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. He has performed in such films and television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Hellboy II, Pan's Labyrinth, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.He is a big supporter of, and 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.
Productions Doug has been a part of:Film
- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer as the Silver Surfer.
- Hellboy, Hellboy II, Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms, Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron as Abe Sapien and in Hellboy II, the Angel of Death.
- The Butterfly Circus (short), as Otto
- The Lady in the Water, as one of the Tartutic
- Pan's Labyrinth as the Faun and the Pale Man.
- "My Name is Jerry" as the titular character.
- He's now doing a Marble Hornets movie, playing the movie's titular Operator, AKA Slender Man.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer as the Gentleman.
- Falling Skies as Cochise the Volm.
- Teen Wolf as Barrow.
- Face/Off as himself (guest judge and mentor).
- "Research" as Denny.
- "Dragon Age: Redemption" as Saarebas.
- "The Guild" as Gerald.
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.
- Looping Lines: 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.
- 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:
- Serkis Folk: As the Silver Surfer.
- 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.