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Jon Gries

Full / Real Name: Jonathan Francis Gries
Born: 17 June 1957 (67 years old)
Gender: Male

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Jon Gries is an American actor, writer and director best known for his television roles as Shawn on Martin (1992-1994), as Broots on The Pretender (1996-2000) and as Roger Linus on Lost, from 2007-2010.

A native of Glendale, California, Gries has appeared in a number of feature films including Real Genius, Running Scared, Get Shorty, Jackpot and The Astronaut Farmer.

Gries is also known as Uncle Rico in the hit film Napoleon Dynamite, for which he earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination. He reprised his role in the animated television series of the same name, in 2012.

On television, he played Broots in The Pretender for four seasons, and he recurred on Lost, playing Roger Linus. He also directed the independent feature Pickin' & Grinnin'.


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