Howard Vernon (I) (1914–1996)

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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 »

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Known For

Love and Death General Leveque
Delicatessen Frog Man
The Wages of Fear Additional Crew
Le Silence de la Mer Werner von Ebrennac


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 2000 Banqueroute
 1995 Le complexe de Toulon
Charles Toulon
 1995 The Rock of 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 Deceptions
 1992 Daydream Believer
Dr. Montgomery
 1992 Bad Terms, Good Reports
 1991 Delicatessen
Frog Man
 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 Series)
Orcan (episode "Roxane")
 1989 Le conte d'hiver (TV Movie)
 1988 Howl of the Devil
 1988 Somewhere in Europe (Short)
 1988 Black Sequence (TV Series)
- Le funiculaire des anges (1988) ... Ellenis
 1987 La voix du désert (Short)
 1987 Bonne fête maman (TV Movie)
 1987 Faceless
Docteur Orloff
 1987 Last Summer in Tangiers
Maître Schmidt, un avocat suisse
 1987 Angel of Death
Dr. Josef Mengele
 1987 Terminus
Monsieur (voice)
 1986 Faubourg St Martin
Le Clients Grincheux
 1985 Viaje a Bangkok, ataúd incluido
Coronel Daniel J. Blimp
 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
 1984 El siniestro doctor Orloff
Dr. Orloff
 1984 Le fou du roi
Abbé guibourd
 1983 Blood on My Shoes
Profesor Albert Von Klaus
 1983 Mad Mutilator
 1983 Revenge in the House of Usher
Eric Usher
 1982 Pan Pan (Short)
 1982 L'appât du gain
Foreign Affairs Minister
 1982 Le rêve d'Icare (TV Movie)
L'homme de 1916
 1977-1981 Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse (TV Series)
- Die Sache mit dem Roulett (1981) ... Lefebvre
 1981 Zombie Lake
The Mayor
 1981 Loin de Manhattan
René Dimanche
 1980 Jean Jaurès: vie et mort d'un socialiste (TV Movie)
Auguste Bebel
 1979 Les dossiers de l'écran (TV Series)
Sir Dudley Pound
- Mers El-Kebir (1979) ... Sir Dudley Pound
 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 Costa
 1976 Seven Women for Satan
Karl, Zaroff's servant
 1975 The Mark of Zorro
Gov. Hayes
 1975 Change pas de main
Jacques des Grieux
 1975 Love and Death
General Leveque
 1975 The Garden That Tilts
 1975 The Musician Killer
Anton Varga
 1975 That Most Important Thing: Love (voice, uncredited)
 1975 Les gloutonnes
 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 guard
 1974 Fun for Three
 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
 1973 A Virgin Among the Living Dead
Howard / Christina's Uncle
 1973 Lovers of Devil's Island
Colonel Ford
 1973 The Day of the Jackal
Cabinet Member (uncredited)
 1973 L'alphomega (TV Mini-Series)
 1973 The Demons
Lord Malcolm De Winter
 1972 Les aventures du capitaine Luckner (TV Series)
- Reis für die Rebellen (1972) ... Mercer
 1972 Les ebranlées
Al Pereira
 1972 Daughter of Dracula
Count Karlstein / Dracula
 1972 Robinson and His Tempestuous Slaves
Yakube / Actor in Adult Movie / Film Director's Assistant
 1972 The French Sex Murders
Professor Theodore Waldemar
 1972 Sex Charade
 1972 Jungfrauen-Report
Medieval de-fliowerer / Anna's Father / The Inquisitor
 1971 She Killed in Ecstasy
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 Orloff Against the Invisible Man
Le professeur Orloff
 1970 The Blood Rose
Professeur Römer
 1970 The Bloody Judge
Jack Ketch
 1969 Marquis de Sade's Justine
 1968 Affaire Dreyfus (TV Mini-Series)
Capitaine Jules Lauth
- Dem Recht wird der Prozess gemacht (1968) ... Capitaine Jules Lauth
- Die Geburt einer Lüge (1968) ... Capitaine Jules Lauth
 1968 Mayerling
Prince Montenuevo (uncredited)
 1968 La prunelle (TV Series)
 1968 Castle of the Creeping Flesh
Graf Saxon
 1968 Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre (TV Series)
Ricardo Solesta
- Marmor und Diamanten (1968) ... Ricardo Solesta
 1968 Succubus
Admiral Kapp
 1967 L'espace d'une nuit (TV Movie)
 1967 The Hotheads
Mr. Gorsi, The Boss.
 1967 Only a Coffin
Dam Gaillimh
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Herr Schusslig, Suspect in Erika Müller's Murder (uncredited)
 1967 L'inconnu de Shandigor
Yank / Bobby Gun
 1966 Residencia para espías
Radek (uncredited)
 1966 Triple Cross
German Embassy Official
 1966 The Mad Dog
 1966 The Diabolical Dr. Z
Dr. Vicas
 1966 The Game Is Over
 1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower (TV Movie)
Dr. Pineau
 1964-1965 Les diamants de Palinos (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... Malister
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... Malister
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Malister
 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
 1965 Alphaville
Prof. Leonard Nosferatu - aka von Braun (uncredited)
 1964 The Train
 1964 Black Angel of the Mississippi
Ray Terris
 1963 Autopsy of a Criminal
 1963 Vice and Virtue
SS General
 1962 La mano de un hombre muerto
Baron Max von Klaus
 1962 Shades of Zorro
El General (credit only)
 1962 They Killed a Corpse
Inspector Bernhardt
 1962 Zorro the Avenger
The General Clarence
 1962 The Awful Dr. Orlof
Dr. Orloff
 1961 Léon Morin, Priest
The colonel
 1961 The Secret Ways
Colonel Hidas
 1961 L'histoire dépasse la fiction (TV Series)
Concino Concini
- Les Concini (1961) ... Concino Concini
 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)
 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 Meer und Himmel (TV Movie)
Benito Cereno - spanischer Kapitän
 1956 La melodía misteriosa
L'inspecteur de police Revel
 1956 Bob le Flambeur
McKimmie - le commanditaire
 1956 Alerte aux Canaries
Maxime Bellac
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- The Murderer (1956) ... Peters
 1956 Das Abschiedsgeschenk (TV Movie)
Andrew Crocker-Harris
 1955 Paris Precinct (TV Series)
- Le châtiment (1955)
 1955 08/15 at Home
CIC-Offizier Ted
 1955 Der grüne Kakadu (TV Movie)
 1955 Gottes Utopia (TV Movie)
Paco Hernandes
 1955 Kopf in der Schlinge (TV Movie)
William Mason
 1955 El fugitivo de Amberes
Bell Fermer
 1955 Pas de souris dans le business
Robert Leperque
 1955 Napoleon
Lord Liverpool (uncredited)
 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 Lucretia Borgia
Le chapelain
 1953 Le petit Jacques
Daniel Mortal
 1953 Mr. Scrupule, Gangster
L'ami de Rolande
 1953 Das Geheimnis vom Bergsee
Borgo - Schmugglerwirt
 1953 Poison Ivy
Rudy Saltierra
 1952 The Girl in the Bikini
 1952 Girl with the Whip
 1951 Boîte de nuit
 1950 Captain Blackjack
Schooner Captain
 1950 Secret Document: Vienna
Colonel von Pennwitz
 1949 The Inn of Sin
 1949 The Man on the Eiffel Tower
Inspector (uncredited)
 1949 The Fighting Pimpernel
Comte de Tournai
 1949 Du Guesclin
 1949 Le Silence de la Mer
Werner von Ebrennac
 1948 The Lame Devil
Lord Palmerston
 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 Mr. Orchid
Le lieutenant Fleischer, l'officier allemand
 1946 Nuits d'alerte
L'aviateur anglais
 1946 The Uncatchable Mr. Frederic (uncredited)
 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 (10 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Self (7 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Other Works:

Dubbing voice of Josef Meinrad in the French post-synchronized version of Marino Girolami 's 1951 "Amore e sangue" (Terre de violence). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mario Lipert | Mario Lippert | Vernon


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