Tobin Bell

Tobin Bell


8/7/1942, Queens, New York, USA

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Tobin Bell is a veteran American film and television actor who is best known for providing the voice of Jigsaw in the popular Saw movie franchise. Born in 1942, Bell grew up in Queens, New York, and studied journalism in his young adult life with the original intention…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tobin is also a Little League baseball coach.

    • Although Tobin plays his menacing character Jigsaw in the Saw series, he has never been a fan of horror films.

    • Tobin's hobbies include playing the guitar, taking wildlife photographs, and climbing the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

    • Tobin graduated from Boston University.

    • He received a 2006 MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Villain, a 2007 MTV Movie Awards nomination for Best Villain again, and a nomination for Best Butcher in the Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.

    • Tobin is the son of English actress, Eileen Bell.

    • Tobin donated 2 vials of his own blood to be mixed with the red ink used for 1000 posters to help promote the release of his 2006 movie, Saw III. All the proceeds made from the posters were donated to the American Red Cross.

    • Tobin is 5'11" (1.80 m) tall.

  • Quotes

    • Tobin: There are different ways of approaching roles. Some people get involved in the emotional aspects of characters.

    • Tobin: I want to do anything that's well-written, that reveals something of the human condition, that provides growth for the material as well as the actors. Great opportunity.