July 09, 2019
Superman's father in the 90s show "Lois & Clark" passed away this weekend and left behind a legacy in television, film, and theatre.
Eddie Jones died at the age of 84 on Saturday, reported the Interact Theatre Company's (ITC) website on Saturday. He was at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center when he passed, his wife Anita Khanzadian-Jones, told the Hollywood Reporter.
Jones was a member of the ITC, who paid tribute to the longtime actor in a statement which began, "Eddie was a true pillar of our company from its earlier days."
"An actor of keen wit and sharp instinct, when Eddie was onstage, you couldn’t keep your eyes off him. When he was off-stage, his broad, bright smile would light up the room."
The statement went on to say that all who knew him were touched by Eddie's "gentle and generous nature" before extending condolences to his wife and family. The couple reportedly had no children but had two sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Jones was best known for his role as Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent's father in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." The show ran from 1993 until 1997, and Jones appeared in 87 episodes.
He also starred in several movies including 1978's "Bloodbrothers," 1980's "The First Deadly Sin," 1981's "Prince of the City," 1983's "Trading Places," 1985's "Year of the Dragon," and 1985's "Stanley & Iris.
He continued on in the 90s with "Cardillac Man" in 1990, "The Rocketeer" in 1991, and "Sneakers" and "A League of Their Own" in 1992. His television hits included "The Invisible Man" and "Veep."
Film hits also included "Seabiscuit," and "The Terminal." In theatre, one of Jones' most notable roles was in "Death of a Salesman," which won him an L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award.
In total, Jones performed in over 250 players throughout his 45-year career according to People. He was remembered online by actor Dean Cain who said, "My heart breaks with this loss."
Superman fans also lost another star of the blockbuster recently. Last year, Margot Kidder, who played Superman's love interest Lois Lane in "Superman: The Movie," passed away at age 69.
According to Closer Weekly, she died on May 13 at her home in Livingston, Montana. Kidder became famous from her part in the Superman film, but starred in other hit movies like "The Amityville Horror" and "Black Christmas."