Vernon Wells

Vernon Wells

Highest Rated: 100% Trouble Is My Business (2017)

Lowest Rated: 15% Space Truckers (1997)

Birthday: Dec 31, 1945

Birthplace: Rushworth, Victoria, Australia

Australian character actor Vernon Wells built a lasting career playing tough-guy parts, including memorable villains in such films as "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" and "Commando." As a teenager, he was the lead singer for a band while he studied telecommunications. Upon graduation, he abandoned technical pursuits to become a model before moving into acting, first for commercials and then on Australian television shows. A starring role in a successful run of the play "Hosanna" led to an interview with director George Miller and Wells' most popular role, as the nefarious biker Wez who pursues Mel Gibson in "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior." Due to the popularity of his character, he earned the chance to parody the part a few years later in the science-fiction comedy "Weird Science," directed by John Hughes. For "Commando," he played another villain, this time opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, cementing his status in the '80s action-movie pantheon. Wells invaded the body of Martin Short in "Innerspace" before moving on to less memorable fare, such as "Circuitry Man" and its sequel. He has worked on several films with director Stuart Gordon of "Re-Animator" fame, and held a recurring role on the popular science-fiction series "Power Rangers Time Force."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Camp Twilight Detective Bennett (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Social Distance Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starspawn: Overture Randolph Sutton (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Christmas Wish Hank Wentworth (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bird Fred (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Impact Event Ed (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 10% Crossbreed Murphy (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Natural Sarah's Father (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 97% Glass Jaw Happy (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lilith Phillip (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet City of Gold The Inquisitor (Character),
Producer
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Landfall Wexler (Character),
Co-Producer
- 2017
100% 95% Trouble Is My Business Detective Barry Tate (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rum Runners Louie (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Sector Shamrock (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 65% The Horde Earl (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 10% The Perfect Weapon The interrogator (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 20% Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper Walsh (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 43% Caesar & Otto's Paranormal Halloween Guy Hunsinger (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 20% Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs Marcus (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Relentless Justice Jason Macendale (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savior of None Pauli (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 17% Throwback Detective McNab (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 7% Jurassic Attack Agent Grimaldi (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Like a Bat Outta Hell Simson (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lackey Mr. Dechlan (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drop Dead Gorgeous Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 40% Shadows in Paradise General Ruth (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 49% The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! Network Head (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet 13% The Dead Undead Raleigh (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 18% Westbrick Murders Max (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 34% Someone's Knocking at the Door Dr. Tolstoy (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 18% Silent Night, Zombie Night Paul Irwin (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Wonderful Death Big Tony (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 22% The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Unknown (Character) $19.1K 2006
No Score Yet 18% Curse of the Forty-Niner Jeremiah Stone (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 57% King of the Ants Beckett (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 10% Beneath Loch Ness Constable (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starforce Squad Leader (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Billy Frankenstein Otto (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vulcan Greg Mitchum (Character) - 1997
15% 29% Space Truckers Mister Cutt (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 50% Hard Justice Galaxy 500 (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranglehold Gerald Richter (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 0% Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II Plughead (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimatum Gerard Richter (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 43% T-Force Samuel Washington (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bounty Hunter 2002 Mercenary Soldier (Character) - 1994
38% 40% Fortress Maddox (Character) $6.5M 1992
No Score Yet 29% Sexual Response Philip (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 40% The Shrimp on the Barbie Bruce (Character) $402.1K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undeclared War Hannibal (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Eagle Johnny Burke (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 32% Circuitry Man Plughead (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circle of Fear Allan Bainbridge (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enemy Unseen Steiger (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing the Line Steve Sinclair (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gamble Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 14% 'Nam Angels Chard (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Man Standing Roo Marcus (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet P.I. Private Investigations Detective North (Character) $21.3K 1987
82% 65% Innerspace Mr. Igoe (Character) $25.9M 1987
71% 67% Commando Bennett (Character) $34.9M 1985
93% 86% Mad Max 2 Wez (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power Rangers Ransik (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exposure Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1988 1985
No Score Yet 98% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Sonny Zajak (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cash and Company Trooper 6 (Character) 1975

QUOTES FROM Vernon Wells CHARACTERS

Bennett says: Man, I feel good just like old times. How does it feel like to be a dying man? You're a dead man, John!

Col. John Matrix says: Bullshit!

Bennett says: John, I'm not gonna shoot you between the eyes, I'm gonna shoot you between the balls!

Col. John Matrix says: Bennett, I thought you were

Bennett says: Dead.