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Jon Gries

Jon Gries received an IFP Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Acting for his role as Uncle Rico in the multiple award-winning hit Napoleon Dynamite.

He more recently starred opposite Jon Voight and Terence Stamp in Christopher Cain's September Dawn. Gries has also completed roles in the offbeat comedy The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang, as well as independent feature films Frank, Elsewhere, South of Heaven, Waterborne, Car Babes and The American Pastime. He is also appearing in director Tom Brady's latest sports comedy, The Comebacks.

Gries' other film credits include the Independent Spirit Award-winning Jackpot; The Big Empty, starring opposite Jon Favreau and Daryl Hannah; Northfork; The Snow Walker, opposite Barry Pepper, which was nominated for 11 Canadian Genie Awards, including Best Picture of the Year; and The Rundown, opposite The Rock and Christopher Walken. Gries' earlier credits include Get Shorty, Running Scared and Real Genius.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Jon Gries Facts

BirthdayJune 17, 1957 (65)
BirthplaceGlendale, California, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Jon Gries compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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