John Vernon

John Vernon

Highest Rated: 100% A Special Day (1977)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 24, 1932

Birthplace: Zehner, Saskatchewan, Canada

Prolific stage-trained Canadian character player who convinces as crafty villains, morally bankrupt officials and heartless authority figures in American films and TV since the 1960s. Vernon has been directed by some stellar filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock ("Topaz" 1969), George Cukor ("Justine" 1969), Don Siegel ("Dirty Harry" 1971), and Clint Eastwood ("The Outlaw Josey Wales" 1975).

Highest rated movies

A Special Day
Point Blank
National Lampoon's Animal House
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Dirty Harry
Charley Varrick
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 63% Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Rupert Thorne (Voice) - 2003
No Score Yet 33% Warrior Angels Ansgar/Baldrick (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 17% Stage Ghost Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 20% Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Princess in Love D.S. Barry (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 18% Family of Cops Frank Rampola (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 52% Malicious Detective Pronzini (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sodbusters Slade Cantrell (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Janek: The Forget-Me-Not Murders Boyce (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wojeck: Out of the Fire Dr. Steve Wojeck (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman Who Sinned Lieutenant Girvetz (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 0% War Bus Commando Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mob Story Don `'Luce'` Luciano (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 27% Bail Out Mr. Ridgeway (Character) - 1989
76% 59% Killer Klowns From Outer Space Curtis Mooney (Character) - 1988
62% 70% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Mr. Big (Character) $11.8M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Men Alex Kores (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Stranger Mr. Mitchell (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Heat Mr. Mitchell (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightstick Adam Beardsly (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Exposure Mr. Karrothers (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dixie Lanes Unknown (Character) - 1987
62% 51% Ernest Goes to Camp Sherman Krader (Character) $23.4M 1987
No Score Yet 29% Blue Monkey Roger Levering (Character) $98.8K 1987
No Score Yet 12% Doin' Time Big Mac (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 34% Fraternity Vacation Chief Ferret (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 53% Savage Streets Principal Underwood (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 18% Jungle Warriors Vito Mastranga (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 38% The Blood of Others Charles (Character) - 1984
57% 38% Curtains Jonathan Stryker (Character) - 1983
56% 45% Chained Heat Warden Bacman (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kinky Coaches and the Pom-Pom Pussycats Coach "Bulldog" Malone (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantastica Jim McPherson (Character) - 1980
40% 37% Herbie Goes Bananas Prindle (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crunch Coach `'Bulldog'` Malone (Character) - 1979
90% 89% National Lampoon's Animal House Dean Vernon Wormer (Character) - 1978
0% 23% The Uncanny Pomeroy (Character) - 1977
100% 91% A Special Day Emanuele, the husband of Antonietta (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 43% Golden Rendezvous Luis Carreras (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Dr. Orrin Helgerson (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angela Ben Kincaid (Character) - 1977
90% 92% The Outlaw Josey Wales Fletcher (Character) - 1976
18% 40% Brannigan Larkin (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Swiss Family Robinson Charles Forsythe (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impostor Sheriff Turner (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbary Coast Templar (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matt Helm Unknown (Character) - 1975
48% 63% Sweet Movie Mr. Kapital (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet W Arnie Felson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mousey David Richardson (Character) - 1974
50% 38% The Black Windmill McKee (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story Nick Rubanos (Character) - 1974
84% 82% Charley Varrick Maynard Boyle (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter David Hunter/Praetorius (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Questor Tapes Geoffrey Darro (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nightmare Step Allan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 64% Fear Is the Key Vyland (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mask of Marcella Inspector Duprez (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Boulder Allin (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cool Million Inspector Duprez (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 62% One More Train to Rob Timothy Xavier Nolan (Character) - 1971
87% 90% Dirty Harry The Mayor (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seek and Destroy Lloyd Embers (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape Doctor Charles Walding (Character) - 1971
73% 48% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here George Hacker (Character) - 1969
69% 36% Topaz Rico Parra (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 36% Justine Nessim (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial Run Leo D'Agosta (Character) - 1969
92% 84% Point Blank Mal Reese (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Rifle and the Tomahawk Unknown (Character) - 1964

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% War of the Worlds Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legend Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marker Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Capt. Ed McKendrick (Guest Star) 1993 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matrix Narrator 1993
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater La Farge (Character) 1992
91% 91% Dinosaurs Mr. Ashland (Guest Voice) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet 99% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1986
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
60% No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Chief Carl Fallon (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 77% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sacketts Jonathan Pritts (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Brad Calvert (Guest Star) 1973 1975
80% 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Oliver Harker (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman David Cory (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Surgeon Larry Burton (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix James Dexter (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Royce Taylor (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Dan Burton (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawkeye & Last of the Mohicans Varney (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Greatest American Hero Justin King (Guest Star)