Montclair State University
Played lead role in Antonia Bogdanovich's "Phantom Halo"
Landed breakout role as Jigsaw in "Saw"
Appeared in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas"
Essayed small role in "Mississippi Burning"
Bell studied acting alongside future Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn at the Actors Studio in New York City.
Throughout the 70s and 80s, Bell did background work for over two dozens films shot in New York City.
Bell was an accomplished Off-Broadway actor, appearing on stage three nights a week before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s.
In addition to starring as Jigsaw in the "Saw" movies, Bell also lent his voice to the character in all of the horror franchise's video games.
Bell left a stable career in environmental science to become an actor.