Daughter is actress and acting teacher Jocelyn Jones
He was a favorite of Alfred Hitchcock.
Jones amassed a considerable stage resume. He was active on Broadway as early as 1931, working there rather infrequently until late 1938 when his appearance there began to increase. He continued to appear on Broadway in numerous hit productions ("My Sister Eileen," "The Solid Gold Cadillac," "The Bad Seed," "Sunrise at Campobello," and "Advise and Consent") until 1961 when he moved into film and TV work exclusively.
Won Broadway's 1958 Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Sunrise at Campobello."