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Jon Gries was born on June 17, 1957 in Glendale, California, USA as Jonathan Francis Gries. He is an actor, known for Taken (2008), Napoleon Dynamite (2004) and Men in Black (1997). See full bio »

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Taken Casey
Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite Uncle Rico
Men in Black
Men in Black Van Driver
Taken 2
Taken 2 Casey


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  Glass Jaw (filming)
Sam Austin
  The Knife Thrower (pre-production)
Circus Manager
 2016 All About the Money
Jon Waters
 2016/I Falsely Accused
 2016 Durant's Never Closes
Dizzy Dean
 2015 A Country Called Home
Tyler (uncredited)
 2015/I Endgame
Principal Thomas
 2015 Pass the Light
 2015 Americons
 2014 Taken 3 (Mark) Casey
 2014 The Last Survivors
 2014 Locker 13
Archie (segment "title story")
 2014 Faults
 2014 Eternity: The Movie
Barry Goldfield, Jr.
 2013 Skinwalker Ranch
 2013 A True Story
Richard Simpkins
 2013 Bad Turn Worse
Sheriff Shep
 2012 Taken 2
 2012 Noobz
Greg Lipstein
 2012 Unicorn City
 2011 Not Quite College
Tone Cash
 2011 Natural Selection
 2011 5 Time Champion
Melvin Glee
 2010/I Good Intentions
Sherriff Ernie
 2009 The Smell of Success
Early Dunchamp
 2008 Around June
 2008 So Long Jimmy
Levi Franklin
 2008 Bar Starz
Ricky Fabulous
 2008/I Taken
 2007 American Pastime
Ed Tully
 2007/I Frank
Colin York
 2006 Car Babes
 2006 The Sasquatch Gang
 2005 Waterborne
 2005 Confessions of an Action Star
Donald Buckheim
 2003 The Big Empty
 2003 Northfork
 2001 Jackpot
Sunny Holiday / Glen Allen Johnson
 2001 The Beatnicks
B Cool
 1999 Twin Falls Idaho
Lawyer Jay Harrison
 1997 Mitzi & Joe
 1997 The Maze
Dr. Holmes
 1997 Casualties
Bill Summers
 1993 Ed and His Dead Mother
Rob Sundheimer
 1990 The Grifters
Drunk's Friend (as Jonathan Gries)
 1989 Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog
Max (as Jonathan Gries)
 1989 Kill Me Again
Alan Swayzie (as Jonathan Gries)
 1988 Fright Night Part 2
Louie (as Jonathan Gries)
 1987 The Monster Squad
Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
 1987 Number One with a Bullet
Bobby Sweet (as Jonathan Gries)
 1986 Running Scared
Det. Tony Montoya (as Jonathan Gries)
 1986 TerrorVision
O.D. (as Jonathan Gries)
 1985 Real Genius
Lazlo Hollyfeld (as Jonathan Gries)
 1983 Joysticks
King Vidiot (as Jonathan Gries)
 1979 Swap Meet
 1979 More American Graffiti
Ron (as Jonathan Gries)
 1979 Sunnyside
Wild Child (as Jonathan Gries)
 1977 The Chicken Chronicles
Tom (as Jonathon Gries)
 1976 Born of Water
 1967 Will Penny
Horace (button) (as Jon Francis)
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Alternate Names:

Jon Francis | Johnathan Gries | John Gries | Jonathan Gries | Jonathon Gries


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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On Napoleon Dynamite (2004): The fun of this kind of experience, which I think, unfortunately, a lot of people in the film industry miss, is really the adventure of making a movie that is being nurtured almost like a child and having to go through a channel where there are not millions of hands kind of massaging it to the screen. See more »


Brother of Cary Gries. See more »

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