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Jon Gries is a Actor and Producer American born on 17 june 1957 at Glendale (USA)

Jon Gries

Jon Gries
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Birth name Jonathan Francis Gries
Nationality USA
Birth 17 june 1957 (67 years) at Glendale (USA)

Jonathan Francis "Jon" 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 also more recently as recurring character Roger Linus on Lost. He is also known for his roles in Martin, The Pretender, and Running Scared.


Il est connu pour avoir joué Oncle Rico dans le film Napoleon Dynamite et également pour son rôle de Laslo Hollyfeld en 1985 dans la comédie Real Genius. Son rôle le plus connu à la télévision est celui de Broots dans la série télévisée américaine Le Caméléon (The Pretender). Il a aussi joué le père de Ben dans la série Lost. Il a également joué un chasseur (Martin), dans la série fantastique Supernatural, l'épisode 11 de la saison 5.

Best films

Taken 3 (2014)
Taken (2008)
The Rundown (2003)

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Filmography of Jon Gries (52 films)

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Operation Chromite, 1h55
Directed by Lee Jae-han
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Lee Beom-soo, Lee Jung-jae, Liam Neeson, Jung Joon-ho, Jin Se-yeon, Kim Sun-A
Roles Hoyt Vandenberg
Rating61% 3.095323.095323.095323.095323.09532
Septembre 1950, la guerre de Corée fait rage. Pour contrer l'offensive nord-coréenne, le général MacArthur organise un débarquement sans précédent sur la plage d'Incheon. Sur place, huit soldats infiltrés dans les rangs nord-coréens ont pour mission de voler les plans de bataille afin de déclencher l'attaque. L'opération Chromite est lancée, dont l'enjeu fut de chasser les Nord-Coréens qui ont envahi le port sud-coréen, et le cours de l'histoire est sur le point de changer.
Pass the Light, 1h53
Directed by Malcolm Goodwin
Origin USA
Themes Films about religion
Actors Cameron Palatas, Allie DeBerry, Milena Govich, Colby French, Lawrence Victor, Jon Gries
Roles Franklin
Rating50% 2.536052.536052.536052.536052.53605
It is the story of Steve Bellafiore (Cameron Palatas), a 17-year-old high school senior who decides to run for Congress in order to protect the faith that he so loves.
Locker 13
Locker 13 (2014)

Directed by Jason Marsden, Bruce Dellis, George Huang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Krista Allen, Tatyana Ali, Jason Marsden, George Newbern, Rick Schroder, Jon Gries
Roles Archie
Rating48% 2.423762.423762.423762.423762.42376
Skip (Brad Raider) works at an Old West theme park and is told several stories by his supervisor Archie (Jon Gries). Each story contains not only a strange locker with the number 13 on it, and each story contains a theme about making the right choice and the consequences of not doing so. The stories range from an aging boxer faced with a big choice to a young man desperate to commit suicide.
Taken 3
Taken 3 (2014)
, 1h49
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, Jon Gries, Dougray Scott
Roles (Mark) Casey
Rating60% 3.003373.003373.003373.003373.00337
Former covert operative Bryan Mills visits his daughter, Kim, who has just discovered she's pregnant, at her L.A. apartment to deliver an early birthday gift. After an awkward visit, he invites his ex-wife, Lenore, to dinner. Although she refused the invitation, she shows up at his apartment revealing her distress over marital problems with her current husband, Stuart, and indicates her desire to be with Bryan, who feels the same way, but says they need to refrain until her marriage is resolved. Later, Stuart visits Bryan and asks him to stay away from Lenore as they attempt to reconcile. Bryan reluctantly agrees.
Faults (2014)
, 1h33
Directed by Riley Stearns
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jon Gries, Lance Reddick, Leland Orser, Beth Grant, Chris Ellis
Roles Terry
Rating66% 3.3494453.3494453.3494453.3494453.349445
Ansel Roth, a writer and cult specialist, fraudulently uses an expired voucher to pay for a meal at a hotel restaurant and is forcibly removed after refusing to pay. The manager of the hotel tells Roth that his speaking engagement is almost ready, and Roth steals towels and batteries as he checks out. His presentation on cults is interrupted by a heckler, who proceeds to beat him up for his involvement in the suicide of a troubled woman, the man's sister, who had been involved with a cult. Evelyn and Paul approach Roth and request an autographed copy of his book for their daughter, Claire, who they explain has become involved in a mysterious cult. Roth declines to become involved.
Bad Turn Worse, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Mackenzie Davis, Jeremy Allen White, William Devane, Jon Gries, Logan Huffman, Mark Pellegrino
Roles Sheriff Shep
Rating55% 2.7512.7512.7512.7512.751
After B. J. steals $20,000, he surprises his best friend, Bobby, and girlfriend, Sue, with an impromptu plan to party together one last time before Bobby and Sue leave rural Texas for college. B. J. later confides in Bobby that he stole he money from Giff, a local mobster who employs them. Giff immediately suspects his Mexican security guard, and Bobby and B. J. arrive at work as Giff savagely beats the man. Concerned that Giff will kill the worker, Bobby confesses to stealing the money, though it does not stop Giff from killing the man. As they dispose of the body for Giff, Bobby expresses regret that the man died, and B. J. berates him for getting them involved. When they can't repay him, Giff forces them to agree to rob a cotton mill owned by Big Red, an infamous mob boss who uses it to launder his funds. Over Bobby's objection, B. J. reveals that Sue was also involved in spending Giff's money, and she is forced to participate in the robbery, too.
Skinwalker Ranch, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Erin Cahill, Kyle Davis, Jon Gries, Michael Horse
Roles Hoyt
Rating51% 2.5539752.5539752.5539752.5539752.553975
Strange occurrences have been happening on the Skinwalker Ranch, which have culminated in the disappearance of the ranch owner's son. This prompts the dispatch of an investigative team to document the activity and look into the boy's disappearance by way of cameras set up throughout the ranch. The cameras record a series of increasingly eerie events and a warning by a Native American man, who tells the crew that their lives are in danger.
Noobz (2013)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about video games
Actors Moisés Arias, Casper Van Dien, Jason Mewes, Jon Gries, Matt Shively, Sabrina Carpenter
Roles Greg Lipstein
Rating47% 2.3659752.3659752.3659752.3659752.365975
Four friends face down a mace-spraying mother, a 1980s arcade champ, and Casper Van Dien in their quest to take the top prize at the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship in Los Angeles, and prove that all of those hours playing Xbox were spent wisely. When Cody (Blake Freeman) lost his job, he turned to video games for pleasure. Meanwhile, things go from bad to worse when Cody's wife grows weary of being married to a gamer, and walks out on him. But when Cody's pal Andy (Jason Mewes) rallies their old gang the Reign Clan to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, it appears to be the perfect opportunity to put their gaming skills to use, and win a big cash prize in the process. With the old pals Oliver (Matt Shively) and "Hollywood" (Moises Arias) in tow, Cody and Andy set their sights on Los Angeles. Unfortunately for the Reign Clan, the forces of the universe seem to be working against them. Now, as the contest draws near and Andy finally gets some quality face time with gamer goddess Rickie (Zelda Williams), the Reign Clan find that their enemies on the virtual battlefield are no match for the real-life foes who are determined to see them fail.
Taken 2
Taken 2 (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Šerbedžija, Leland Orser, Jon Gries
Roles Casey
Rating62% 3.1014853.1014853.1014853.1014853.101485
At the funeral of his son Marko and associates in Tropojë, Albanian mafia head Murad Hoxha vows to seek vengeance on his son's killer. Traveling to Paris with his men, he interrogates and tortures former intelligence agent Jean-Claude Pitrel, whose business card was found at the scene of Marko's death, but finds no information. He then bribes a corrupt police official for Pitrel's files and deduces that his old friend Bryan Mills was responsible and is in Istanbul.
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Jon Gries, Edward Herrmann, Barry Corbin, Margot Kidder, Rance Howard, Larry Thomas
Roles Tom Sutter
Rating57% 2.8581252.8581252.8581252.8581252.858125
The film tells the story of a sheriff who finds out that someone has been robbing the graves of the dead. The sheriff has to look at his own beliefs about justice and redemption.
Crazy on the Outside, 1h36
Directed by Tim Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Ray Liotta, Kelsey Grammer, Karle Warren, Julie Bowen, Tim Allen
Roles Edgar
Rating54% 2.7487952.7487952.7487952.7487952.748795
Thomas Zelda (Tim Allen) has been paroled from prison for being involved in movie piracy. He is picked up by his eccentric sister Viki (Sigourney Weaver) who is revealed to be a habitual liar (she claims it's so people aren't hurt by the truth).
Confessions of an Action Star, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors David Leitch, Angelina Jolie, Holmes Osborne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Nathan Lee Graham
Roles Donald Buckheim
Rating39% 1.9727051.9727051.9727051.9727051.972705
A 'mockumentary' on the rise and fall of Chip and Dales dancer turned martial arts action star, Francis Allen Sledgewick, AKA Frank Sledge. When fame and fortune caused Frank to lose his sense of what's truly important, he realised he's going to have to get in touch with his roots if there's ever going to be a comeback.
The Smell of Success, 1h34
Directed by Polish brothers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Téa Leoni, Ed Helms, Kyle MacLachlan, Polish brothers, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Rating52% 2.607112.607112.607112.607112.60711
It all begins when a tragic fan accident ends the life of Mr. Roses, the scientific genius behind Roses Manure Company, forcing his cosmetics salesgirl daughter Rosemary (Téa Leoni) to take control of the company. Rosemary isn’t sure if she has a nose for the family business, but when she discovers the company is about to go under, she is determined to find a way to keep the company successful. She’s going to need the help of her father’s best salesmen led by Patrick Fitzpatrick (Billy Bob Thornton).
Taken (2008)
, 1h33
Directed by Pierre Morel
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Children's films, Gangster films
Actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Katie Cassidy Rodgers
Roles Mark Casey
Rating76% 3.8473753.8473753.8473753.8473753.847375
Retired CIA field operative Bryan Mills attempts to build a closer relationship with his daughter, Kim, who lives with her mother, Lenore, and her wealthy stepfather, Stuart. While overseeing security at a concert for pop star Sheerah, Bryan saves her from a violent stalker. As a thank you, Sheerah offers to assess Kim's talent as a singer. Before Bryan can tell Kim, she asks her father for permission to travel to Paris with her best friend, Amanda. He initially refuses, but eventually agrees after Lenore pressures him. At the airport, he learns the girls are actually following U2 during their European tour, something Lenore knew but kept from him.