John Vernon

John Vernon
1932 - 2005

John Vernon  Canadian Actor


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Canadian Actor John Vernon passed away on 1st Feb 2005 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 72. Born Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz on 24th February, 1932 (Pisces) in Zehner, Saskatchewan, Canada and educated at Campion College in Regina, SK, John Vernon is most remembered for Dean Wormer in Animal House. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

John Vernon was in an on-screen matchup with Verna Bloom in Animal House (1978).

John Vernon is a member of the following lists: Canadian film actors, Canadian television actors and Canadian voice actors.


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First Name John
Last Name Vernon
Full Name at Birth Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz
Alternative Name Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz, John Vernon
Age 72 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th February, 1932
Birthplace Zehner, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died 1st February, 2005
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Complications from surgery
Buried Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Canadian
High School St. Joseph's School in Regina, SK, Campion College in Regina, SK
University Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta, Canada, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Text Actor, Production Manager
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Dean Wormer in Animal House
Year(s) Active 1956–2005
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John Keith Vernon (born Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz; February 24, 1932 – February 1, 2005) was a Canadian actor. He made a career in Hollywood after achieving initial television stardom in Canada. He was best known for playing Dean Wormer in Animal House, the Mayor in Dirty Harry and Fletcher in The Outlaw Josey Wales.

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Delgo2008Nohrin Judge (voice)Movie
Sorority Boys2002Old ManMovie
Welcome to America2002Det. GoldingMovie
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2001Warden ToadblattTV Show
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain1998PrincipalTV Show
The Incredible Hulk1996General RossTV Show
Malicious1995Detective PronziniMovie
Family of Cops1995Frank RampolaTV Movie
Legend1995Seamus CalhounTV Show
Marker1995Russian MobsterTV Show
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm1995Shao KahnTV Show
Pinky and the Brain1995AdmiralTV Show
Hostage for a Day1994V.D. ReganTV Movie
The Forget-Me-Not Murders1994BoyceTV Movie
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994Principal DinklerTV Show
Spider-Man: The Animated Series1994Doctor Strange, Stephen StrangeTV Show
Fantastic Four1994Dr. DoomTV Show
Paris or Somewhere1994Old MahonTV Movie
Sodbusters1994Slade CantrellTV Movie
The Naked Truth1993Von BuloMovie
The Fire Next Time1993BoudreauxTV Show
Acapulco H.E.A.T.1993Mr. SmithTV Show
Matrix1993NarratorTV Show
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron1993Rex ShardTV Show
Walker, Texas Ranger1993Clint Murdock, Max SlaterTV Show
Renegade1992Capt. Ed McKendrick, Max PowersTV Show
Batman: The Animated Series1992Rupert ThorneTV Show
Wojeck: Out of the Fire1992Dr. Steve WojeckTV Movie
The Woman Who Sinned1991Lieutenant GirvetzTV Movie
Dark Justice1991Don PaoloTV Show
Dinosaurs1991Mr. AshlandTV Show
Object of Desire1990Movie
Max Monroe1990TV Show
Afganistan - The last war bus (L'ultimo bus di guerra)1989Ken RossMovie
Mob Story1989Don "Luce" LucianoMovie
Doogie Howser, M.D.1989Hank BellamyTV Show
Father Dowling Mysteries1989Sam McCauleyTV Show
Tales from the Crypt1989Mr. ChalmersTV Show
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Mr. BigMovie
Killer Klowns from Outer Space1988Curtis MooneyMovie
In the Heat of the Night1988Dr. Langley PhillipsTV Show
War of the Worlds1988General WilsonTV Show
Deadly Stranger1988Mr. MitchellMovie
Dixie Lanes1988Elmer SinclairMovie
Hostile Takeover1988MayorMovie
Two Men1988Alex KoresTV Movie
Blue Monkey1987Roger LeveringMovie
Ernest Goes to Camp1987Sherman KraderMovie
Terminal Exposure1987Mr. KarrothersMovie
Nightstick1987Adam BeardslyTV Movie
CBS Summer Playhouse1987Lt. NaylorTV Show
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter1987Number OneTV Show
Sledge Hammer!1986Mayor Jack FlamboTV Show
Wildfire1986WildfireTV Show
Rat Tales1986Movie
Doin' Time1985Big MacMovie
Fraternity Vacation1985Chief FerretMovie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985Mr. BrennerTV Show
Hail to the Chief1985Gen. Hannibal Stryker, General Hannibal StrykerTV Show
MacGyver1985Dave RyersonTV Show
The Ray Bradbury Theater1985La FargeTV Show
Jungle Warriors1984Vito MastrangaMovie
Savage Streets1984Principal UnderwoodMovie
The Blood of Others1984CharlesTV Movie
Airwolf1984John Bradford HornTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Henry HaywardTV Show
Partners in Crime1984Chief Carl FallonTV Show
Chained Heat1983Warden BacmanMovie
Curtains1983Jonathan StrykerMovie
Automan1983Carlos RaynerTV Show
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye1983Big John MastersTV Show
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1983JordanTV Show
The A-Team1983Ted JarrettTV Show
Airplane II: The Sequel1982Dr. StoneMovie
The Blue and the Gray1982Secretary of State SewardTV Show
Knight Rider1982Cameron Zachary, Claude WatkinsTV Show
Faerie Tale Theatre1982FatherTV Show
T.J. Hooker1982Grant ChandlerTV Show
The Powers of Matthew Star1982Eric WestonTV Show
Heartbreak High1981Coach 'Bulldog' MaloneMovie
Heavy Metal1981Prosecutor (segment "Captain Sternn") (voice)Movie
The Fall Guy1981Carson Connally, Ellis, MardovitchTV Show
The Greatest American Hero1981Justin KingTV Show
The Phoenix1981Harry AtkinsTV Show
Today's F.B.I.1981LowryTV Show
Herbie Goes Bananas1980PrindleMovie
It Rained All Night the Day I Left1980KillianMovie
Fantastica1980Jim McPhersonMovie
The Sacketts1979Jonathan PrittsTV Show
California Fever1979KenTV Show
Delta House1979Dean Vernon WormerTV Show
Hart to Hart1979Travis SaundersTV Show
The Littlest Hobo1979Sam BurrowsTV Show
Animal House1978Dean Vernon WormerMovie
Vega$1978Marvin GrantTV Show
A Special Day1977Emanuele TaberiMovie
Angela1977Benjamin KincaidMovie
Golden Rendezvous1977Luis CarrerasMovie
The Uncanny1977Pomeroy (segment "Hollywood 1936")Movie
Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night1977Dr. Orrin HelgersonTV Movie
CHiPs1977Sgt. HoneytonTV Show
Someday Soon1977I.G. LoringTV Movie
The Outlaw Josey Wales1976Captain FletcherMovie
Quincy M.E.1976Vincent DiNardiTV Show
The Oregon Trail1976Charles ShrigleyTV Show
For the Record1976I.G. LoringTV Show
The Impostor1975Sheriff TurnerTV Movie
Barbary Coast1975Robin TemplarTV Show
Matt Helm1975Harry PaineTV Show
S.W.A.T.1975ShannonTV Show
Switch1975Jack MorganTV Show
The Invisible Man1975Ernest SheedTV Show
Sweet Movie1974Aristote, M. KapitalMovie
The Black Windmill1974McKeeMovie
W1974Arnie FelsonMovie
Mousey1974David RichardsonTV Movie
The Questor Tapes1974Geoffrey DarroTV Movie
Virginia Hill1974Nick RubanosTV Movie
Movin' On1974Felton, Vincent FeltonTV Show
Petrocelli1974Barney MajorsTV Show
Police Woman1974David CoryTV Show
Charley Varrick1973Maynard BoyleMovie
The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping1973Julian PeckTV Movie
Barnaby Jones1973Dr. Hank DanversTV Show
The Wide World of Mystery1973AllanTV Show
Hunter1973David Hunter, PraetoriusTV Movie
Fear Is the Key1972VylandMovie
Cool Million1972Inspector DuprezTV Show
Kung Fu1972Forbes, Gen. CantrellTV Show
Search1972Paul HollowayTV Show
Journey1972Boulder AllinMovie
Dirty Harry1971The MayorMovie
Winter Comes Early1971Fred WaresMovie
One More Train to Rob1971Timothy Xavier NolanMovie
Bearcats!1971Jason RykerTV Show
Cannon1971Arthur Correll, Brad Calvert, Ward TrustinTV Show
McMillan & Wife1971NelsonTV Show
Police Surgeon1971Larry BurtonTV Show
Escape1971Doctor Charles WaldingTV Movie
Matt Lincoln1970Philip HenshawTV Show
Men at Law1970Martin CarlyleTV Show
The Silent Force1970TV Show
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here1969HackerMovie
Topaz1969Rico ParraMovie
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1969Dr. Frank StedmanTV Show
Trial Run1969Leo D'AgostaTV Movie
Hawaii Five-O1968Cal AndersonTV Show
The Name of the Game1968Lloyd EmbersTV Show
Point Blank1967Mal ReeseMovie
Coronet Blue1967Ali MuftiTV Show
Ironside1967Jack PhelpsTV Show
Judd for the Defense1967Dr. Christopher BellewTV Show
Mannix1967Chief Belden, James Dexter, John ThompsonTV Show
The High Chaparral1967Sean McLarenTV Show
Captain America1966Iron Man (Tony Stark) (voice)TV Show
Felony Squad1966Royce TaylorTV Show
Hulk1966Major Glenn Talbot (voice)TV Show
Iron Man1966Iron Man, Tony StarkTV Show
Mighty Thor1966Iron ManTV Show
Mission: Impossible1966General Ramon Sabattini, Norman Shields, Ramone FuegoTV Show
Tarzan1966Dan BurtonTV Show
The Sub-Mariner1966Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner (voice)TV Show
Wojeck1966Dr. Steve Wojeck, Dr. Steve Wojeck - Coroner, Dr. Steven WojeckTV Show
Once Upon a Prime Time1966Short Film
The F.B.I.1965David Starret, Michael Durgom, Rudy KepplerTV Show
Nobody Waved Good-bye1964Lot SupervisorMovie
John Cabot: A Man of the Renaissance1964John CabotShort Film
The Forest Rangers1963Adams, Butler, Oliver BellTV Show
Time of Your Life1963PhilippeTV Show
Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist1962Alexander Tilloch GaltShort Film
Georges-Étienne Cartier: The Lion of Québec1962GaltShort Film
Quest1962TV Show
Playdate1961Cal Pierce, Cliff McCarthy, Hub JohnsonTV Show
Summer Circuit1961TV Show
Festival1960Burghley, Det. Carter, RolphTV Show
Bonanza1959BeaudryTV Show
R.C.M.P.1959TV Show
A Day in the Night of Jonathan Mole1959Short Film
Cannonball1958Announcer, Detective BurtonTV Show
The Unforeseen1958MarloTV Show
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans1957Eliwasset, Nangus, VarneyTV Show
Fires of Envy1957Actor (uncredited)Short Film
Harvest, The1957Short Film
19841956Big Brother (uncredited)Movie
Go to Blazes1956Joe FletcherShort Film
Gunsmoke1955Oliver HarkerTV Show
First Performance1955TV Show
The Magical World of Disney1954PrincipalTV Show
On Camera1954Doctor, Mike, SchwartzTV Show
Folio1954Lycon, OrkonTV Show
Encounter1952Carter, Robert Shanley, RolfTV Show
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