John Vernon

John Vernon

  • Highest Rated: 100% Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day) (1977)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Uncanny (1978)
  • Birthday: Feb 24, 1932
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Respected in North America and the United Kingdom, actor John Vernon has worked steadily on stage, television, and feature films since the 1950s. A native of Montréal, Canada, Vernon's formal studies began after he won a scholarship to London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Prior to attending the school, Vernon gained experience in amateur theater. During his time in London, Vernon worked with several repertory companies. In 1956, he voiced the part of Big Brother in 1984, but he did not make his formal film debut until 1958 in The Long Rifle and the Tomahawk. By the mid-'50s, Vernon had returned to Canada and went on to specialize in Shakespearean television shows and theater presentations. Vernon made his first Broadway bow in Royal Hunt of the Sun. From there he went to Hollywood to start a prolific career as a supporting and occasional lead actor. Vernon was frequently cast as a villain.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

46% My Piece of the Pie English Truck Driver $4.7K 2011
No Score Yet Warrior Angels Ansgar 2006
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes Actor 2005
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes Elmer Sinclair 2004
No Score Yet Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update Actor 2003
No Score Yet Batman - Mystery of the Batwoman Rupert Thorne 2003
13% Sorority Boys Old Man $10.2M 2002
No Score Yet Stage Ghost Actor 2001
No Score Yet Princess in Love Sgt. Mathew 1996
No Score Yet A Family of Cops Rampola 1995
No Score Yet Malicious Detective Pronzini 1995
No Score Yet Sodbusters Slade Cantrell 1994
No Score Yet Hostage for a Day V.D. Regan 1994
No Score Yet The Naked Truth Actor 1992
No Score Yet Mob Story Luce 1990
No Score Yet War Bus Commando Ken Ross 1989
No Score Yet W.B., Blue and the Bean Ridgeway 1989
64% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Mr. Big 1988
77% Killer Klowns from Outer Space Officer Mooney 1988
No Score Yet Terminal Exposure Mr. Karrothers 1988
No Score Yet Hostile Takeover Mayor 1988
No Score Yet Blue Monkey Roger Levering 1987
62% Ernest Goes to Camp Sherman Krader 1987
No Score Yet Nightstick Adam Beardsley 1987
No Score Yet Doin' Time Big Mac 1985
No Score Yet Vacación Fraternal Chief Ferret 1985
No Score Yet Jungle Warriors Vito 1984
No Score Yet Savage Streets Principal Underwood 1984
No Score Yet The Blood of Others Charles 1984
No Score Yet The Young at Heart Comedians Actor 1984
57% Curtains Jonathan Stryker 1983
56% Chained Heat Warden Bacman 1983
42% Airplane 2 - The Sequel Dr. Stone 1982
No Score Yet Double Exposure Actor 1982
No Score Yet Samson et Dalila: The Royal Opera Director 1981
No Score Yet Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes Director 1981
60% Heavy Metal Prosecutor 1981
No Score Yet Heartbreak High Actor 1981
40% Herbie Goes Bananas Prindle 1980
No Score Yet The Sacketts Actor 1979
90% National Lampoon's Animal House Dean Wormer 1978
No Score Yet Angela Ben Kincaid 1978
0% The Uncanny Pomeroy 1978
100% Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day) Emanuele 1977
No Score Yet Golden Rendezvous Luis Carreras 1977
92% The Outlaw Josey Wales Fletcher 1976
No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story Actor 1976
14% Brannigan Larkin 1975
No Score Yet The Black Windmill McKee 1974
45% Sweet Movie Mr. Kapital 1974
No Score Yet W Arnie 1974
88% Charley Varrick Maynard Boyle 1973
No Score Yet Fear Is the Key Vyland 1973
No Score Yet Journey Boulder Allin 1972
91% Dirty Harry Mayor 1971
No Score Yet One More Train To Rob Timothy X. Nolan 1971
69% Topaz Rico Parra 1969
83% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here Hacker 1969
No Score Yet Justine Nessim 1969
94% Point Blank Mal Reese 1967
40% Nobody Waved Good-Bye Lot Supervisor 1965
No Score Yet The Naked Truth Actor 1957

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

89% Call the Midwife
2012
Sgt. Parry
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Acapulco H.E.A.T.
1993-1999
Mr. Smith
  • 1998
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
  • 1993
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
David Welwyn
  • 1992
No Score Yet Airwolf
1984-1987
John Bradford Horn
  • 1986
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Watkins
  • 1986
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Ryerson
  • 1985
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Henry Hayward
  • 1985
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Jarret
  • 1983
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Honeyton
  • 1982
  • 1979
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Vincent
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Harker
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Cantrell
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Jack Phelps
  • 1974
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Col. Josef Strom Ramone Fuego Gen. Ramon Sabattini Norman Shields
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Beaudry
  • 1968

QUOTES FROM John Vernon CHARACTERS

Mayor
Callahan, I don't want anymore trouble like you had in the Fillmore district. Understand? That's my policy.
Harry Callahan
Yeah, well when an adult male chases a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard. That's my policy.
Mayor
Intent? How did you establish that?
Harry Callahan
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
I don't know who you are... But before this night is over... you're gonna be begging for mercy.
Slug
What are you in for?
Officer Curtis Mooney
They wanna play games? Their messing with the wrong guy.
Officer Curtis Mooney
Don't worry Dave, we just want to kill you.
Fletcher
Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.
Officer Curtis Mooney
Killer clowns from outer space... Holy shit!
Principal Underwood
Go fuck an iceberg
Principal Underwood
Go fuck an iceberg.
Dean Vernon Wormer
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.