Jon Gries once dated Bruce Springsteen's little sister.
His highest grossing movie has been Men in Black.
Jon is also a singer/musician and was asked to perform a song for the movie Twin Falls, Idaho.
Although Jon had been steadily working on television and in movies since 1968, his real big break came when he played the role of Lazlo Hollyfeld in the 1985 movie, Real Genius.
He moved to New York to study acting.
He has the unique ability to alternate between meek and menacing at the drop of a hat.
Jon's first movie appearance was in 1968, credited under the alias Jon Francis, playing the role of Horace in the Western, Will Penny.
The highest rated show that Jon has worked on is The Pretender.
He is 5'11".
Jon was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and three Teen Choice Awards for his role in Napoleon Dynamite.
In one of his appearances on Seinfeld, Jon plays a homeless man who refuses to give Kramer's (Michael Richards) Tupperware back. Coincidentally, in Napolean Dynamite, his character is a door to door Tupperware-like product salesman.
He does not drink milk or eat red meat.
Jon: (on Napoleon Dynamite): 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.
Jon: (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.
Jon Gries: Real Genius knocks the crap out of Weird Science, but that's just my feeling.