Тобин Белл (Bell, Tobin)
Date of birth 7 August 1942
Queens, New York City, New York, USA
6' 1?" (1.87 m)
Tobin Bell is an American film and television actor who was born in Queens, New York and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
Bell often plays the role of a villain and serial killer; he was cast as Unabomber Theodore John Kaczynski in the made-for-TV movie Unabomber: The True Story, and most recently has played the role of the nefarious "Jigsaw," a serial killer who wants others to appreciate the value of life via twisted "games" in the 2004 film Saw and its sequels, Saw II and Saw III. He received a 2006 MTV Movie Award nomination for "Best Villain" and a nomination for "Best Butcher" in the Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.
Aside from appearing in made-for-TV movies, Bell has guest starred in popular series such as Seinfeld, La Femme Nikita, The X-Files, Stargate SG-1, Alias, The Sopranos, and 24.
Often plays a villainous character.
Son of English actress, Eileen Bell.
Studied in New York City with Ellen Burstyn
Is probably best known as Jigsaw/John Kramer in the "Saw" movies.
Has never been, and to this day is not, a fan of horror Films, despite playing his menacing character "Jigsaw" in the SAW trilogy.
Donated 2 vials of his own blood to be mixed with red ink for 1000 posters to help promote SAW III. All proceeds went to the American Red Cross.
His favorite Saw traps are the Jaw Splitter from the first film and the Syringe Pit from the second.
In addition to being an actor he is also a little league baseball coach.
"There are different ways of approaching roles. Some people get involved in the emotional aspects of characters."
"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."