Jon Gries (credited as John Gries) is an American actor, director, producer, and composer. He provided his voice for Clive Skurky, the sheriff of Hope, South Dakota, in Hitman: Absolution.


Early life

Gries was born in Glendale, California, on June 17, 1957. He began acting when he was 11 years-old; he played the Boy Horace in the film Will Penny, which was directed by his father. He was credited as John Francis in the film as a child actor. Gries continued acting through his childhood years, with many of his signature roles existing within cult classics.


Since his child acting days, Gries has appeared in numerous movies and television shows. More recently, Gries is well known for his roles in the movies Taken, Taken 2, and Napoleon Dynamite.

Selected Filmography

The following is a selected filmography of Gries' work and his full filmography is too extensive to show here. It can be seen at the following link.

  • Taken 2 (2012) as Casey
  • Noobz (2012) as Greg Lipstein
  • Unicorn City (2012) as Shadowhawk
  • Deep in the Heart (2012) as Dick Wallrath
  • Not Quite College (2011) as Tone Cash
  • Natural Selection (2011) as Peter
  • Redemption: For Robbing the Dead (2011) as Tom Sutter
  • 5 Time Champion (2011) as Melvin Glee
  • Good Intentions (2010) as Sheriff Ernie
  • Crazy on the Outside (2010) as Edgar
  • American Pastime (2007) as Ed Tully
  • Stick It (2006) as Brice Graham
  • Napoleon Dynamite (2004) as Uncle Rico
  • Men in Black (1997) as Van Driver
  • Helter Skelter (1976) as William Garretson
  • Will Penny (1968) as Horace.

Television Appearances

  • Supernatural (2010-2012) as Martin Creaser
  • Napoleon Dynamite (2012) as Uncle Rico
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2011) as Liam Miller
  • Nikita (2010) as The Engineer
  • Psych (2010) as Strabinsky
  • Sons of Anarchy (2010) as Passport Forger
  • Lost (2007-2010) as Roger Linus

External links

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