Date of Birth : Aug 7th 1942
Bell often plays the role of a villain and serial killer; he was cast as a hitman in Sydney Pollack’s The Firm and 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, Saw III, and Saw IV. Currently, Bell has signed on for five sequels in the Saw series; therefore, he is signed on to appear in Saw V and Saw VI. Bell is a renowned lover of animals and has brought his five cats and two dogs on the sets of his movies. He is also a friend of entertainer Kylie Minogue. He received a 2006 MTV Movie Award nomination for “Best Villain” , a 2007 MTV Movie Awards nomination for “Best Villain” again, and a winning 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 West Wing, The Sopranos, NYPD Blue, 24 and Walker Texas Ranger.