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Jeffrey Jones played Principal Ed Rooney in the 1986 comedy film 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' and inspired the name of the Los Angeles-based rock group Rooney.
In 1988, Jones played the father in Tim Burton's comedy film 'Beetlejuice,' which also starred Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder and Catherone O'Hara.
Jones later appeared in the films 'The Devil's Advocate' in 1997 and in 'Heartbreakers' in 2001. He voiced various characters in the animated series 'Invader ZIM' and starred in the show 'Deadwood,' playing A.W. Merrick, between 2004 and 2006.
In 2003, Jones pleaded no contest to a felony charge of paying a 14-year-old boy to pose for nude photographs. He was given five years of probation and was ordered to attend counseling and register as a sex offender, which means he must keep his address current.
In June 2010, Jones was arrested and charged with failing to update his registration in California within five days of his 63rd birthday. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 250 hours of community service as well as three more years of probation. The actor was also arrested in 2004 in Florida for failing to register as a sex offender in the state.
Jones continues to act. He appeared in the 2012 HBO television film 'Hemingway and Gellhorn' as well as in Burton's animated movie 'Frankenweenie.' Jones voices the character of Mr. Chambers in the film, which also features 'Beetlejuice' cast members Keaton, Ryder and O'Hara.
(Pictured: Jeffrey Jones appears in a scene from the 1986 movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.' / Jeffrey Jones appears in a mug shot provided by the Sarasota Police Department in Florida after his 2003 felony arrest charge.)
( Photo / Paramount Pictures / Sarasota Police Department / Florida Department of Corrections)