If you've viewed any Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror films in recent years you may never have even heard the name "Doug Jones". However, you've probably seen him in action and didn't even realize it. Doug Jones is a creature actor who usually portrays a variety of monsters, ghosts, and other inhabitants of the underworld.
|... And a pretty awesome human being.|
|Remember these creeps from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Hush"? Doug Jones is the gentleman in the front.|
|Abe Sapien from Hellboy|
|The Silver Surfer from the Fantastic Four sequel|
|The terrifying "Pale Man" in Pan's Labyrinth|
|The Pale Man strikes!|
|El Fauno (The Faun) from Pan's Labyrinth|
|Abe Sapien again in Hellboy: The Golden Army|
|The Angel of Death from Hellboy: The Golden Army|
I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Jones at a convention just a year or so ago. Even though I had seen him in behind the scenes footage of his various films I was taken aback by just how tall and slender he is (and not simply because of my own hobbit-like stature). More importantly, I was pleasantly surprised at just how jovial Jones is. He took the time to talk to every fan, was more than willing to pose with them for pictures (he jumped on one guys back for a photo op), and embraced them in a warm hug as if he knew them his whole life. It's very refreshing to meet an artist who genuinely enjoys what he does and is so appreciative of his fan base.
|On permanent display in the Cryptic Corridor...|
|The man... The myth... The legend. (No, not me)|
You can find more information about the actor and his films on his website: http://www.thedougjonesexperience.com/