Severn Darden

Comedian Severn Darden attended the University of Chicago and was an original member of the famed Chicago comedy troupe Second City. While working there, his best-known character was Professor Walther von der ... Read more »
Born: 11/09/1929

Filmography

Actor (60)

The President's Analyst 2008 (Movie)

Kropotkin (Actor)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

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The Telephone 1988 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Take Five 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Back to School 1986 (Movie)

Dr Barazini (Actor)

The Princess Who Had Never Laughed 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Genius 1985 (Movie)

Dr Meredith (Actor)

A Minor Miracle 1982 (Movie)

Seminary Provincial (Actor)

Home Room 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday the 14th 1981 (Movie)

Van Helsing (Actor)

Beyond Westworld 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Hopscotch 1980 (Movie)

Maddox (Actor)

In God We Trust 1980 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Love For Rent 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Would I Lie? 1980 (Movie)

Dr Barbour (Actor)

A Small Circle of Friends 1979 (Movie)

Art Professor (Actor)

Wanda Nevada 1979 (Movie)

Merlin Bitterstix (Actor)

Forever Fernwood 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Jackson County Jail 1976 (Movie)

Sheriff Dempsey (Actor)

Mother Jugs and Speed 1976 (Movie)

Moran (Actor)

Battle For the Planet of the Apes 1973 (Movie)

Kolp (Actor)

Playmates 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Day of the Dolphin 1973 (Movie)

Schwinn (Actor)

Cisco Pike 1972 (Movie)

Cisco's Lawyer (Actor)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972 (Movie)

Kolp (Actor)

Play It As It Lays 1972 (Movie)

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Story Theater 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Every Little Crook and Nanny 1971 (Movie)

Burglar (Actor)

The War Between Men and Women 1971 (Movie)

Doctor Harris (Actor)

Vanishing Point 1971 (Movie)

J Hovah (Actor)

Who Fears the Devil? 1971 (Movie)

Mr Marduke (Actor)

The Hired Hand 1970 (Movie)

McVey (Actor)

Werewolves On Wheels 1970 (Movie)

High Priest (Actor)

Justine 1969 (Movie)

Balthazar (Actor)

Model Shop 1969 (Movie)

Portly Man (Actor)

Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You 1969 (Movie)

Dr Fahrquardt (Actor)

The Mad Room 1969 (Movie)

Nate (Actor)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 (Movie)

Cecil (Actor)

Fearless Frank 1968 (Movie)

Doctor/Claude (Actor)

P.J. 1968 (Movie)

Shelton Quell (Actor)

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round 1966 (Movie)

Miles Fisher (Actor)

Goldstein 1965 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

A Cry For Love (TV Show)

Actor

Captains and the Kings (TV Show)

Actor

Evita Peron (TV Show)

Actor

Never Con a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary (TV Show)

Actor

Orphan Train (TV Show)

Actor

Outside Chance (TV Show)

Actor

Quarterback Princess (TV Show)

Actor

Rendezvous Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

Rooster (TV Show)

Actor

Sandburg's Lincoln (TV Show)

Actor

Skyway to Death (TV Show)

Actor

The Disappearance of Aimee (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Who Died Twice (TV Show)

Actor

The Movie Murderer (TV Show)

Actor

The Six-Million-Dollar Man (TV Show)

Actor

Victory at Entebbe (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Comedian Severn Darden attended the University of Chicago and was an original member of the famed Chicago comedy troupe Second City. While working there, his best-known character was Professor Walther von der Vogelweide, who gave lectures that often went off into wild digressions and tangents. In the early 1960s, Darden began making guest appearances on various television shows then landed strong comedic roles in feature films like "Luv" and "The President's Analyst". In 1969, Darden showed his more serious side, appearing in the heavy drama "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" with Jane Fonda; in addition, he played a hypnotist in the adaptation of Joan Didion's "Play It As It Lays" in 1972. Darden also got a chance to play the villain in two "Planet of the Apes" films. He took on the role of Kolp, a human antagonist to the ape, Caesar, in 1972's "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" and 1973's "Battle for the Planet of the Apes". In the late 1970s, Darden made an impression as Popesco on the cult television comedy "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman", and in the '80s, he made guest appearances on comedy shows, most notably "Cheers", and offered expert comic support in the 1985 Rodney Dangerfield vehicle "Back to School".

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