tall Doug Jones?
Tall Doug Jones doing just fine
... how you??? Hah! Sorry about that ... a little old-time Hollywood
joke. Anyway, Doug Jones is six feet three and a half inches
tall. Never, ever, under any circumstances,
forget the half inch.
Okay - that's
his height taken care of. Now, what about his weight?
Right now it's about 145lbs soaking
wet, with sand in his pockets.
he played Abe Sapien in HELLBOY, right?
Yep. You got it.
didn't do the voice! Why didn't he do the voice??
Right, we'll lay this ol' chestnut
to rest once and for all.
Dougie will tell anyone who cares
to ask - and believe me, he's been asked this one A LOT - that
the intention right from the start was to dub the voice of Abe
Sapien. Before Doug was even cast, there were rumours of
David Hyde Pierce or Kevin Spacey doing Abe's voice, so all
Dougie asked was for a chance at the voice. He did a great job
as anyone present at the looping session will tell you, but
ultimately it was the studios' choice, and they finally went
with David Hyde Pierce (who, incidentally, is uncredited, at
his own request - he regards Abe as wholly Doug's creation).
Doug was disappointed as was only to be expected, BUT ... he
will be the first one to tell you that David did a fantastic
job and he backed up the studios' choice right from the start.
However, Doug has since voiced
Abe in both Hellboy Animated films, the Hellboy
video game and also portrayed both body and voice of
Abe Sapien in Hellboy II: The Golden Army,
as well as the Chamberlain and body and voice of the
eerie yet beautiful Angel of Death.
He also has a growing reputation
as a talented and versatile voice actor. Check out his credits
going to a Sci Fi con where Doug is appearing. D'you think he'd
sign a picture for me? Or is he a wee bit of a prima donna like
Prima donna??? Dougie??? Lor'
However, depending on the organisation
of the con, it sometimes means you might get charged for an
autograph - there's not a thing we can do about it, it's just
the way some cons are run. But Dougie is always happy to get
mail from you in care of his agents at Omnipop, and does his
best to write back as soon as possible. You'll find the address
on the Contact page.
But otherwise he's more than happy
to say 'hi' and dole out hugs to everyone and their granny -
he's a sweet, down-to-earth gem of a guy who is truly amazed
and humbled by the fact he has countless fans. The only thing
is ... be patient! He's in demand, so there might be a bit of
Check the Appearances
page to see if Doug is attending a convention near you.
that you've done HELLBOY, Dougie, are you still willing to do
low-budget films, short films, or more creature gigs?
My answer to that is more of a
lifestyle motto ... I have trouble saying no, and just plain
love working. Let's look at a script, and as long as my agents
are happy with the arrangement, I will consider most anything.
And for those filmmakers or students with no budget but a great
idea for a short, still talk to me through the webmaster of
this site (see Contact page).
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