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Jon Gries' Wealth Journey: How Much Is the Actor Worth?

Published Wed Jan 10 2024 By Shraddha
Jon Gries' Wealth Journey: How Much Is the Actor Worth?

Jon Gries is an American actor, writer, and director. He gained prominence for portraying Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite, earning him a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.

His extensive career includes notable roles in The White Lotus, Lost, Taken, Men in Black, and Get Shorty, showcasing his versatility across film and television. Let’s explore the lavish life of Jon Gries.

How much is Jon Gries’s Net Worth?

With a net worth estimated at $2 million, Jon Gries is recognized as an actor, writer, and director. He gained significant recognition for portraying Uncle Rico in the 2004 movie "Napoleon Dynamite." Additionally, he has made notable appearances in various TV series such as "Martin," "The Pretender," "Lost," "Dream Corp LLC," and "The White Lotus." 

Jon Gries is an American actor, writer, and director.
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His extensive filmography includes roles in "Real Genius," "Get Shorty," "Stick It," "Natural Selection," and the "Taken" trilogy, among others.

Jon Gries Career Highlights 

Early Career 

Jon Gries began acting at 11 in his father's 1968 Western film "Will Penny." However, his return to the big screen happened in the late 1970s, featuring in films like "Born of Water," "The Chicken Chronicles," "Sunnyside," "More American Graffiti," and "Swap Meet." In the early 1980s, he appeared in "Joysticks" and gained notice as Lazlo Hollyfeld in the sci-fi comedy "Real Genius" two years later. Throughout the '80s, he starred in movies like "TerrorVision," "Running Scared," "Number One with a Bullet," and "The Monster Squad," portraying a werewolf. He reprised a werewolf role in the 1988 horror film "Fright Night Part 2" and rounded out the decade with appearances in "Kill Me Again" and "Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog."

Young Jon Gries.
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Entering the 1990s, Gries had a brief role in "The Grifters" followed by appearances in the dark comedy "Ed and His Dead Mother" and the gangster comedy "Get Shorty" as Ronnie Wingate. His '90s credits also include films like "Casualties," "Men in Black," "Mitzi & Joe," and "Twin Falls Idaho." Transitioning to the new millennium, Gries featured in "The Beatniks" and "Jackpot." In 2003, he appeared in multiple films: "Northfork," "The Big Empty," "The Snow Walker," and "The Rundown." However, his most iconic role arrived in 2004 as Uncle Rico in the immensely popular "Napoleon Dynamite," earning him an Independent Spirit Award nomination. 

He continued with roles in "Confessions of an Action Star" and "Waterborne" (both in 2005), followed by appearances in "The Sasquatch Gang," "Stick It," "The Astronaut Farmer," and "Car Babes" in 2006. The following year, he was seen in "American Pastime," "September Dawn," and "The Comebacks." Gries notably portrayed Mark Casey in the action thriller "Taken" alongside Liam Neeson, reprising his role in subsequent sequels. As the 2000s drew to a close, he featured in films like "So Long Jimmy," "Elsewhere," and "The Smell of Success."

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Professional Life

In 2010, Jon Gries appeared in the comedies "Crazy on the Outside" and "Good Intentions." The subsequent year saw his roles in films like "Natural Selection" and "Redemption: For Robbing the Dead." Moving into 2012, Gries featured in "Deep in the Heart," "Noobz," and "Unicorn City." He took on the roles of Sheriff Shep in the neo-noir film "Bad Turn Worse" and Hoyt in the science-fiction horror film "Skinwalker Ranch." Throughout 2014, Gries was involved in various films, including the musical dramedy "Eternity: The Movie," the psychological thriller comedy "Faults," and the thriller anthology "Locker 13." Additionally, he appeared in the short films "After We Rest" and "Brothers."

Jon Gries on The Sets of The White Lotus.
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In 2015, Gries played roles in the faith-based film "Pass the Light," the biographical drama "Endgame," and the action comedy "Mucho Dinero." The following year, 2016, saw him in five films, such as the biographical mystery thriller "Durant's Never Closes," the horror film "The Axe Murders of Villisca," and the South Korean war drama "Operation Chromite," portraying the United States Air Force general Hoyt Vandenberg. Gries continued his film career with credits in "All About the Money," "Americons," and "Glass Jaw," among others.

Television Career

Jon Gries started his television career in the 1976 TV film "Helter Skelter" and made subsequent guest appearances throughout the 1980s on shows like "The White Shadow," "The Powers of Matthew Star," "The Jeffersons," "The Twilight Zone," and "Tattingers." He gained recognition with his main role as Shawn McDermott in the Fox sitcom "Martin" from 1992 to 1994. Following this, he appeared in various shows like "The X-Files," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Chicago Hope," and "Seinfeld." From 1996 to 2000, he portrayed Broots in NBC's "The Pretender," later reprising the role in television films.

Jon Gries Made His Runway Debut at Eckhaus Latta NYFW Show.
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In the 2000s, Gries featured in series such as "24," "Carnivàle," "Lost," and "Napoleon Dynamite" (reprising Uncle Rico). His notable roles continued with appearances in "The Bridge" and as Dr. Roberts in Adult Swim's "Dream Corp LLC" from 2016 to 2020. Transitioning to 2021, Gries undertook the recurring role of Greg Hunt in HBO's "The White Lotus," showcasing his versatility across multiple decades in television.

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Jon Gries’s Personal Life

Jon Gries maintains a highly private personal life, and details regarding his relationships remain largely undisclosed. However, he was known to have dated actress Kimberly Rose McConnell.

Regarding his real estate, in 1994, Jon purchased a home in Los Angeles for $239,500. Presently, it's estimated that the value of this property has increased significantly, potentially reaching around $1.5 to even close to $2 million.

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