Jon Gries

Jon Gries

Highest Rated: 100% Waterborne (2005)

Lowest Rated: 0% Eternity: The Movie (2014)

Birthday: Jun 17, 1957

Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

"Wolfman's got nards!" This line from the campy horror flick "The Monster Squad" (1987), directed at Jon Gries' vicious but vulnerable werewolf, neatly sums up the veteran character actor's career: tough characters with soft hearts. His father, director Tom Gries, cast him in his movies such as "Will Penny" (1968) and the made-for-TV "Helter Skelter" (CBS, 1976), but the young actor quickly struck out on his own, appearing in cult '80s movies such as "Real Genius" (1985). By the 1990s he'd moved over to TV, landing memorable roles on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000); "Martin" (Fox, 1992-97); and "The Pretender" (NBC, 1996-2000). After appearing in "Get Shorty" (1995), Gries landed a breakout role as Uncle Rico in the surprise hit "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004) and joined the sprawling cast of "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). A self-professed late bloomer, Gries directed his first film, "Pickin & Grinnin," in 2010, before landing his first voice acting role on the animated "Napoleon Dynamite" (Fox, 2012). Though he may not have followed in his father's Emmy-winning footsteps, Jon Gries has made some distinct impressions of his own.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wish Upon a Unicorn Bud (Character) - 2020
64% No Score Yet 3 Days With Dad Tim (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 95% Glass Jaw Sam Austin (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 95% All About the Money Jon Waters (Character) - 2017
17% 69% Durant's Never Closes Dizzy Dean (Character) - 2016
14% 11% Villisca Greg (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 10% Falsely Accused Gus (Character) - 2016
17% 48% A Country Called Home Tyler (Character) - 2015
50% 29% Endgame Principal Thomas (Character) - 2015
14% 80% Americons Billy (Character) $14.4K 2015
91% 68% Faults Terry (Character) - 2014
0% 56% Eternity: The Movie Barry Goldfield Jr. (Character) - 2014
13% 54% Locker 13 Archie (Character) - 2014
75% No Score Yet The Well Carson (Character) - 2014
12% 43% Taken 3 Casey (Character) $89.3M 2014
80% 51% We Gotta Get Out of This Place Sheriff Shep (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 93% Pass the Light Franklin Baumann (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 29% Skinwalker Ranch Hoyt (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 43% Noobz Greg Lipstein (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 89% Redemption Tom Sutter (Character) - 2012
22% 52% Taken 2 Casey (Character) $139.9M 2012
No Score Yet 68% Unicorn City Shadow Hawk (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet 5 Time Champion Melvin (Character) - 2011
74% 68% Natural Selection Peter (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 63% Deep in the Heart Richard Wallrath (Character) $54.9K 2011
No Score Yet 70% A True Story Richard Simpkins (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 40% Good Intentions Ernie (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 100% Pickin' & Grinnin' Director - 2010
No Score Yet 34% Elsewhere Mr. Tod (Character) - 2009
59% 85% Taken Casey (Character) $145M 2008
No Score Yet 84% Around June Murry (Character) $11.9K 2008
58% 49% The Astronaut Farmer Kilborne (Character) $11M 2007
No Score Yet 72% Frank Colin York (Character) - 2007
46% 57% The Sasquatch Gang Chilcutt (Character) $9.5K 2007
33% 68% American Pastime Ed Tully (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fathom Unknown (Character) - 2007
31% 73% Stick It Brice (Character) $26.9M 2006
16% 49% September Dawn Jon D. Lee (Character) $1.1M 2006
No Score Yet 28% CarBabes Gary (Character) - 2006
100% 45% Waterborne Ritter (Character) - 2005
72% 74% Napoleon Dynamite Uncle Rico (Character) $44.5M 2004
71% 48% The Big Empty Elron (Character) - 2003
69% 66% The Rundown Harvey (Character) $47.6M 2003
56% 66% Northfork Arnold (Character) $1.4M 2003
86% 79% The Snow Walker Pierce (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 53% The Beatnicks Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pretender 2001 Broots (Character) - 2001
29% 41% Jackpot Sunny Holiday / Glen Allen Johnson (Character) $43.7K 2001
No Score Yet 86% The Pretender: Island of the Haunted Broots (Character) - 2001
78% 84% Twin Falls Idaho Lawyer Jay Harrison (Character),
Associate Producer,
Original Song
$985.3K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Maze Dr. Holmes (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 33% Casualties Bill Summers (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah Steve (Character) - 1996
88% 70% Get Shorty Ronnie Wingate (Character) $68.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fever Bobby (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Drive Azzolini (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog Max (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 46% Kill Me Again Alan Swayzie (Character) $112.8K 1989
60% 78% The Monster Squad Desperate Man (Character) $3.8M 1987
57% 58% Running Scared Det. Tony Montoya (Character) $37.6M 1986
0% 43% TerrorVision O.D. (Character) - 1986
74% 83% Real Genius Lazlo Hollyfeld (Character) $130.8K 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet September Gun Brian Brian (Character) - 1983
85% 73% Will Penny Horace (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 87% Dream Corp LLC Dr. Roberts (Character) 2020 2018 2016
43% 94% Dice Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
93% 75% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
32% 48% Napoleon Dynamite Uncle Rico (Voice) 2012
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
85% 68% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
87% 90% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 91% Lost Roger Linus (Guest Star) 2009-2010 2007
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Jim Warren (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 93% The Pretender Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1997-2000
89% 93% Seinfeld Homeless Man (Guest Star) 1998 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 94% Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
74% 86% The X-Files Salvatore Matola (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martin Unknown (Character) 1992-1994
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Flash McGrath (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Maj. Rex Chapman USAF (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Frank (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Helter Skelter Unknown (Character) 1976

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