Howard Vernon

Howard Vernon

  • Born on
    • July 15th, 1914
  • Died on
    • July 25th, 1996
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Howard Vernon (15 July 1914, Baden, Switzerland — 25 July 1996, Paris, France) was a Swiss actor. Vernon was born Mario Lippert to a Swiss father and an American mother and was fluent in German, English, and French. Originally a stage and radio actor, he worked primarily in France and became a well-known supporting actor after 1945 by playing villainous Nazi officers in French films. Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Silence de la mer, in which he played a gentle anti-Nazi German officer, made him somewhat famous, but, in part due to his looks and Swiss accent, he was subsequently relegated to playing gangsters and heavies. In the 1960s, he became a favorite actor of Spanish horror director Jesús Franco and began starring in many low-budget horror movies produced in Spain or in France, often portraying a mad doctor, "Dr. Orloff". Franco cast him in a number of adult films, in some of which Vernon even did nude scenes (he stated once in an interview that he would always do anything Franco requested of him). He continued to make increasingly small appearances in high-profile movies while often getting top billing in many Z-grade horror films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Howard Vernon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


Acting (37 Credits)

1991Delicatessen as Frog Man
1987Faceless as Dr. Orloff
1981Zombie Lake as The Mayor
1981The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne as Dr. Lanyon
1978Women in Cellblock 9 as Dr. Milton
1976Seven Women for Satan as Karl, Zaroff's servant
1975Countess Perverse as Count Rabor Zaroff
1975Love and Death as General Leveque
1974Lorna the Exorcist as Maurizius (Lornas Butler)
1973La maldición de Frankenstein as Cagliostro
1973A Virgin Among the Living Dead as Uncle Howard
1973Les démons as Lord Malcolm De Winter
1973The Day of the Jackal as Cabinet Member
1972Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein as Dracula
1972The French Sex Murders as Professor Waldemar
1972Daughter of Dracula as Count Karlstein / Dracula
1971She Killed in Ecstasy as Prof. Jonathan Walker
1971The Devil Came from Akasava as Valet Humphrey
1970The Bloody Judge as Jack Ketch
1969Marquis de Sade's Justine as Clément
1968Succubus as Admiral Kapp
1968Mayerling as Prince of Montenuovo
1967The Night of the Generals as Murder Suspect (uncredited)
1966The Diabolical Dr. Z as Dr. Vicas
1966The Game Is Over as Lawyer
1966The Poppy Is Also a Flower
1966Triple Cross as German Embassy Official
1965Alphaville as Prof. Leonard Nosferatu aka von Braun
1965What's New Pussycat as Doctor
1964The Train as Dietrich
1962La mano de un hombre muerto as Max von Klaus
1962The Awful Dr. Orlof as Dr. Orloff
1961Léon Morin, Priest
1960The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse as No. 12
1956Bob le Flambeur as McKimmie, the Sponsor
1949Le Silence de la Mer as Werner von Ebrennac
1949The Fighting Pimpernel as Comte de Tournai


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