Jon Gries

Biography: Born Jonathan Francis Gries in California to writer/director Tom Gries, Jon was exposed to the entertainment industry at an early age. He started his acting career at the tender age of 11 with a part in Will Penny and went on to gain roles in a wide variety of television shows and movies.

Jon is perhaps best known for his starring role in The Pretender, which began in 1996 and spanned 4 seasons, providing Jon with almost 70 episodes & a chance to direct an episode. This opportunity has led to Jon furthering his "behind the scenes" career, going on to direct Pickin' & Grinnin' and produce 2001's Jackpot and 2003's Northfork.

Jon Gries' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 50
Highest Metascore: 82 Get Shorty
Lowest Metascore: 21 Crazy on the Outside
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
70 Faults Mar 6, 2015 Terry 7.6
62 Bad Turn Worse Nov 14, 2014 Sheriff Shep / Sheriff Shep 6.7
64 Napoleon Dynamite Jun 11, 2004 Uncle Rico 7.9
64 Northfork Jul 11, 2003 Associate Producer / Arnold 5.1
71 Twin Falls Idaho Jul 30, 1999 Associate Producer / Lawyer Jay Harrison 7.8
71 Men in Black Jul 2, 1997 Nick The Van Driver 8.8
82 Get Shorty Oct 25, 1995 Ronnie Wingate 8.9