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Tobin Bell is a Actor American born on 7 august 1942 at Queens (USA)

Tobin Bell

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Birth name Joseph Henry Tobin, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 7 august 1942 (77 years) at Queens (USA)

Tobin Bell (born Joseph Henry Tobin, Jr.; August 7, 1942) is an American film and television character actor, known for his portrayal of John Kramer/Jigsaw of the Saw film series. After years of work doing stand-ins and background work on films, he got his first major acting job in Mississippi Burning (1988) and went on to star in made-for-television films and guest star in television shows throughout the 1990s.

A life member of The Actors Studio, Bell also voice acted his Jigsaw character in two video games based on the films, Saw and its sequel, Saw II: Flesh & Blood. Bell's portrayal of Jigsaw has earned him five award nominations and two wins.

Before his breakthrough with Saw, Bell appeared in many notable films, including The Verdict (1982), Tootsie (1982), Mississippi Burning (1988), False Identity (1990), Loose Cannons (1990), Goodfellas (1990), Ruby (1992), The Firm (1993), In the Line of Fire (1993), Malice (1993), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Brown's Requiem (1998), a voice role in The Road to El Dorado (2000), and a narration in Boiling Point (1993).

Biography

Bell is married and has two children. When not acting, he coaches a Little League Baseball team and flag football. His other hobbies include hiking and playing guitar.

Best films

Saw III (2006)
(Actor)
Saw IV (2007)
(Actor)
Saw 3D (2010)
(Actor)
Jigsaw (2017)
(Actor)

Usually with

James Wan
James Wan
(8 films)
Shawnee Smith
Shawnee Smith
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tobin Bell (40 films)

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Actor

Jigsaw
Jigsaw (2017)
, 1h32
Directed by Michael et Peter Spierig
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Laura Vandervoort, Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Paul Braunstein, Mandela Van Peebles
Roles John Kramer / Jigsaw
Rating58% 2.905022.905022.905022.905022.90502
Dix ans se sont écoulés depuis la mort de John Kramer, surnommé Jigsaw (le Tueur au Puzzle). Amanda Young est également morte à la fin de Saw 3 et Jill Tuck a été froidement assassinée par Mark Hoffman, qui a mystérieusement disparu. Cependant, tout laisse à croire que l'affaire Jigsaw n'est pas complètement terminée, quand cinq personnes se retrouvent entre la vie et la mort. Kramer est-il réellement mort ? Ou a-t-il décidé de disparaître pour mieux renaître ?
12 Feet Deep
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Diane Farr, Nora-Jane Noone, Tobin Bell, Alexandra Park
Roles McGradey
Rating55% 2.7978252.7978252.7978252.7978252.797825
Deux sœurs se retrouvent prises au piège sous le capot en fibre de verre d’une piscine publique.
Finders Keepers, 1h24
Directed by Alexander Yellen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Jaime Pressly, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Tobin Bell, Kylie Rogers, Mark DeCarlo, Patrick Muldoon
Roles Dr. Freeman
Rating43% 2.15782.15782.15782.15782.1578
Une mère divorcée est plongée dans la tourmente quand sa fille s'entiche d'une poupée maléfique laissée là par les précédents habitants de leur nouvelle maison.
Dark House
Dark House (2014)
, 1h43
Directed by Victor Salva
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Tobin Bell, Lesley-Anne Down, Alex McKenna, Luke Kleintank, Zack Ward, Max Gail
Roles Seth
Rating47% 2.357842.357842.357842.357842.35784
The film tells the story of Nick Di Santo (Kleintack), who is tormented by his ability to touch someone and see exactly how they will die. On his 23rd birthday, Nick is summoned by his mother (Down) to the asylum where she has been institutionalized since his childhood. Hoping that her request to see him is a sign of improvement, Nick is stunned by her revelation that the father he thought was dead is really alive, and that he may know the origin of Nick's terrible gift. Nick sets out to find his father with his best friend Ryan (Anthony Rey Perez) and girlfriend Eve (Alex McKenna). Every road they take on the journey leads them back to the same abandoned mansion - a house that only existed in Nick's childhood imagination, or so he thought. Finally succumbing to the will of the house, Nick becomes embroiled in a battle with a dark figure (Bell).
Saw 3D
Saw 3D (2010)
, 1h27
Directed by Kevin Greutert
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Cary Elwes, Gina Holden
Roles Jigsaw / John
Rating56% 2.8037352.8037352.8037352.8037352.803735
Two men, Brad and Ryan, wake up in a metropolitan storefront window. Each man is bound at the wrists to opposite side of a worktable with a circular saw in front of them. Their mutual lover, Dina, is suspended above a third saw. As a crowd gathers and police attempt to break the window, a puppet informs the men that one of them can kill the other or they can let Dina die. They initially fight each other, during which Brad is cut, but they soon realize Dina's betrayal and allow her to die instead.
Saw VI
Saw VI (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Kevin Greutert
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Peter Outerbridge, Shawnee Smith
Roles Jigsaw / John
Rating60% 3.001733.001733.001733.001733.00173
Predatory lenders Simone and Eddie awaken on either side of a room split by a cage containing a scale, wearing head harnesses with screws poised to pierce their temples. They learn via videotape that the one who sets more flesh weight on their tray will survive. Eddie cuts fat from his torso, but Simone chops off her arm, which tilts the scale in her favor; the timer expires, and Eddie is killed by the screws. While he reviews the game's footage, Detective Lt. Mark Hoffman is called to the scene by FBI Agent Dan Erickson, who found Agent Peter Strahm's fingerprints around the room. Also present is Agent Lindsey Perez, whose survival was covered up by Erickson for her protection. They learn from Dr. Adam Heffner, who performed all of the autopsies for the Jigsaw case, that the knife used to cut the jigsaw piece from Eddie's flesh was only used on Seth Baxter before then. The agents intend to find the Baxter videotape to prove Strahm's involvement.
Saw V
Saw V (2008)
, 1h32
Directed by David Hackl
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Julie Benz
Roles John Kramer
Rating58% 2.9033252.9033252.9033252.9033252.903325
Convicted murderer Seth Baxter wakes up chained to a table beneath a pendulum blade. A videotape informs him that he can release himself by crushing his hands between two presses. He does so, but the blade still swings down and cuts him in half as someone watches through a hole in the wall. In the meatpacking plant, FBI Agent Peter Strahm guns down Jeff Denlon and is locked in the sickroom. He discovers a hidden exit with a microcassette recorder, which urges him to stay in the sickroom. He ignores it and is attacked in the tunnel by a pig-masked figure, waking up with his head sealed in a box which quickly fills with water; he survives by performing a tracheotomy using his pen. Outside, Detective Mark Hoffman delivers Corbett Denlon to the police and claims they are the only survivors, and is shocked when Strahm is also brought out alive.
Boogeyman 3, 1h34
Directed by Gary Jones
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Chuck Hittinger, Erin Cahill, Mimi Michaels, George Maguire, Nikki Sanderson, Matt Rippy
Roles Dr. Mitchell Allen (voice)
Rating47% 2.3532452.3532452.3532452.3532452.353245
The film begins with Dr. Mitchell Allen's (Tobin Bell) daughter, Audrey (Nikki Sanderson). Audrey proceeds to take a shower and while doing so sees a hand with a black glove. Scared, Audrey gets out and goes to her room to sleep. Her dog, however is up and wants to play ball. To get him away she throw the ball in the closet, After a while, she gets worried her dog hasn't come back yet. She walks to the closet and finds blood lining the closet. She backs away and, with a scream, gets pulled, under her bed.
Saw IV
Saw IV (2007)
, 1h33
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Lyriq Bent, Justin Louis
Roles Jigsaw/John
Rating59% 2.951482.951482.951482.951482.95148
During John Kramer's autopsy, a wax-coated microcassette is found in his stomach. Detective Mark Hoffman is called in and learns from it that he will still be tested and, despite Kramer's death, the games will continue. In a mausoleum, two men awaken chained at the neck to a winch. One's eyes are sewn shut, as is the other's mouth, making communication impossible. In a blind panic, the blinded man activates the winch and attacks the muted man, who kills him and frees himself with the key on the other collar.
The Wizard of Gore, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Noir, Crime
Themes Circus films, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Tobin Bell, Kip Pardue, Shawnee Smith, Bijou Phillips, Crispin Glover, Angus Macfadyen
Rating50% 2.5051452.5051452.5051452.5051452.505145
A magician named Montag the Magnificent puts on elaborate magic shows in a dilapidated post-punk Los Angeles in which he seemingly kills, in brutal torturous fashions, beautiful young women who nevertheless appear alive and unharmed at the end of the trick. Later, however, the victims are found dead of the same wounds that Montag gave them. Ed Bigelow, a young journalist with a trust fund and vintage style, tries to solve the mystery, but ends up discovering that he may be more involved than he first thought.
Decoys 2: Alien Seduction, 1h34
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Kim Poirier, Corey Sevier, Tyler Johnston, Dina Meyer, Tobin Bell, Danielle Kind
Roles Professor Erwin Buckton
Rating46% 2.3097052.3097052.3097052.3097052.309705
When the male students at a small Northwestern college enter into a sex-fueled competition to see who can hook-up with the most co-eds by the end of the summer, the race to bed the most beautiful babes takes an unexpectedly deadly turn. As the men around town start disappearing under increasingly strange circumstances, it begins to appear as if the institute for higher learning has become a hunting ground for intergalactic predators.
The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, 1h44
Directed by Alex Zamm
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Black comedy
Themes Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Emily Osment, Cody Linley, Brittany Curran, Tobin Bell, Katelyn Pippy
Roles The Stranger
Rating58% 2.9014152.9014152.9014152.9014152.901415
Cassie (Emily Osment) is a thirteen-year-old goth girl who just moved with her family to a new neighborhood and school. She loves to trick the popular kids at school and her younger brother Max (Alex Winzenread).
Boogeyman 2, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Actors Danielle Savre, Matt Cohen, David Gallagher, Michael Graziadei, Mae Whitman, Renée O'Connor
Roles Dr Mitchell Allen
Rating50% 2.5060252.5060252.5060252.5060252.506025
The film focuses on Laura Porter (Danielle Savre), who as a child witnessed both her parents being brutally murdered by a hooded man, along with her brother Henry (Matt Cohen).Her brother Henry, who was in the same therapy group, seems to be doing fine and is seemingly cured. Henry goes off to a job interview. Laura gets comfortable with the group which consists of scotophobic Mark (David Gallagher), germaphobic Paul (Johnny Simmons), masochistic Alison (Mae Whitman), agoraphobic Darren (Michael Graziadei) who is scared of commitment and relationships, and Nicky (Chrissy Griffith), a bulimic girl who fears extreme weight gain.
Buried Alive, 1h34
Directed by Robert Kurtzman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors Tobin Bell, Max Sandvoss
Roles Lester
Rating40% 2.0069652.0069652.0069652.0069652.006965
The film opens with Rene (Leah Rachel) in the bath, with her cousin, Zane (Terence Jay) also in the bathroom, and they have a conversation. Suddenly, he pushes her underwater, and she begins to drown. While looking up at his face from under the water, she sees the visage of an old woman above her. She then wakes up, and we find out that she has fallen asleep and begun to drown. Her boyfriend Danny (Steve Sandvoss) wakes her up, and the two make out.
Saw III
Saw III (2006)
, 1h48
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh, Kim Roberts, Dina Meyer
Roles John Kramer
Rating62% 3.101393.101393.101393.101393.10139
After Amanda Young seals him in the bathroom, Eric Matthews escapes his shackle by breaking his foot with a toilet tank cover. Six months later, he is still missing. A SWAT team led by Lieutenant Daniel Rigg discovers the site of a Jigsaw game in which the victim, Troy, had to escape a bomb by ripping chains from his body. Rigg calls Detectives Mark Hoffman and Allison Kerry, who is guilt-ridden over Matthews' disappearance, to the scene. Kerry points out that the door was welded shut, breaking Jigsaw's modus operandi of giving his victims a chance to escape. She is abducted from her home that night while reviewing Troy's tape and awakens in a harness that is hooked into her ribs. She manages to retrieve the key from a suspended beaker of acid and unlocking it before the timer expires, but it tears her rib cage apart anyway, killing her.