Jon Gries Biography ((?)-)

Son of Tom Gries (a writer, director, and producer). Addresses: Agent:Susan Smith and Associates, 121 N. San Vicente Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (As Jon Francis) Horace Greeley Allen (Button), Will Penny, Paramount, 1968
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Tom, The Chicken Chronicles, 1977
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Ron, More American Graffiti (also known as Purple Haze), Universal, 1979
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Doug, Swap Meet, Dimension Pictures, Inc., 1979
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Wild child, Sunnyside, American InternationalPictures, 1979
  • (As Jonathan Gries) King Vidiot, Joysticks (also known as VideoMadness), Vestron Video, 1983
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Lazlo Hollyfeld, Real Genius, TriStar, 1985
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Tony, Running Scared, 1986
  • (As Jonathan Gries) OD, TerrorVision, Empire Pictures, 1986
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Bobby Sweet, Number One with a Bullet, CannonFilm Distributors, 1987
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Desperate man, The Monster Squad, TriStar, 1987
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Louie, Fright Night II, New Century Vista FilmCompany, 1989
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Alan Swayzie, Kill Me Again, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1989
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Drunk's friend, The Grifters, Miramax, 1990
  • Max, Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog, Fries Entertainment, 1990
  • Rob Sundheimer, Ed and His Dead Mother (also known as Bon Appetit, Mama and Motherhood), IRS Media, 1993
  • Ronnie Wingate, Get Shorty, 1995
  • Nick, the van driver, Men in Black (also known as MIB), Universal, 1997
  • Joe, Mitzi & Joe, 1997
  • Dr. Holmes, The Maze, Alpine Releasing, 1997
  • Bill Summers, Casualties, Trimark Pictures, 1997
  • Jay, Twin Falls Idaho, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999
  • The Beat Nicks, 2000
  • Sunny Holiday, Jackpot, Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • Also appeared as friend in Born of Water.
  • Film Work
  • Associate producer, Twin Falls Idaho, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999
  • Coproducer, Jackpot, Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • Coproducer, Second Coming, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Shawn, Martin, Fox, 1992-94
  • Broots, The Pretender, NBC, 1996
  • Movies
  • William Garretson, Helter Skelter (also known as Massacre in Hollywood), CBS, 1976
  • Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn, NBC, 1977
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Brian Brian, September Gun, 1983
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Dirty Curt, High School U.S.A., NBC, 1983
  • Azzolini, Rainbow Drive, 1990
  • Bobby, Fever, HBO, 1991
  • Four Eyes and Six-Guns, TNT, 1992
  • Danny, Race against Time: The Search for Sarah, CBS, 1996
  • Broots, The Pretender 2001, TNT, 2001
  • Broots, The Pretender: Island of the Haunted, TNT, 2001
  • Episodic
  • "Poison Air," 240-Robert, ABC, 1979
  • "The Russians Are Coming," The White Shadow, CBS, 1980
  • Frank, "I Do, I Don't," The Jeffersons, CBS, 1983
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Nick, "Shelter Skelter," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1987
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Roscoe, "The Right Hand of God--October 24, 1974," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989
  • "Dead Run," Paradise, CBS, 1989
  • (As Jonathan Gries) "By Myself," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1990
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Major Rex Chapman, USAF, "The Raid," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1990
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Flash McGrath, "Glitter Rock-April 12, 1974," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1991
  • Ray Coombs, "A Bullet for Stiles," Bakersfield P.D., Fox, 1993
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Salvatore Matola, "Sleepless," The X-Files, Fox, 1994
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Dylan's drug dealer, "Things That Go Bang in the Night," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1994
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Dylan's drug dealer, "Intervention," Beverly Hills90210, Fox, 1994
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Dylan's drug dealer, "The Dreams of Dylan McKay," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1994
  • (As Jonathan Gries) Dylan's drug dealer, "Hate Is Just a Four Letter Word," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1994
  • Rusty, "The Beard," Seinfeld, NBC, 1995
  • Jack Kimball, "Hello Goodbye," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Henry Bloom, "Last Chance," Strange Luck, Fox, 1995
  • Rusty, "The Bookstore," Seinfeld, NBC, 1998
  • Defense attorney Marty Nesmith, "Fear of Commitment," ER, NBC, 2001
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • The Pretender, NBC, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in The Tempest, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; and King John, The Old Globe.
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Songs
  • Twin Falls Idaho, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999

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