Jon Gries Net Worth

Jon Gries Net Worth is
$2 Million

Jon Gries Biography

It’s been announced that the existing estimate of Jon Gries net worthy of gets to 2 million dollars, which he has earned due to his career seeing that an actor. Gries provides been nominated free of charge Teen Choice Awards and an unbiased Spirit Award for his function as Uncle Rico in the film Napoleon Dynamite. Occasionally, the actor can be using other brands in the cinema sector, such as for example Jonathan Gries and Jon Francis. His renowned role is looked upon to end up being Uncle Rico, which he performed in the production known as “Napoleon Dynamite”. One of is own most latest appearances has been around it series called “Shed”, where he was selected for the function of Roger Linus. Various other productions, which produced his name well-known, include “Martin”, “Working Scared” and “The Pretender”. Jon Gries net worthy of: Jon Gries can be an American actor, article writer, and director who includes a net worthy of of $2 million. The actor was created in 1957 in Glendale, California. He was created in a family that was mixed up in cinema sector as his dad is a director, maker and article writer Thomas Stephen Gries, whereas his mom is an celebrity, Mary Eleanor Munday. Discussing his profession as a Television series superstar, he has made an appearance in “The Pretender” and “24”. Jon Gries was created in Glendale, California in June 1957. In 1985, Jon Gries was selected for the function of Lazio Hollyfeld in the film known as “Real Genius”. After that, he made an appearance as Azzolini in the creation known as “Rainbow Drive”. His appearance was praised a whole lot in the film known as “September Dawn”, where he performed the component of John D. Gries starred as Broots in it series The Pretender from 1996 to 2000. In 2004, Jon Gries made an appearance as Uncle Rico in “Napoleon Dynamite”. Therefore, most of these appearances produced his name even more known and in addition increased the full total estimate of Jon Gries net worthy of. Moreover, the actor performed the function of a werewolf in two productions, known as “The Monster Squad” and “Fright Night Component 2”. In the time of 1992-1994, Jon Gries was showing up in it series known as “Martin” as Shawn McDermott. Gries provides starred in the films Genuine Genius, Terrorvision, The Monster Squad, Fright Evening II, Obtain Shorty, The Rundown, Napoleon Dynamite, Taken, Taken 2, Bad Switch Worse, and Taken 3. Furthermore, Jon Gries was selected for the component of Casey in the film known as “Taken”, that was released in 2008. He reprised the function in the sequels to the film, called “Taken 2” and “Taken 3”. Furthermore, he has made an appearance as a tone of voice actor on some events, such as for example in the gaming called “Hitman: Absolution”. As a result, most of these productions possess added up a whole lot of revenues to the entire quantity of Jon Gries net worthy of. When he was 11 years outdated, Jon Gries made an appearance as an actor for the very first time, in a film that was directed by his dad, known as “Will Penny”. He also made an appearance as a guest in a single episode of it series known as “The X-Files”. The actor provides made an appearance in “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Seinfeld”, “Martin”, “CSI: NY” and “Supernatural”. Thus, most of these productions also have increased the existing size of Jon Gries net worthy of. After that, the actor has made an appearance in a whole lot of cult classics, which also elevated the entire sum of Jon Gries net worthy of. He provides over 130 performing credits to his name you start with the film Will Penny when he was 11 years outdated. From 1992 to 1994 he starred as Shawn McDermott in the tv screen series Martin. In 1995, Jon Gries performed the function of Ronnie Wingate in the creation called “Obtain Shorty”. He has already established recurring roles in it series Beverly Hills, 90210, Shed, and The Bridge. Lee. He directed and created the 2010 film Pickin’ & Grinnin’ and in addition has produced the films Twin Falls Idaho, Second Arriving, Jackpot, and Northfolk. Furthermore to performing, Jon Gries can be a director and article writer and both of these involvements also have added up to the entire quantity of Jon Gries net worthy of.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameJon Gries
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJune 17, 1957
Height1.8 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Writer
ParentsMary Munday, Tom Gries
SiblingsCary Gries
NominationsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Rumble, Teen Choice Award for Film - Choice Sleazebag, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Blush
MoviesNapoleon Dynamite, Taken, Taken 3, Taken 2, The Rundown, Real Genius, Men in Black, Get Shorty, Will Penny, Unicorn City, The Astronaut Farmer, Stick It, Faults, Northfork, The Monster Squad, September Dawn, Fright Night Part 2, Deep in the Heart, Bad Turn Worse, Noobz, The Sasquatch Gang, Skinwalker Ranch, The Snow Walker, Around June, Pass the Light, TerrorVision, Twin Falls Idaho, Natural Selection, The Last Survivors, Bar Starz, American Pastime, The Pretender: Island of the Haunted, The Big Empty, Helter Skelter, The Grifters, Crazy on the Outside, Redemption: For Robbing the Dead, The Pretender 2001, Joysticks, The Comebacks, Five Time Champion, Kill Me Again, More American Graffiti, Good Intentions, Ed and His Dead Mother, Waterborne, Confessions of an Action Star, Car Babes, Number One with a Bullet, Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah, The Chicken Chronicles
TV ShowsDr Fubalous, Napoleon Dynamite, The Pretender, Martin

Interesting Facts

1 Played the role of a wolf man in 2 films, in The Monster Squad (1987) as Desperate Man (wolf man in human form) and in Fright Night Part 2 (1988) as Louie.
2 Brother of Cary Gries.
3 On Lost (2004) he played the father of Michael Emerson, who is actually 3 years older than him.
4 In one of his appearances on Seinfeld (1989), he plays a homeless man that refuses to give Kramer's (Michael Richards) Tupperware back. In Napoleon Dynamite (2004), his character is a door-to-door salesman of Tupperware-like products.
5 Does not drink milk and eats very little red meat.
6 Son of noted writer/director/producer Tom Gries and actress Mary Munday. His paternal step-grandfather was jazz musician Muggsy Spanier (who was married to Jon's grandmother, Ruth).


1 (On Get Shorty) I was probably the 250th person they saw for that. They saw Matthew McConaughey, Steve Buscemi, a lot of people. Getting it was kind of an anomaly. It's very difficult being nobody and getting a part in a movie like that. My personal feeling is that what I did in the audition didn't translate on film, and part of that was Barry Sonnenfeld's insecurity. There was so much dialogue, so he thought everything should be sped up. He kept saying, "Make it faster," and I think it lost something. When we had the cast and crew screening, there wasn't a peep from the audience. Barry was sweating profusely. He thought everyone hated it. I walked out of there thinking it was gonna be a big flop. Of course, seeing it now, I think it worked just fine, and we were all being too hard on it.
2 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.
3 On his definition of success: It's not about the money. It's not about the prestige or being recognized. It's about doing work that you really think has integrity.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Filmed in Utah Award Filmed in Utah Awards Best Supporting Actor: Feature Unicorn City (2012)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Blush Scene Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Jon Heder
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Sleazebag Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Rumble Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Jon Heder



Around June 2008 Murry
So Long Jimmy 2008 Levi Franklin
South of Heaven 2008 Hood 1
Bar Starz 2008 Ricky Fabulous
Taken 2008/I Casey
The Comebacks 2007 Barber
September Dawn 2007 John D. Lee
Fathom 2007 Short
Bicentennial Curious 2007 Short Mick Jones
American Pastime 2007 Ed Tully
Frank 2007/I Colin York
Car Babes 2006 Gary
The Astronaut Farmer 2006 FBI Agent Killbourne
Stick It 2006 Brice Graham
The Sasquatch Gang 2006 Chilcutt
Last Best Chance 2005 Video Bernard Wheeler
Waterborne 2005 Ritter
Confessions of an Action Star 2005 Donald Buckheim
Carnivàle 2003-2005 TV Series Texas Ranger
Las Vegas 2004 TV Series Greg Walker
Napoleon Dynamite 2004 Uncle Rico
The Rundown 2003 Harvey
The Snow Walker 2003 Pierce
The Big Empty 2003 Elron
Northfork 2003 Arnold
24 2002 TV Series Joseph Wald
The Pretender: Island of the Haunted 2001 TV Movie Broots
Jackpot 2001 Sunny Holiday / Glen Allen Johnson
The Beatnicks 2001 B Cool
ER 2001 TV Series Defense Attorney Marty Nesmith
The Pretender 2001 2001 TV Movie Broots
The Pretender 1996-2000 TV Series Broots
Twin Falls Idaho 1999 Lawyer Jay Harrison
Seinfeld 1995-1998 TV Series Rusty Homeless Man
Mitzi & Joe 1997 Joe
The Maze 1997 Dr. Holmes
Men in Black 1997 Van Driver
Casualties 1997 Bill Summers
Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah 1996 TV Movie Steve
Get Shorty 1995 Ronnie Wingate
Strange Luck 1995 TV Series Henry Bloom
Chicago Hope 1995 TV Series Jack Kimball
Beverly Hills, 90210 1994 TV Series Mr. Trilling, Dope Dealer Dope Dealer
The X-Files 1994 TV Series Salvatore Matola
Martin 1992-1994 TV Series Shawn McDermott Shawn
Bakersfield P.D. 1993 TV Series Ray Coombs
Ed and His Dead Mother 1993 Rob Sundheimer
Four Eyes and Six-Guns 1992 TV Movie as Jonathan Gries
L.A. Law 1992 TV Series Dr. Harold Benson
Fever 1991 TV Movie Bobby
Quantum Leap 1989-1991 TV Series Flash McGrath / Roscoe
The Grifters 1990 Drunk's Friend (as Jonathan Gries)
Rainbow Drive 1990 TV Movie Azzolini
Tour of Duty 1990 TV Series Maj. Rex Chapman, USAF
Jake and the Fatman 1990 TV Series Lenny Maddox
Falcon Crest 1990 TV Series Stone
Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog 1989 Max (as Jonathan Gries)
Kill Me Again 1989 Alan Swayzie (as Jonathan Gries)
Guns of Paradise 1989 TV Series Emmett
Tattinger's 1988 TV Series Rick Jurasky
Fright Night Part 2 1988 Louie (as Jonathan Gries)
Che's Revenge 1987 Short Jack (as Jonathan Gries)
Cagney & Lacey 1987 TV Series Hands Callahan
The Monster Squad 1987 Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
The Twilight Zone 1987 TV Series Nick Gatlin (segment "Shelter Skelter")
Number One with a Bullet 1987 Bobby Sweet (as Jonathan Gries)
Running Scared 1986 Det. Tony Montoya (as Jonathan Gries)
TerrorVision 1986 O.D. (as Jonathan Gries)
Real Genius 1985 Lazlo Hollyfeld (as Jonathan Gries)
High School U.S.A. 1984 TV Movie Leo Bandini (as Johnathan Gries)
High School U.S.A. 1983 TV Movie Dirty Curt (as Jonathan Gries)
The Jeffersons 1983 TV Series Frank
September Gun 1983 TV Movie Brian Brian (as Jonathan Gries)
The Powers of Matthew Star 1983 TV Series Brad
Joysticks 1983 King Vidiot (as Jonathan Gries)
The White Shadow 1980 TV Series Uri Kogenski
240-Robert 1979 TV Series Brad
Swap Meet 1979 Doug
More American Graffiti 1979 Ron (as Jonathan Gries)
Sunnyside 1979 Wild Child (as Jonathan Gries)
Mulligan's Stew 1977 TV Series Adams
The Chicken Chronicles 1977 Tom (as Jonathon Gries)
Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn 1977 TV Movie uncredited
Helter Skelter 1976 TV Movie William Garretson
Born of Water 1976 Friend
Will Penny 1967 Horace (button) (as Jon Francis)
The Knife Thrower pre-production Circus Manager
All About the Money 2016 Jon Waters
Dream Corp LLC 2016 TV Series Dr. Roberts
Falsely Accused 2016/I Gus
The Axe Murders of Villisca 2016 Greg
Dice 2016 TV Series
Durant's Never Closes 2016 Dizzy Dean
A Country Called Home 2015 Tyler (uncredited)
Endgame 2015/I Principal Thomas
Pass the Light 2015 Franklin
Americons 2015 Billy
Brothers 2014/VIII Short Ronnie
Dream Corp LLC 2014 TV Movie Dr. Roberts
Taken 3 2014 Mark Casey
The Bridge 2013-2014 TV Series Bob
The Last Survivors 2014 Carson
After We Rest 2014 Short Mr. Norman
Locker 13 2014 Archie (segment "title story")
Faults 2014 Terry
Eternity: The Movie 2014 Barry Goldfield, Jr.
Criminal Minds 2014 TV Series Clifford Walsh
Skinwalker Ranch 2013 Hoyt
A True Story 2013 Richard Simpkins
Bad Turn Worse 2013 Sheriff Shep
Byron's Theme 2012 Short Butcher
Supernatural 2010-2012 TV Series Martin Creaser
Hitman: Absolution 2012 Video Game Skurky (voice, as John Gries)
Taken 2 2012 Casey
Noobz 2012 Greg Lipstein
BlackBoxTV 2012 TV Series Dad
Napoleon Dynamite 2012 TV Series Uncle Rico
Unicorn City 2012 Shadowhawk
Deep in the Heart 2012 Dick Wallrath
Dr. Fubalous 2012 TV Series Dr. Reed
Hawaii Five-0 2011 TV Series Liam Miller
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead 2011 Tom Sutter
Not Quite College 2011 Tone Cash
Natural Selection 2011 Peter
5 Time Champion 2011 Melvin Glee
Pearblossom 2010 Short Harry
Nikita 2010 TV Series The Engineer
Psych 2010 TV Series Strabinsky
Sons of Anarchy 2010 TV Series Magoo
Good Intentions 2010/I Sherriff Ernie
Lost 2007-2010 TV Series Roger Linus
Crazy on the Outside 2010 Edgar
A Lone Star State 2009 Short Wyatt Kinney
The Smell of Success 2009 Early Dunchamp
Elsewhere 2009 Mr. Tod
CSI: NY 2008 TV Series Jim Warren


Napoleon Dynamite 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Deep in the Heart 2012 arranger: "Under The Bottle" / performer: "Under The Bottle" / producer: "Under The Bottle" / writer: "Under The Bottle"
The Big Empty 2003 writer: "SILVER PIECES"
Twin Falls Idaho 1999 writer: "Wish"


Second Coming 2012/II co-producer
Pickin' & Grinnin' 2010 producer
Northfork 2003 associate producer
Jackpot 2001 co-producer
Twin Falls Idaho 1999 associate producer


Coker attached announced
Pickin' & Grinnin' 2010
The Pretender 2000 TV Series 1 episode


Pickin' & Grinnin' 2010

Music Department

Sunday 2016 Short music engineer completed


You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night 2016 Documentary Himself
Teens Wanna Know 2015 TV Series Himself
Full Burn 2014 Documentary short JJ Perry
Featured by Fameus 2013 TV Series Himself
The Playboy Morning Show 2012 TV Series Himself
48 Hours 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Witness
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Napoleon Dynamite: Still Gallery 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Make the Movie Live the Movie 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series

Archive Footage

Lost: Destiny Calls 2009 TV Movie Roger Linus (uncredited)

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