Doug Jones

Doug Jones

  • Highest Rated: 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% Super Capers (2009)
  • Birthday: May 24, 1960
  • 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

20% Beneath the Leaves James Whitley 2019
No Score Yet 5th Passenger Langdon 2018
No Score Yet Hell's Kitty Father Damien 2018
92% The Shape of Water Amphibian Man $57.4M 2017
19% The Bye Bye Man The Bye Bye Man $22.4M 2017
No Score Yet We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew Actor 2017
44% Gehenna: Where Death Lives Creepy Old Man 2016
82% Ouija: Origin of Evil Ghoul Marcus/Devil's Doctor $35M 2016
No Score Yet The Ultimate Legacy Hawthorne 2015
73% 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
45% 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 $34.2M 2012
80% 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
6% Super Capers Special Agent Smith #1 2009
56% Quarantine Thin Infected Man $31.7M 2008
86% 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 $37.6M 2006
No Score Yet Hellboy: Sword of Storms Abe 2006
43% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Cesare 2006
25% Lady in the Water Tartutic No. 4 $42.3M 2006
19% Doom Sewer Imp $28.1M 2005
81% Hellboy Abe Sapien Abraham 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 $190.5M 2002
29% The Time Machine Spy Morlock $56.7M 2002
19% Monkeybone Yeti $5M 2001
94% Three Kings Dead Iraqi Soldier 1999
60% Mystery Men Pencilhead 1999
61% 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
34% 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

97% Better Things
2016
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
83% Star Trek: Discovery
2017
Lt. Saru
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
86% Arrow
2012
Jake Simmons/Deathbolt
  • 2015
31% The Neighbors
2012-2014
Alien Dominique Wilkins
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
2010-2011
Gay Robot
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Grinder
  • 2002
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Gentleman
  • 1999
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1993

QUOTES FROM Doug Jones CHARACTERS

Lady Sharpe
I heard you the first time.
Abe Sapien
Remind me why I do this again.
Hellboy
Rotten eggs and the safety of mankind
Abe Sapien
Ah.
Abe Sapien
Touched you five seconds, laid three eggs.
Hellboy
Didn't even buy me a drink.
Roger North
Do the bees know that they make the honey for you? Or do their work tirelessly because they think it is their own choice?
Silver Surfer
I will no longer serve. This is the end, for us both.
Pan / Pale Man
And it is said that the Princess returned to her father's kingdom. That she reigned there with justice and a kind heart for many centuries. That she was loved by her people. And that she left behind small traces of her time on Earth, visible only to those who know where to look.
Pan / Pale Man
A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness, and pain. Eventually, she died. However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess' soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time. And he would wait for her, until he drew his last breath, until the world stopped turning...
Evan
I see you.
Evan
Mother....
Hero Alien
Hit's Evan
Hero Alien
[hit's Evan]
Pan / Pale Man
The moon will be full in three days. Your spirit shall forever remain among the humans. You shall age like them, you shall die like them, and all memory of you shall fade in time. And we'll vanish along with it. You will never see us again.
Pan / Pale Man
I have so many names, names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am... [inutterable beastly and woodland sounds]. I am a faun.