(written from a Production point of view)
Jay D. Jones is an actor and stuntman who worked on several projects in the 1960s and 1970s including several episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series. He was also credited as Jimmy Jones sometimes in his career.
Jones filmed his scene for "Catspaw" on Tuesday 2 May 1967 at Desilu Stage 9. He filmed his scenes for "The Apple" between Monday 17 July 1967 and Wednesday 19 July 1967 at Stage 10. He filmed his scenes for "A Piece of the Action" on Monday 6 November 1967 on location at Paramount's McFadden Street backlot.
Jones appeared in movies including the western Rough Night in Jericho (1967, starring Jean Simmons), the action film The Poseidon Adventure (1972, with Phil Adams, Bill Catching, Victor Paul, George Sawaya, and Paul Stader), and the drama The Men's Club (1986, with Frank Langella and Craig Wasson) on which he worked as stunt coordinator.
He also appeared in episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1967, with Robert DoQui and Pete Kellett), The High Chaparral (1969, with Henry Darrow), Bonanza (1970-1972, with Robert Lansing, Alfred Ryder, Biff Manard, and Andrew J. Robinson), The F.B.I. (1972), and Kung Fu (1975, with David Huddleston, Keye Luke, Stephen Manley, and Lloyd Kino).
Jones threw the hatchet in the opening scene of the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman in 1993. In addition, he appeared in the Scorpions 1990 music video "Tease Me Please Me" as well various commercials.
In an interview for the book Science Fiction Television Series by Mark Phillips and Frank Garcia, Jones reveals that he had to be hospitalized twice for injuries suffered from his work on Star Trek. As James Doohan's stunt double in "Who Mourns for Adonais?" Jones suffered a concussion after hitting himself on the head following a back flip. And while playing the role of security guard Mallory on "The Apple", Jones was severely injured by the explosion which was supposed to kill his character.