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: 51
Highest Metascore: 82 Get Shorty
Lowest Metascore: 21 Crazy on the Outside
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
19 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
49 Jackpot Jul 27, 2001 Co-Producer / Sunny Holiday/Glen Allen Johnson 9.0
82 Get Shorty Oct 25, 1995 Ronnie Wingate 8.9
59 The Rundown Sep 26, 2003 Harvey 8.4
71 Men in Black Jul 2, 1997 Nick The Van Driver 8.2
71 Twin Falls Idaho Jul 30, 1999 Associate Producer / Lawyer Jay Harrison 8.0
64 Napoleon Dynamite Jun 11, 2004 Uncle Rico 7.8
50 Taken Jan 30, 2009 Casey 7.7
57 The Sasquatch Gang Nov 30, 2007 Officer Ed Chillcut 7.5
57 Natural Selection Mar 16, 2012 Peter 7.5
tbd The Big Empty Nov 21, 2003 Elron 7.3
53 Stick It Apr 28, 2006 Brice Graham 7.2
tbd Skinwalker Ranch Oct 30, 2013 Cast / Hoyt 5.7
45 Taken 2 Oct 5, 2012 Casey 5.6
55 The Astronaut Farmer Feb 23, 2007 FBI Agent Killbourne 5.5
64 Northfork Jul 11, 2003 Associate Producer / Arnold 5.1
21 Crazy on the Outside Jan 8, 2010 Edgar 4.5
25 September Dawn Aug 24, 2007 John D. Lee 4.3
tbd Around June Feb 24, 2012 Murry tbd
44 Five Time Champion Jan 24, 2012 Melvin tbd
22 Locker 13 Mar 28, 2014 Archie tbd
tbd Tak3n Jan 9, 2015 Casey tbd
64 Bad Turn Worse Nov 14, 2014 Sheriff Shep tbd
28 Eternity: The Movie Oct 17, 2014 Barry Goldfield, Jr. tbd