John Kapelos

John Kapelos

Highest Rated: 92% The Shape of Water (2017)

Lowest Rated: 7% Man Trouble (1992)

Birthday: Mar 8, 1956

Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

You would think there is a direct comedic pipeline between Canada and Chicago given the actors who've passed through the ranks of the Second City improvisational troupe. John Kapelos happens to be one of those folks from the Great White North who has been extensively involved with Second City throughout his career. Kapelos made his film debut as Mechanic #3 in the 1981 neo-noir crime drama "Thief." Following this appearance with bit parts in "Tootsie" and "Class," Kapelos came into the orbit of Chicago filmmaker John Hughes, who cast him in three of his motion pictures-"Sixteen Candles," "Weird Science," and "The Breakfast Club," the last of which provided Kapelos with his best-known role as Carl the Janitor. He spent the remainder of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s balancing comedy appearances alongside Steve Martin ("Roxanne") and Tom Hanks ("Nothing in Common") with dramatic exchanges with James Woods ("The Boost") and Richard Gere ("Internal Affairs"). Back in his home country, a fan base developed over his portrayal of Detective Don Schanke in the 1989 detective vampire series, "Forever Knight." In the United States, his theatrical versatility allowed him to work within a broad range of television genres including kids shows ("iCarly"), sci-fi ("The X-Files"), classic sitcoms ("Seinfeld"; "Home Improvement"), medical dramas ("ER"), and legal dramedy ("Boston Legal").

Highest rated movies

The Shape of Water The Unicorn The Breakfast Club Roxanne
Aurora Borealis
Afternoon Delight
Mimic 3: Sentinel
Shallow Ground

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 99% Val Bryan Foley (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead Chauncey O'Connor (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent Chauncey O'Connor (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver Chief O'Connor (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder Chief Chauncey O'Connor (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crossword Mystery Chief O'Connor (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 68% Love Shot Tony (Character) - 2019
91% 65% The Unicorn Louis (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 71% 22 Chaser Bissey (Character) - 2018
92% 72% The Shape of Water Mr. Arzoumanian (Character) $63.3M 2017
20% 56% First Round Down Sonny (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer Detective Brady (Character) - 2013
14% 22% Free Ride Coast Guard Captain (Character) - 2013
66% 41% Afternoon Delight Jack (Character) $174.5K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who the F Is Buddy Applebaum? Maggs (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 57% Not That Funny Kevork Sarkissian (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 28% Puppy Love Coach Thomas (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 33% Junkyard Dog Hellerman (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 43% Tripping Forward Vladdy (Character) - 2009
9% 33% Everybody Wants to Be Italian Steve Bottino (Character) $350.8K 2007
No Score Yet 33% Fifty Pills Harold (Character) - 2006
57% 33% Shallow Ground Leroy Riley (Character) - 2005
68% 64% Aurora Borealis Stu (Character) $60.6K 2005
No Score Yet 37% The River King Joey Tosh (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet McBride: Tune In for Murder Bob Carter (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 40% Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story Ray De Lucci (Character) - 2004
44% 68% Phil the Alien General (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knuckle Sandwich Mr. O'Doogle (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 43% I Accuse Det. Murray (Character) - 2003
60% 15% Mimic 3: Sentinel Det. Gary Dumars (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Croon Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 5% Ignition Conor's Lawyer (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sports Pages Marvin (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Faith Lou Miles (Character) - 2000
43% 58% The Deep End of the Ocean George Karras (Character) $13.4M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Hearts Unlimited Jensen (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 21% Johnny Skidmarks Walter Lippinscott (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 78% Wiseguy Dave Goss (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 57% The Late Shift Robert Morton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 27% Cool and the Crazy The Greek (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet We're Talkin' Serious Money Marty "the Greek" (Character) - 1993
7% 14% Man Trouble Detective Melvenos (Character) $3.5M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Heartbreaker Det. Baker (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 48% Defenseless Jack Hammer (Character) $6.4M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Into Darkness: The Bruce Curtis Story Prosecutor Paul Chaiet (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 56% Nick Knight Det. Don Schanke (Character) - 1989
40% 49% The Boost Joel Miller (Character) $766.8K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet All's Fair Eddie (Character) $52.9K 1988
88% 63% Roxanne Chuck (Character) $34.8M 1987
54% 40% Nothing in Common Roger (Character) $32.0M 1986
89% 92% The Breakfast Club Carl, the Janitor (Character) - 1985

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 82% Magnum P.I. Hector Aquino (Guest Star) 2021
90% 87% Suits Elias Gould (Guest Star) 2017-2018
33% 87% Impastor Judge Brendan Bell (Guest Star) 2016
20% 79% Conviction Jim McNally (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Victor Castor (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 95% Republic of Doyle Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Roland Stray (Guest Star) 2014
91% 75% Transparent Gary (Guest Star) 2014
86% 83% Graceland Lawrence (Guest Star) 2014
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
89% 93% Psych Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2013-2014
85% 89% Modern Family Stavros (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
71% 78% No Ordinary Family Derek (Guest Star) 2011
66% 80% Lost Girl Wayne (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Hank Draber (Guest Star) 2010
90% 96% House Dr. Kurtz (Guest Star) 2009
68% 0% Dirty Sexy Money Cameron (Guest Star) 2008
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
91% 89% Monk Paulie Flores (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight 29 Down Capitan Russell (Character) 2005-2007
No Score Yet 66% One Tree Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 75% CSI: New York Bobby Rossmore (Guest Star) 2006
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Eugene Beale (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Secretary of Homeland Security Jim Roberts (Character) 2005
85% 86% Gilmore Girls Orientation Leader (Guest Star) 2005
86% 91% Boston Legal Detective Wayne Farley (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 100% Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
95% 94% Frasier Policeman (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Chief Duke Rittle (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
74% 86% The X-Files Special Agent Fordyce (Guest Star) 2002
55% No Score Yet God, the Devil and Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2001
75% 95% The West Wing Seymour Little (Guest Star) 1999
46% No Score Yet It's Like, You Know ... Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
0% No Score Yet Timecop Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life ... and Stuff Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goode Behavior Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 69% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forever Knight Unknown (Character) 1992-1996
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Platypus Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
89% 92% Seinfeld Barry (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 84% Quantum Leap Dr. Mustafa El Razul (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Andrew Lassick (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet And the Sea Will Tell Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985