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Tobin Bell

Tobin Bell is an American actor with a career in film, television and theater spanning three decades. He was born in Queens, New York and raised in Weymouth, Mass. His mother is the British actress Eileen Bell. He is perhaps best known for his role as the iconic villain "Jigsaw" in the Saw film series...for which he received MTV Award nominations ... See full bio »

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 2016 Rainbow Time (post-production)
 2016 Sins of a Father (pre-production)
The Old Mariner
 2016 The Rogue (pre-production)
Vice President Canon
 2015/I In Extremis (post-production)
Monsignor Canell
 2015/II Run (Short) (post-production)
Man at Bar
  Belzebuth (post-production)
Vasilio Canetti
  Saw VIII (announced)
Jigsaw / John (rumored)
 2015 Unbelief (Short)
 2015 Manson Family Vacation
 2014 Phantom Halo
 2014 Finders Keepers (TV Movie)
Dr. Freeman
 2014 Wilfred (TV Series)
- Happiness (2014) ... Charles
 2014 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Malachi Lee
- Blood Relations (2014) ... Malachi Lee
 2014/IV Dark House
 2010 Saw II: Flesh & Blood (Video Game)
Jigsaw (voice)
 2009 Saw VI
Jigsaw / John
 2009 Saw (Video Game)
Jigsaw (voice)
 2008 Saw V
Jigsaw / John
 2008 Boogeyman 3 (Video)
Dr. Mitchell Allen (voice, uncredited)
 2007 Buried Alive
 2007 The Kill Point (TV Series)
Alan Beck
- The Great Ape Escape (2007) ... Alan Beck (credit only)
- Pro Patria (2007) ... Alan Beck
- No Meringue (2007) ... Alan Beck
 2007 Decoys 2: Alien Seduction (Video)
Professor Erwin Buckton
 2005 Revelations (TV Mini-Series)
Nathan Volk
- Hour Six (2005) ... Nathan Volk
- Hour Five (2005) ... Nathan Volk
- Hour Four (2005) ... Nathan Volk
- Hour Three (2005) ... Nathan Volk
- Hour Two (2005) ... Nathan Volk
 2004 Saw
 2003 Power Play
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series)
Colonel Whitcomb
- Process Stories (2002) ... Colonel Whitcomb
 2002 Charmed (TV Series)
- The Eyes Have It (2002) ... Orin
 2001 Good Neighbor
Geoffrey Martin
 2001 Alias (TV Series)
Karl Dreyer
- Mea Culpa (2001) ... Karl Dreyer
 2001 The Guardian (TV Series)
Mr. Pierce
- The Funnies (2001) ... Mr. Pierce
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Major Zwingli
- Army of One (2001) ... Major Zwingli
 2001 Once and Again (TV Series)
Man in Suit
- Aaron's Getting Better (2001) ... Man in Suit
 2000 Harsh Realm (TV Series)
- Reunion (2000) ... Slater (uncredited)
 2000 The X-Files (TV Series)
Ashman / Darryl Weaver
- Brand X (2000) ... Ashman / Darryl Weaver
 2000 The Road to El Dorado
Zaragoza (voice)
 1999 The Pretender (TV Series)
Mr. White
- The World's Changing (1999) ... Mr. White
 1999 The 4th Floor
The Lock Smith
 1999 Strange World (TV Series)
Owen Sassen
- Eliza (1999) ... Owen Sassen
 1998 Brown's Requiem
Stan the Man
 1998 Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (Video)
Lukasz Slava
 1998 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Teddy Hix
- Bitter End (1998) ... Teddy Hix
 1998 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Karl Storm
- The Wedding: Part 2 (1998) ... Karl Storm
- The Wedding: Part 1 (1998) ... Karl Storm
 1998 Overnight Delivery
John Dwayne Beezly
 1998 One Hot Summer Night (TV Movie)
Vincent "Coupe" De Ville
 1998 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
- Enigma (1998) ... Omoc
 1997 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
William Boyd
- Payback (1997) ... William Boyd
 1997 La Femme Nikita (TV Series)
Perry Bauer
- Love (1997) ... Perry Bauer
 1996 Cheyenne
Marshal Toynbee
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
Garland Birsic
- Bullet the Blue Sky (1996) ... Garland Birsic
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Luther Evans
- A Time to Kill (1996) ... Luther Evans
 1993-1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Donald Selness / Jerry the Artist
- Personal Foul (1993) ... Jerry the Artist
 1996 Murder One (TV Series)
Jerry Albanese
- Chapter Twenty-Two (1996) ... Jerry Albanese
 1996 The Lazarus Man (TV Series)
- Among the Dead (1996)
 1996 The Babysitter's Seduction (TV Movie)
Det. Frank O'Keefe
 1995 Serial Killer (Video)
William Lucian Morrano
 1995 The Quick and the Dead
Dog Kelly
 1995 Under Suspicion (TV Series)
Ron O'Keefe
- A Haunting Case (1995) ... Ron O'Keefe
 1994 New Eden (TV Movie)
 1994 Mortal Fear (TV Movie)
Dr. Alvin Hayes
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Hospital Administrator
- Day One (1994) ... Hospital Administrator
 1994 Dead Man's Revenge (TV Movie)
 1994 Deep Red (TV Movie)
Warren Rickman
 1993 Malice
Earl Leemus
 1993 In the Line of Fire
 1993 Sex, Love and Cold Hard Cash (TV Movie)
 1993/I Boiling Point
 1993 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Old Man (1993) ... Ron
 1992 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Emil Rossler
- Hot Rocks (1992) ... Emil Rossler
 1992 Mann & Machine (TV Series)
- No Pain, No Gain (1992) ... Richards
 1991 Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (TV Series)
Tony Gianini
- Pilot (1991) ... Tony Gianini
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Movie)
Al Stutz
 1990 Broken Badges (TV Series)
Martin Valentine
- Pilot (1990) ... Martin Valentine
 1990 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Vic Fargo
- More Than You Know (1990) ... Vic Fargo
 1990 Goodfellas
Parole Officer
 1990 False Identity
Marshall Errickson
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series)
- The Line (1990) ... Finley
 1990 Bride of Violence (TV Movie)
 1990 Alien Nation (TV Series)
Brian Knox / Dr. Death
- Crossing the Line (1990) ... Brian Knox / Dr. Death
 1990 Loose Cannons
 1989 Perfect Witness (TV Movie)
 1989 An Innocent Man
 1988 Mississippi Burning
Agent Stokes
 1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Deputy Secretary
- The Day of the Covenant (1988) ... Deputy Secretary
 1982 The Verdict
Courtroom Observer (uncredited)
 1982 Tootsie
Waiter (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Self (13 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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(On getting into characters) As you know, there's as many different kind of police officers as there are tap dancers or mechanics. There's this conventional idea of a mechanic, but go into any shop, and the mechanics come in all different shapes, sizes, colors. I don't think about how I look, necessarily, I think about what's going on for this guy and what he does and why he does it. And I ask ... See more »


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