SABR Nine: Actor and Former Congressman Ben Jones

If there was anyone with the ability to capture the folksy, wry wit of Dizzy Dean, it might be actor and former Congressman Ben Jones.  Known popularly for his characterization of “Cooter Davenport” on the TV show Dukes of Hazzard, one can begin to see how that role would b

If there was anyone with the ability to capture the folksy, wry wit of Dizzy Dean, it might be actor and former Congressman Ben Jones.  Known popularly for his characterization of “Cooter Davenport” on the TV show Dukes of Hazzard, one can begin to see how that role would be the perfect training ground to capture the colloquial genius of “Deanisms.”  In fact, if you heard Jones utter the phrase, “The doctors X-rayed my head and found nothing,”  you might be hard-pressed to attribute it to the fictional mechanic or Jones simply testing some dialogue for his one man show, Ol



Originally published: February 11, 2007. Last Updated: February 11, 2007.

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