Tobin Bell

Tobin Bell

Highest Rated: 100% Ice Cream in the Cupboard (2020)

Lowest Rated: 8% Phantom Halo (2014)

Birthday: Aug 7, 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.

Highest rated movies

Ice Cream in the Cupboard
In the Line of Fire Manson Family Vacation
Belzebuth
The Firm A Father's Legacy Rainbow Time
The Quick and the Dead

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 57% Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman Lewis Fell (Character) - 2021
20% 40% Let Us In Mr. Munch (Character) - 2020
71% 92% A Father's Legacy Billy Ford (Character) - 2020
46% 70% The Call Edward Cranston (Character) $515.2K 2020
100% 100% Ice Cream in the Cupboard Pop (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gates of Darkness Monsignor Canell (Character) - 2020
80% 65% Belzebuth Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Way We Weren't Jerry (Character),
Producer
- 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Way We Weren't Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil Music The Devil (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 31% The Sandman Valentine (Character) - 2017
32% 89% Jigsaw Jigsaw/John Kramer (Character) $38.0M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 Feet Deep McGradey (Character) - 2016
67% 46% Rainbow Time Peter (Character) - 2016
93% 56% Manson Family Vacation Blackbird (Character) - 2015
8% 40% Phantom Halo Smashmouth (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 26% Finders Keepers Dr. Freeman (Character) - 2014
9% 23% Dark House Seth (Character),
Producer
- 2014
10% 41% Saw: The Final Chapter Jigsaw/John (Character) $45.7M 2010
40% 55% Saw VI Jigsaw (Character) $27.7M 2009
13% 52% Saw V Jigsaw (Character) $56.7M 2008
No Score Yet 13% Buried Alive Lester (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 34% Boogeyman 2 Dr. Mitchell Allen (Character) - 2007
19% 62% Saw IV Jigsaw (Character) $63.3M 2007
No Score Yet 72% The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It The Stranger (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 23% Decoys 2 Unknown (Character) - 2007
29% 71% Saw III Jigsaw (Character) $80.2M 2006
37% 59% Saw II Jigsaw (Character) $87.0M 2005
51% 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 34% 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 Crimes of Passion: One Hot Summer Night Vincent "Coupe" De Ville (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unabomber: The True Story Theodore Kaczynski (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 Serial Killer William Lucian Morrano (Character) - 1996
58% 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
57% 46% Malice Earl Leemus (Character) $46.0M 1993
96% 79% In the Line of Fire Mendoza (Character) $102.2M 1993
75% 64% The Firm The Nordic Man (Character) $157.0M 1993
18% 21% Boiling Point Roth (Character) $9.0M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story Unknown (Character) - 1992
45% 20% Ruby David Ferrie (Character) $614.3K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet False Identity Marshall Errickson (Character) - 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Leland (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Creepshow Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revelations Nathan Volk (Character) 2005
87% 87% 24 Peter Kingsley (Guest Star) 2003
75% 95% The West Wing Colonel Whitcomb (Guest Star) 2002
86% 90% Alias Karl dreyer (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
74% 86% The X-Files Ashman/Darryl Weaver (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 93% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
15% No Score Yet Vengeance Unlimited Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
83% 83% NYPD Blue Donald Selness (Guest Star) 1993 1996
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 84% ER Hospital Administrator (Guest Star) 1994
89% 93% Seinfeld Ron (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988