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John Vernon ACTOR


John Vernon was born on February 24th, 1932 in Zehner, Canada with the birth name Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz, born to Adolf Agopsowicz, and wife Eleanore Krückel. 

Vernon received his early years education at Banff School of Fine Arts and later also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.  He then began finding work as a stage actor and appeared on television as well as performing at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon in England.

By the mid 1950's he broke into the film industry and began with his film debut in, "1984" (1956) starring Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence, Jan Sterling and Michael Redgrave, followed by roles on the television series, "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans" starring John Hart and Lon Chaney Jr., "Folio" and "The Unforseen".

Now with some experience on his resume he began adding more substantial credits such as on the CBS television series, "A Cheap Bunch of Nice Flowers" and "Wojeck".  Vernon then relocated to the United States in hopes of gaining real stardom as an actor. 

Vernon then appeared on the film, "Point Blank" (1967) starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Lloyd Bochner, Carroll O'Connor, Keenan Wynn, James Sikking, Michael Strong and Sharon Acker, "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here" (1969) starring Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake, Susan Clark, Charles McGraw, Ned Romero, Barry Sullivan, Shelly Novack and Charles Aidman, "Justine" (1969) starring Anouk Aimée, Dirk Bogarde, Michael Constantine, Robert Forster, Jack Albertson and Michael York, Alfred Hitchcock's spy thriller "Topaz" (1969) starring Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, Claude Jade, Michel Subor, Karin Dor, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, John Forsythe, Roscoe Lee Browne and Per-Axel Arosenius, "Dirty Harry" (1971) starring Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Andy Robinson and Reni Santoni, "Fear is the Key" (1972) co-starring Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall and Ben Kingsley and "Bail Out" (1989) co-starring David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair and Tony Brubaker. 

In addition to his film and stage work he also continued working as a television actor adding such series credits to his resume as, "Bonanza", "Mannix", "Cool Million", "Men at Law", "Hawaii Five-O", "Felony Squad", "Search", "Wide World Mystery" and "Mission: Impossible".

Many remember him for his role in the 1978 film, "Animal House" also starring Tim Matheson, John Belushi, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hulce, Verna Bloom, Cesare Danova and Kevin Bacon, as well as from the Walt Disney film, "Herbie Goes Bananas" (1980) starring alongside Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel, Alex Rocco, Stephen Burns and Elyssa Davalos.  Over the course of his career as an actor he appeared in over 150 film and television roles.  Some of his latest appearances included the television series, "CBS Summer Playhouse", "Dark Justice", "Tales from the Crypt", "Doogie Howser, M.D" , "Matrix", "Acapulco H.E.A.T.", "Legend" and "Walker, Texas Ranger".

Not only was he a prolific film and television actor, he also had a very distinctive voice and did a number of voice over projects for such television series as, "Batman", "Fantastic Four", "Pinky and the Brain", "Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm", "Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man", "The Incredible Hulk" and a variety of video games as well.

John Vernon married only once to Nancy West and they had three children together before the marriage ended in divorce.  He did not re-marry and on February 1st, 2005, Vernon passed away in Los Angeles, California after suffering complications from heart surgery and his remains were cremated.  


2008         Delgo
2003-2005     The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 
2005         Area 51 
2004         Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
2003         Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
2003         Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update
2002         Warrior Angels
2002         Earth and Beyond
2002         Sorority Boys
2002         Welcome to America
2001         Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge
2000         Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn
2000         Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 
2000         Stageghost
2000         Star Trek: Klingon Academy
1998         Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain
1996-1997     The Incredible Hulk
1997         Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 
1997         Adventures in Odyssey: A Twist in Time
1996         Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
1996         Spider-Man
1995         Family of Cops
1995         Walker, Texas Ranger
1995         Malicious
1995         Pinky and the Brain
1995         Legend
1995         Artisans de notre histoire, Volume 7: La Confédération
1995         The Gnomes Great Adventure
1994         Fantastic Four
1992-1994     Batman
1994         Sodbusters
1993-1994     Acapulco H.E.A.T.
1994         Hostage for a Day
1994         The Forget-Me-Not Murders
1994         Paris or Somewhere 
1993         Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
1993         Matrix 
1993         The Naked Truth
1993         The Fire Next Time 
1993         Doogie Howser, M.D.
1993         In the Heat of the Night 
1993         Renegade 
1992         Tales from the Crypt 
1992         The Ray Bradbury Theater
1992         Dinosaurs
1992         Wojeck: Out of the Fire 
1991         The Woman Who Sinned
1991         Dark Justice 
1990         Father Dowling Mysteries
1990         Deadly Stranger
1990         Object of Desire
1989         Mob Story
1989         W.B., Blue and the Bean
1989         CBS Summer Playhouse
1989         Afganistan - The last war bus (L'ultimo bus di guerra)
1988         I'm Gonna Git You Suck
1988         Hostile Takeover
1988         War of the Worlds
1988         Killer Klowns from Outer Space
1988         Dixie Lanes
1988         Two Men
1987         Nightstick 
1987         Blue Monkey
1987         The New Adventures of Beans Baxter
1987         Terminal Exposure
1987         Ernest Goes to Camp
1987         Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1987         Scarecrow and Mrs. King
1986         Wildfire
1986         Sledge Hammer!
1986         Fuzzbucket
1986         Philip Marlowe, Private Eye
1984-1986     Knight Rider
1986         Airwolf
1986         Rat Tales
1985         Murder, She Wrote
1985         MacGyver 
1985         Doin' Time
1985         Hail to the Chief
1985         Fraternity Vacation
1983-1985     The Fall Guy 
1984         Partners in Crime 
1984         Savage Streets
1984         Call to Glory
1984         Jungle Warriors
1984         The Blood of Others
1984         Automan
1983         T.J. Hooker
1983         Faerie Tale Theatre
1983         The A-Team
1983         Hart to Hart
1983         Chained Heat
1983         Curtains
1983         The Powers of Matthew Star
1983         The Greatest American Hero
1982         Airplane II: The Sequel
1982         The Blue and the Gray
1982         CHiPs
1982         The Phoenix
1981         Heartbreak High
1981         Heavy Metal
1980         Vega$
1980         The Littlest Hobo 
1980         Herbie Goes Bananas
1980         Fantastica
1980         It Rained All Night the Day I Left
1979         California Fever 
1979         The Sacketts
1979         Delta House 
1978         Animal House
1978         Angela
1978         Quincy, M.E.
1977         Golden Rendezvous
1977         Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night
1977         The Oregon Trail
1977         Someday Soon
1977         The Uncanny
1977         A Special Day
1976         Drum
1976         The Outlaw Josey Wales
1973-1975     Cannon
1975         McMillan & Wife 
1975         Switch 
1975         S.W.A.T.
1975         The Invisible Man
1975         Matt Helm
1975         Barbary Coast 
1975         Swiss Family Robinson
1975         Brannigan
1975         The Impostor
1974-1975     Kung Fu
1975         Gunsmoke
1974         Movin' On 
1974         Police Woman 
1974         Virginia Hill
1974         Ironside
1974         Petrocelli
1974         W
1974         Sweet Movie
1974         The Black Windmill
1968-1974     The F.B.I.
1974         Barnaby Jones 
1974         Mousey
1974         The Questor Tapes
1973         The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping 
1973         Charley Varrick
1973         Wide World Mystery
1973         Search
1973         Hunter
1972         Fear Is the Key
1969-1972     Mission: Impossible
1971-1972     Mannix
1972         Cool Million
1972         The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
1972         Journey
1971         Dirty Harry
1971         Winter Comes Early
1971         Bearcats!
1971         Escape
1971         Men at Law
1971         One More Train to Rob
1971         The Name of the Game
1971         The Silent Force
1970         Hawaii Five-O
1970         Matt Lincoln
1969         Topaz
1969         Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
1969         Justine
1969         Trial Run
1969         The High Chaparral 
1968         Bonanza
1968         Judd for the Defense
1968         Felony Squad
1968         Tarzan
1966-1968     Wojeck 
1967         Point Blank
1967         Coronet Blue
1966         The Marvel Super Heroes
1966         Once Upon a Prime Time
1966         The Sub-Mariner 
1966         Iron Man
1966         Hulk
1966         Captain America 
1960-1965     Festival 
1963-1965     The Forest Rangers
1964         Nobody Waved Good-bye
1964         The Long Rifle and the Tomahawk
1964         John Cabot: A Man of the Renaissance 
1962         Playdate
1962         Georges-Étienne Cartier: The Lion of Québec
1962         Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist
1960         The Unforeseen
1960         R.C.M.P.
1958-1959     Folio
1957         Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans
1957         The Harvest
1956         1984

Matinee Classics - Bail Out starring David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair and John Vernon

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