Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and director.
His film roles include federal marshal Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals, the villain "Two-Face" in Batman Forever, terrorist William Strannix in Under Siege, Agent K in the Men in Black films, Texas Ranger and Rancher Woodrow F. Call in Lonesome Dove, Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men, a Texas_Ranger in Man of the House and Pete Perkins in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. Jones has also portrayed real-life figures such as businessman Howard Hughes, executed murderer Gary Gilmore, Doolittle Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter and baseball great Ty Cobb.
Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (née Scott), a police officer, school teacher, and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, an oil field worker; the two were married and divorced twice. Jones, an eighth-generation Texan, had a Cherokee grandparent. He was a resident of Midland, Texas and attended Robert E. Lee High School.