Jon Gries Net Worth

Do you want to know how much Jon Gries is worth? We have the answer for you! First off, let’s get familiar with the person in question, shall we? He is an actor from American. He was born in unknown, on unknown in to the family of Tom Gries, Mary Munday and Cary Gries. His talents and gifts as an actor soon became apparent and a promising career path was laid out right before him. It is also worth noting that he attended unknown and earned the Nicknames of unknown throughout his studies and working career. He stands at 1.8 m in terms of height. Starring in multiple hit movies or TV shows, Jon Gries has earned global recognition as well as amassing a fortune. In his career Jon Gries has earned a lot of money and now has a total Net worth valued at $2 Million.

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Jon is the son of actress Mary Eleanor Munday and producer Thomas Stephen Gries, so at a young age, Jon would get industry exposure and have his first film experience in “Will Penny” starring Charlton Heston, was written and directed by his father. Subsequently several of Jon’s films have become cult classics, including “Real Genius” in which he played Lazlo Hollyfield. He was also a part of “Rainbow Drive”, a TV film starring David Caruso. In 1992, Gries was cast in the series “Martin”, in which he played Shawn McDermott, remaining in the show for two years, and he would then appear in “Get Shorty” which is based on the novel of the same name written by Elmore Leonard. He was also cast in “Men in Black”, performing a small role which nonetheless helped build his net worth. In 2004, he played Uncle Rico in “Napoleon Dynamite” which became a huge success and helped increase his net worth significantly. He also played werewolf roles in films such as “Fright Night Part 2” and “The Monster Squad”. He received a lot of praise for his performance in “September Dawn” despite generally negative reception for the actual film. In 2003, he was cast in a rare villain role in “The Rundown”, which starred Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and in 2008 he became part of “Taken” which stars Liam Neeson, and would reprise his role in the next two films of the series. He’s also been a part of video game work, lending his voice to the video game “Hitman: Absolution”.

Other notable television roles Gries has been a part of include the hit show “24”, in which he played a terrorist. He also made guest appearances in “The X-Files”, “CSI: NY” and “Nikita” other credits he has include “Lost”, “Beverly Hills, 90210”, and “Quantum Leap” which is a science fiction series about time travel. He also made a guest appearance in “Seinfeld” for two episodes, and was cast in several episodes of “Supernatural”, the horror television series which stars Jared Paladecki and Jensen Ackles which has earned a cult following over the years. Gries also appeared in one episode of “Psych” as Strabinsky.

For his personal life, little is known about his private life, although he is believed to still be single.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Jon Gries
  • Net Worth: $2 Million
  • Date Of Birth: June 17, 1957
  • Place Of Birth: Glendale, California, United States
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Profession: Actor
  • Nationality: American
  • Parents: Tom Gries, Mary Munday
  • Siblings: Cary Gries
  • IMDB:
  • Nominations: Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Blush, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Rumble, Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Sleazebag
  • Movies: Napoleon Dynamite, Taken, Taken 3, Taken 2, The Rundown, Real Genius, Men in Black, Get Shorty, Will Penny, Unicorn City, The Astronaut Farmer, Stick It, Faults, Northfork, The Monster Squad, September Dawn, Fright Night Part 2, Deep in the Heart, Bad Turn Worse, Noobz, The Sasquatch Gang, Skinwalke…
  • TV Shows: The Pretender, Martin, Dr Fubalous, Napoleon Dynamite


  • (On Get Shorty) I was probably the 250th person they saw for that. They saw Matthew McConaughey, Steve Buscemi, a lot of people. Getting it was kind of an anomaly. It’s very difficult being nobody and getting a part in a movie like that. My personal feeling is that what I did in the audition didn’t translate on film, and part of that was Barry Sonnenfeld’s insecurity. There was so much dialogue, so he thought everything should be sped up. He kept saying, “Make it faster,” and I think it lost something. When we had the cast and crew screening, there wasn’t a peep from the audience. Barry was sweating profusely. He thought everyone hated it. I walked out of there thinking it was gonna be a big flop. Of course, seeing it now, I think it worked just fine, and we were all being too hard on it.
  • On Napoleon Dynamite (2004): The fun of this kind of experience, which I think, unfortunately, a lot of people in the film industry miss, is really the adventure of making a movie that is being nurtured almost like a child and having to go through a channel where there are not millions of hands kind of massaging it to the screen.
  • On his definition of success: It’s not about the money. It’s not about the prestige or being recognized. It’s about doing work that you really think has integrity.


  • Played the role of a wolf man in 2 films, in The Monster Squad (1987) as Desperate Man (wolf man in human form) and in Fright Night Part 2 (1988) as Louie.
  • Brother of Cary Gries.
  • On Lost (2004) he played the father of Michael Emerson, who is actually 3 years older than him.
  • In one of his appearances on Seinfeld (1989), he plays a homeless man that refuses to give Kramer’s (Michael Richards) Tupperware back. In Napoleon Dynamite (2004), his character is a door-to-door salesman of Tupperware-like products.
  • Does not drink milk and eats very little red meat.
  • Son of noted writer/director/producer Tom Gries and actress Mary Munday. His paternal step-grandfather was jazz musician Muggsy Spanier (who was married to Jon’s grandmother, Ruth).


Title Year Status Character
Around June 2008 Murry
So Long Jimmy 2008 Levi Franklin
South of Heaven 2008 Hood 1
Bar Starz 2008 Ricky Fabulous
Taken 2008/I Casey
The Comebacks 2007 Barber
September Dawn 2007 John D. Lee
Fathom 2007 Short
Bicentennial Curious 2007 Short Mick Jones
American Pastime 2007 Ed Tully
Frank 2007/I Colin York
Car Babes 2006 Gary
The Astronaut Farmer 2006 FBI Agent Killbourne
Stick It 2006 Brice Graham
The Sasquatch Gang 2006 Chilcutt
Last Best Chance 2005 Video Bernard Wheeler
Waterborne 2005 Ritter
Confessions of an Action Star 2005 Donald Buckheim
Carnivàle 2003-2005 TV Series Texas Ranger
Las Vegas 2004 TV Series Greg Walker
Napoleon Dynamite 2004 Uncle Rico
The Rundown 2003 Harvey
The Snow Walker 2003 Pierce
The Big Empty 2003 Elron
Northfork 2003 Arnold
24 2002 TV Series Joseph Wald
The Pretender: Island of the Haunted 2001 TV Movie Broots
Jackpot 2001 Sunny Holiday / Glen Allen Johnson
The Beatnicks 2001 B Cool
ER 2001 TV Series Defense Attorney Marty Nesmith
The Pretender 2001 2001 TV Movie Broots
The Pretender 1996-2000 TV Series Broots
Twin Falls Idaho 1999 Lawyer Jay Harrison
Seinfeld 1995-1998 TV Series Rusty
Homeless Man
Mitzi & Joe 1997 Joe
The Maze 1997 Dr. Holmes
Men in Black 1997 Van Driver
Casualties 1997 Bill Summers
Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah 1996 TV Movie Steve
Get Shorty 1995 Ronnie Wingate
Strange Luck 1995 TV Series Henry Bloom
Chicago Hope 1995 TV Series Jack Kimball
Beverly Hills, 90210 1994 TV Series Mr. Trilling, Dope Dealer
Dope Dealer
The X-Files 1994 TV Series Salvatore Matola
Martin 1992-1994 TV Series Shawn McDermott
Bakersfield P.D. 1993 TV Series Ray Coombs
Ed and His Dead Mother 1993 Rob Sundheimer
Four Eyes and Six-Guns 1992 TV Movie as Jonathan Gries
L.A. Law 1992 TV Series Dr. Harold Benson
Fever 1991 TV Movie Bobby
Quantum Leap 1989-1991 TV Series Flash McGrath / Roscoe
The Grifters 1990 Drunk’s Friend (as Jonathan Gries)
Rainbow Drive 1990 TV Movie Azzolini
Tour of Duty 1990 TV Series Maj. Rex Chapman, USAF
Jake and the Fatman 1990 TV Series Lenny Maddox
Falcon Crest 1990 TV Series Stone
Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog 1989 Max (as Jonathan Gries)
Kill Me Again 1989 Alan Swayzie (as Jonathan Gries)
Guns of Paradise 1989 TV Series Emmett
Tattinger’s 1988 TV Series Rick Jurasky
Fright Night Part 2 1988 Louie (as Jonathan Gries)
Che’s Revenge 1987 Short Jack (as Jonathan Gries)
Cagney & Lacey 1987 TV Series Hands Callahan
The Monster Squad 1987 Desperate Man (as Jonathan Gries)
The Twilight Zone 1987 TV Series Nick Gatlin (segment “Shelter Skelter”)
Number One with a Bullet 1987 Bobby Sweet (as Jonathan Gries)
Running Scared 1986 Det. Tony Montoya (as Jonathan Gries)
TerrorVision 1986 O.D. (as Jonathan Gries)
Real Genius 1985 Lazlo Hollyfeld (as Jonathan Gries)
High School U.S.A. 1984 TV Movie Leo Bandini (as Johnathan Gries)
High School U.S.A. 1983 TV Movie Dirty Curt (as Jonathan Gries)
The Jeffersons 1983 TV Series Frank
September Gun 1983 TV Movie Brian Brian (as Jonathan Gries)
The Powers of Matthew Star 1983 TV Series Brad
Joysticks 1983 King Vidiot (as Jonathan Gries)
The White Shadow 1980 TV Series Uri Kogenski
240-Robert 1979 TV Series Brad
Swap Meet 1979 Doug
More American Graffiti 1979 Ron (as Jonathan Gries)
Sunnyside 1979 Wild Child (as Jonathan Gries)
Mulligan’s Stew 1977 TV Series Adams
The Chicken Chronicles 1977 Tom (as Jonathon Gries)
Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn 1977 TV Movie uncredited
Helter Skelter 1976 TV Movie William Garretson
Born of Water 1976 Friend
Will Penny 1967 Horace (button) (as Jon Francis)
The Knife Thrower pre-production Circus Manager
All About the Money 2016 Jon Waters
Dream Corp LLC 2016 TV Series Dr. Roberts
Falsely Accused 2016/I Gus
The Axe Murders of Villisca 2016 Greg
Dice 2016 TV Series
Durant’s Never Closes 2016 Dizzy Dean
A Country Called Home 2015 Tyler (uncredited)
Endgame 2015/I Principal Thomas
Pass the Light 2015 Franklin
Americons 2015 Billy
Brothers 2014/VIII Short Ronnie
Dream Corp LLC 2014 TV Movie Dr. Roberts
Taken 3 2014 Mark Casey
The Bridge 2013-2014 TV Series Bob
The Last Survivors 2014 Carson
After We Rest 2014 Short Mr. Norman
Locker 13 2014 Archie (segment “title story”)
Faults 2014 Terry
Eternity: The Movie 2014 Barry Goldfield, Jr.
Criminal Minds 2014 TV Series Clifford Walsh
Skinwalker Ranch 2013 Hoyt
A True Story 2013 Richard Simpkins
Bad Turn Worse 2013 Sheriff Shep
Byron’s Theme 2012 Short Butcher
Supernatural 2010-2012 TV Series Martin Creaser
Hitman: Absolution 2012 Video Game Skurky (voice, as John Gries)
Taken 2 2012 Casey
Noobz 2012 Greg Lipstein
BlackBoxTV 2012 TV Series Dad
Napoleon Dynamite 2012 TV Series Uncle Rico
Unicorn City 2012 Shadowhawk
Deep in the Heart 2012 Dick Wallrath
Dr. Fubalous 2012 TV Series Dr. Reed
Hawaii Five-0 2011 TV Series Liam Miller
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead 2011 Tom Sutter
Not Quite College 2011 Tone Cash
Natural Selection 2011 Peter
5 Time Champion 2011 Melvin Glee
Pearblossom 2010 Short Harry
Nikita 2010 TV Series The Engineer
Psych 2010 TV Series Strabinsky
Sons of Anarchy 2010 TV Series Magoo
Good Intentions 2010/I Sherriff Ernie
Lost 2007-2010 TV Series Roger Linus
Crazy on the Outside 2010 Edgar
A Lone Star State 2009 Short Wyatt Kinney
The Smell of Success 2009 Early Dunchamp
Elsewhere 2009 Mr. Tod
CSI: NY 2008 TV Series Jim Warren
Title Year Status Character
Napoleon Dynamite 2012 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Deep in the Heart 2012 arranger: “Under The Bottle” / performer: “Under The Bottle” / producer: “Under The Bottle” / writer: “Under The Bottle”
The Big Empty 2003 writer: “SILVER PIECES”
Twin Falls Idaho 1999 writer: “Wish”
Title Year Status Character
Second Coming 2012/II co-producer
Pickin’ & Grinnin’ 2010 producer
Northfork 2003 associate producer
Jackpot 2001 co-producer
Twin Falls Idaho 1999 associate producer
Title Year Status Character
Coker attached announced
Pickin’ & Grinnin’ 2010
The Pretender 2000 TV Series 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
Pickin’ & Grinnin’ 2010
Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Sunday 2016 Short music engineer completed
Title Year Status Character
You’re So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night 2016 Documentary Himself
Teens Wanna Know 2015 TV Series Himself
Full Burn 2014 Documentary short JJ Perry
Featured by Fameus 2013 TV Series Himself
The Playboy Morning Show 2012 TV Series Himself
48 Hours 2008 TV Series documentary Himself – Witness
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Napoleon Dynamite: Still Gallery 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Make the Movie Live the Movie 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 19th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Himself – Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Lost: Destiny Calls 2009 TV Movie Roger Linus (uncredited)


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