Jones and Vicki Donaldson on Soul Unlimited in 1973
Edward L. Jones
December 12, 1943
Paris, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died|| (aged 70)|
|Occupation||Voice actor, television host|
He is probably best known from his roles as Black Vulcan in Super Friends, Blaster in The Transformers, Doc in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Winston Zeddemore in The Real Ghostbusters (replacing Arsenio Hall) and later Extreme Ghostbusters.
He was born in Paris, Tennessee. He attended Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, where he played in a band and got a job as a disc jockey. During his career as a DJ he worked in Washington, D.C. and in Los Angeles. He also did voice work in commercials, which led to his career as a voice actor in TV series.
Jones died at home in North Hollywood, California on September 16, 2014 at age 70.
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 TV series) - Doc (G.I. Joe) & Zap (G.I. Joe)
- The Transformers (TV series) - Blaster (Transformers)
- Super Friends - Black Vulcan
- The Real Ghostbusters - Winston Zeddemore Jones replaced Arsenio Hall as the voice of Winston on The Real Ghostbusters in the fourth season. He later reprised the role for a guest spot on Extreme Ghostbusters in 1998.
- Batman: The Animated Series - Additional Voices
- "Super Friends: Buster Jones (Black Vulcan)". Super '70s and '80s: Original interviews with 100 lost stars of superhero pop culture.
- Delmont, Matt. "Dick Clark's Memory of Integrating American Bandstand". The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia.
- Dagan, Carmel (September 17, 2014). "Buster Jones, Voice Actor on 'Super Friends,' Dies at 70". Variety. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
- Jones, Buster. "Buster Jones". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2016-08-12.