John Vernon


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Biography:
Birth Name: John Vernon
Born: 02/24/1932
Birth Place: Zehner, Saskatchewan, CA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 02/01/2005

After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and honing his skills in Canadian theater and TV, Vernon made his US film debut in John Boorman's noir/gangster classic, "Point Blank" (1967) as a trusted friend who betrays Lee Marvin. He again failed to inspire confidence as the ineffectual mayor of San Francisco in "Dirty Harry" and the comparable Mayor Flambo in the TV spoof "Sledge Hammer!" (ABC, 1988). Vernon may be best remembered as the sinister Dean Wormer in John Landis' "Animal House" (1978), a role he reprised for the TV spin-off "Delta House" (ABC, 1979). This led to more film comedy roles, a highlight being Mr. Big in the blaxploitation spoof "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" (19... Continue Bio >>

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