Tobin Bell is an American movie and television character actor and has a net worth of $15 million. Tobin Bell made his net worth in acting. Tobin regularly plays the character of a villain and serial killer. In 1982, he had a short uncredited scene in the Sydney Pollack movie, Tootsie. In the mid-1980s, he said “I was doing off Broadway plays three nights per week, focusing on my craft. In 1994, he played a hospital administrator in the second episode of the very first season of ER.
Tobin Bell Net Worth $15 Million Dollars
Tobin Bell was cast as Unabomber Theodore John Kaczynski in the made-for-TV movie Unabomber. Though he can be seen in a number of made-for-TV movies, sitcoms, and primetime dramas, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, and The Sopranos are among his many television credits. He is known best for his role as Jigsaw, a serial killer with a penchant for torturing his victims physically and emotionally in the ghastly Saw film series. He provided his voice in two video games depending on the movies, Saw and its sequel, Saw II: Flesh & Blood. Sydney has never been, and to this day isn’t, a fan of horror movies, despite playing his menacing character Jigsaw in the “Saw” trilogy. His spare splits his time along with his wife and two kids between his homes in New York and Los Angeles. He is married and has two kids. Tobin Bell was born on August 7th, 1942 in Queens, New York.
August 7, 1942
Queens, New York City, New York, United States
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Actor, Producer, Director
Montclair State University
Joseph H. Tobin, Eileen Bell Tobin
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Saw VII, Saw, Saw VI, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw II, Goodfellas, The Quick and the Dead, The Firm, In the Line of Fire, Manson Family Vacation, Dark House, Boogeyman 2, The Road to El Dorado, Finders Keepers, The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, Phantom Halo, Black Mask 2: City of Masks, Decoys 2: Alien Seduction, Best of the Best 4: Without Warning, The 4th Floor, Malice, Boiling Point, Loose Cannons, Brown's Requiem, An Innocent Man, Dead Man's Revenge, Mortal Fear, Buried Alive, Rainbow Time, Good Neighbor, Deep Red, One Hot Summer Night, Ruby, Bride of Violence, Power Play, Serial Killer, Cheyenne, Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil, Unbelief
The Kill Point, The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, Revelations
Tobin's father, Joseph Henry Bell, built and established the radio station WJDA in Quincy, MA. Joseph was American-born, from a Massachusetts family, of Irish descent. Tobin's mother, actress Eileen Bell, was British-born, and had roots in County Cork.
Profiled in "Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting" by Scott Voisin. 
Splits his time with his wife and two children between his homes in New York and Los Angeles.
He had a small role in Goodfellas (1990), with Joe Pesci. Pesci later played David Ferrie in JFK (1991), the same role Bell played in Ruby (1992).
Considers Saw II (2005) his favorite out of the "Saw" trilogy.
In addition to being an actor he is also a Little League baseball coach.
His favorite Saw traps are the Jaw Splitter from the first film and the Syringe Pit from the second.
Donated two vials of his own blood to be mixed with red ink for 1000 posters to help promote Saw III (2006). All proceeds went to the American Red Cross.
Has never been, and to this day is not, a fan of horror films, despite playing his menacing character Jigsaw in the "Saw" trilogy.
Is probably best known as Jigsaw/John Kramer in the "Saw" movies.
One of the first speaking roles I had was in a film called Svengali, with Peter O'Toole and Elizabeth Ashley. I was a waiter, and I had about three lines. And I was ready! I had been around people like that, and I knew they were just actors. All the work I had done, it was all there, and I felt like I knew all the mechanics. I didn't know everything, and boy did I learn a lot doing crap. I did a lot of pretty bad stuff...soap operas, you name it. But you learn just as much doing bad things as you do when you do good things. In fact, sometimes you learn more because you have to make it better.
(On landing Mississippi Burning) Alan Parker saw my headshot-and here's a good comment regarding having a good headshot: The more specific, the better. I don't know if mine was unusual or what, but it stood out to him. He brought me in. He doesn't even have a casting director in the room. He sets up a video camera and he talks to you. It was slightly embarrassing, because Alan would say to me, "Tobin, don't act." He was looking for somebody who, under pressure, could do something minimal. The camera sees everything. He had me do this a number of times, and disappeared to Los Angeles, cast the rest of the film, came back to New York, and brought me in again. Then same thing, except he read me for a different part. The one Brad Dourif eventually played, the deputy. I didn't have enough credits or experience, but he wanted to read me for something that had a number of lines. The part I eventually had had very few lines, but good lines. I really wanted so much to work with Alan Parker, and to get paid to go to the deep South where the blues was born, and the deltas. It was unbelievable. I was working in a restaurant, nights at the time... Oh! This is embarrassing. As soon as I get to Mississippi, I go out into the boonies with a bunch of FBI agents. And we arrest this Klan guy at this shack that he's living in. He's out in the yard, so it's just a quick clip. I cuff him and I push him through this dirty laundry hanging on the line. As I'm coming through, pushing him in front of me, handcuffed, I give this little flourish with my shoulders. It was kind of like, "Yeah! I'm the man!" Alan yells, "Cut!" He comes over to me and he says [adopts British accent] "Tobin, Tobin, Tobin. That's the last little bit of acting that you're going to do in this film, right?" He spotted it. It was the smallest little shoulder, "Yeah, I got him," kind of thing, and he didn't want that. I thought, "Oh my God, he's going to send me home. I just did the very thing he's been telling me for three weeks not to do in New York. And I did it first thing." It's like a football player: You screw up the first play of the game, and you think you're gonna sit on the bench.
I always thought I was going to play romantic leads. I honestly did. I still don't think I've played the role I'm destined to play, one that shows a wholeness. I've appreciated all the roles I've played, but I mean a role that shows the fullness of my personality, not just that power guy. I was doing a scene at the Actor's Studio in New York [in the early '80s], 150 people sitting in the audience. It was about Thomas Jefferson-very sensible, very intelligent, very classical kind of scene. I finish the scene, the director says to me, "Tobin, how's your career coming?" And I said, "Well, you know, I've been doing some plays, I'm doing one downtown." And she said, "No, but I mean, are you making money?" and I said, "Well, I'm plugging away, and I have since the mid-'70s. It took Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman 15 years before they worked." So she said, "You should go to Hollywood and play bad guys, that's what you should do." I was like, "What?"
(On getting into characters) As you know, there's as many different kind of police officers as there are tap dancers or mechanics. There's this conventional idea of a mechanic, but go into any shop, and the mechanics come in all different shapes, sizes, colors. I don't think about how I look, necessarily, I think about what's going on for this guy and what he does and why he does it. And I ask myself a whole bunch of questions, and I try to answer those questions so I can ground myself in the reality of what he does. You're surrounded by the physical representations of what you do. So I try to think of acting in terms of thinking and doing. People think of it as, "Oh, let's get inside this guy." They think that acting is being, or feeling, or emoting. It's as much doing. One of the first things you do as an acting student is ask, "Can you say words and do a task at the same time, like sweep a floor?" That's what's so beautiful about New York. You get to see people. You see people unloading trucks. You get to go on the subway and see people who've been working all night falling asleep in their seat. Couples who are in love, couples who are arguing. You get to watch the human condition, and there's always a "doing" aspect of it. This couple, they're carrying backpacks, where are they going? Students? Or are they carrying instruments? They're musicians, or they're on their way to a rehearsal, or they've been up all night playing at a party. Whatever. It stimulates the imagination. So acting is doing...
I want to do anything that's well-written, that reveals something of the human condition, that provides growth for the material as well as the actors. Great opportunity.