In this episode Wayne is joined by Doug Jones. Doug is well known as a character and creature actor in films and television such as Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Legion, and Pan’s Labyrinth. He has appeared in a slew of movies and television, many times as a strange creature – and in some cases, many creatures all in the same movie. Doug talks about how he got into the industry, some of his dreams in film, and how he enjoys both the limelight and anonymity.
The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city’s Northeast-side. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Theater. He learned mime at school, joining a troupe and doing the whole white-face thing, and has also worked as a contortionist. After a hitch in theater in Indiana, he moved to Los Angeles in 1985, and has not been out of work since – he’s acted in over 25 films, many television series (Including the award-winning “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997), his episode ‘Hush’ garnered two Emmy nominations) and over 90 commercials and music videos with the likes of Madonna and Marilyn Manson. Although known mostly for his work under prosthetic s, he has also performed as ‘himself’ in such highly-rated films as Adaptation. (2002) with Nicolas Cage and indie projects such as Phil Donlon’s A Series of Small Things (2005). But it is his sensitive and elegant performance as ‘Abe Sapien’ in Hellboy (2004), which stormed to the top of the U.S. box office in the spring of 2004, that has brought him an even higher profile and much praise from audiences and critics alike. Doug is married and lives in California.