Doug Jones

The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on May 24, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Theatre.

He learned mime at school, joining a troupe and doing the whole white-face thing, and has also worked as a contortionist.

After a hitch in theater in Indiana, he moved to Los Angeles in 1985, and has not been out of work since - he's acted in over 25 films, many television series (Including the award-winning Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996), his episode 'Hush' garnered two Emmy nominations) and over 90 commercials and music videos with the likes of Madonna and Marilyn Manson.

Although known mostly for his work under prosthetics, he has also performed as 'himself' in such highly-rated films as Adaptation. (2002) with Nicolas Cage and indie projects such as Phil Donlon's A Series of Small Things (2005).

But it is his sensitive and elegant performance as 'Abe Sapien' in Hellboy (2004), which stormed to the top of the U.S. box office in the spring of 2004, that has brought him an even higher profile and much praise from audiences and critics alike.

Doug is married and lives in California.

Known For


Cast Credits

Automata (2018)
Starring as Carl Swangee
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Starring as Lieutenant Commander Saru (15 episodes)
After Trek (2017)
Guest starring as Doug Jones (3 episodes)
Nobility (2017)
Starring as Doctor Havel Allard (3 episodes)
Z Nation (2014)
Guest starring as Dan Scully
  • Episode 2x09: Rozwell (Nov 6, 2015)
The Strain (2014)
Guest starring as The Ancient (6 episodes)
Arrow (2012)
Guest starring as Jake Simmons
The Neighbors (2012)
Guest starring as Alien
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Sep 26, 2012)
Guest starring as Dominique Wilkins (5 episodes)
Dragon Age - Redemption (2011)
Starring as Saarebas
Falling Skies (2011)
Starring as Cochise (15 episodes)
Teen Wolf (2011)
Guest starring as William Barrow
Face Off (2011)
Guest starring as Doug Jones
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Guest starring as Officer Crane
innerSPACE (2008)
Guest starring as Doug Jones
Fear Itself (2008)
Guest starring as Grady Edlund
Criminal Minds (2005)
Guest starring as Fight Club Captain
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Guest starring as Grinder
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
Guest starring as Gentleman
  • Episode 4x10: Hush (Dec 14, 1999) [Co-Star]
The Outer Limits (1995)
Guest starring as Elder Alien
Guest starring as Alien #1
Guest starring as Alien / Alien Doctor
Silk Stalkings (1991)
Guest starring as Artie