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Howard Vernon

​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

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Jul 15, 1914 In Baden, Switzerland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Friend Will Come Tonight 1946-04-09
Latest Project:
Movie Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell 1999-01-01
Known For
Poster of Delicatessen
Poster of Ogroff
Poster of Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre
Poster of Alphaville
Movie Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell Cagliostro 1999-01-01
Movie Jungle of Fear 1993-01-01
Movie Delicatessen Frog Man 1991-04-17
Movie The Carpathian Mushroom Jeremy Fairfax 1990-03-07
Movie Black Sin Manes 1989-05-01
Movie Howl of the Devil Eric 1987-01-01
Movie Faceless Dr. Orloff 1987-09-01
Movie Angel of Death Josef Mengele 1987-10-15
Movie The Death of Empedocles Hermokrates 1987-10-14
Movie All Mixed Up Le docteur Belin - un médecin hémiplégique 1985-03-19
Movie The Man Who Killed Mengele 1985-07-23
Movie Trip to Bangkok, Coffin included Coronel Daniel J. Blimp 1985-06-01
Movie Le fou du roi Abbé guibourd 1984-05-16
Movie The Sinister Doctor Orloff Dr. Orloff 1984-06-18
Movie Ogroff Vampire 1983-01-01
Movie Blood on My Shoes Albert von Klaus 1983-01-01
Movie Revenge in the House of Usher Roderic Usher 1982-01-01
Movie Loin de Manhattan René Dimanche 1982-01-27
Movie The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne Dr. Lanyon 1981-06-17
Movie Zombie Lake The Mayor 1981-05-13
Movie The Long Vacation of Lotte H. Eisner Himself 1979-01-02
Movie From Hell to Victory SS Major Karl 1979-03-15
Movie Women in Cellblock 9 Dr. Milton 1978-03-17
Movie The Theatre of the Matters Hermann 1977-12-07
Movie Seven Women for Satan Karl, Zaroff's servant 1976-01-01
Movie The Musician Killer Anton 1976-03-17
Movie The Mark of Zorro Governor Hayes 1975-01-01
Movie The Greedy Cagliostro 1975-02-05
Movie Don't Change Hands 1975-06-16
Movie Love and Death General Leveque 1975-06-10
Movie The Perverse Countess Count Rabor Zaroff 1974-01-01
Movie Les Intrigues de Sylvia Couski Unknown 1974-06-14
Movie How to Seduce a Virgin Mathias 1974-06-19
Movie Lorna, the Exorcist Maurizius (Lornas Butler) 1974-12-18
Movie Celestine Grandfather 1974-10-16
Movie Fifteen Year Old Captain Korda 1974-07-07
Movie The Day of the Jackal Cabinet Member 1973-05-15
Movie The Demons Lord Malcolm De Winter 1973-02-05
Movie Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac Le docteur 1973-06-21
Movie The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein Cagliostro 1973-05-31
Movie Dolls for Sale Al Pereira 1973-11-29
Movie The Obscene Mirror Ana's Father 1973-09-24
Movie A Virgin Among the Living Dead Uncle Howard 1973-11-15
Movie Lovers of Devil's Island Colonel Ford 1973-10-25
Movie The French Sex Murders Professor Waldemar 1972-06-15
Movie Virgin Report Anna's Father / The Inquisitor 1972-01-01
Movie Robinson and His Tempestuous Slaves Yakube / Actor in Adult Movie / Film Director's Assistant 1972-10-01
Movie Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein Dracula 1972-10-17
Movie Daughter of Dracula Count Karlstein / Dracula 1972-12-14
Movie The Devil Came from Akasava Valet Humphrey 1971-03-05
Movie X312 - Flight to Hell Pedro 1971-08-20
Movie She Killed in Ecstasy Prof. Jonathan Walker 1971-12-10
Movie Sex Charade Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie The Bloody Judge Jack Ketch 1970-02-05
Movie Ce que cherche Jacques Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie Nightmares Come at Night Howard 1970-05-26
Movie Dr. Orloff's Invisible Monster Professor Orloff 1970-10-25
Movie The Blood Rose Professeur Römer 1970-09-25
Movie Marquis de Sade: Justine Clément 1969-04-03
Movie Mayerling Prince of Montenuovo 1968-01-01
Movie In the Castle of Bloody Lust Graf Saxon 1968-07-25
Movie Succubus Admiral Kapp 1968-04-19
Movie The Dinosaur and the Baby Himself 1967-03-15
Movie The Unknown Man of Shandigor Yvan 1967-05-01
Movie The Night of the Generals Murder Suspect (uncredited) 1967-01-29
Movie The Hotheads Unknown 1967-11-08
Series Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre Ricardo Solesta 1967-09-15
Movie The Orgies of Dr. Orloff Dam Gaillimh 1967-10-04
Movie Residence for Spies Radek (uncredited) 1966-01-01
Movie The Game Is Over Lawyer 1966-06-22
Movie The Mad Dog Fred 1966-09-02
Movie The Diabolical Dr. Z Dr. Vicas 1966-08-01
Movie Triple Cross German Embassy Official 1966-12-09
Movie Alphaville Prof. Leonard Nosferatu aka von Braun 1965-05-05
Movie Train d'enfer Le professeur 1965-11-10
Movie What's New Pussycat? Doctor 1965-06-22
Movie Black Angel of the Mississippi Ray Terris 1964-08-24
Movie The Train Dietrich 1964-09-24
Movie Vice and Virtue S.S. General 1963-03-01
Movie Autopsy of a Criminal Villar 1963-08-05
Movie The Awful Dr. Orlof Dr. Orloff 1962-05-14
Movie The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus Max von Klaus 1962-06-15
Movie The Shadow of Zorro El General (credit only) 1962-12-22
Movie Zorro the Avenger The General 1962-06-25
Movie Première brigade criminelle Unknown 1961-07-19
Movie La spada della vendetta Unknown 1961-11-14
Movie Léon Morin, Priest Unknown 1961-09-21
Movie Rendezvous Unknown 1960-07-13
Movie Death at Dawn Unknown 1960-06-07
Movie The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse No. 12 1960-09-13
Movie Pensione Edelweiss Général Funck 1959-03-10
Movie Heiße Ware Heinrich Strasser 1959-06-04
Movie Nathalie, agent secret acteur 1959-11-04
Movie Until the Last One Unknown 1957-03-20
Movie Weekend Richard Greatham 1957-07-17
Movie La Riviere des Trois Jonques Igor Kourguine 1956-02-13
Movie La melodía misteriosa L'inspecteur Revel 1956-10-24
Movie Das Abschiedsgeschenk Andrew Crocker-Harris 1956-04-10
Movie Thunderball Unknown 1956-06-13
Movie Bob le Flambeur McKimmie, the Sponsor 1956-08-24
Movie El fugitivo de Amberes 1955-05-16
Movie Gottes Utopia Paco Hernandes 1955-10-13
Movie 08/15 at Home Unknown 1955-12-30
Movie Der grüne Kakadu Henri 1955-10-29
Movie Phantom of the Big Tent Armand LaRue, König der Luft 1954-12-21
Movie Poison Ivy Rudy Saltiera 1953-05-26
Movie Lucrèce Borgia Unknown 1953-10-23
Movie Manina, the Lighthouse-Keeper's Daughter Éric 1952-12-26
Movie Adventures of Captain Fabian Emile 1951-10-06
Movie Black Jack Schooner Captain 1950-11-20
Movie Fusillé à l'aube 1950-08-08
Movie Le Silence de la Mer Werner von Ebrennac 1949-04-22
Movie Du Guesclin Lancaster 1949-06-03
Movie The Chips Are Down Le chef milicien 1947-07-01
Movie A Friend Will Come Tonight Robert Langlois, le muet 1946-04-09