The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications and a minor in Theatre.
Jones learned mime at school, joining a troupe called "Mime Over Matter." He worked as a contortionist and acted in theatrical productions in Indiana before moving to Los Angeles in 1985. Since then, he has acted in over 25 films, numerous television series (including the award-winning “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” his episode 'Hush' garnering two Emmy nominations) and