Vernon Wells

Australian character actor Vernon Wells built a lasting career playing tough-guy parts, including memorable villains in such films as "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" and "Commando". As a teenager, he was the lead singer ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1945 in Rushworth, Victoria, AU

Filmography

Actor (37)

Drop Dead Gorgeous 2014 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Green Street Hooligans 2 2014 (Movie)

Tankersley Governor (Actor)

Power Rangers 1993 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Rise of the Dinosaurs 2012 (Movie)

Agent Grimaldi (Actor)

Tru Loved 2008 (Movie)

Coach Wesley (Actor)

Meet Me in Miami 2006 (Movie)

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Saurian 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 2006 (Movie)

Dennis Lanyon (Actor)

The Dead Undead 2005 (Movie)

Raleigh (Actor)

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

Acme VP, Child Labor (Actor)

Miner's Massacre 2002 (Movie)

Jeremiah Stone (Actor)

JAG 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Force 1999 (Movie)

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Kick of Death 1997 (Movie)

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Space Truckers 1997 (Movie)

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Stranglehold 1997 (Movie)

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Vulcan 1996 (Movie)

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T-Force 1995 (Movie)

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Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II 1994 (Movie)

Plughead (Actor)

Bounty Hunter: 2002 1993 (Movie)

The Mercenary Solider (Actor)

Fortress 1993 (Movie)

Maddox (Actor)

Sexual Response 1992 (Movie)

Philip (Actor)

Circuitry Man 1990 (Movie)

Plughead (Actor)

Enemy Unseen 1990 (Movie)

Steiger (Actor)

The Shrimp on the Barbie 1990 (Movie)

Bruce Woodley (Actor)

American Eagle 1989 (Movie)

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Nam Angels 1989 (Movie)

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Undeclared War (Sheng Zhan Feng Yun) 1989 (Movie)

Hannibal (Actor)

Circleman 1988 (Movie)

Roo Marcus (Actor)

La Partita 1988 (Movie)

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Sunset 1988 (Movie)

Australian Houseman (Actor)

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

Mr Igoe (Actor)

Private Investigations 1987 (Movie)

Detective North (Actor)

Fortress 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Commando 1985 (Movie)

Bennett (Actor)

Weird Science 1985 (Movie)

Lord General (Actor)

The Road Warrior 1981 (Movie)

Wez (Actor)

Biography

Australian character actor Vernon Wells built a lasting career playing tough-guy parts, including memorable villains in such films as "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" and "Commando". As a teenager, he was the lead singer for a band while he studied telecommunications. Upon graduation, he abandoned technical pursuits to become a model before moving into acting, first for commercials and then on Australian television shows. A starring role in a successful run of the play "Hosanna" led to an interview with director George Miller and Wells' most popular role, as the nefarious biker Wez who pursues Mel Gibson in "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior". Due to the popularity of his character, he earned the chance to parody the part a few years later in the science-fiction comedy "Weird Science", directed by John Hughes. For "Commando", he played another villain, this time opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, cementing his status in the '80s action-movie pantheon. Wells invaded the body of Martin Short in "Innerspace" before moving on to less memorable fare, such as "Circuitry Man" and its sequel. He has worked on several films with director Stuart Gordon of "Re-Animator" fame, and held a recurring role on the popular science-fiction series "Power Rangers Time Force".

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