Doug Jones

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Gender: Male

Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Doug Jones is an American actor, singer, writer and former contortionist born on May 24, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He went to Bishop Chatard High School and graduated from Ball State University in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications and a minor in Theatre. He is 6' 3½" (1.92 m), and his nickname is Dougie. He is the youngest of four brothers and moved to Los Angeles in 1985. He has acted in over 131 movies. His performance as 'Abe Sapien' in Hellboy (2004) has made him famous. He married his wife Laurie Jones in 1984, and they currently live in California. They do not have children of their own and play a parental figure in soon to be struggling young actors' lives. They mentor young people who are interested in working the film industry and are starting their careers in the business. Doug and his wife try to visit home in Indiana whenever they can.

Doug started his acting in 1987 “The Newlydeads” playing the role of Tim. He is best known for his roles in science fiction, fantasy, and horror movies playing the roles of non-human characters with heavy prosthetic makeup on. Some of those films include Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Hocus Pocus (zombie Billy Butcherson), Falling Skies, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He said "I have to make that a part of my being and my physicality and again, acting is a full body experience and that's a part of it when you're doing a costumed character" regarding working with prosthetic makeup.

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro gave Doug the part of the Faun in his Spanish language fantasy horror project El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth). Doug also played 'The Pale Man' who is a grotesque creature that eats children. His role in Guillermo's movie was not easy as Doug had to learn dialogues in Spanish although his voice was re-dubbed.

Doug worked as a contortionist and is nearing over 100 commercials so far. He said "You’d be surprised how many times that comes into play in commercials. They’ll want somebody to hold a box of Tide funny or something. I once squished into a box for a commercial for relaxed fit jeans".

He does not have much spare time but when he does, he likes to rollerblade at Venice Beach. He considers himself to be a decent barber because he cuts his own hair and cuts some of his cast and crew hair while they are on location. Doug enjoys singing and sings with his church choir. He believes in God and is a member of Media Fellowship International, which is a Christian group working in the entertainment industry.

Actor Doug Jones Movies / Films:

The Bye Bye Man (2016) aka Bye Bye Man (2016) Ouija 2 (2016) Crimson Peak (2015) Love in the Time of Monsters (2014) Raze (2013) John Dies at the End (2012) aka Dave's Story (2012) "Falling Skies" (2011) aka Untitled Alien Invasion Project (2011) Absentia (2011) Carnies (2010) Legion (2010) Quarantine (2008) aka Quarantined, Quarantined (2008) 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) aka Fantastic Four 2, Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four: The Next Chapter (2007) Lady in the Water (2006) El laberinto del fauno (2006) aka Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006) Doom (2005) Hellboy (2004) Men in Black II (2002) aka MIB 2, MIIB, Men in Black 2 (2002) Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000) aka Jack Frost II (2000) Mystery Men (1999) Mimic (1997) aka Judus (1997) Hocus Pocus (1993) Batman Returns (1992) aka Batman 2 (1992) Hellboy 3 Kiss the Devil in the Dark 5th Passenger

Reviewed Movies Starring Doug Jones

  • Crimson Peak (2015)

    Crimson Peak 2015

    Crimson Peak (2015) is an American drama fantasy horror movie that is filled with gothic romance, thrills, and mysteries. Director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Hellboy (2004), Hellboy…

  • Love in the Time of Monsters (2014)

    Love in the Time of Monsters 2014

    Love in the Time of Monsters (2014) is an American comedy horror movie that is 97 minutes long and was filmed in Gasquet, California, USA and Klamath, California, USA. Director Matt Jackson (Tough Love…

  • Raze (2013)

    Raze 2013

    Raze is not a movie for everyone. It is especially not for audiences who are against women brutality and for audiences with a weak stomach for violence. Director Josh C. Waller (I'm from the Future,…

  • John Dies at the End (2012)

    John Dies at the End 2012

    John Dies at the End (2012) is an American dark comedy fantasy science fiction thriller horror movie that was made in Lomita, California, USA. Director and co-writer Don Coscarelli (Phantasm (1979), Bubba…

  • Legion (2010)

    Legion 2010

    Legion (2010) is a supernatural American action film about the apocalypse. Scott Stewart (Dark Skies, Priest) is the director and co-writer of this movie that had a great deal of potential if there was…

  • Quarantine (2008)

    Quarantine 2008

    When a news crew decides to trail a brave fire-fighting team, they never suspect that the first call for help they respond to that night may be their last. Now they're trapped in an apartment complex…

  • Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

    Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007

    Catch a wave of "terrific adventure" and "non-stop action" (CBS-TV) in this fun and fantastically entertaining smash-hit! "Invisible Woman: Sue Storm and "Mr. Fantastic"…

  • Lady in the Water (2006)

    Lady in the Water 2006

    Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep (Giamatti) rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story…

  • Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

    Pan's Labyrinth 2006

    Following a bloody civil war, young Ofelia enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather, a tyrannical military officer. Armed with only her imagination, Ofelia discovers…

  • Hellboy: Sword of Storms (Animated) (2006)

    Hellboy: Sword of Storms (Animated) 2006

    Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006) is an American action adventure animated TV movie that is 77 minutes long. It is the first of the Hellboy Animated series that is based on Mike Mignola's…

  • Doom (2005)

    Doom 2005

    I think they could have done better with Doom than they did. The movie was very slow and very predictiable. The game was more exciting than the movie ever was. Resident Evil made the transition to the…

  • Hellboy (2004)

    Hellboy 2004

    Hellboy, born in the flames of hell 60 years ago during World War II, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) was brought to Earth by evil madman Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden) to perpetrate evil. Hellboy destined to be…

  • Men in Black (2002)

    Men in Black 2002

    This imaginative summer comedy from director Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty) is a lot of fun, largely on the strength of Will Smith's engaging performance as the rookie partner of a secret agent (Tommy…

  • Mimic (1997)

    Mimic 1997

    Mimic (1997) is a good sci-fi based movie. The story of Mimic is that some insects were genetically altered to take care of the cockroach problem in New York. They do that by infiltrating the preys'…

  • Hocus Pocus (1993)

    Hocus Pocus 1993

    Hocus Pocus is one of my favorites as a child. Mostly funny than scary, this film is very entertaining. Three witches return to our world on Halloween and begin to get in to all types of trouble.…

  • Batman Returns (1992)

    Batman Returns 1992

    The legendary hero returns to do battle against the mysterious Cat Woman and the diabolical Penguin -- who, with the help of his evil band of vandals, has a plan to destroy Gotham City as well as Batman.