Doug Jones is completely normal-looking outside of the makeup associated with one of his most famous characters. In the original “Hocus Pocus,” Billy Butcherson was poisoned by Winifred when they were together, only to be resurrected as a zombie in 1993 to assist the sisters in tracking down their book of spells that Allison Watts (Vinessa Shaw), Max Dennison (Omri Katz), and his sister Dani (Thora Birch) stole. Billy soon teams up with the children to stop the Sanderson sisters from possessing Salem and finally get revenge on Winifred.
Billy became a fan favorite, and when speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones revealed he never expected this. He commented, “I thought we were going to have a huge box office hit and that my face might be on some lunch boxes and things, and some toys, and that it would fade out with time, like most movies might.” He also mentioned that transforming into Billy only took an hour and a half each day in the makeup chair.
The actor went on to have a prolific career, which included the role of the Amphibian Man in “The Shape Of Water” and many other monsters and ghouls over the years. Thanks to “Hocus Pocus 2,” which premieres September 30 on Disney+, we can all see him again as one of his most popular creations.