Doug JonesCreepy Old Man

    The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city’s Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Theatre.

    He learned mime at school, joining a troupe and doing the whole white-face thing, and has also worked as a contortionist.

    After a hitch in theater in Indiana, he moved to Los Angeles in 1985, and has not been out of work since – he’s acted in over 25 films, many television series (Including the award-winning Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), his episode ‘Hush’ garnered two Emmy nominations) and over 90 commercials and music videos with the likes of Madonna and Marilyn Manson.

    Although known mostly for his work under prosthetics, he has also performed as ‘himself’ in such highly-rated films as Adaptation. (2002) with Nicolas Cage and indie projects such as Phil Donlon‘s A Series of Small Things (2005).

    But it is his sensitive and elegant performance as ‘Abe Sapien’ in Hellboy (2004), which stormed to the top of the U.S. box office in the spring of 2004, that has brought him an even higher profile and much praise from audiences and critics alike.

    Doug is married and lives in California.

    L to R: Mike Elizalde working on Jones, Jones and Hiroshi after a long day, and Hiroshi with Jones as the creepy old man
    A few of the many non-human characters embodied by the amazing Jones
    Yes, he was the Silver Surfer. He was also in Hocus Pocus, Pan’s Labyrinth, both Helboy films, and the list goes on. Well known to fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror alike, actor Doug Jones began his career as a contortionist, and his lithe malleable frame had made him ideal for playing characters that are non-human (or barely human). Schedule permitting, Doug Jones will be perfect as the creepy old man. Yet in real life he is not old, and definitely not creepy. This is because he is such an excellent actor.”

    Hiroshi