Jeffrey Jones, Sex Offender -- A Long Way From Ferris Bueller's Principal


jeffrey jonesDid you know that Jeffrey Jones, Principal Rooney from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, is a sex offender? Ew. Ew. Ick. In 2003, he plead no contest to charges that he made a 14-year-old boy pose nude for him in his home.

Well, the loser is being charged again now because he failed to update his sex offender registration, which must be done each year within five days of his birthday. By the way, his birthday was September 28, so it's taken this long for the law to catch up with him.

Not cool.

You may also recognize Jones from other films he was in.

He was in the HBO series Deadwood, playing A.W. Merrick, and Dr. Dolittle 2 as Joe Potter. He played Reverend Steenwyck in Sleepy Hollow and Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice. He was also the voice of Uncle Crenshaw Little in Stuart Little. The man has had quite the career.

But he's got issues. On his sex offender records:

"Jones employed the boy several times beginning in 2000 and coaxed him to pose in various situations, including with a cowboy hat and as a Native American."

Serious issues.

Do you think he'll ever work in Hollywood again? They do tend to forgive ....


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jeann... jeannesager

EWWWW. I always knew that principal was creepy - remember the way he treated Jennifer Gray's character?

CherB... CherBearCM

Yea I agree Jeanne... he always creeped me out in that movie too... he was a perv and he played the part a little too good I thought.   I didn't think it would be quite that bad though.   As for him working in Hollywood again... he hasn't been doing a whole hell of a lot anyways so it's looking like his career might be over.

nmmama09 nmmama09

Beetlejuice is one of my favorite movies! Ferris Bueller too...watching these movies will never be the same for me again...I'll always be thinking "Ewww there's the perv!"

Lokis... LokisMama

Yuck, what a creeper.

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