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Also Known As: Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz Died: February 1, 2005
Born: February 24, 1932 Cause of Death: Complications from heart surgery.
Birth Place: Zehner, Saskatchewan, CA Profession: actor

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Prolific stage-trained Canadian character player who convinces as crafty villains, morally bankrupt officials and heartless authority figures in American films and TV since the 1960s. Vernon has been directed by some stellar filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock ("Topaz" 1969), George Cukor ("Justine" 1969), Don Siegel ("Dirty Harry" 1971), and Clint Eastwood ("The Outlaw Josey Wales" 1975).

Prolific stage-trained Canadian character player who convinces as crafty villains, morally bankrupt officials and heartless authority figures in American films and TV since the 1960s. Vernon has been directed by some stellar filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock ("Topaz" 1969), George Cukor ("Justine" 1969), Don Siegel ("Dirty Harry" 1971), and Clint Eastwood ("The Outlaw Josey Wales" 1975).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003) Voice Of Rupert Thorne
2.
 Sorority Boys (2002) Old Man
3.
 Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (1999) Principal Scotti
4.
 Princess in Love (1996) Sergeant Matthew
5.
 Malicious (1995) Detective Pronzini
6.
 Family of Cops (1995) Frank Rampola
7.
 Forget-Me-Not Murders, The (1994) Ruggieri/Boyce
8.
 Sodbusters (1994) Slade Cantrell
9.
 Hostage For a Day (1994) V D Regan
10.
 Woman Who Sinned, The (1991) Lieutenant Girvetz
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Milestones close milestones

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Acted on the Canadian stage with amateur theatrical groups
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Won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London
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Worked with various British repertory companies
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Returned to Canada
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Began working regularly in Canadian TV, specializing in Shakespeare, and in stage productions
1956:
Feature acting debut (voice only), Big Brother in "1984"
1964:
Returned to the screen in "Nobody Waved Good-Bye", the first feature produced by the National Film Board of Canada
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Broadway debut, "The Royal Hunt of the Sun"
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Starred in "Wojeck", a highly regarded Canadian TV series
1969:
US TV-movie debut, "Trial Run"
1978:
Widely seen as Dean Vernon Wormer in "Animal House"
1978:
Reprised the role of Dean Wormer for the TV spin-off "Delta House"
:
Played the recurring role of Number One on "The New Adventures of Beans Baxter", a Fox sitcom
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Education

Campian College: -
The Banff School of Fine Arts: -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -

Notes

Some publicity material gives Vernon's birth place as Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Vernon put together and sponsored the Canadian Contemporary Indian Art Exhibition held at the Southwest Museum in LA in 1987.

Vernon is the recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal and an Honorary Doctor of Laws.

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wife:
Nancy Vernon.

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daughter:
Kate Vernon. Actor. Worked regularly in Hollywood films and TV since the 1980s.

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