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Actor Doug Jones to Kick Off Great Discussion Lecture Series at SCC on November 13

Published on Oct 26, 2017

While some of his characters may be “out of this world,” actor and author Doug Jones, who has appeared in many movies and television shows, including Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Hell Boy and Star Trek: Discovery, will be appearing in the flesh at Somerset Community College.

Jones will be visiting campus as the inaugural SCC Barnes & Noble Great Discussion Lecture Series guest. His free, public appearance will take place Monday, November 13, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the SCC Harold Rogers Student Commons, Citizens National Bank Community Room, 808 Monticello Street, Somerset.

In addition to the public lecture, Jones will also appear on the Mid-Mornings with Amy radio program on Somerset 106 and will be hosting a VIP session for local theatre groups and SCC students to discuss movie make-up, character roles and more.

At the public lecture, Jones will be discussing the importance of the arts in his education and career.

Jon Burlew, associate dean of Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences at SCC, will be moderating the event.

To find out more, contact SCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore Manager Emily Conley at or Jon Burlew at

About Doug Jones:

While famous for working under prosthetics in iconic feature film roles, Doug Jones is also a versatile character actor who has performed as "himself" in guest star roles on shows like Arrow, The Flash, Teen Wolf, Z-Nation, The Neighbors, Criminal Minds, C.S.I. and NBC's horror anthology Fear Itself. A veteran of over 100 commercials, Jones was Mac Tonight, the moon-headed piano player in the long-running 1990's McDonald's campaign. He also starred as the lead villain in Hush, an Emmy-winning episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, long considered a fan favorite. Jones is also a semi-regular guest judge on the hit SyFy Net reality series, Face Off.

In 2005, Jones played the title role of Pan (as well as the nightmare character known as The Pale Man) in Guillermo del Toro's Oscar-winning Spanish language fantasy/horror feature Pan's Labyrinth. It was his sensitive and elegant performance as Abe Sapien in del Toro's 2004 box office hit Hellboy that brought his unique work to a wider audience, according to Omnipop Talent Group.

Jones went on to voice the character of Abe Sapien for the Emmy-nominated Cartoon Network animations Hellboy: Sword of Storms and Hellboy: Blood and Iron. In 2007, his title role performance in Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer was hailed by fans and critics alike. In 2008, Jones returned to his starring role, as well as two other characters, in Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

Jones also starred in Gainsbourg, a stylized biopic of the famous French poet/singer/composer Serge Gainsbourg, in which he plays Gainsbourg's dark alter ego. The film won three Cesar Awards, the French equivalent to The Oscars.

Jones has also had prominent creature roles in Crimson Peak, The Watch, The Bye Man, Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story, Legion, and many others.

Jones was a series regular on three seasons of TNT’s Spielberg-produced sci-fi series Falling Skies and recurred on Guillermo del Toro’s fX series The Strain. Upcoming, he stars opposite Sally Hawkins in del Toro’s The Shape of Water and is currently a series regular on the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Discovery for CBS All Access.