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John Vernon (I) (1932–2005)


John Vernon was a prolific stage-trained Canadian character player who made a career out of convincingly playing crafty villains, morally-bankrupt officials and heartless authority figures in American films and television since the 1960s. Vernon has been directed by some stellar filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock (Topaz (1969)); George Cukor (... See full bio »

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 2008 Delgo
Nohrin Judge (voice)
 2005 Area 51 (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2004 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (Video Game)
Rhombus / Glowing Ghoul (voice)
 2002 Welcome to America
Det. Golding
 2002 Earth and Beyond (Video Game)
Proconsul Dionysius Kerr (voice)
 2002 Sorority Boys
Old Man
 2001 Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (Video Game) (voice)
 2000 Stageghost
Slim
 2000 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (Video Game)
Tesla trooper (voice)
 1998 Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (TV Series)
Principal
- Gee, Your Hair Spells Terrific (1998) ... Principal (voice)
 1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Principal Dinkler
- From Brad to Worse (1997) ... Principal Dinkler (voice)
 1997 Adventures in Odyssey: A Twist in Time (Video short) (voice)
 1996 Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (TV Series)
Shao Kahn
- Overthrown (1996) ... Shao Kahn (voice)
- Resurrection (1996) ... Shao Kahn (voice)
 1995 The Gnomes Great Adventure
Omar / Master Ghost (voice)
 1995 Family of Cops (TV Movie)
Frank Rampola
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Clint Murdock / Max Slater
- Final Justice (1995) ... Clint Murdock / Max Slater
 1995 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Admiral
- Das Mouse (1995) ... Admiral (voice)
 1995 Legend (TV Series)
Seamus Calhoun
- Skeletons in the Closet (1995) ... Seamus Calhoun
 1993-1995 Renegade (TV Series)
Capt. Ed McKendrick
- Family Ties (1995)
- Lyon's Roar (1993) ... Capt. Ed McKendrick
 1994 Paris or Somewhere (TV Movie)
Old Mahon
 1994 Fantastic Four (TV Series)
Dr. Doom
- The Mask of Doom: Part 1 (1994) ... Dr. Doom (voice)
 1994 The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Video Game)
Rupert Thorne (voice)
 1992-1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Rupert Thorne
- Second Chance (1994) ... Rupert Thorne (voice)
- Bane (1994) ... Rupert Thorne (voice)
- Paging the Crime Doctor (1993) ... Rupert Thorne (voice)
- Shadow of the Bat (1993) ... Rupert Thorne (voice)
 1994 Sodbusters (TV Movie)
Slade Cantrell
 1994 Hostage for a Day (TV Movie)
V.D. Regan
 1994 The Forget-Me-Not Murders (TV Movie)
Boyce
 1993 Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (TV Series)
Rex Shard
- Chaos in Crystal (1993) ... Rex Shard (voice)
 1993 Matrix (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Yellow Chamber (1993) ... Narrator (voice)
- Lapses in Memory (1993) ... Narrator (voice)
- Shadows from the Past (1993) ... Narrator (voice)
- Conviction of His Courage (1993) ... Narrator (voice)
- Love Kills (1993) ... Narrator (voice)
 1993 The Fire Next Time (TV Movie)
Boudreaux
 1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Hank Bellamy
- Dorky Housecall, M.D. (1993) ... Hank Bellamy
 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Dr. Langley Phillips
- Private Sessions (1993) ... Dr. Langley Phillips
 1992 Wojeck: Out of the Fire (TV Movie)
Dr. Steve Wojeck
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Mr. Chalmers
- Seance (1992) ... Mr. Chalmers
 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
La Farge
- The Martian (1992) ... La Farge
 1992 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Mr. Ashland
- Power Erupts (1992) ... Mr. Ashland (voice)
 1991 The Woman Who Sinned (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Girvetz
 1991 Dark Justice (TV Series)
Don Paolo
- Broken Toys (1991) ... Don Paolo
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Sam McCauley
- The Undercover Nun Mystery (1990) ... Sam McCauley
 1990 Deadly Stranger
Mr. Mitchell
 1989 Mob Story
Don "Luce" Luciano
 1989 W.B., Blue and the Bean (Video)
Mr. Ridgeway
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Lt. Naylor
- B Men (1989) ... Lt. Naylor
 1988 Two Men (TV Movie)
Alex Kores
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Mr. Big
 1988 Hostile Takeover
Mayor
 1988 War of the Worlds (TV Series)
General Wilson
- The Walls of Jericho (1988) ... General Wilson
- The Resurrection (1988) ... General Wilson
 1988 Dixie Lanes
Elmer Sinclair
 1987 Blue Monkey
Roger Levering
 1987 Nightstick (TV Movie)
Adam Beardsly
 1987 The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (TV Series)
Number One
 1987 Terminal Exposure
Mr. Karrothers
 1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Brenner
- Conversation Over a Corpse (1987) ... Mr. Brenner
 1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Jordan
- Promises to Keep (1987) ... Jordan
 1986 Wildfire (TV Series)
Wildfire
- Wildfire: King of the Horses (1986) ... Wildfire (voice)
- Where the Dreams Come From (1986) ... Wildfire (voice)
- King for a Day (1986) ... Wildfire (voice)
- Dragons of Dar-Shan (1986) ... Wildfire (voice)
- Strangers in the Night (1986) ... Wildfire (voice)
 1986 Fuzzbucket (TV Movie)
Principal
 1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (TV Series)
Big John Masters
- Spanish Blood (1986) ... Big John Masters
 1984-1986 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Claude Watkins / Cameron Zachary
- Voo Doo Knight (1986) ... Claude Watkins
- A Good Knight's Work (1984) ... Cameron Zachary
 1986 Airwolf (TV Series)
John Bradford Horn
- Discovery (1986) ... John Bradford Horn (as John R. Vernon)
 1986 Rat Tales
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Henry Hayward
- School for Scandal (1985) ... Henry Hayward
 1985 MacGyver (TV Series)
Dave Ryerson
- The Gauntlet (1985) ... Dave Ryerson
 1985 Doin' Time
Big Mac
 1985 Fraternity Vacation
Chief Ferret
 1983-1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Mardovitch / Ellis / Carson Connally
- High Orbit (1985) ... Mardovitch
- Boom (1984) ... Ellis
- Just a Small Circle of Friends (1983) ... Carson Connally
 1984 Partners in Crime (TV Series)
Chief Carl Fallon
- The Strangler (1984) ... Chief Carl Fallon
 1984 Call to Glory (TV Series)
General McDermott
- The Move (1984) ... General McDermott
 1984 Jungle Warriors
Vito Mastranga
 1984 The Blood of Others
Charles
 1984 Automan (TV Series)
Carlos Rayner
- Zippers (1984) ... Carlos Rayner
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Grant Chandler
- Matter of Passion (1983) ... Grant Chandler
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Father
- Little Red Riding Hood (1983) ... Father
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Travis Saunders
- Love Game (1983) ... Travis Saunders
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Ted Jarrett
- Labor Pains (1983) ... Ted Jarrett
 1983 Curtains
Jonathan Stryker
 1983 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Weston
- Brain Drain (1983) ... Weston
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Justin King
- Desperado (1983) ... Justin King
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series)
Secretary of State Seward
- Part 3 (1982) ... Secretary of State Seward
- Part 2 (1982) ... Secretary of State Seward
- Part 1 (1982) ... Secretary of State Seward
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Sgt. Honeyton
- K-9-1 (1982) ... Sgt. Honeyton
 1982 The Phoenix (TV Series)
Harry Atkins
- In Search of Mira (1982) ... Harry Atkins
 1981 Heartbreak High
Coach 'Bulldog' Malone
 1981 Heavy Metal
Prosecutor (segment "Captain Sternn") (voice)
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Marvin Grant
- Deadly Blessings (1980) ... Marvin Grant
 1980 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Sam Burrows
- Trapper (1980) ... Sam Burrows
 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas
Prindle
 1980 Fantastica
Jim McPherson
 1979 California Fever (TV Series)
Ken
- The Girl from Somewhere (1979) ... Ken
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Movie)
Jonathan Pritts
 1978 Angela
Ben Kincaid
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Vincent DiNardi
- Requiem for the Living (1978) ... Vincent DiNardi
 1977 Golden Rendezvous
Luis Carreras
 1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (TV Movie)
Dr. Orrin Helgerson
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
Charles Shrigley
- The Last Game (1977) ... Charles Shrigley
 1977 Someday Soon (TV Movie)
I.G. Loring
 1977 The Uncanny
Pomeroy (segment "Hollywood 1936")
 1977 A Special Day
Emanuele, the husband of Antonietta
 1976 Journey
Boulder Allin
 1976 Drum (scenes deleted)
 1973-1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Correll / Ward Trustin / Brad Calvert / ...
- The Star (1975) ... Correll
- The Set Up (1975) ... Ward Trustin
- Night Flight to Murder (1973) ... Brad Calvert
- Hard Rock Roller Coaster (1973) ... Ross McClintock
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Nelson
- Secrets for Sale (1975) ... Nelson
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Jack Morgan
- The Deadly Missiles Caper (1975) ... Jack Morgan
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Shannon
- Dealers in Death (1975) ... Shannon
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Ernest Sheed
- Man of Influence (1975) ... Ernest Sheed
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
Harry Paine
- Matt Helm (1975) ... Harry Paine
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Robin Templar
- The Barbary Coast (1975) ... Robin Templar
 1975 The Swiss Family Robinson
Charles Forsythe
 1975 Brannigan
Larkin
 1975 The Impostor (TV Movie)
Sheriff Turner
 1974-1975 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Gen. Cantrell / Forbes
- Full Circle (1975) ... Gen. Cantrell
- My Brother, My Executioner (1974) ... Forbes
 1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Oliver Harker
- The Fires of Ignorance (1975) ... Oliver Harker
 1974 Movin' On (TV Series)
Felton / Vincent Felton
- Goin' Home: Part 2 (1974) ... Felton
- Goin' Home: Part 1 (1974) ... Vincent Felton
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
David Cory
- The Cradle Robbers (1974) ... David Cory
 1974 Virginia Hill (TV Movie)
Nick Rubanos
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Jack Phelps
- Setup: Danger! (1974) ... Jack Phelps
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Barney Majors
- By Reason of Madness (1974) ... Barney Majors
 1974 W
Arnie Felson
 1974 Sweet Movie
Aristote Alplanalpe, AKA M. Kapital
 1968-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Rudy Keppler / David Starret / Mike Burton
- The Vendetta (1974) ... Rudy Keppler
- Journey Into Night (1969) ... David Starret
- Southwind (1968) ... Mike Burton
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Dr. Hank Danvers
- Woman in the Shadows (1974) ... Dr. Hank Danvers
 1974 Mousey (TV Movie)
David Richardson
 1974 The Questor Tapes (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Darro
 1973 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Allan
- Nightmare Step (1973) ... Allan
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Paul Holloway
- Goddess of Destruction (1973) ... Paul Holloway
 1973 Hunter (TV Movie)
David Hunter / Praetorius
 1972 Fear Is the Key
Vyland
 1969-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
General Ramon Sabattini / Norman Shields / Ramone Fuego / ...
- Movie (1972) ... Norman Shields
- The Catafalque (1971) ... Ramone Fuego
 1971-1972 Mannix (TV Series)
John Thompson / Dexter / Chief Belden
- To Kill a Memory (1972) ... John Thompson
- Scapegoat (1972) ... Dexter
- Shadow Play (1971) ... Chief Belden
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
Inspector Duprez
- Mask of Marcella (1972) ... Inspector Duprez
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Frank Stedman
- Time Bomb in the Chest (1972) ... Frank Stedman
 1971 Winter Comes Early
Fred Wares
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series)
Jason Ryker
- The Devil Wears Armor (1971) ... Jason Ryker
 1971 Escape (TV Movie)
Doctor Charles Walding
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
Martin Carlyle
- Yesterday Is But a Dream (1971) ... Martin Carlyle
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Lloyd Embers
- Seek and Destroy (1971) ... Lloyd Embers
 1971 The Silent Force (TV Series)
 1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Cal Anderson
- Force of Waves (1970) ... Cal Anderson
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
Philip Henshaw
- Steve (1970) ... Philip Henshaw
 1969 Topaz
Rico Parra
 1969 Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
George Hacker
 1969 Justine
Nessim
 1969 Trial Run (TV Movie)
Leo D'Agosta
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Sean McLaren
- No Irish Need Apply (1969) ... Sean McLaren
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Beaudry
- Yonder Man (1968) ... Beaudry
 1968 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Royce Taylor
- Jury of One (1968) ... Royce Taylor
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Dr. Christopher Bellew
- Transplant (1968) ... Dr. Christopher Bellew
 1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Dan Burton
- Rendezvous for Revenge (1968) ... Dan Burton
 1966-1968 Wojeck (TV Series)
Dr. Steve Wojeck / Dr. Steve Wojeck - Coroner
- Fair Egypt (1968) ... Dr. Steve Wojeck
- Give Until It Hurts and Then Some (1968) ... Dr. Steve Wojeck
- After All, Who's Art Morrison Anyway? (1968) ... Dr. Steve Wojeck
- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: Part 2 (1968) ... Dr. Steve Wojeck
- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: Part 1 (1968) ... Dr. Steve Wojeck
 1967 Point Blank
Mal Reese
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Ali Mufti
- The Assassins (1967) ... Ali Mufti
 1966 Once Upon a Prime Time (Short)
 1966 The Marvel Super Heroes (TV Series)
The Sub-Mariner / Iron Man (Tony Stark) / Maj. Glenn Talbot / ... (voice)
 1966 Captain America (TV Series)
Iron Man (Tony Stark) (voice)
 1966 Hulk (TV Series)
Major Glenn Talbot (voice)
 1966 The Sub-Mariner (TV Series)
Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner (voice)
 1960-1965 Festival (TV Series)
- Julius Caesar (1960)
 1963-1965 The Forest Rangers (TV Series)
Butler / Oliver Bell / Adams
- The Escape (1965) ... Butler
- The Deal (1964) ... Oliver Bell
- Bird Watchers (1963) ... Adams
 1964 Nobody Waved Good-bye
Lot Supervisor
 1962 Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist (Short)
Alexander Tilloch Galt
 1962 Playdate (TV Series)
Cliff McCarthy
- One Man to Beat (1962) ... Cliff McCarthy
 1960 The Unforeseen (TV Series)
- The Monsters (1960)
 1960 R.C.M.P. (TV Series)
- Moonshine (1960)
 1958-1959 Folio (TV Series)
Orkon
- Crossing Paris (1959)
- The Hostage (1958) ... Orkon
 1959 Cannonball (TV Series)
Announcer
- The Has-Been (1959) ... Announcer
 1957 The Harvest (Short)
 1957 Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (TV Series)
Varney / Eliwasset / Tolliver / ...
- The Royal Grant (1957) ... Varney
- The Reckoning (1957) ... Eliwasset
- Tolliver Gang (1957) ... Tolliver
- The Girl (1957) ... Kubaka
- Revenge (1957) ... Nangus
 1956 1984
Big Brother (uncredited)
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