jack: (shocked) You own the company?
Fletch: Well, my granddaddy started it, then my Daddy screwed Davidson out of his half, and now I own the whole thing.
Joe Jack: (really shocked) Harley-Davidson, no shiat?
Fletch: No shiat!
Joe Jack: (smiling broadly) Hey, everybody! Ed the Third here owns Harley-Davidson! We're the Nazis from Natchez!
(all cheer, embrace Fletch)

That was Dennis Burkley, who people frequently got mixed up with Mickey Jones.

I stand corrected.  Wow, they do look alike.


They were the goto guys if you needed a character actor to play a big, imposing, slightly goofy Texas biker type.
I always had to default to hair color.
Burkley = brown hair
Jones = blonde
 
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