Doug Jones

Inside Biography

American actor, Doug Jones is best known for his roles in the horror and science fiction genres movies and series, where he appeared with heavy, make up to play nonhuman characters.Some of his best-known movies are Hocus Pocus, Crimson Peak, The Golden Army, The Shape of Water and Hellboy among others. Whereas, his well-recognized series include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Falling Skies and The Strain.

Jones is married to Laurie Jones. The couple shares a strong bond and is very supportive of each others decision in their respective career.

Early Life And Education of Doug Jones

Doug Jones was born on 24th May 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana under the birth sign Gemini. Jones is American as per nationality and is of White ethnicity. Jones is the youngest among other three children of his parents.

CAPTION: Doug Jones in his early days. SOURCE:

Jones attended Bishop Chatard High School and later graduated from Ball State University. When he was in the university, he used to perform as a mime. 

Doug Jones' Career

Doug Jones at the initial phase of his career appeared in TV advertisement. He also used to work as a contortionist (a performer who shows extreme physical flexibility).


Jones made his Hollywood debut in 1987 from the movie, The Newlydeads. In 1990, he worked as Ken in Night Angel and subsequently acted in Carnal Crimes.


He then worked in several movies, such as Magic Kid, Tank Girl, Mimic, Denial, Mystery Men, Side Effects, Three Lives, Doom Nora Breaks Free Carnies, The Job, It’s Alive, and Crimson Park among others. He is particularly famous for his work in:

Movies Role IMDB rating Cast Members
Hocus Pocus (1993) Billy Butcherson 6.8 Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy among others.
Hellboy (2004) Abe Sapien 6.9 Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt and Jeffrey Tambor among others.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) The Faun/ The Pale Man 8.2 Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu and Ariadna Gil among others.
Crimson Peak (2015) Ghosts of Edith's Mother / Lady Beatrice Sharpe 6.5 Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam among others.

Jones is also popular for The Shape of Water, The Bye Bye Man and Tank Girl among others. He worked under prosthetic makeup in Hocus Pocus which was loved by the fans. He is mostly recognized for playing non-human characters such as Abe Sapien in Hellboy franchise and Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.


Jones made his TV debut in 1991 from In Living Color. Three years later, he acted in an episode of horror anthology TV series, Tales from the Crypt.


Jones then worked in several TV series including Skill Stalkings, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The Weird Al Show, The Darking, Criminal Minds, The Neighbours and Sons of Anarchy among others. His most significant roles are in the following series:

TV series Role IMDB Rating Cast Members
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1999) Lead Gentleman 8.2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, David Boreanaz and Nicholas Brendon among others.
Falling Skies (2013-15) Cochise 7.2 Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Moon Bloodgood and Sarah Carter among others.
The Strain (2014-16) The Ancient/ The Master 7.4 Corey Stoll, Kevin Durand, David Bradley and Richard Sammel among others.

As of 2018, Jones is working on the TV series, Star Trek: Discovery as Commander Saru

Jones also worked in several web series debuting from Angel of Death in 2009 as Dr. Rankin

He voiced Dr. Mayer in the video game, Astronomica: The Quest for the Edge of the Universe

Doug Jones' Awards And Nominations

In 2009, Dough Jones won the Fangoria Horror Hall of Fame Awards. He also won The Festival Prize Awards and The Chairman's Vanguard Award among others.

Some of his nominated awards are LAOFCS Awards and Festival Awards.

Doug Jones' Net Worth

Doug Jones has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars. Jones acted in several hit movies that made an impressive collection at the box office. 

Here is the list of his hit movies:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB rating Awards and Nominations Cast Members 
Batman Returns (1992) $80 million $266.8 million 7.0
  • Won BMI & TV Awards, and Saturn Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy AwardsBAFTA Awards, and Hugo Awards among others.
Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito and Christopher Walken among others.
Three Kings (1999) $48 million $107.7 million 7.1 - George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze among others.
Men in Black II (2002) $140 million $441.8 million 6.1
  • Won Razzie Awards.
  • Nominated for Visual Effects Society Awards.
Will Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Tommy Lee Jones and Barry Sonnenfeld among others.
The Time Machine (2002) $80 million $123.7 million 5.9
  • Won World Soundtrack Award.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards.
Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Guillory among others.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) $130 million $290 million 5.6
  • Won Golden Trailer Awards, and Kids' Choice Awards.
  • Nominated for Razzie Awards.
Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Micahel Chiklis among others. 
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) $85 million $160.4 million 7.0
  • Won Fangoria Chainsaw Awards and Saturn Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards, Empire Awards, andVisual Effects Society Awards.
Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Luke Goss and Anna Walton among others.
The Shape of Water (2017) $19.5 million $173.2 million 7.5
  • Won Academy AwardsGolden Globe Awards, and BAFTA.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Critics' Choice Awards.
Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg among others.

Doug Jones' Personal Life

Doug Jones married Laurie Jones in 1984. The couple has no children yet.

CAPTION: Doug with his wife. SOURCE: Instagram

The couple attended several ceremonies and event together, most recently were seen together at the 2018 Oscar red carpet.

He has distinctive gestures and body language. 

Here is the video, where Jones talks about his character in The Shape of Water:

by saru, 22 Mar, 2018

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