John Kapelos

You would think there is a direct comedic pipeline between Canada and Chicago given the actors who've passed through the ranks of the Second City improvisational troupe. John Kapelos happens to be one of those folks ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1956 in London, Ontario, CA

Filmography

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Don't You Forget About Me 2014 (Movie)

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Franklin & Bash 2014 (Tv Show)

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Graceland 2014 (Tv Show)

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Justified 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Psych 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Best Restaurant in the World. Ever. 2014 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Afternoon Delight 2013 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Modern Family 2013 (Tv Show)

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Puppy Love 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Lost Girl 2012 (Tv Show)

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Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

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Criminal Minds 2011 (Tv Show)

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No Ordinary Family 2011 (Tv Show)

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Shameless 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Hard Times of RJ Berger 2011 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: LA 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2010 (Tv Show)

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iQuit iCarly 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Chasing a Dream 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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House 2009 (Tv Show)

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Zeke & Luther 2009 (Tv Show)

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Dirty Sexy Money 2008 (Tv Show)

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Everybody Wants to Be Italian 2008 (Movie)

Steve Bottino (Actor)

Shark 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Suite Life on Deck 2008 (Tv Show)

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Chuck 2007 (Tv Show)

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Civil Wars 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Dave's World 1996 - 1997, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Flight 29 Down 2005 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Home Improvement 1995 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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It's Like, You Know... 1996 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1989 - 1992, 1994 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Las Vegas 2007 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Monk 2007 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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One Tree Hill 2007 (Tv Show)

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Quantum Leap 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The River King 2007 (Movie)

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Whisper 2007 (Movie)

Whitley (Actor)

Aurora Borealis 2006 (Movie)

Stu (Actor)

CSI: New York 2006 (Tv Show)

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Category 7: The End of the World 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Desperate Housewives 2006 (Tv Show)

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Stick It 2006 (Movie)

Chris DeFrank (Actor)

I Accuse 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Queer as Folk (US) 2005 (Tv Show)

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Boston Legal 2004 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2004 (Tv Show)

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Frasier 2004 (Tv Show)

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Shallow Ground 2004 (Movie)

Leroy (Actor)

Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

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Dead Like Me 2003 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Dead Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Drone Virus 2003 (Movie)

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Auto Focus 2002 (Movie)

Bruno Gerussi (Actor)

Boomtown 2002 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

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ER 2002 (Tv Show)

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Just Cause 2002 (Tv Show)

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Mimic Sentinel 2002 (Movie)

Detective Gary Dumars (Actor)

The District 2002 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 2002 (Tv Show)

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Fire & Ice 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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L.A.X. 2001 (Movie)

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Sixteen Candles: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Sports Pages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Angel 2000 (Tv Show)

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Bad Faith 1999 (Movie)

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Blood Type 1999 (Movie)

ER Policeman (Actor)

The Deep End of the Ocean 1999 (Movie)

George Karras (Actor)

The West Wing 1999 (Tv Show)

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Young Hearts Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Johnny Skidmarks 1998 (Movie)

Walter Lippenscott (Actor)

Timecop 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Goode Behavior 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Life... and Stuff 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Relic 1997 (Movie)

McNally (Actor)

Forever Knight 1991 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Wiseguy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Platypus Man 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Deep Red 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

Duke Rollins (Actor)

Guilty As Sin 1993 (Movie)

Ed Lombardo (Actor)

Seinfeld 1993 (Tv Show)

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Man Trouble 1992 (Movie)

Detective Melvenos (Actor)

We're Talkin' Serious Money 1992 (Movie)

Marty The Greek (Actor)

And the Sea Will Tell 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Defenseless 1991 (Movie)

Jack Hammer (Actor)

Internal Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Steven Arrocas (Actor)

All's Fair 1989 (Movie)

Eddy (Actor)

The Boost 1988 (Movie)

Joel (Actor)

Vibes 1988 (Movie)

Eugene (Actor)

Glory Days 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Reunion 1987 (Movie)

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Roxanne 1987 (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

Nothing in Common 1986 (Movie)

Roger--the Commercial Director (Actor)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

Lou Wareham (Actor)

The Breakfast Club 1985 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

The Naked Face 1985 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Weird Science 1985 (Movie)

Kandy Bar Owner (Actor)

Sixteen Candles 1984 (Movie)

Rudy (Actor)

Class 1983 (Movie)

Bellman (Actor)

The Yesterday Show 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Thief 1981 (Movie)

Mechanic (Actor)

A Twist of the Knife (TV Show)

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Cool and the Crazy (TV Show)

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Deep Red (Movie)

Mack Waters (Actor)

For the Love of Aaron (TV Show)

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Highway Heartbreaker (TV Show)

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McBride: Tune In For Murder (TV Show)

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Nick Knight (TV Show)

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Pandemic (TV Show)

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The Late Shift (TV Show)

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Biography

You would think there is a direct comedic pipeline between Canada and Chicago given the actors who've passed through the ranks of the Second City improvisational troupe. John Kapelos happens to be one of those folks from the Great White North who has been extensively involved with Second City throughout his career. Kapelos made his film debut as Mechanic #3 in the 1981 neo-noir crime drama "Thief". Following this appearance with bit parts in "Tootsie" and "Class", Kapelos came into the orbit of Chicago filmmaker John Hughes, who cast him in three of his motion pictures-"Sixteen Candles", "Weird Science", and "The Breakfast Club", the last of which provided Kapelos with his best-known role as Carl the Janitor. He spent the remainder of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s balancing comedy appearances alongside Steve Martin ("Roxanne") and Tom Hanks ("Nothing in Common") with dramatic exchanges with James Woods ("The Boost") and Richard Gere ("Internal Affairs"). Back in his home country, a fan base developed over his portrayal of Detective Don Schanke in the 1989 detective vampire series, "Forever Knight". In the United States, his theatrical versatility allowed him to work within a broad range of television genres including kids shows ("iCarly"), sci-fi ("The X-Files"), classic sitcoms ("Seinfeld"; "Home Improvement"), medical dramas ("ER"), and legal dramedy ("Boston Legal").

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