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Howard Vernon (I) (1908–1996)

Swiss-born actor Howard Vernon (né Mario Lippert) would make his infamous claim to fame as a stock lead player for the lowgrade, campy horror features of notorious director Jesús Franco, starring as Dr. Orloff, Dracula, and other terrorizers, most of them produced in Spain or France. Born in 1914 the son of a Swiss father and American mother, ... See full bio »


(age 88) in Paris, France

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 2000 Banqueroute
 1996 Le complexe de Toulon
Charles Toulon
 1995 Le rocher d'Acapulco
Le vieil homme
 1994 Le talon d'Achille (Short)
 1994 Terre sainte (Short)
 1994 Hey Stranger
Old officer
 1993 Jungle of Fear (Video)
 1993 Tête de citrouille (Short)
 1992 Bad Terms, Good Reports
 1992 The Girl Who Came Late
Dr. Montgomery
 1990 Black Sin (Short)
 1990 In the Eye of the Snake
Old Jean
 1990 Le champignon des Carpathes
Jeremy Fairfax
 1989 Moravagine (TV Movie)
 1989 Nick chasseur de têtes (TV Mini-Series)
Orcan (episode "Roxane")
 1989 Le conte d'hiver (TV Movie)
 1988 Somewhere in Europe (Short)
 1988 Série noire (TV Series)
- Le funiculaire des anges (1988) ... Ellenis
 1987 El aullido del diablo
 1987 La voix du désert (Short)
 1987 Bonne fête maman (TV Movie)
 1987 Last Summer in Tangiers
Maître Schmidt, un avocat suisse
 1987 Terminus
Monsieur (voice)
 1986 Faubourg St Martin
Le Clients Grincheux
 1985 Le regard dans le miroir (TV Mini-Series)
 1985 The Boy Who Had Everything
Singing Man
 1985 Sac de noeuds
Le docteur Belin - un médecin hémiplégique
 1985 Viaje a Bangkok, ataúd incluido
Coronel Daniel J. Blimp
 1984 Le fou du roi
Abbé guibourd
 1983 Mad Mutilator
 1983 Blood on My Shoes
Profesor Albert Von Klaus
 1982 Pan Pan (Short)
 1982 Le rêve d'Icare (TV Movie)
L'homme de 1916
 1982 Loin de Manhattan
René Dimanche
 1979-1981 Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse (TV Series)
- Die Sache mit dem Roulett (1981) ... Lefebvre
 1981 Zombie Lake
The Mayor
 1980 Jean Jaurès: vie et mort d'un socialiste (TV Movie)
Auguste Bebel
 1979 Caméra une première (TV Series)
Le directeur de la prison
- Ann Dollwood (1979) ... Le directeur de la prison
 1979 From Hell to Victory
SS Major Karl
 1978 Fine Manners
Le directeur de la prison
 1978 Tropical Inferno
Dr. Milton
 1976 Seven Women for Satan
Karl, Zaroff's servant
 1976 The Musician Killer
Anton Varga
 1975 Don't Change Hands
Jacques des Grieux
 1975 Love and Death
General Leveque
 1975 The Garden That Tilts
 1975 L'important c'est d'aimer (voice, uncredited)
 1975 La marque de Zorro
Gov. Hayes
 1974 The Perverse Countess
Count Rabor Zaroff
 1974 The Tiger Brigades (TV Series)
Von Vogt
- Visite incognito (1974) ... Von Vogt
 1974 Lorna the Exorcist
Maurizius, Lorna's butler
 1974 Plaisir à trois
 1972-1974 Schulmeister, espion de l'empereur (TV Series)
Sir Horace Mill
- Après les cent jours (1974) ... Sir Horace Mill
- Avant les cent jours (1974) ... Sir Horace Mill
- L'affaire Adams (1974) ... Sir Horace Mill
- Au pays de l'eau tranquille (1972) ... Sir Horace Mill (uncredited)
- Le petit matelot (1972) ... Sir Horace Mill
 1974 Lovers of Devil's Island
Colonel Ford
 1973 Al otro lado del espejo
Ana's father
 1973 A Virgin Among the Living Dead
Uncle Howard
 1973 The Day of the Jackal
State Secretary (uncredited)
 1973 L'alphomega (TV Mini-Series)
 1973 The Demons
Lord Malcolm De Winter
 1972 Robinson and His Tempestuous Slaves
Yakube / Actor in Adult Movie / Film Director's Assistant
 1972 The French Sex Murders
Professor Waldemar
 1972 Sex Charade
 1972 Jungfrauen-Report
Anna's Father / The Inquisitor
 1971 Sie tötete in Ekstase
Prof. Jonathan Walker
 1971 X312 - Flight to Hell
 1971 The Devil Came from Akasava
Valet Humphrey
 1971 Love Me Strangely
Maître Wasserman - l'administrateur de biens
 1970 The Blood Rose
Professeur Römer
 1970 The Bloody Judge
Jack Ketch
 1969 Marquis de Sade's Justine
 1968 Affäre Dreyfuss (TV Mini-Series)
Hauptmann Lauth
 1968 Mayerling
Prince Montenuevo (uncredited)
 1968 La prunelle (TV Series)
 1968 Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre (TV Series)
Ricardo Solesta
- Marmor und Diamanten (1968) ... Ricardo Solesta
 1968 Succubus
Admiral Kapp (as Howard Varnon)
 1967 The Hotheads
 1967 Only a Coffin
Dam Gaillimh
 1967 L'inconnu de Shandigor
Yank / Bobby Gun
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Suspect in Erica Muller's Murder (uncredited)
 1966 Triple Cross
German Embassy Official
 1966 The Mad Dog
 1966 The Diabolical Dr. Z
Dr. Vicas
 1966 The Game Is Over
 1966 Danger Grows Wild
Dr. Pineau
 1966 Residencia para espías
Radek (uncredited)
 1965 Der zweite Tag nach dem Tod (TV Movie)
Dr. Brian Murray
 1965 Train d'enfer
Le 'professeur'
 1965 Le monde est petit (TV Movie)
 1965 What's New Pussycat
 1964 Les diamants de Palinos (TV Series)
 1964 The Train
 1964 Black Angel of the Mississippi
Ray Terris
 1963 Autopsy of a Criminal
 1963 Vice and Virtue
Un général S.S. / SS Man
 1962 Shades of Zorro
El General (credit only)
 1962 They Killed a Corpse
Inspector Bernhardt
 1962 Zorro the Avenger
The General
 1962 Première brigade criminelle
Steven Hals
 1962 La mano de un hombre muerto
Baron Max von Klaus
 1961 Léon Morin, Priest
The colonel
 1961 The Secret Ways
Colonel Hidas
 1961 Les Concini (TV Movie)
Concino Concini
 1960 Interpol contre X (Dossier AST-555)
L'inspecteur Jackson
 1960 Brandenburg Division
Secret Service Man
 1960 Rendezvous
 1959 Death at Dawn
 1959 Atomic Agent
William Dantoren
 1959 Heiße Ware
Heinrich Strasser
 1959 Pensione Edelweiss
Général Funck
 1958 Othello (TV Movie)
 1958 Encounter (TV Series)
- Breakthrough (1958)
 1957 Der Herr im ersten Stock (TV Movie)
George Longford
 1957 Weekend (TV Movie)
Richard Greatham
 1957 Monsignores große Stunde (TV Movie)
Monsignore Amato
 1957 Until the Last One
Philippe Dario - le trapéziste
 1957 The River of Three Junks
Igor Kourguine
 1957 Zwischen Himmel und Meer (TV Movie)
Benito Cereno - spanischer Kapitän
 1956 Alerte aux Canaries
Maxime Bellac
 1956 La melodía misteriosa
L'inspecteur de police Revel
 1956 Bob le Flambeur
McKimmie, le commanditaire
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- The Murderer (1956) ... Peters
 1955 Kopf in der Schlinge (TV Movie)
William Mason
 1955 08/15 at Home
CIC-Offizier Ted
 1955 Der grüne Kakadu (TV Movie)
 1955 Gottes Utopia (TV Movie)
Paco Hernandes
 1955 Pas de souris dans le business
Robert Leperque
 1955 Napoleon
Lord Liverpool (uncredited)
 1955 Paris Precinct (TV Series)
- Le châtiment (1955)
 1954 Das Phantom des großen Zeltes
Armand LaRue, König der Luft
 1954 Opération tonnerre
Roger Kervec
 1954 Royal Affairs in Versailles
L'acheteur anglais (uncredited)
 1953 Lucrèce Borgia
Le chapelain
 1953 Le petit Jacques
Daniel Mortal
 1953 Mr. Scrupule, Gangster
L'ami de Rolande
 1953 Poison Ivy
Rudy Saltierra
 1952 The Girl in the Bikini
 1952 Das Geheimnis vom Bergsee
Borgo, der Schmugglerwirt
 1952 Girl with the Whip
 1951 Boîte de nuit
 1950 Captain Blackjack
Schooner Captain
 1950 Secret Document: Vienna
Colonel von Pennwitz
 1950 Caprices de Paris (Short)
 1949 The Inn of Sin
 1949 The Man on the Eiffel Tower
Inspector (uncredited)
 1949 Du Guesclin
 1947 Les jeux sont faits
Le chef milicien
 1947 The Royalists
Le capitaine Gérard (as Vernon)
 1947 They Are Not Angels
Un officier allemand (uncredited)
 1946 Devil and the Angel
Un homme de main de Furet
 1946 Nuits d'alerte
L'aviateur anglais
 1946 The Uncatchable Mr. Frederic (uncredited)
 1946 Mr. Orchid
Le lieutenant Fleischer, l'officier allemand
 1946 Clandestine
 1946 A Friend Will Come Tonight
Robert Langlois, le muet
 1946 Behind These Walls
Un officier allemand (uncredited)
 1945 Angel and Sinner
Un Prussien (uncredited)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (9 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Dubbing voice of Herbert Fischer in the French post-synchronized version of Roberto Rossellini's "Il generale Della Rovere" (Le général Della Rovere). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mario Lipert | Mario Lippert | Howard Varnon | Vernon


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In two movies he was the French voice of Oliver Hardy (from Laurel & Hardy).

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