John Vernon Biography
Birthday: February 24, 1932 (Pisces)
Born In: Zehner, Saskatchewan, Canada
John Keith Vernon was a Canadian actor who was often seen convincingly playing the roles of shrewd villains and unethical officials in Hollywood movies. After finishing his training at the prestigious ‘Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’ in London, he began his career on stage and later moved to television. He first came in limelight for playing the role of Steve Wojeck in the successful CBC television series ‘Wojeck’. Later, he moved to Hollywood, where his pockmarked face, heavy-lidded eyes and deep menacing voice helped in establishing him as a crafty villain. In the beginning of his career, he worked with many well-known directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood; but his talents were never fully utilized. Today, he is best remembered for his role in the cult classic, ‘Animal House’, in which he was finally able to showcase his comical expertise. Toward the end of his career, he concentrated mostly on voice work, giving voiceovers in films, television productions and video games. His last credited work in this genre was in the animation movie ‘Delgo’.