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Encyclopedia > Vernon Wells (actor)
Vernon Wells

Wells as Bennett in Commando
Born December 30, 1945
Rushworth, Victoria, Australia
Other name(s) Vernon G. Wells

Vernon Wells (born December 30, 1945 in Rushworth, Victoria, Australia) is an actor. Image File history File links Commando6. ... Commando (first released on October 4, 1985) is a Hollywood action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Rushworth is a township in Victoria, Australia. ... Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Rushworth is a township in Victoria, Australia. ... Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ...


Wells initially worked in a quarry, and then as a salesman. He then worked extensively in theatre and rock bands before being noticed by casting agents during a long-lived hit theatre play, and started to appear in Australian TV commercials, print ads, local Australian TV shows such as Homicide and Matlock Police and historical TV mini-series like Against The Wind, Sara Dane and All The Rivers Run. Title screen of Homicide Homicide was an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network between 1964 and 1977. ... Matlock Police was an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the 0-10 Network (now known as the Ten Network) between 1971 and 1975. ... Against the Wind is an album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... All The Rivers Run is an Australian historical novel by Nancy Cato, first published in 1958. ...


His first cinema appearance was a minor role in Felicity (1979), a low budget, erotic fantasy film. However, Wells was cast as the homicidal biker "Wez", in the big budget Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) filmed around Silverton near Broken Hill in outback New South Wales, Australia. It's the role for which he is probably best known to international audiences, as Wells portrays a psychotic, post-apocalyptic gang leader who relentlessly pursues hero Mel Gibson, before meeting a spectacular death at the film's finale. Hollywood beckoned for Wells, and he spoofed his mad biker role in the popular 1985 teen comedy Weird Science, written and directed by John Hughes and produced by Joel Silver. Wells so impressed Silver with his work in that film that he was immediately secured for the role of Bennett, who double crosses Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando (1985). For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (released in the US in 1981 as The Road Warrior) was a sequel to Mad Max. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Silverton is the name of: Silverton, Colorado Silverton, Oregon Silverton, Ohio Silverton, Texas Silverton Township, Minnesota Silverton, New South Wales Silverton, Devon, UK Railroad: The Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad [1] is a vintage, coal-fired, steam powered locomotive that travels through the breathtakingly scenic San Juan National Forest. ... Broken Hill is an isolated mining city and Local Government Area in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia, with a population of 21,000. ... Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Governor HE Professor Marie Bashir Premier Bob Carr (ALP) Area 809,444 km² (5th)  - Land 800,642 km²  - Water 8,802 km² (1. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO (born January 3, 1956) is an American born Australian actor, director, and producer. ... ... Weird Science (1985) is a popular 1980s teen film written and directed by John Hughes. ... John Hughes (born February 18, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan) is a noted American film director, producer and writer, responsible for some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. ... Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is a successful Hollywood film producer. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born on July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and an American politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... Commando (first released on October 4, 1985) is a Hollywood action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although Vernon Wells is also credited as a writer, director and producer of several highly acclaimed films, he continued to find regular work as a villain, of one description or another, predominantly in thrillers or action films including Last Man Standing (1988), Circuitry Man (1990), Kick of Death (1997) and Starforce (2000). One popular concept of the villain, meant to mimic the purposely distinctive visage of villains from silent films of the early 20th century. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... StarForce logo StarForce is a controversial software copy prevention brand by the Russian developer Protection Technology. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although not a regular, he also appeared in the short-lived 1992 TV series The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys. The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys character designs by Joe Orlando The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys is a live-action, television series that aired in 1992, running for only 11 episodes before cancellation. ...


Wells then landed a role in 2001's Power Rangers: Time Force as Ransik, a mutant crime lord from the year 3000 who escapes capture and travels back in time to take over the world of 2001. In 2002, he also guest starred in the Power Rangers Wild Force/Time Force 2-part team-up episode, "Reinforcements From the Future," again in the role of Ransik (who by this point had seen the error of his ways and gone straight). Power Rangers: Time Force is the ninth incarnation of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, based on the Super Sentai series Mirai Sentai TimeRanger, running for 40 half-hour episodes from February to November of 2001. ... Power Rangers: Wild Force is considered to be the tenth incarnation of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, despite the fact that it is only the ninth unique incarnation (The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers ran for three seasons, while Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers is widely considered to be part... Power Rangers: Time Force is the ninth incarnation of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, based on the Super Sentai series Mirai Sentai TimeRanger, running for 40 half-hour episodes from February to November of 2001. ...


When first approached for the role in Commando, Wells was in Australia working on the feature film, Fortress based on the real life Faraday School kidnapping, in a starring role opposite Rachel Ward. Wells had originally auditioned for the lead character John Matrix role in Commando. The Faraday School kidnapping occurred on 6 October 1972 at a one-teacher school in the village of Faraday in Victoria, Australia. ... Rachel Ward Rachel Claire Ward (born at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, September 12, 1957), granddaughter of the 3rd Earl of Dudley, is an English actress (and more recently, a director) who has made most of her career in Australia. ...


Filmography

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. ... Allegory of chastity by Hans Memling. ... King of the Ants is a 2003 film from director Stuart Gordon. ... Looney Tunes: Back in Action was a 2003 Warner Bros. ... Power Rangers: Time Force is the ninth incarnation of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, based on the Super Sentai series Mirai Sentai TimeRanger, running for 40 half-hour episodes from February to November of 2001. ... Space Truckers, written and directed by Stuart Gordon, is a comedy/sci-fi movie released in the spring of 1996. ... Fortress is a 1993 film directed by Stuart Gordon. ... Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Steven Spielberg. ... Commando (first released on October 4, 1985) is a Hollywood action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... Weird Science (1985) is a popular 1980s teen film written and directed by John Hughes. ... Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (released in the US in 1981 as The Road Warrior) was a sequel to Mad Max. ...

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