Claude Earl Jones
Claude Earl Jones

Veteran actor Claude Earl Jones makes a guest appearance as "Captian Elias", a corrupt prison camp warden, in the episode "Unchained" in Season 4.

Personal Information
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Rancho Cucamonga, CA, U.S.
Years active: 1950-present
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Character played: Captain Elias in "Unchained" (Season 4)

Claude Earl Jones (born April 29, 1933) appeared in the role of Captain Elias, a corrupt prison camp warden, in the Season 4 episode of Quantum Leap titled "Unchained".


A seasoned professional Actor/Director with more than 50 years experience, he appeared in and over 150 plays. and also directed over 75 plays and musicals. He as made notable appearances on the bigsreen in such films as Thunder And Lightning (1977), Impulse (1984), Hollywood Zap (1989) and The Re-Animator (1989). he has had notable appearances on Battlestar: Galactica, The Dukes of Hazzard, T.J. Hooker, Little House on the Prairie, Simon & Simon, Seinfeld, and The A-Team. In the 1950's Claude, who got his professional acting start at age 17, trained at the Pasadena Playhouse, along with such noted future star big-screen actors as Dustin Hoffman, and Gene Hackman, [1]

Claude and his wife, author Nancy Langdon Jones, whom he married in 2012, live in Claremont, CA.


  1. Claude Earl Jones Galactica TV interview. Galactica TV (February 21, 2007). Retrieved on April 19, 2016.

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