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John Vernon

John Vernon was a Canadian actor. He was best known as the title character from Wojeck, as the stern and stereotypical Dean Wormer in one of the most famous comedic movies, Animal House, and for playing movie and television villains.

Vernon was born Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz in Zehner, Saskatchewan, although some sources list his birthplace as the nearby city of Regina.

Vernon was educated at the Banff School of Fine Arts and Royal Academy of Fine Art in London before becoming a live stage actor on the early CBC. The role later earned him many Hollywood roles including voice acting. After more than 100 films, his later career included mostly voice work for video games.

John is the father of actresses Kate Vernon and Nan Vernon, with Nancy West.

He died in Los Angeles on February 1, 2005.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

John Vernon Facts

Birth NameAdolphus Vernon Agopsowicz
BirthdayFebruary 24, 1932
BirthplaceZehner, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date of deathFebruary 1, 2005 (age 72)
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is John Vernon compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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