Creator / Doug Jones

Doug Jones (born May 24, 1960) is an American actor best known for his roles in science fiction, fantasy, and horror as non-human characters that usually require hours worth of makeup being applied to his person, very much like Lon Chaney in his day. He has performed in such films and television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pan's Labyrinth, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

He is a big supporter of —and is involved in many— independent films and shorts.

He's much beloved by fans for his sweet, funny demeanor and giving of hugs to anyone who will take them.

Incidentally, he is not the same person as Alabama's junior Senator. He's a busy man, but not that busy.

Productions Doug has been a part of:



Web Series


This Actor contains examples of:

  • Born Lucky: He's the only person who attended the notoriously problematic DashCon and didn't suffer payment, hotel, or panel issues.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: Well, they are when he's playing a villain and every gesture exudes menace; in real life they are very graceful, and watching every gesture he makes with them is like watching a sort of dance.
  • Cuddle Bug: He's more than willing to give hugs to anyone who will take one, and fans are known to say that they are heavenly.
  • Doing It for the Art: His acting in independent films. If he likes the idea, he's got the free time, and he's had a role recently that pays the bills, he's more than delighted to act in independent films and web series.
  • Faux Fluency: Subverted. Instead of learning the archaic form of Spanish phonetically, he actually learned it for his role as the Faun in Pan's Labyrinth so he knew the appropriate places to pause, etc., though the voice heard in the finished film is done by a native speaker.
  • Happily Married
  • Gentle Giant: He's 6'3, but is possibly one of the nicest actors to meet in person.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Often plays villains or monsters, but is the sweetest man you could possibly meet.
  • Nice Guy: Exactly What It Says on the Tin
  • Noodle People: Quite tall and extremely thin, which he says makes him every prosthetic makers dream because they can pretty much do whatever they like with the design because he has such a thin frame.
  • One of Us: Has been a comic book fan since he was a kid, loves Steampunk, and is a huge fan/supporter of Steam Powered Giraffe.
  • Promoted Fanboy:
    • Has been a fan of the Silver Surfer since he was a kid.
    • He was a Big Name Fan of Marble Hornets before he got a part in the movie based off of it. As the Operator.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: Despite playing various monsters, he's actually a real-life Christian.
  • Same Language Dub: Notoriously, in his three most high-profile roles he had his voice dubbed - by David Hyde Pierce in Hellboy, Laurence Fishburne in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and by the narrator in Pan's Labyrinth. Due to support from his fans and co-stars, he was allowed to avert the trope in the second Hellboy, and would have done so in the Silver Surfer's solo film if that movie had ever been made. He now has contractual protection against this type of treatment.
    • Notably, David Hyde Pierce refused to do press junkets or even be credited for doing Abe Sapien's voice in Hellboy solely out of respect for Doug. He even allegedly exclaimed, "What am I doing here?" when he saw the amount of work Doug had already put into the role.
  • Serkis Folk: As the Silver Surfer. This was a last-minute addition, as Doug actually did the part as a perfectly good practical Silver Surfer, but the studio wanted to advertise the character as a CGI creation. When the Surfer gets Depowered, there's no CGI, just Doug.
  • The Silent Bob: Has a background in miming and often plays characters who don't (or can't) say a word, and expresses reams of dialogue simply by body language. For a particularly fine example, see his stellar work as the leader of The Gentlemen in the entirely silent Buffy episode Hush. A head tilt and flick of the hand is all a master needs to have you checking your closet for days.
  • Star-Making Role: Mac Tonight, the moon-headed mascot of the McDonald's "late night" commercials. He quickly gained notoriety around Hollywood for the fact that he bore the character's giant head without a word of complaint.