John Vernon

John Vernon

Highest Rated: 100% A Special Day (1977)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Uncanny (1977)

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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 47% 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 54% 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 No Score Yet Mob Story Don `'Luce'` Luciano (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet War Bus Commando Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 27% Bail Out Mr. Ridgeway (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Men Alex Kores (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Stranger Mr. Mitchell (Character) - 1988
75% 59% Killer Klowns From Outer Space Curtis Mooney (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Heat Mr. Mitchell (Character) - 1988
64% 70% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Mr. Big (Character) $11.8M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dixie Lanes Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightstick Adam Beardsly (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 No Score Yet Double Exposure Mr. Karrothers (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 34% Fraternity Vacation Chief Ferret (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 12% Doin' Time Big Mac (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 19% Jungle Warriors Vito Mastranga (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 38% The Blood of Others Charles (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 53% Savage Streets Principal Underwood (Character) - 1984
56% 45% Chained Heat Warden Bacman (Character) - 1983
57% 39% Curtains Jonathan Stryker (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kinky Coaches and the Pom-Pom Pussycats Coach "Bulldog" Malone (Character) - 1981
40% 37% Herbie Goes Bananas Prindle (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantastica Jim McPherson (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
No Score Yet 43% Golden Rendezvous Luis Carreras (Character) - 1977
0% 25% The Uncanny Pomeroy (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Dr. Orrin Helgerson (Character) - 1977
100% 91% A Special Day Emanuele, the husband of Antonietta (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angela Ben Kincaid (Character) - 1977
90% 92% The Outlaw Josey Wales Fletcher (Character) - 1976
20% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mousey David Richardson (Character) - 1974
48% 63% Sweet Movie Mr. Kapital (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 37% The Black Windmill McKee (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story Nick Rubanos (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet W Arnie Felson (Character) - 1974
83% 82% Charley Varrick Maynard Boyle (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nightmare Step Allan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Questor Tapes Geoffrey Darro (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter David Hunter/Praetorius (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Boulder Allin (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mask of Marcella Inspector Duprez (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 65% Fear Is the Key Vyland (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cool Million Inspector Duprez (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 67% One More Train to Rob Timothy Xavier Nolan (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seek and Destroy Lloyd Embers (Character) - 1971
89% 90% Dirty Harry The Mayor (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape Doctor Charles Walding (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 36% Justine Nessim (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial Run Leo D'Agosta (Character) - 1969
71% 36% Topaz Rico Parra (Character) - 1969
79% 48% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here George Hacker (Character) - 1969
95% 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 No Score Yet War of the Worlds Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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) 1995 1993
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
96% No Score Yet Dinosaurs Mr. Ashland (Guest Voice) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet 98% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1984
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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) 1975 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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 Greatest American Hero Justin King (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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

QUOTES FROM John Vernon CHARACTERS

Mayor says: Callahan, I don't want anymore trouble like you had in the Fillmore district. Understand? That's my policy.

Harry Callahan says: Yeah, well when an adult male chases a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard. That's my policy.

Mayor says: Intent? How did you establish that?

Harry Callahan says: When a naked man chases a woman in alley with a butcher knife, and a hard-on, I take it he's collecting for the Blue Cross.

Officer Curtis Mooney says: I don't know who you are... But before this night is over... you're gonna be begging for mercy.

Slug says: What are you in for?

Officer Curtis Mooney says: They wanna play games? Their messing with the wrong guy.

Officer Curtis Mooney says: Don't worry Dave, we just want to kill you.

Fletcher says: Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.

Officer Curtis Mooney says: Killer clowns from outer space... Holy shit!

Principal Underwood says: Go fuck an iceberg

Principal Underwood says: Go fuck an iceberg.

Dean Vernon Wormer says: Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.