Fans will long remember Jones for his work as The Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He's also the life and soul of Abe Sapien in Hellboy I and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (based on the popular Dark Horse comic book, returning to his role of Abe Sapien as well a taking on 2 other roles, that of The Chamberlain and The Angel of Death for director Guillermo del Toro).
In the film he wants to be remembered for, Jones portrays two characters in the Oscar winning film Pan’s Labyrinth (in the native tongue of Spanish El Laberinto del Fauno). He plays both Pan (the faun creature) and The Pale Man. Little trivia fact: He learned all his lines for the film in Spanish while comparing it to a special script prepared for him in English. Another fan favourite is the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus, in which Jones plays the goofy zombie, ex-boyfriend of Bette Midler, Billy Butcherson. And his earliest comic book movie appearance was alongside Danny De Vito as a faded circus clown in Batman Returns.
In addition to these very popular films, you can also find Jones as the very smart alien, Cochise, on TNT's critically acclaimed series, Steven Spielberg produced Falling Skies, season 3 (summer 2013) and season 4 (summer 2014). Other notable TV guest roles for Jones include William Barrow on Teen Wolf, Grady Edlund on Fear Itself, Dominique Wilkins on The Neighbors, and the lead Gentleman on Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Emmy-nominated "Hush" episode.
More recently, Jones landed roles in the popular series Star Trek: Discovery and in the four time Oscar winning film The Shape of Water.