Howard Vernon

Swiss actor Howard Vernon began his career in postwar France in 1946 with small parts in war dramas, frequently as German officers. His first major part came in 1949 as Werner von Ebrennac in Jean-Pierre Melville's ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1914 in Baden, CH

Filmography

Actor (29)

Banqueroute 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Rocher d'Acapulco 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Delicatessen 1992 (Movie)

Mr Potin (Actor)

Faux Rapports 1991 (Movie)

Garnier (Actor)

Le Champignon des carpates 1990 (Movie)

Olympia (Actor)

Schwarze Sünde 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Predateurs de la nuit 1988 (Movie)

Orloff (Actor)

Der Tod des Empedokles 1987 (Movie)

Hermocrates (Actor)

La Chute de la maison Usher 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Faubourg Saint-Martin 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Boy Who Had Everything 1985 (Movie)

Singing Man (Actor)

De l'enfer a la Victoire 1983 (Movie)

SS Major (Actor)

The Blood of Others 1983 (Movie)

General Karlheinz Von Loenig (Actor)

Docteur Jekyll et les femmes 1980 (Movie)

Dr Lanyon (Actor)

Les Belles Manieres 1977 (Movie)

Prison Director (Actor)

Le Theatre des Matieres 1976 (Movie)

Hermann (Actor)

Love and Death 1975 (Movie)

General Leveque (Actor)

Don't Change Hands 1974 (Movie)

Jacques Des Grieux (Actor)

L' assassin musicien 1974 (Movie)

Varga (Actor)

Dracula Contra Frankenstein 1971 (Movie)

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Mayerling 1968 (Movie)

Prince Montenuevo (Actor)

Triple Cross 1966 (Movie)

Lisbon Embassy Official (Actor)

Alphaville 1965 (Movie)

Professor Leonard Nosferatu/Von Braun (Actor)

The Train 1965 (Movie)

Dietrich (Actor)

The Awful Dr. Orloff 1964 (Movie)

Doctor Orlof (Actor)

Vice and Virtue 1963 (Movie)

SS Man (Actor)

The Secret Ways 1961 (Movie)

Colonel Hidas (Actor)

The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse 1959 (Movie)

No 12 (Actor)

Royal Affairs in Versailles 1956 (Movie)

The English Buyer (Actor)

Biography

Swiss actor Howard Vernon began his career in postwar France in 1946 with small parts in war dramas, frequently as German officers. His first major part came in 1949 as Werner von Ebrennac in Jean-Pierre Melville's first feature film, "Le Silence de la Mer." Playing a sympathetic German officer billeted in the French countryside, the film is a tale of resistance adapted from a novella by Vercors. It was Vernon's most serious film, and followed it with smaller parts in numerous B-films, including the adventure "The Girl in the Bikini," starring Brigitte Bardot in one of her first roles. Working consistently in the '50s, Vernon began making films in Spain and exploring the horror genre. His first foray into horror was "The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse," directed by the legendary German expressionist Fritz Lang. Though his part was small, Vernon began to make more horror films, mostly B-grade. Working in Spain on the film "Zorro the Avenger," Vernon met his most significant collaborator, director Jesus Franco. They began to make films together in 1962, Vernon memorably starring as the eerie Dr. Orloff in "The Awful Dr. Orloff" and as Admiral Kapp in the campy "Succubus" in 1968. While their films were B-grade at best, the material steadily declined into the '70s with projects such as "Dracula contra Frankenstein." Outside of horror, Vernon worked with luminary directors such as Jean-Luc Godard in a small part in the sci-fi noir "Alphaville" and with Woody Allen on his comedy "Love and Death."

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