Star Trek: Discovery’s Doug Jones plays Saru.
For fans of Star Trek: Discovery, Doug Jones is a face they’ve probably never seen. They’ve seen his character, Saru, the gentle and lanky alien but Jones’ face isn’t very well known. In fact, a lot of people have seen Jones’ work but haven’t seen him. That’s because Jones is most well known for being the man behind the mask.
Jones’ career is defined by the prosthetics he’s worn, beyond just that in Discovery. He’s famous for his roles where he’s sat in a chair for hours on end to be transformed into something wildly different than he normally looks.
He played Abe Sapien in Hellboy and the Ice Cream Truck Driver in Legion; just of the many roles, he’s done prosthetics for. Other roles include “Joey”, the long-haired postal worker from Men In Black II, The Fawn and the Pale Man in Pawn’s Labyrinth, Billy in Hocus Pocus, The Bye Bye Man in the movie of the same name and so many others.
In sort, Jones’ entire career has been defined by the creatures he plays. So it’s no wonder he’s receiving an award for that career path.
Star Trek’s Doug Jones to receive Make-Up & Hair Stylists Guild Chair Award
It’s fitting that Star Trek: Discovery star Doug Jones would be the first to receive the Make-Up Hair & Hair Stylists Guild Chair Award. The Chair Award is the first of its kind and their decision to give it to Jones makes all the sense in the world. He’s the first name people think about when they think about aliens, monsters, and the like. He’s been so many creatures and characters who were brought to life by make-up and practical effects. Obviously, it has to go to him.
It’s even more fitting that Jones is part of Star Trek while he receives this award. The amount of practical effects like wigs and makeup used to make the aliens of Star Trek is staggering. Star Trek is one of the most known shows for employing makeup artists.
Jones and Star Trek together is just a perfect fit and now Jones will get The Chair award for all the work he’s done in this field.