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John Vernon – MovieActors.com

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Vernon in ANIMAL HOUSE.

About John Vernon (1932 – 2005)

John Vernon was a Canadian character actor who studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts. He then studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He played a season at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, playing Malvolio in "Twelfth Night."

In New York, he played on Broadway in 1964 with Christopher Plummer and David Carradine in "The Royal Hunt of the Sun."

John Vernon starred in the Canadian television series, WOJECK, as a medical examiner and crime fighter.

In 1967, he played with Lee Marvin in the heist movie, POINT BLANK, as a double crossing thief.

John Vernon played Dean Wormer in the comedy, ANIMAL HOUSE (1978), a role he reprised for the television's spin-off, DELTA HOUSE in 1979.

In 1976, he played in Clint Eastwood's THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, as a Union officer in the Civil War, turned bounty hunter afterwards, in pursuit of Josey Wales.

Vernon played villains in HERBIE GOES BANANAS in 1980 and ERNEST GOES TO CAMP in 1987.

In the 1980's he guest starred on many popular series, THE A-TEAM, HART TO HART, FAIRIE TALE THEATRE, T. J. HOOKER, MACGYVER, MURDER SHE WROTE, and ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS.

John Vernon narrated the television series, MATRIX in 1993. In 1993-1994, he was a regular on ACAPULCO H.E.A.T.

Vernon continued doing voice work on such shows as the TV series, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, as well as appearing in ensemble roles in films and television, until his death in 1005.

John Vernon's notable movie credits include...

WARRIOR ANGELS (2002) ... Ansgar
SORORITY BOYS (2002) ... Old Man
WELCOME TO AMERICA (2002) ... Det. Golding
AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL (1982) ... Dr. Stone
THE OUTLAW WALES (1976) ... Fletcher
DIRTY HARRY (1971) ... The Mayor
POINT BLANK (1967) ... Trusted Friend


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John Vernon (right) in AIRPLANE II.