Skin and Bones
(2008, 43 mins, color, dr, Larry Fessenden)
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DOUG JONES (Grady)
He learned mime at school, joining a troupe called "Mime Over Matter" and doing the whole white-faced thing. “I was a mime for one summer at Kings Island theme park in Cincinnati, Ohio after graduating Ball State. Scaring children from Kentucky is basically what you do down there,” he said with a laugh. Doug has also worked as a contortionist. “You’d be surprised how many times that comes into play in commercials. They’ll want somebody to hold a box of Tide funny or something. I once squished into a box for a commercial for relaxed fit jeans.” He is nearing 100 TV commercials now, including the McDonald's character he made famous around the world, Mac Tonight.
After a hitch in theatre 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, his episode 'Hush' garnering two Emmy nominations) over 90 commercials and music videos with the likes of Madonna, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Marilyn Manson.
Although known mostly for his iconic work under prosthetics, such as the floppy zombie 'Billy' in the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus, or the lead Spy Morlock in the 2001 remake The Time Machine, he has also performed as 'himself' in such highly-rated films as Adaptation with Nicholas Cage, Mystery Men with Ben Stiller, Batman Returns with Danny DeVito, and indie projects such as Stefan Haves' Stalled, Phil Donlon's A Series of Small Things, and as 'Cesare' in David Fisher's
But it is his sensitive and elegant performance as 'Abe Sapien' in Hellboy, 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 both audiences and critics.
In 2005 he renewed his association with Mexican director Guillermo del Toro when he starred in the title role of 'Pan' in del Toro's Spanish language fantasy/horror project El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth). He also has a cameo in the film as 'The Pale Man', a gruesome creature with a penchant for eating children. Working once more under heavy prosthetics in both roles, he also was required to learn huge chunks of dialogue in archaic Spanish - which he did perfectly.
2005 continued to be a hectic year for Doug, with roles in Doom, The Benchwarmers and Lady in the Water, the latter being the brainchild of award-winning cult director/writer M. Night Shyamalan. The year also brought success for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the film reaping three awards at the Screamfest Horror Festival in Los Angeles, including the coveted Audience Choice Award.
He also stepped out from behind the prosthetics for several roles, most notably to guest-star as freaked-out drug addict 'Domino Thacker' in the episode 'Blood Hungry' of the hugely popular TV series Criminal Minds, his jittery, unnerving performance being lauded by cast, crew and audiences alike. Doug has continued his collaboration with Guillermo del Toro into
On December 18th, 2006, he finished filming his role as the 'Silver Surfer' in the upcoming production Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, due out in cinemas June 15th, 2007.
On May 16th, 2007, Doug headed out to Budapest, Hungary, to reprise his role as 'Abe Sapien' in the sequel to Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, set to begin filming May/June 2007, and once more under the direction of Guillermo del Toro. He will be playing all of 'Abe' this time, voice and performance, as well as performing two other roles, the 'Angel of Death' and 'The Chamberlain,' both under heavy prosthetics.
Doug is married and lives in California.
MOLLY HAGAN (Elena)
Upon graduation, Molly moved to the big city (Chicago) to live her dream. And lived it she did: acting, waiting tables and living on a budget that only allowed for oatmeal morning, noon and night.
In 1985, she moved to Los Angeles after her Chicago Agent (Joan Ellis) blazed a trail. Since that time, Molly has lived and worked steadily in LA. She loves to hike, backpack and practice Yoga.
In 2005 she climbed and reached the summit of Kilimanjaro. In 2006, she got lost in the back country of the Sierra Nevadas trying to ascend Mount Whitney.
JOHN PYPER-FERGUSON (Rowdy)
Pyper-Ferguson actually debuted in Canada -- auspiciously so, with the lead role of Sonny Hamilton, a character seeking information on his family history, in the prime-time drama Hamilton's Quest. He then segued to Hollywood film roles, with small appearances in such pictures as the slasher movie Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987), the Mel Gibson/Goldie Hawn vehicle Bird on a Wire (1990), the frat-boy comedy Ski School (1991), and the John Ritter gag-fest Stay Tuned (1992). After a brief (brief) appearance in that same year's Best Picture winner, the Clint Eastwood Western Unforgiven, Pyper-Ferguson spent the rest of the 1990s working in mostly forgettable fare, such as the telemovie Children of the Dust (1995) and the Z-grade sci-fi movie Space Marines (1996).
For most of the following decade, Pyper-Ferguson eschewed feature-length films and landed guest appearances on acclaimed television series ranging from CSI and ER to Arli$$ and Nash Bridges. Following a bit part in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, Pyper-Ferguson then signed for a regular role as Joe Whedon on the hit prime-time family drama Brothers & Sisters (2006)
GORDON TOOTOOSIS (Eddie Bear)
He later became a movie and television actor,making his film debut in 1972 in Alien Thunder with Donald Sutherland but is probably best known for his role as villain Albert Golo, band council chief, in North of 60.
Tootoosis, has successfully battled an alcohol problem and has been sober for more than 25 years. He quit smoking several years ago, a habit he'd had since he was 12. He says Charlton Heston and Anthony Hopkins are the most impressive actors he's worked with. But notes, "I'd like to work with Marlon Brando. I don't know if that's possible. That would be the ultimate. He's always been my hero."
Gordon and his wife Irene married in 1965 and had three daughters (Disa, Alanna and Glynis) and two adopted sons (Lee and Clint). In 1997, daughter Glynis died from cancer at the age of 28. Gordon and Irene are now raising her four children.
BRETT DIER (Derek)
COLE HEPPELL (Tim)