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:
82 Get Shorty Oct 25, 1995 Ronnie Wingate 8.8
71 Twin Falls Idaho Jul 30, 1999 Associate Producer / Lawyer Jay Harrison 8.0
71 Men in Black Jul 2, 1997 Nick The Van Driver 8.5
70 Faults Mar 6, 2015 Terry 8.5
64 Napoleon Dynamite Jun 11, 2004 Uncle Rico 7.9
64 Northfork Jul 11, 2003 Associate Producer / Arnold 5.1
62 Bad Turn Worse Nov 14, 2014 Sheriff Shep / Sheriff Shep 6.8
59 The Rundown Sep 26, 2003 Harvey 8.8
57 Natural Selection Mar 16, 2012 Peter 7.5
57 The Sasquatch Gang Nov 30, 2007 Officer Ed Chillcut 7.5
55 The Astronaut Farmer Feb 23, 2007 FBI Agent Killbourne 5.5
53 Stick It Apr 28, 2006 Brice Graham 7.3
50 Taken Jan 30, 2009 Casey 7.3
49 Jackpot Jul 27, 2001 Co-Producer / Sunny Holiday/Glen Allen Johnson 9.0
tbd The Big Empty Nov 21, 2003 Elron 7.3
45 Taken 2 Oct 5, 2012 Casey 5.6
44 Five Time Champion Jan 24, 2012 Melvin tbd
28 Eternity: The Movie Oct 17, 2014 Barry Goldfield, Jr. tbd
26 Taken 3 Jan 9, 2015 (Mark) Casey / Casey 4.6
25 September Dawn Aug 24, 2007 John D. Lee 4.3
25 Americons Jan 23, 2015 Billy tbd
22 Locker 13 Mar 28, 2014 Archie tbd
21 Crazy on the Outside Jan 8, 2010 Edgar 4.5
tbd Around June Feb 24, 2012 Murry tbd
tbd Skinwalker Ranch Oct 30, 2013 Cast / Hoyt 5.7
tbd Pass the Light Feb 6, 2015 Franklin tbd