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04-02-2005, 14:24:31
John Vernon, 'Animal House's' Wormer, dies

Actor also appeared in 'Dirty Harry,' 'Josey Wales'

Friday, February 4, 2005 Posted: 7:59 AM EST (1259 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- John Vernon, a stage-trained character actor who played cunning villains in film and TV and made his comedy mark as Dean Wormer in "National Lampoon's Animal House," has died. He was 72.

Vernon died at home in his sleep Tuesday following complications from January 16 heart surgery, his daughter, Kate Vernon, said Thursday.

The Canadian-born actor found satisfaction in his varied career, his daughter said.

"He loved the comedy that he was able to do, but his training was in drama and he really enjoyed the dramatic roles," she said.

Movie fans may know him best for his role in "Animal House" as Dean Wormer, who is bent on expelling the hard-partying Delta fraternity house. The movie, starring John Belushi and Tim Matheson, is one of the most popular comedies ever made.

04-02-2005, 14:25:51
I'm betting almost no one here knows who he is.

04-02-2005, 14:26:28
His wife was hot.

04-02-2005, 14:26:32
Animal house was made in the 70s, but is a classic.

04-02-2005, 14:26:39
Is that Dr Vernon the Bell's Palsey guy?

04-02-2005, 14:28:11
damn, i was going to ask that!

04-02-2005, 14:29:25
And I do know who he is. He was on double secret probation just before he died.

04-02-2005, 14:30:34
I'm dead?

04-02-2005, 14:31:05
You must be if you are posting here.

04-02-2005, 14:33:03
Great voice, he did lots of voice acting. Computer games, cartoons.

He was in Killer Clowns on Outer Space, too. If you had HBO in the late 80's, you've seen it.

04-02-2005, 14:34:29
I've seen it! Great film.

04-02-2005, 14:36:05
I've seen it! Fucking rubbish film.

04-02-2005, 14:36:31
I know him, but I'm old

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 14:37:34
Oh come on that was a mint film. Was he officer Mooney? (admittedly the only good character in it apart from the clowns)

"I would read you your rights......but you're in Mooney's jail now - you aint got no rights!"

04-02-2005, 14:41:12
He was. Wonderful, camp movie.

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 14:42:08
Then that truly is sad new :(

RIP Officer Mooney.

04-02-2005, 14:46:01
I must admit that when I saw it I was stoned out of my head so I can't vouch for it's quality when not stoned.

04-02-2005, 14:46:56
'Fat, lazy and stupid is a horrible way to go through life son'

Dean Wormer

04-02-2005, 14:47:19
Well, for what it attempts to be, its a success. :)

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 14:57:04
Originally posted by Funkodrom
I must admit that when I saw it I was stoned out of my head so I can't vouch for it's quality when not stoned.

I wouldn't recommend it

04-02-2005, 14:58:28
Didnt this bloke play the baddie in loads and loads of 70s films?

04-02-2005, 15:02:02
Yep and tv shows


04-02-2005, 15:07:19
He was even "Big Brother"...how cool

04-02-2005, 15:08:17
Forget that! He was in Baldurs Gate II!! Rachel's going to be devastated.

04-02-2005, 15:10:15
born: Adolphus Vernon Agopsowicz

04-02-2005, 15:11:26
He was in BG II? Who was he?

04-02-2005, 15:11:40
PINKY and the BRAIN too!!!! :cry:

04-02-2005, 15:12:29
Originally posted by Venom
He was in BG II? Who was he?

Use the IMDB link fucktard. I can't be bothered to go and copy his name out. ie. None of the major characters.

04-02-2005, 15:14:08
I fucking knew you were gonna be a bitch and say that.

04-02-2005, 15:14:55
Goldander Blackenrock/Ployer

04-02-2005, 15:18:30
*shrug* yeah I know I shoulda made him look it up, but I still had the tab up

04-02-2005, 15:18:49
I didn't. :)

04-02-2005, 15:22:11
I went to look anyway, now it's here so other people can see it. For I am a man of the people and I will lead them to the promised land of laziness.

04-02-2005, 17:45:24
Few films will ever surpass the excellence that is Animal House.