Howard Vernon

Howard Vernon

  • Highest Rated: 100% Love and Death (1975)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Zombies Lake (1980)
  • Birthday: Jul 15, 1914
  • Birthplace: Baden, Switzerland
  • With a narrow face, high forehead, large, piercing eyes, and a rough-edged voice, character actor Howard Vernon was well-suited to playing sinister villains. Over his long career, he worked on stage and screen throughout Europe. Though most frequently in co-starring and supporting roles, he occasionally starred in films, most memorably as Dr. Orloff in The Awful Dr. Orloff (1961) and its many sequels, and as the title protagonist in Fritz Lang's last film The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960). Born to a Swiss father and an American mother in Baden, Germany, Vernon studied drama in Berlin and Paris before taking his first professional stage bow in Un Ami Viendra Ce Soir (1945) -- later, he would reprise his role in the film version. Through the '50s, Vernon appeared in various types of dramas, but after 1960 was primarily relegated to playing villains in horror and science-fiction movies. One of his more notable roles of this period was that of Professor Leonard Nosferatu in Jean-Luc Godard's classic sci-fi drama Alphaville (1965). Occasionally, Vernon would appear in other types of films such as What's New Pussycat?(1965) and Woody Allen's Love and Death (1975). Vernon made his last film appearance in Le Complexe de Toulon (1996).

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No Score Yet Angel of Death Mengele 2014
No Score Yet Le Champignon Des Carpathes Actor 2012
No Score Yet La Comtesse Perverse Actor 2011
No Score Yet Les Intrigues De Sylvia Couski Actor 2011
No Score Yet Succubus (Necronomicon - Geträumte Sünden) Kapp 2000
No Score Yet In the Eye of the Snake Old Jean 1994
89% Delicatessen Potin 1992
No Score Yet Faceless (Los Depredadores de la Noche) (Les Prédateurs de la Nuit) Orloff 1989
No Score Yet Commando Mengele (Angel of Death) Actor 1987
No Score Yet Death of Empedocles (Der Tod des Empedokles) Hermocrates 1987
No Score Yet The Blood of Others General Von Loenig 1984
No Score Yet The Boy Who Had Everything Singing Man 1984
No Score Yet Revenge in the House of Usher Actor 1982
No Score Yet Docteur Jekyll et les femmes (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne) Dr.Lanyon 1981
14% Zombies Lake The Mayor 1980
No Score Yet From Hell to Victory Karl 1979
No Score Yet Frauen für Zellenblock 9 (Women in Cellblock 9) (Tropical Inferno) Actor 1977
No Score Yet Seven Women For Satan Actor 1976
100% Love and Death Gen. Leveque 1975
No Score Yet Lorna the Exorcist Actor 1974
No Score Yet Seven Women for Satan Actor 1974
No Score Yet Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein Dracula 1972
No Score Yet French Sex Murders (Casa d'appuntamento) Actor 1972
No Score Yet Sie tötete in Ekstase (She Killed in Ecstasy) Actor 1971
No Score Yet Il Trono di fuoco (The Bloody Judge) Jack Ketch 1970
No Score Yet Blood Rose Prof. Rohmer 1969
No Score Yet Mayerling Prince Montenuevo 1968
No Score Yet Castle of the Creeping Flesh Actor 1968
No Score Yet Miss Muerte (Miss Death and Dr. Z in the Grip of the Maniac) (The Diabolical Dr. Z) Vikass 1967
No Score Yet The Game Is Over Lawyer 1967
No Score Yet Triple Cross Lisbon Embassy Official 1967
No Score Yet The Poppy Is Also a Flower Police Analyst 1966
29% What's New, Pussycat? Doctor 1965
91% Alphaville Prof. Leonard Nosferatu/Von Braun 1965
100% The Train Dietrich 1965
No Score Yet The Awful Dr. Orloff (Gritos en la noche) Dr. Orloff 1964
No Score Yet Mano de un hombre muerto (The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus) Actor 1962
96% Léon Morin, Prêtre (Leon Morin, Priest) (The Forgiven Sinner) The colonel 1961
86% Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse)(Diabolical Dr. Mabuse) "No. 12" 1960
97% Bob le Flambeur McKimmie $5.1K 1955
No Score Yet Lucrece Borgia (Sins of the Borgias) Actor 1953
No Score Yet The Girl in the Bikini (Manina, la fille sans voile) Eric 1952
No Score Yet Adventures of Captain Fabian Emil 1951
No Score Yet Elusive Pimpernel Comte de Tournai 1950
100% Le Silence de la Mer Von Ebrennac 1949
No Score Yet The Lame Devil (Le diable boiteux) Actor 1948


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