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      Jon Gries

      Jon Gries

      Highest Rated: 100% Waterborne (2005)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jun 17, 1957

      Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

      "Wolfman's got nards!" This line from the campy horror flick "The Monster Squad" (1987), directed at Jon Gries' vicious but vulnerable werewolf, neatly sums up the veteran character actor's career: tough characters with soft hearts. His father, director Tom Gries, cast him in his movies such as "Will Penny" (1968) and the made-for-TV "Helter Skelter" (CBS, 1976), but the young actor quickly struck out on his own, appearing in cult '80s movies such as "Real Genius" (1985). By the 1990s he'd moved over to TV, landing memorable roles on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000); "Martin" (Fox, 1992-97); and "The Pretender" (NBC, 1996-2000). After appearing in "Get Shorty" (1995), Gries landed a breakout role as Uncle Rico in the surprise hit "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004) and joined the sprawling cast of "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). A self-professed late bloomer, Gries directed his first film, "Pickin & Grinnin," in 2010, before landing his first voice acting role on the animated "Napoleon Dynamite" (Fox, 2012). Though he may not have followed in his father's Emmy-winning footsteps, Jon Gries has made some distinct impressions of his own.

      Highest rated movies

      Waterborne
      Faults
      Get Shorty
      Will Penny
      The Snow Walker
      Only The Good Survive
      We Gotta Get Out of This Place
      Twin Falls Idaho

      Photos

      Jon Gries SEPTEMBER DAWN, Jon Gries, 2006. ©Black Diamond Pictures GLASS JAW, FROM LEFT: KORRINA RICO, JON GRIES, 2018. © VISION FILMS NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, Jon Gries, 2004, (c) Fox Searchlight NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, Aaron Ruell, Jon Heder, Jon Gries, 2004, (c) Fox Searchlight JACKPOT, (top l-r): Jon Gries (second from left), Garrett Morris, Daryl Hannah, (bottom l-r): Anthony Edwards (second from l.), Crystal Bernard, Adam Baldwin, 2001, ©Sony Pictures Classics JACKPOT, Jon Gries, Camillia Clouse, 2001 JACKPOT, Jon Gries, 2001. (c) Sony Picture Classics. SEPTEMBER DAWN, Jon Gries (right), 2006. ©Black Diamond Pictures NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, Jon Gries, Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, 2004, (c) Fox Searchlight REAL GENIUS, (aka PROFESSION: GENIE), standing from left: Mark Kamiyama, Michelle Meyrink, Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Jon Gries (seated), 1985, © TriStar AROUND JUNE, Jon Gries, 2008. ph: Stephen Kopels/©Indican Pictures THE SASQUATCH GANG, (aka THE SASQUATCH DUMPLING GANG), Jon Gries, 2006. ©Sony BMG Music Entertainment WILL PENNY, Jon Francis, Joan Hackett, 1968 WILL PENNY, Joan Hackett, Jon Francis, Charlton Heston, 1968 SEPTEMBER DAWN, Jon Gries (second from left), 2006. ©Black Diamond Pictures Psych, Dulé Hill (L), James Roday (C), Jon Gries (R), 'One, Maybe Two, Ways Out', Season 5, Ep. #9, 09/08/2010, ©USA Psych, Jon Gries, 'One, Maybe Two, Ways Out', Season 5, Ep. #9, 09/08/2010, ©USA JACKPOT, Adam Baldwin, Garrett Morris, Jon Gries, 2001 THE RUNDOWN, Ernie Misko, Jon Gries, Christopher Walken, Stuart Wilson, 2003, (c) Universal

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      83% No Score Yet Only The Good Survive Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Truth Director - 2021
      No Score Yet 57% Wish Upon a Unicorn Bud (Character) - 2020
      64% No Score Yet 3 Days With Dad Tim (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 95% Glass Jaw Sam Austin (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 95% All About the Money Jon Waters (Character) - 2017
      14% 14% Villisca Greg (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 10% Falsely Accused Gus (Character) - 2016
      17% 69% Durant's Never Closes Dizzy Dean (Character) - 2016
      17% 49% A Country Called Home Tyler (Character) - 2015
      50% 27% Endgame Principal Thomas (Character) - 2015
      14% 80% Americons Billy (Character) $14.4K 2015
      0% 56% Eternity: The Movie Barry Goldfield Jr. (Character) - 2014
      75% No Score Yet The Well Carson (Character) - 2014
      92% 68% Faults Terry (Character) - 2014
      13% 43% Taken 3 Casey (Character) $89.3M 2014
      13% 52% Locker 13 Archie (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 93% Pass the Light Franklin Baumann (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 29% Skinwalker Ranch Hoyt (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 43% Noobz Greg Lipstein (Character) - 2013
      80% 51% We Gotta Get Out of This Place Sheriff Shep (Character) - 2013
      22% 52% Taken 2 Casey (Character) $139.9M 2012
      No Score Yet 89% Redemption Tom Sutter (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 68% Unicorn City Shadow Hawk (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 5 Time Champion Melvin (Character) - 2011
      74% 67% Natural Selection Peter (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 64% Deep in the Heart Richard Wallrath (Character) $54.9K 2011
      No Score Yet 100% Pickin' & Grinnin' Director - 2010
      No Score Yet 70% A True Story Richard Simpkins (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 40% Good Intentions Ernie (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 34% Elsewhere Mr. Tod (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 84% Around June Murry (Character) $11.9K 2008
      60% 85% Taken Casey (Character) $145.0M 2008
      No Score Yet 72% Frank Colin York (Character) - 2007
      46% 57% The Sasquatch Gang Chilcutt (Character) $9.5K 2007
      33% 68% American Pastime Ed Tully (Character) - 2007
      58% 49% The Astronaut farmer Kilborne (Character) $11.0M 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fathom Unknown (Character) - 2007
      16% 49% September Dawn Jon D. Lee (Character) $1.1M 2006
      32% 73% Stick It Brice (Character) $26.9M 2006
      No Score Yet 28% CarBabes Gary (Character) - 2006
      100% 45% Waterborne Ritter (Character) - 2005
      72% 74% Napoleon Dynamite Uncle Rico (Character) $44.5M 2004
      86% 79% The Snow Walker Pierce (Character) - 2003
      67% 48% The Big Empty Elron (Character) - 2003
      70% 66% The Rundown Harvey (Character) $47.6M 2003
      57% 66% Northfork Arnold (Character) $1.4M 2003
      No Score Yet 53% The Beatnicks Unknown (Character) - 2001
      29% 40% Jackpot Sunny Holiday / Glen Allen Johnson (Character) $43.7K 2001
      No Score Yet 80% The Pretender 2001 Broots (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 86% The Pretender: Island of the Haunted Broots (Character) - 2001
      78% 83% Twin Falls Idaho Lawyer Jay Harrison (Character),
      Associate Producer,
      Original Song
      $985.3K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Maze Dr. Holmes (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 33% Casualties Bill Summers (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah Steve (Character) - 1996
      89% 70% Get Shorty Ronnie Wingate (Character) $68.8M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fever Bobby (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Drive Azzolini (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog Max (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 47% Kill Me Again Alan Swayzie (Character) $112.8K 1989
      56% 78% The Monster Squad Desperate Man (Character) $3.8M 1987
      10% 43% TerrorVision O.D. (Character) - 1986
      63% 58% Running Scared Det. Tony Montoya (Character) $37.6M 1986
      77% 82% Real Genius Lazlo Hollyfeld (Character) $130.8K 1985
      No Score Yet 39% High School U.S.A. Unknown (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet September Gun Brian Brian (Character) - 1983
      87% 74% Will Penny Horace (Character) - 1968

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 93% Dream Corp LLC Dr. Roberts (Character) 2016 2018 2020
      43% 94% Dice Unknown (Character) 2016
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      93% 72% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      32% 50% Napoleon Dynamite Uncle Rico (Voice) 2012
      No Score Yet 70% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      85% 69% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      86% 90% Lost Roger Linus (Guest Star) 2007 2009-2010
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: New York Jim Warren (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 95% The Pretender Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1997-2000
      89% 92% Seinfeld Homeless Man (Guest Star) 1995 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 92% Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      74% 86% The X-Files Salvatore Matola (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 92% Martin Unknown (Character) 1992-1994
      No Score Yet 90% Quantum Leap Flash McGrath (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Maj. Rex Chapman USAF (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Frank (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1980