He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the The Fugitive. His other major roles include Agent K in M.I.B and Colonel Chester Phillips in Captain America: The First Avenger.
While attending Harvard, he was roommates with Al Gore and Bob Somerby.
He starred in Men in Black with Will Smith, and had supporting roles in No Country for Old Men and Lincoln.
Raised in Midland, Texas, he attended Robert E. Lee High School. He attended Harvard University, and wrote his senior thesis on the role of Catholicism in the works of Flannery O' Connor.
His mother, Lucille Marie Scott, was a police officer, teacher, and beauty shop owner. His father worked in an oil field. He married Dawn Lauren on March 19, 2001. He has a daughter named Victoria and a son named Austin.
- The meaning of the name Jones: Son Of John