Tobin Bell

Tobin Bell

Highest Rated: 100% Manson Family Vacation (2015)

Lowest Rated: 8% Phantom Halo (2014)

Birthday: Aug 07, 1942

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

Tobin Bell was a prominent film and TV character actor who rose to prominence in 2004 as the chief villain, Jigsaw, in the first "Saw" movie. Born in Queens and raised in Massachusetts, Bell grew up in a very creative household. His mother was an actress, while his father was responsible for building the local radio station in his hometown of Weymouth, Massachusetts. However, despite having a longtime interest in performing, Bell set his sights on working in the field of environmental science. He earned his master's degree in environmental science from Montclair State University, and spent a brief period of his twenties working for the New York Botanical Garden. The burning urge to perform, however, never left Bell, and he quickly left his stable career to become an actor. He joined the iconic Actors Studio in New York, studying alongside Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, and soon started to appear in various plays Off-Broadway. Bell did land some background work during this time in over two-dozen films shot in New York, but his work was mostly uncredited. It wasn't until he moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s that his screen acting workload really began to pick up. Over the next two decades Bell landed supporting roles in "Mississippi Burning" (1988), "Goodfellas" (1990), "The Quick and the Dead" (1995), as well as guest spots on TV shows like "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) and "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006). His big break came in 2004 when he was cast as the lead villain, Jigsaw, in the horror film, "Saw." The film became a huge hit, spawning six sequels and multiple video games, in which Bell also lent his voice. Bell acted primarily in "Saw" sequels throughout the remainder of the decade, before taking a four-year break from acting in 2010. He returned to the big screen in 2015 with a supporting role in the crime thriller "Phantom Halo" (2015). The film was the directorial debut of Antonia Bogdanovich, daughter of Oscar nominee Peter, and also starred Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Rebecca Romijn.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gates of Darkness Monsignor Canell (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 100% Ice Cream in the Cupboard Pop (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 84% The Call Edward Cranston (Character) $430.7K 2020
79% 70% Belzebuth Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Way We Weren't Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Way We Weren't Jerry (Character),
Producer
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil Music The Devil (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 33% The Sandman Valentine (Character) - 2017
33% 89% Jigsaw Jigsaw/John Kramer (Character) $38M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 Feet Deep McGradey (Character) - 2016
67% 48% Rainbow Time Peter (Character) - 2016
100% 56% Manson Family Vacation Blackbird (Character) - 2015
8% 38% Phantom Halo Smashmouth (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 27% Finders Keepers Dr. Freeman (Character) - 2014
9% 23% Dark House Seth (Character),
Producer
- 2014
10% 42% Saw: The Final Chapter Jigsaw/John (Character) $45.7M 2010
39% 55% Saw VI Jigsaw (Character) $27.7M 2009
13% 52% Saw V Jigsaw (Character) $56.7M 2008
No Score Yet 34% Boogeyman 2 Dr. Mitchell Allen (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 13% Buried Alive Lester (Character) - 2007
19% 62% Saw IV Jigsaw (Character) $63.3M 2007
No Score Yet 73% The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It The Stranger (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 23% Decoys 2 Unknown (Character) - 2007
28% 71% Saw III Jigsaw (Character) $80.2M 2006
37% 59% Saw II Jigsaw (Character) $87M 2005
49% 84% Saw John (Character) $650.1K 2004
No Score Yet 30% Power Play Clemens (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 17% Black Mask 2: City of Masks Moloch (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killer Next Door Geoffrey Martin (Character) - 2001
48% 66% The Road to El Dorado Zaragoza (Voice) $50.8M 2000
No Score Yet 43% The 4th Floor The Lock Smith (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crimes of Passion: One Hot Summer Night Vincent "Coupe" De Ville (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 35% Best of the Best: Without Warning Lukasz Slava (Character) - 1998
50% 33% Brown's Requiem Stan the Man (Character) $3.1K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serial Killer William Lucian Morrano (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 44% The Babysitter's Seduction Detective Frank O'Keefe (Character) - 1996
43% 52% Overnight Delivery John Dwayne Beezly (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unabomber: The True Story Theodore Kaczynski (Character) - 1996
59% 53% The Quick and the Dead Dog Kelly (Character) $17.3M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Eden Ares (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mortal Fear Dr. Alvin Hayes (Character) - 1994
18% 21% Boiling Point Roth (Character) $9M 1993
57% 46% Malice Earl Leemus (Character) $46M 1993
96% 79% In the Line of Fire Mendoza (Character) $102.2M 1993
75% 64% The Firm The Nordic Man (Character) $157M 1993
45% 20% Ruby David Ferrie (Character) $614.3K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet False Identity Marshall Errickson (Character) - 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Leland (Guest Star) 2020
97% 76% Creepshow Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 88% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revelations Unknown (Character) 2005
87% 84% 24 Peter Kingsley (Guest Star) 2003
75% 95% The West Wing Colonel Whitcomb (Guest Star) 2002
85% 88% Alias Karl dreyer (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 85% The X-Files Ashman/Darryl Weaver (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 95% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
15% No Score Yet Vengeance Unlimited Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Donald Selness (Guest Star) 1996 1993
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 80% ER Hospital Administrator (Guest Star) 1994
88% 95% Seinfeld Ron (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988

QUOTES FROM Tobin Bell CHARACTERS

John/Jigsaw says: Now that's the Eric Matthews they gave medals to.

John/Jigsaw says: Don't forget the rules.

John/Jigsaw says: Yes officer, I'm sick. Sick from the disease eating away at me from the inside, sick of people who don't appreciate their blessing, sick of those who scoff at the suffering of others. I'm sick of it all!

John/Jigsaw says: Rise and shine, Adam. You're probably wondering where you are. I'll tell you where you might be. You might be in the room that you die in. Up until now, you've simply sat in the shadows watching others live out their lives. But what do voyeurs see when they look into the mirror? Now I see you as a strange mix of someone angry, yet apathetic. But mostly just pathetic. So are you going to watch yourself die here today, Adam, or do something about it?

Adam says: I don't get it.

John/Jigsaw says: I want to play a game.

John/Jigsaw says: Those who don't appreciate life do not deserve life

John/Jigsaw says: Those who do not appreciate life do not deserve life.

John/Jigsaw says: Oh, yes, there will be blood.

John/Jigsaw says: Most people are so ungrateful to be alive, but not you, not any more...

John/Jigsaw says: Live or die, make your choice.

John/Jigsaw says: Hello, Mr. Hindle. Or as they called you around the hospital: Zepp. I want you to make a choice. There's a slow-acting poison coursing through your system, which only I have the antidote for. Will you murder a mother and her child to save yourself? Listen carefully, if you will. There are rules.

John/Jigsaw says: GAME OVER!

John/Jigsaw says: Most people are so ungrateful to be alive, but not you, not any more...

John/Jigsaw says: I wanna play a game

John/Jigsaw says: I want to play a game.

Jigsaw/John says: I am the man you call "Jigsaw."

Jigsaw/John says: I am the man you call 'Jigsaw.'

Jigsaw/John says: If you're good at anticipating the human mind... it leaves nothing to chance.

Jigsaw/John says: If you're good at anticipating the human mind, it leaves nothing to chance.

Jigsaw/John says: You don't want to do that.

Cecil says: The fuck's your problem?

Jigsaw/John says: You're my problem... and you're becoming everybody else's too.

Jigsaw/John says: By hearing this tape, some may assume that this is over. But I am still among you.

Jigsaw/John says: You think it is over just because I'm dead? It's not over... the games have just begun.

Dr. Lynn Denlon says: Alright John, I need you to keep your head to the side and keep still. What's going on is that your brain is pushing against your skull; I'm going to try to relieve the pressure by cutting away a piece of your skull. It should help you with your headaches, and drastically improve your motor skills. Do you understand?

Dr. Lynn Denlon says: [before the surgery] Alright, John, I need you to keep your head to the side and keep still. What's going on here is your brain is pushing against your skull. I'm going to try and relieve the pressure by cutting away a little bit of your skull. It should help you with your headaches and drastically improve your motor skills. Do you understand?

Jigsaw says: All too well.

John/Jigsaw says: It'll be like finding a needle in a haystack... let the game begin.

John/Jigsaw says: It will be like finding a needle in a haystack. [laughs]

John/Jigsaw says: Game Over.

John/Jigsaw says: Game over.

John/Jigsaw says: (To Amanda via Puppet) Congradulations, You are Still Alive. Most People are So Ungrateful to be Alive...But Not You, Not Anymore.

John/Jigsaw says: (to Amanda via puppet) Congradulations, You are still alive. Most people are so ungrateful to be alive, but not you, not any more...

John/Jigsaw says: (To Adam, Getting up from the floor) The Key to that Chain is in the Tub.

John/Jigsaw says: (to Adam, getting up from the floor) The key to that chain is in the tub.

John/Jigsaw says: Live or die. Make your choice

John/Jigsaw says: Live or die. Make your choice.

John/Jigsaw says: Hello Amanda. You don't know me, but I know you. I want to play a game. Here's what happens if you lose. The device you are wearing is hooked into your upper and lower jaw. When the timer in the back goes off, your mouth will be permanently ripped open. Think of it like a reverse bear trap. Here, I'll show you. There is only one key to open the device. It's in the stomach of your dead cellmate. Look around Amanda. Know that I'm not lying. Better hurry up. Live or die, make your choice

John/Jigsaw says: Hello Amanda. You don't know me, but I know you. I want to play a game. Here's what happens if you lose. The device you are wearing is hooked into your upper and lower jaw. When the timer in the back goes off, your mouth will be permanently ripped open. Think of it like a reverse bear trap. Here, I'll show you. There is only one key to open the device. It's in the stomach of your dead cellmate. Look around Amanda. Know that I'm not lying. Better hurry up. Live or die, make your choice.

John/Jigsaw says: GAME OVER!

John/Jigsaw says: Game over!

John/Jigsaw says: Oh, yes, there will be blood.

John/Jigsaw says: Oh yes, there will be blood.

John/Jigsaw says: Can you imagine what it feels like to have someone sit you down and tell you that you're dying? The gravity of that, hmm? Then the clock's ticking for you. In a split second your awe is cracked open. You look at things differently - smell things differently. You savor everything be it a glass of water or a walk in the park. But most people have the luxury of not knowing when that clock's going to go off. And the irony of it is that that keeps them from really living their life. It keeps them drinking that glass of water but never really tasting it.

John/Jigsaw says: Those who do not appreciate life do not deserve life.

John/Jigsaw says: (to Amanda) Some people are so ungrateful to be alive, but not you... not anymore.

John/Jigsaw says: [to Amanda] Some people are so ungrateful to be alive, but not you... not anymore.

Jigsaw says: If you make it through this, Lynn, you're going to thank me one day just as Amanda did.

Jigsaw says: Matrimony has always fascinated me. Husbands barely able to look at their wives, wives on their backs in hotel rooms with perfect strangers; able to bear children to bear children only to neglect them; until death do us part indeed.

Jigsaw says: Matrimony has always fascinated me. Husbands barely able to look at their wives, wives on their backs in hotel rooms with perfect strangers, able to bear children to bear children only to neglect them, until death do us part indeed.

Dr. Lynn Denlon says: I don't know what you think you know, but my marriage has survived more suffering than someone like you could ever grasp.

Jigsaw says: Suffering? You haven't seen anything yet.

Jigsaw says: Death is a surprise party.

Dr. Lynn Denlon says: What do you want?

Jigsaw says: I wanna play a game.

Jigsaw/John says: You think it's the living who have ultimate judgment over you, because the dead will have no claim over your soul. But you may be mistaken.

John/Jigsaw says: Most people are so ungrateful to be alive, but not you, not any more...