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Star Trek: Revealing Doug Jones on Overcoming Fear and Increasing Screen Time

The fickle mime and character actor Doug Jones has portrayed a menagerie of unique Hollywood monsters for over three decades.

His lean and lanky form has been the perfect base for the beasts and creatures in director Guillermo del Toro’s projects, from the Pale Man and Faun in Pan’s Labyrinth and Abe Sapien in Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army to a sexy amphibian man. known as the Asset in the 2018 Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water.

Star Trek: Discovery season 3 promotional poster. (Image credit: CBS All Access)

But throughout his glittering career under layers of latex rubber, make-up and dentures, it’s Jones’s challenging role as the campy officer Kelpien Saru on the sci-fi series Paramount Plus. “Star Trek: Discovery“this was his longest-running professional gig to date.

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