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Doug Jones

Highest Rated:   95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Lowest Rated:   0% Super Capers (2009)
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Birthplace:   Indianapolis, Indiana
You may not recognize his face on first (or even second) glance, but chances are if you're a fan of film and television you're already more familiar with Doug Jones than you realize. A master of disguise who could be equated to a modern-day Boris Karloff, Jones can frequently be spotted under some of the most elaborate special-effects makeup ever to appear on camera and has an uncanny ability to instill his characters with a soulful sense of personality that simply isn't achievable through computer-generated animation. Jones was born in Indianapolis, IN, the youngest of four brothers and raised on the city's northeast side. Upon graduating from Bishop Chatard High School, Jones enrolled in Ball State University to study telecommunications and theater. It was there that Jones first took to miming, and his skill as a contortionist soon lead to frequent commercial work (one of his earliest successes was being cast as the popular "Mac Tonight" character in a prominent, mid-'80s McDonald's advertising campaign). While a stint in the Indiana theater circuit helped Jones to get comfortable performing in front of an audience, it wasn't until moving to Los Angeles in 1985 that he would become a regular fixture in the worlds of film and television. Early film roles for Jones included bit parts in Batman Returns, Hocus Pocus, and Tank Girl, with a small role in emerging Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's sophomore effort, Mimic (1997), serving to launch an enduring and fruitful partnership. An appearance by Jones as one of the terrifying "Gentlemen" in an Emmy-nominated Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode entitled "Hush" proved a highlight of the entire series. In the following year, Jones would appear in such prolific box-office blockbusters as Men in Black II and The Time Machine -- his visage frequently hidden under copious amounts of prosthetic special-effects makeup. While it was Jones' remarkable ability to project emotion through layer upon layer of monster makeup that enabled him to create unusual characters whom the audience could connect with, his talents as a contortionist also allowed him to instill those characters with a strangely fluid sense of movement that made them entirely believable. While Jones' collaboration with del Toro momentarily lapsed with such efforts as The Devil's Backbone and Blade II, the release of Hellboy in 2004 found the partnership between the pair growing stronger than ever. Cast in the part of aquatic fish-man Abe Sapien, Jones proved so effective that actor David Hyde Pierce refused to take credit for voicing the role. Two short years later, Jones essayed the roles of both the titular character and the horrifying Pale Man in Del Toro's Oscar-winning fantasy film Pan's Labyrinth. Additional roles for Jones have included various imps in the movie Doom and Cesare in the 2005 "remake" The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. In 2006 and 2007, the increasingly prolific actor reprised his role as Abe Sapien in a pair of animated Hellboy tales before portraying the titular otherworldly visitor in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and preparing to bring Sapien back to the big screen in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Shape of Water
  • Actor
2017
23% The Bye Bye Man
  • The Bye Bye Man
$22.4M 2017
No Score Yet Gehenna: Where Death Lives
  • Creepy Old Man
2016
83% Ouija: Origin of Evil
  • Ghoul Marcus/Devil's Doctor
$35M 2016
No Score Yet The Midnight Man
  • Vick
2016
No Score Yet The Ultimate Legacy
  • Hawthorne
2015
71% Crimson Peak
  • Lady Sharpe
$26M 2015
No Score Yet Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story
  • The Operator
2015
No Score Yet Dust Of War
  • Jebediah Strumm
2014
44% Raze
  • Joseph
$4k 2014
60% John Dies at the End
  • Roger North
$0.2M 2013
No Score Yet Love In The Time Of Monsters
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Cruel Will
  • Actor
2013
17% The Watch
  • Hero Alien
$34.1M 2012
75% Absentia
  • Walter
2012
No Score Yet Rock Jocks
  • Smoking Jesus
2012
73% Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
  • La Gueule
$0.3M 2011
No Score Yet My Name Is Jerry
  • Jerry Arthur
2010
No Score Yet Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Cyrus: Mind Of A Serial Killer
  • Dr. Dallas
2010
19% Legion
  • Ice Cream Man
$40.2M 2010
No Score Yet Carnies
  • Ratcatcher
2010
No Score Yet Ed Brubaker's Angel of Death
  • Dr. Rankin
2009
0% Super Capers
  • Special Agent Smith #1
2009
58% Quarantine
  • Thin Infected Man
$31.7M 2008
85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
  • Abe Sapien
$75.8M 2008
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Silver Surfer
$131.8M 2007
No Score Yet The Wager
  • Peter
2007
No Score Yet Hellboy: Blood and Iron
  • Abe Sapien
2007
95% Pan's Labyrinth
  • Pan/Pale Man
$37.5M 2006
No Score Yet Hellboy: Sword of Storms
  • Abe
2006
43% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Cesare
2006
24% Lady in the Water
  • Tartutic No. 4
$42.3M 2006
19% Doom
  • Sewer Imp
$28.1M 2005
81% Hellboy
  • Abe SapienAbraham Sapien
$59.1M 2004
61% Stuck on You
  • Space Alien No. 2
$33.9M 2003
91% Adaptation
  • Augustus Margary
$22.2M 2002
39% Men in Black II
  • Joey
$190.4M 2002
29% The Time Machine
  • Spy Morlock
$56.7M 2002
20% Monkeybone
  • Yeti
$5M 2001
94% Three Kings
  • Dead Iraqi Soldier
1999
60% Mystery Men
  • Pencilhead
1999
59% Mimic
  • Long John
1997
18% Warriors of Virtue
  • Yee
1997
38% Tank Girl
  • Additional Ripper
1995
No Score Yet Magic Kid (Ninja Dragon)
  • Clown in Office
1993
30% Hocus Pocus
  • Billy Butcherson
1993
No Score Yet Carnal Crimes
  • Lang
1991
No Score Yet Night Angel
  • Ken
1990
No Score Yet The Newlydeads
  • Actor
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
32% The Neighbors
2012-2014
  • Dominique Wilkins
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
2010-2011
  • Gay Robot
  • 2010

Quotes from Doug Jones' Characters