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Vernon Wells is a Actor Australien born on 31 december 1945 at Rushworth, Victoria (Australie)

Vernon Wells

Vernon Wells
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Birth name Vernon George Wells
Nationality Australie
Birth 31 december 1945 (78 years) at Rushworth, Victoria (Australie)

Vernon George Wells (born 31 December 1945) is an Australian actor. He began appearing on Australian television shows in the mid-1970s, such as Homicide and Matlock Police and All The Rivers Run. He is best known to international audiences for his role of Wez in the 1981 science fiction action film Mad Max 2 and also Bennett in the military action film Commando.

After Mad Max 2, Wells began appearing in Hollywood films, such as Weird Science (1985) and the science fiction comedy Innerspace (1987). In the 2000s, Wells acted in the television series Power Rangers Time Force portraying the series' main villain Ransik.


Sa filmographie compte près d'une soixantaine de films, dont bon nombre de séries B et Z d'action et de science-fiction, domaine dans lequel il s'est fait un nom.

Les rôles qui ont lancé sa carrière sont celui du terrifiant motard punk Wez, ennemi de Mel Gibson dans Mad Max 2 qu'il reprend et parodie dans Une créature de rêve, et du mercenaire moustachu Bennett, ennemi juré d'Arnold Schwarzenegger dans Commando (1986).

Il a collaboré à plusieurs reprises avec les réalisateurs Joe Dante et Stuart Gordon.

Après Mel Gibson et Arnold Schwarzenegger, sa carrière cinématographique l'aura également amené à se battre à l'écran contre Bruce Willis dans Meurtre à Hollywood et Christophe Lambert dans Fortress.

À la télévision, il a été l'interprète de Ransik, méchant récurrent de la série pour enfants Power Rangers : La Force du temps.

Best films

Innerspace (1987)
Mad Max 2 (1981)
Fortress (1992)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Vernon Wells (36 films)

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Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Vernon Wells, Tiffany Shepis, Sean Whalen, Felissa Rose, Debbie Rochon, Andre Gower
Roles Guy Hunsinger
Rating46% 2.307242.307242.307242.307242.30724
Half-brothers Caesar and Otto live out some of horror's most terrifying scenes when they agree to house-sit a home filled with ghostly visions, levitating objects and possessions.This hilarious horror pays homage to the classics, The Exorcist, The Amityville Horror,Sinister, Insidious, and more. Filled with an All-Star cast, and including the return of all of the favorite "Ceasar and Otto" cast members.
Jurassic Attack
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Natural horror films
Actors Corin Nemec, Vernon Wells
Roles Angent Grimaldi
Rating25% 1.263751.263751.263751.263751.26375
À la suite d'une mission de sauvetage, une équipe de militaires se retrouve naufragée dans un monde perdu, peuplé de dinosaures.
The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!, 1h11
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Jack Plotnick, Tara Strong, Cree Summer, James Arnold Taylor
Roles Network Head (voice)
Rating61% 3.053543.053543.053543.053543.05354
In Bedrock, a drunken and pregnant Toot is informed that someone has come to see her. The visitor turns out to be her old housemate Foxxy Love, who tries to tell her that their lives are in danger. This then flashes back to six months prior. Foxxy discovers that she can swear without being censored. When she discovers the show's control room, she realizes that the TV show Drawn Together has been cancelled. The housemates check their TV listings and find out that their time slot had been taken over by a TV show called "The Suck My Taint Show". Foxxy calls the network to find out why they were cancelled. The Network Head, upon hearing from Foxxy, learns that the housemates are still alive and summons I.S.R.A.E.L. (Intelligent Smart Robot Animation Eraser Lady), a robot designed specifically to erase cartoon characters. The Jew Producer warns the housemates before I.S.R.A.E.L. shows up, but he manages to escape just in time inside Foxxy's van.
Shadows in Paradise, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres War, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Marc Dacascos, Armand Assante, Tom Sizemore, Sofya Skya, Bruce Boxleitner, Danny Trejo
Roles General Ruth
Rating35% 1.7822551.7822551.7822551.7822551.782255
During a rescue operation in Iraq, Special Forces member Max Forrester (Mark Dacascos) is devastated when Sasha (Sofya Skya), his squad mate and fiancée, goes missing. Two years later, Max, now out of the military, receives a call from his ex-commander, Captain Dyer (Bruce Boxleitner), informing him that Sasha has been seen alive and moving freely about on a place called Paradise Island. He also informs Max the military is preparing to go in and extract her with possible charges of desertion or worse. Max sets off on his own to Paradise Island to find Sasha and learn the truth before Shadow Company gets to her first. Max eventually finds Sasha and learns she is working undercover as part of Al-Qaeda and is about to expose a weapons deal that will have a heavy impact on their organization. The story culminates in a battle wherein it is revealed that Shadow Company, led by their leader Ghost (Armand Assante), are in fact the weapons dealers who were using Sasha as an alibi to come to the island. Max and Sasha foil the weapons deal and recover the weapons in a spectacular showdown.
The Butcher
Directed by Jesse V. Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Eric Roberts, Keith David, Robert Davi, Geoffrey Lewis, Irina Björklund, Michael Ironside
Roles 1970's IRA Commander
Rating53% 2.656992.656992.656992.656992.65699
Merle Hench, nicknamed "The Butcher" (Roberts) is a henchman for gangster Murdoch (Davi), until Hench takes the fall for his boss. Having survived, Hench will earn his nickname on a mission for revenge.
Silent Night, Zombie Night, 1h25
Directed by Sean Cain
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Horror, Romance
Actors Vernon Wells, Felissa Rose, Lew Temple
Roles Paul Irwin
Rating40% 2.021162.021162.021162.021162.02116
A week before Christmas, a viral outbreak turns the citizens of Los Angeles into the walking dead. On the brink of severing ties with both his wife and his longtime partner, an L.A.P.D. officer instead winds up trapped with them as death closes in.
Someone's Knocking at the Door, 1h20
Directed by Chad Ferrin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Ezra Buzzington, Noah Segan, Lew Temple, Vernon Wells, Elina Madison, Trent Haaga
Roles Dr. Tolstoy
Rating40% 2.014852.014852.014852.014852.01485
The film follows a group of drug-addled medical school students, Justin, Meg, Sebastian, and Joe, getting targeted by John and Wilma Hopper, a married sexually sadistic serial killer couple from the 1970s who rape their victims to death.
Charlie Valentine, 1h36
Directed by Jesse V. Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Raymond J. Barry, Michael Weatherly, Keith David, Steven Bauer, James Russo, Tom Berenger
Roles Broad
Rating53% 2.653762.653762.653762.653762.65376
Aging small-time gangster Charlie Valentine (Barry) tries to pull one over on his boss Rocco (Russo) for some retirement cash. He assembles his old group, and despite Sal's (David) misgivings, they go through with it. The con goes wrong and only Charlie escapes with his life, leaving Rocco furious and demanding revenge. Charlie reconciles with his estranged son Danny (Weatherly) for a place to stay. Danny is curious about his father's lifestyle, though he is apprehensive after serving time in prison. Regardless the two men rob Danny's boss Ferucci (Bauer), who catches on and later finds out about Charlie's hitman life. Ferucci informs Rocco of the Valentines, pinning the two men in a death match in Ferucci's club that leaves only Danny still alive.
Green Street Hooligans 2, 1h34
Directed by Jesse V. Johnson, Lexi Alexander
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Association football films
Actors Ross McCall, Vernon Wells, Treva Etienne, Graham McTavish, Marina Sirtis, Timothy V. Murphy
Roles Tankersley Governor
Rating48% 2.402442.402442.402442.402442.40244
Dave Bjorno, along with other members of the GSE, are arrested for participating in the fight at the end of the first film, and end up being sent to a tough prison. In prison, the GSE quickly discover the brutality of life on the inside, as they are constant targets of the superior numbered and better-financed Millwall crew. After a quick brawl the GSE get blamed for the assault and are transported to another prison where a huge number of Bushwackers are waiting for them. Soon after arrival the crew meet up with Marc and his crew, who declare their intentions to make the GSE's time in the prison tough. After throwing an insult about their deceased leader, Pete, they fight, are restrained and are, once again, blamed for the incident.
Tru Loved
Tru Loved (2008)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jake Abel, Najarra Townsend, Alexandra Paul, Bruce Vilanch, Tye Olson, Marcia Wallace
Roles Coach Wesley
Rating55% 2.7500352.7500352.7500352.7500352.750035
Sixteen-year-old Tru has been raised in San Francisco by two lesbian mothers and two gay fathers. When one of her mothers gets a well-paid job in a multi-cultural but more conservative suburb in Southern California, Tru and her mothers relocate.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1h40
Directed by John Carl Buechler
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Tony Todd, Tracy Scoggins, Vernon Wells, Danielle Nicolet, Judith Shekoni, Deborah Shelton
Roles Dr. Dennis Lanyon
Rating37% 1.888881.888881.888881.888881.88888
Dr. Henry Jekyll has succeeded in curing a higher primate of its serious heart condition. He tests the serum on himself, resulting in dire consequences; he is transformed into the evil Edward Hyde. Dr. Jekyll does not realize that Hyde is a manifestation of himself, and develops a kind of multiple personality disorder. Hyde murders female college students and frames Jekyll. Jekyll feels guilty about the murders, and gives the victims' families $30,000 in damages. Hyde rapes and murders Jekyll's boss, Donna Carew.
Meet Me in Miami, 1h34
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Carlos Ponce, Eduardo Verástegui, Tara Leniston, Ayşe Tezel, Cástulo Guerra, Vernon Wells
Roles Mr. Abbott
Rating66% 3.3376553.3376553.3376553.3376553.337655
Luis was 12 when he met Julia. She was staying at the Hotel with her family while on holiday, and when the two met, the connection was instant. They spent the summer together, laughing, playing and wishing it would never end. When it was finally time for Julia to return to her native New Zealand, the two made a promise to meet back at the fountain the same time every year. Each year Luis waited, but no Julia.
King of the Ants, 1h41
Directed by Stuart Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime, Romance
Actors Chris McKenna, Ron Livingston, Kari Wuhrer, George Wendt, Vernon Wells, Lionel Mark Smith
Roles Beckett
Rating60% 3.0492653.0492653.0492653.0492653.049265
The film follows the story of Sean Crawley (Chris McKenna), a struggling young man trying to make ends meet by painting houses in suburban Los Angeles. One day, Sean meets "Duke" Wayne (George Wendt), who introduces Sean to his boss, a shady developer named Ray Matthews (Daniel Baldwin). Ray hires Sean as a spy, and orders him to follow Eric Gatley (Ron Livingston), an accountant who has been investigating Ray's company. Problems start when Ray, while drunk, offers Sean $13,000 to kill Eric. Sean accepts his offer and, although ambivalent, ends up killing Gatley by breaking into his house and beating him to death. When Sean goes to collect his pay, however, he is double-crossed and when he insists that they pay him, he is kidnapped and taken to Ray's secluded farm. It emerges that Matthews never had any intention of paying Sean for the killing, for he only wanted to use and eliminate him. But Sean survives from having a bullet put in his head then reveals that he had taken Gatley's work file of evidence and hidden it along with his documentation of events leading to the murder.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action, 1h30
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton, Joan Cusack, Heather Locklear
Roles Acme VP, Child Labor
Rating58% 2.9104552.9104552.9104552.9104552.910455
Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck demands his own movie from the Warner Bros., but they promptly fire him. Aspiring stuntman DJ Drake is asked to escort Daffy off the studio lot, but the ensuing chase leads to the Batmobile demolishing the studio water tower. DJ is fired, and returns home with Daffy hitching a ride, discovering his father and action star Damian Drake is actually a secret agent. Damian instructs his son to travel to Las Vegas, find his associate Dusty Tails, and gain the mystical Blue Monkey diamond before being captured by the Acme Corporation, led by the childish Mr. Chairman. DJ and Daffy head for Vegas. Meanwhile, Bugs' routines fall apart without Daffy, so V.P. for Comedy, Kate Houghton, is sent to rehire Daffy or face being fired herself. Bugs informs her of the situation and they pursue DJ and Daffy in Damian's spy car.