Doug Jones, Star Trek: Discovery's Saru, has emerged as a genre fan favorite over the years thanks to his memorable creature performances in such sci-fi and horror films and television shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Hellboy films, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Legion, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Strain. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Jones is also a talented mime and contortionist, which have often come into play in his acting performances.

His many other credits include Tales from the Crypt, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Hocus Pocus, The Time Machine, Adaptation, Mystery Men, Batman Returns, Monkeybone and The Benchwarmers. And the list goes on, as Jones has also appeared in Criminal Minds, John Dies at the End, Sons of Anarchy, Crimson Peak, Arrow, The Flash, Z Nation and Ouija: Origin of Evil.