Dr. Jones and his wife, Miranda Jones, are the parents of Kicker and Sally Jones. He laughs at inappropriate times. Actually, he has some other inappropriate personal quirks to boot. He sometimes views Kicker as more of a tool than as his son, but shows some concern for him at important times. Dr. Jones is exceedingly eccentric.
He's no known relation to Doctor Biggles-Jones, though they have lots in common.
An MIT graduate, Dr. Jones earned a degree in physical engineering. His pupil at this time was the young Rad, who would later reveal the Transformers to Dr. Jones. Dr. Jones would eventually travel to Cybertron and establish a sort of private-sector energon research on Earth, in the form of hidden cities built on Cybertronian technology.
Thanks to Alexis' intervention, this program would become loosely sanctioned by the Earth Federation, which was interested in exploring energon's usefulness to humanity but cautious in assimilating the Transformers into human affairs. This program would be kept from the public for several years before being abandoned during the Terrorcon invasion. Afterwards, sightings of Transformers would become urban legend.
Dr. Jones had rather ambiguous morals with regards to how he treats his son Kicker, who practically detests him. At times, Jones has treated Kicker more like a tool, innocently oblivious to Kicker's developmental needs.
When Dr. Jones discovered Kicker's gift, he dragged his young son from world to world, wherever he expected to find energon deposits. Coupled with his traumatic trip to Cybertron, Kicker came to resent his father, though the elder Jones did upon occasion show concern and love for his son.
Dr. Jones later developed the Energon Tower, a series of defensive spires feeding off energon deposits on Earth that can generate a powerful, all-encompassing energon field grid, one that can destroy Terrorcon drones and severely damage Decepticons. A variant of this defensive weapon was later installed aboard his pride and joy, the Miranda II.
Unfortunately, his invention was later perverted for use by the Decepticons when they managed to capture Cybertron and refitted the towers defending the planet to output toxic energon gas, which was highly damaging to Autobots and Autobot technology. This served as the Decepticons' main defense for much of the war.
Dreamwave comics continuity
Dr. Jones was a special consultant for Alterenergy, an alternative fuel company located in Western Australia. When Terrorcons raided Earth in search of Energon, they targeted his son Kicker, who could detect Energon with his mind. He sent one of his employees, Rad, to rescue him.
However, Kicker was instead scooped up by one of the protesters outside the Alterenergy mobile command center. Rad then fumbled the rescue and Kicker was kidnapped by the Terrorcons. After the Autobots arrived, Dr. Jones had them bring Kicker a battle suit to wear so that he would be protected.