Tobin Bell

7 Aug 1942


Tobin Bell (born Joseph H. Tobin, Jr.; August 7, 1942) is an American film and television character actor. After years of work doing stand-ins and background work on films, he got his first major acting job in Mississippi Burning (1988) and went on to star in made-for-television films and guest star in television shows throughout the 1990s.

Bell is best known as the villain John "Jigsaw" Kramer of the Saw film series. He provided his voice in two video games based on the films, Saw and its sequel, Saw II: Flesh & Blood, in which he also provided his likeness. Bell's portrayal of Jigsaw has earned him five award nominations and two wins.


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Filmography (33 titles)

(movie, 2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as John Kramer · Jigsaw)
(movie, 2015)
···Manson Family Vacation
Role: Actor (as Blackbird)
(movie, 2014)
···Finders Keepers
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Freeman)
(movie, 2014)
···Dark House
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Seth)
(movie, 2010)
···Saw 3D
Genre: Horror, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jigsaw · John)
(movie, 2009)
···Saw VI
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Jigsaw · John)
(movie, 2008)
···Saw V
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as John Kramer)
(movie, 2007)
···Saw IV
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Jigsaw · John)
(movie, 2007)
···Boogeyman 2
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr Mitchell Allen)
(movie, 2007)
···Decoys 2: Alien Seduction
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Professor Erwin Buckton)
(movie, 2007)
···Buried Alive
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lester)
(movie, 2006)
···Saw III
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as John Kramer)
(movie, 2005)
···Saw II
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Jigsaw · John Kramer)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Crime
Role: Actor (as John Kramer (a.k.a. Jigsaw))
(movie, 2001)
···Good Neighbor
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Geoffrey Martin)
(movie, 2000)
···The Road to El Dorado
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Zaragoza (voice))
(movie, 1999)
···The 4th Floor
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Locksmith)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lukasz Slava)
(movie, 1998)
···One Hot Summer Night
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Vincent "Coupe" De Ville)
(movie, 1996)
···The Babysitter's Seduction
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Det. Frank O'Keefe)
(movie, 1996)
···Unabomber: The True Story
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Theodore Kaczynski)
(movie, 1995)
···The Quick and the Dead
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Role: Actor (as Dog Kelly)
(movie, 1995)
···Serial Killer
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as William Lucian Morrano)
(movie, 1994)
···Mortal Fear
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Alvin Hayes)
(movie, 1994)
···New Eden
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Ares)
(movie, 1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Earl Leemus)
(movie, 1993)
···In the Line of Fire
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Mendoza)
(movie, 1993)
···The Firm
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Nordic Man)
(movie, 1993)
···Boiling Point
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Roth)
(movie, 1992)
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as David Ferrie)
(movie, 1990)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Parole Officer)
(movie, 1990)
···False Identity
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marshall Errickson)
(movie, 1988)
···Mississippi Burning
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Agent Stokes)