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Jonathan Francis Gries (born June 17, 1957) is an American actor, writer, and director. He is also credited under the names Jon Francis and Jonathan Gries. He is best known for his role in Napoleon Dynamite as Uncle Rico and the film for which he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, and also as recurring character Roger Linus on Lost. He is also known for his roles in Martin, The Pretender, The Monster Squad, Running Scared (1986), Real Genius, and Dream Corp LLC.


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Filmography

Film

  • 1968 Will Penny - Horace
  • 1976 Helter Skelter - William Garretson
  • 1977 The Chicken Chronicles - Tom
  • 1979 More American Graffiti - Ron
  • 1979 Swap Meet - Doug
  • 1983 Joysticks - King Vidiot
  • 1985 Real Genius - Lazlo Hollyfeld
  • 1986 TerrorVision - O. D.
  • 1986 Running Scared (1986) - Det. Tony Montoya
  • 1987 Number One with a Bullet - Bobby Sweet
  • 1987 The Monster Squad - Desperate Man / Wolfman
  • 1988 Freight Night Part 2 - Louie
  • 1989 Kill Me Again - Alan Swayzie
  • 1989 Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog - Max
  • 1993 Ed and His Dead Mother - Rob Sundheimer
  • 1995 Get Shorty - Ronnie Wingate
  • 1997 Casualties - Bill Summers
  • 1997 Men in Black - Van Driver
  • 1997 The Maze - Dr. Holmes
  • 1997 Mitzi & Joe - Joe
  • 1999 Twin Falls Idaho - Lawyer Jay Harrison
  • 2001 Jackpot - Sunny Holiday / Glen Allen Johnson
  • 2003 Northfork - Arnold
  • 2003 The Big Empty - Elron
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  • 2003 The Snow Walker - Pierce
  • 2003 The Rundown - Harvey
  • 2004 Napoleon Dynamite - Uncle Rico
  • 2005 Confessions of an Action Star - Donald Buckheim
  • 2005 Waterborne - Ritter
  • 2006 The Sasquatch Gang - Chilcutt
  • 2006 Stick It - Brice Graham
  • 2006 The Astronaut Farmer - FBI Agent Killbourne
  • 2006 Car Babes - Gary
  • 2007 American Pastime - Ed Tully
  • 2007 September Dawn - John D. Lee
  • 2007 The Comebacks - Barber
  • 2007 Frank - Colin York
  • 2008 Taken - Casey
  • 2008 Bar Starz - Ricky Fabulous
  • 2008 So Long Jimmy - Levi Franklin
  • 2008 Around June - Murry
  • 2009 Elsewhere - Mr. Tod
  • 2009 The Smell of Success - Early Dunchamp
  • 2010 Crazy on the Outside - Edgar
  • 2010 Good Intentions - Sherriff Ernie
  • 2011 Natural Selection - Peter
  • 2011 Not Quite College - Tone Cash
  • 2011 5 Time Champion - Melvin Glee
  • 2011 Redemption: For Robbing the Dead - Tom Sutter
  • 2012 Deep in the Heart - Dick Wallrath
  • 2012 Unicorn City - Shadowhawk
  • 2012 Noobz - Greg Lipstein
  • 2012 Taken 2 - Casey
  • 2013 Bad Turn Worse - Sheriff Shep
  • 2013 A True Story - Richard Simpkins
  • 2013 Skinwalker Ranch - Hoyt
  • 2014 Eternity: The Movie - Barry Goldfield Jr.
  • 2014 Faults - Terry
  • 2014 The Last Survivors - Carson
  • 2014 Taken 3 - Casey
  • 2015 Pass the Light - Franklin
  • 2015 Endgame - Principal Thomas
  • 2015 A Country Called Home - Tyler
  • 2015 Mucho Dinero - Jon Waters
  • 2016 Durant's Never Closes - Dizzy Dean
  • 2016 The Axe Murders of Villisca - Greg
  • 2016 Falsely Accused - Gus
  • 2016 Operation Chromite - Hoyt Vandenberg
  • 2017 All About the Money - Jon Waters
  • 2017 Americons - Billy
  • 2018 Glass Jaw - Sam Austin

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