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Strong-featured Australian actor Vernon Wells was born December 1945 in Rushworth, rural Victoria, to Eva Maude (Jackson) and Michael Wells. He initially worked in a quarry, and then as a salesman. He was noticed by casting agents and started to appear in Australian TV commercials, print ads, local Australian TV shows such as "Homicide" and "... See full bio »

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Known For

Commando
Commando Bennett
(1985)
The Road Warrior
(1981)
Innerspace
Innerspace Mr. Igoe
(1987)
Weird Science
Weird Science Lord General
(1985)

Filmography

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 2019 Bird (post-production)
Fred
 2019 Cocaine (pre-production)
Father Patrick Henry
 2018 Bryan the RomCom (post-production)
Detective Seahorn
 2018 Legend of Dark Rider (pre-production)
The Witch King
 2018 Lilith (post-production)
Phillip
 2018 Crossbreed (completed)
Murphy
 2016 Dead Man's Party (Short) (completed)
Vernon
 2013 Savior of none (completed)
Pauli
  3 Solitude (announced)
Joseph O'Sullivan
  Chainsaw Sally: The Animated Series (TV Series) (filming) (2017-) (rumored)
  Don't Wait Til Dawn (post-production)
Sheriff Carter
  Emerald Run (filming)
Dodson
  Loss Prevention (post-production)
CEO Reginald Bachman
  Shades of Vengeance (pre-production)
Chief (rumored)
  The Silent Natural (post-production)
Sarah's Father
  Tom Hennessy (TV Movie) (post-production)
Manny 'Junior' Washington
 2018 Trouble Is My Business
Detective Barry Tate
 2018 Death House
Nela
 2017 Landfall
Wexler
 2017 Alien Hunger
Sheriff Thom Baker
 2017 Rusty Revolver: Origin (TV Series)
Deacon
- Pilot (2017) ... Deacon
 2017 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Mr. Enfield
 2017 Der Vertrag (TV Movie)
Cooper Ryan
 2017 No Chance
Barrett Transformed
 2015-2016 Six Feet Down Under (TV Series short)
Mason
- The Devils Come Home (2016) ... Mason
- Off the Books (2015) ... Mason
 2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Video Game)
Jim Miller (voice)
 2016 The Perfect Weapon
The Interrogator
 2016 The Sector
Shamrock
 2016 Western X
The General
 2016/III Confession (Short)
Duane Warren
 2016 The Horde (Video)
Earl
 2016 Dark Memories (TV Series short)
Dumar
- Death at Sunrise (2016) ... Dumar
 2016 Slayer: You Against You (Video short)
Security Boss
 2016 Timber the Treasure Dog
Wolf (voice)
 2016 Rum Runners
Louie
 2015 Relentless Justice
Mayor Jason Macendale (as Vernon G. Wells)
 2015 Slayer: Repentless (Short)
Prison Guard
 2015 Cowboys vs Dinosaurs
Marcus
 2015 No Solicitors
Sam
 2015 Jurassic City
Agent LaFranco
 2014 Hide and Go Seek
Bill
 2014/II Throwback
Detective McNab
 2013 Black Asylum (Short)
Sheriff
 2013 Kickin' It (TV Series)
Grandpa McCrary
- Meet the McKrupnicks (2013) ... Grandpa McCrary
 2013 Nowhere Else
Simson
 2013 Rise of the Dinosaurs
Agent Grimaldi
 2012 100,000 Zombie Heads
Lubashk
 2012 The Lackey
Mr. Dechlan
 2012 Darksiders II (Video Game)
Samael (voice)
 2012 Diablo III (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2011 The Death & Life of Eddy Betsco (Short)
McCready
 2010 Changing Hands
Charlie
 2010 The Dead Undead
Raleigh
 2010 Drop Dead Gorgeous (Video)
 2010 The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!
Network Head (voice)
 2010 Westbrick Murders
Max
 2010 World's End
Corvin
 2010 Shadows in Paradise
General Ruth
 2010 Darksiders (Video Game)
Samael (voice)
 2010 Vanguard
Mr. Shane
 2009 Silent Night, Zombie Night
Paul Irwin
 2009 The Butcher
1970's IRA Commander (as Vernon Maxwell)
 2009 The Dream of Alvareen (Video)
Octagon
 2009 Someone's Knocking at the Door
Dr. Tolstoy
 2009 Green Street Hooligans 2 (Video)
Tankersley Governor
 2008 Tru Loved
Coach Wesley
 2008 It's a Wonderful Death (Short)
Big Tony
 2008 Have Sword Will Travel (TV Movie)
Ruby Slayer
 2008 Hollywood Confidential
Lt. Stone
 2007 Revamped (Video)
Wes
 2007 Golden Axe: Beast Rider (Video Game) (voice)
 2006 Vagabond
Ivan
 2006 Blood Ranch (Video)
Shotgun
 2006 Saurian (TV Movie)
Alester Carvel
 2005 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan (Video Game)
Ridge (voice)
 2005 Meet Me in Miami
Mr. Abbott
 2005 Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard (Video Game) (voice)
 2005 Ultimate Spider-Man (Video Game) (voice)
 2005 Chastity
Trucker
 2003 Devil's Knight
Frank
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Acme VP, Child Labor (as Vernon G. Wells)
 2003/I King of the Ants
Beckett
 2002 Jumper (Video)
Pauly Juliano
 2002 Curse of the Forty-Niner
Jeremiah Stone
 2002 Power Rangers Wild Force (TV Series)
Ransik
 2002 The Killing Point (Video)
Benton
 2001 The Education of a Vampire
Captain Andrew Collins
 2001 Power Rangers Time Force (TV Series)
Ransik
- The End of Time: Part 3 (2001) ... Ransik
- The End of Time: Part 2 (2001) ... Ransik
- The End of Time: Part 1 (2001) ... Ransik
- Circuit Unsure (2001) ... Ransik
- Nadira's Dream Date (2001) ... Ransik
 2001 Power Rangers Time Force (Video Game)
Ransik (voice)
 2001 The Man with No Eyes (Short)
Sab'han
 2001 Beneath Loch Ness
Constable
 2000 Starforce
Squad Leader
 2000 JAG (TV Series)
Toohey
- Boomerang: Part 2 (2000) ... Toohey (as Vernon G. Wells)
- Boomerang: Part 1 (2000) ... Toohey (as Vernon G. Wells)
 1999 This Is Harry Lehman (Short)
Brady
 1999 Wasteland Justice
Tarnak
 1998 Billy Frankenstein
Otto
 1998 Misfit Patrol
Captain Cook
 1997 Kick of Death
Paulie
 1997 Anak ng bulkan
Greg Mitchum
 1997 The Bad Pack
Biker
 1997 Conan (TV Series)
Morga
- The Heart of the Elephant: Part 2 (1997) ... Morga (credit only)
 1996 Hell's Paradox (Short)
Ghost Rider
 1996 Space Truckers
Mister Cutt
 1995 Hard Justice (Video)
Galaxy 500
 1994 2002: The Rape of Eden
Mercenary Soldier
 1994 Manosaurus
Professor Sorenson
 1994 T-Force
Samuel Washington
 1994 Stranglehold
Gerald Richter
 1994 Ultimatum
Gerard Richter
 1994 Dickwad (Short)
Biker from Hell
 1992 Fortress
Maddox
 1992 Sexual Response (TV Movie)
Philip
 1992 The Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (TV Series)
The Shark Guy
- Top Secret (1992) ... The Shark Guy
 1992 Circle of Fear
Allan Bainbridge
 1990 Sheng zhan feng yun
Hannibal (as Vernon G. Wells)
 1990 Crossing the Line
Steve Sinclair
 1990 Circuitry Man
Plughead
 1989 Enemy Unseen
Steiger (as Vernon G. Wells)
 1989 American Eagle
Johnny Burke
 1989 Nam Angels
Chard
 1988 T and T (TV Series)
Nigel
- Private Eyes (1988) ... Nigel
 1988 The Gamble
 1988 Sunset
Australian Houseman
 1985-1988 MacGyver (TV Series)
Paul Donnay / Catlin
- The Odd Triple (1988) ... Paul Donnay
- The Heist (1985) ... Catlin
 1988 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
Kincaide
- Adventures of Kangaroo Kincaide (1988) ... Kincaide (as Vernon G. Wells)
 1987 Last Man Standing
Roo Marcus
 1987 Innerspace
Mr. Igoe
 1987 P.I. Private Investigations
Detective North
 1986 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Wilson
- Hills of Fire (1986) ... Wilson
 1986 Hunter (TV Series)
Sonny Zajak
- War Zone (1986) ... Sonny Zajak
 1986 Coming of Age
Chuck Proby (Donald)
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Croyden
- October the 32nd (1985) ... Croyden
 1985 Fortress
Dabby Duck
 1985 Commando
Bennett
 1985 Weird Science
Lord General
 1985 The Fast Lane (TV Series)
Man
- The Below Average Samaritan (1985) ... Man
 1984 Special Squad (TV Series)
- Suzie's War (1984)
 1981 The Road Warrior
Wez
 1979 Prisoner (TV Series)
Policeman
- Episode #1.38 (1979) ... Policeman
 1978 Cop Shop (TV Series)
Warder / Heavy
- Episode #1.126 (1978) ... Warder
- Episode #1.142 (1978) ... Heavy
 1976 Power Without Glory (TV Series)
Returning Officer
- Stalwarts of Labour (1976) ... Returning Officer
 1974-1976 Matlock Police (TV Series)
Tommy Neale / Brian Murphy / Chilla Armstrong
- A Kit for Poky Skinner (1976) ... Tommy Neale
- Deep Water (1974) ... Brian Murphy
- A Cry of Vengeance (1974) ... Chilla Armstrong
 1975 Homicide (TV Series)
Const. Fred Mason / Mitchell
- The Gladstone Home for Wayward Girls (1975) ... Const. Fred Mason
- The Long Weekend (1975) ... Mitchell
 1975 Cash and Company (TV Series)
Trooper / Trooper 9 / Trooper 6
- A P.J. Clarke Original (1975) ... Trooper
- Joe Sent Me (1975) ... Trooper 9
- Golden Girl (1975) ... Trooper 6
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Appeared at the Rose City Comic Con in Tyler, Texas. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Vernon Maxwell | Vernon G. Wells

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

When you're working, you're high on the adrenalin of the whole process. When you stop, you get almost classic withdrawal symptoms -- nervousness, edginess, you can't sleep. Acting is an essence that actors adore. I guess I shouldn't equate it with drugs because I've never been into that experience, but that's I suppose it must be. I'm so scared in front of the camera, there is so much terror, I ... See more »

Trivia:

Refers to "Captain Bennett," his Commando (1985) character, as "Freddie Mercury on steroids." See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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