Vernon Wells

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Vernon George Wells (born 31 December 1945) is an Australian character actor. He began appearing on Australian television shows in the mid-1970s, such as Homicide, 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: The Road Warrior and Bennett in the military action film Commando.After Mad Max 2, Wells began appearing in Hollywood films, such as science fiction comedies Weird Science (1985) and Innerspace (1987). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vernon Wells has received more than 317,798 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Vernon Wells is the 2,333rd most popular actor (down from 2,166th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Australia and the 25th most popular Australian Actor.

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Among actors, Vernon Wells ranks 2,333 out of 10,030Before him are Li Bingbing, Michael Richards, Elliot Page, Naomie Harris, Federico Luppi, and Jackie Earle Haley. After him are Timothy Hutton, Margaret Hamilton, Martine Beswick, Frank Morgan, Deep Roy, and Sunil Dutt.

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Among people born in 1945, Vernon Wells ranks 214Before him are Edoardo Reja, Bob Seger, Barry Bostwick, Svetlana Gerasimenko, Driss Jettou, and John Perkins. After him are Francesca Annis, Joanna Cassidy, John Leslie, Werner Schroeter, Bob Klose, and Sheila.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Vernon Wells ranks 87 out of 790Before him are Elizabeth von Arnim (1866), Leo McKern (1920), Annette Kellermann (1887), Germaine Greer (1939), Peter C. Doherty (1940), and Tommy Emmanuel (1955). After him are Toni Collette (1972), Mark Webber (1976), Colin Burgess (1946), Bruce Beresford (1940), Alex O'Loughlin (1976), and Portia de Rossi (1973).

Among ACTORS In Australia

Among actors born in Australia, Vernon Wells ranks 25Before him are David Wenham (1965), Cassandra Harris (1948), Miranda Otto (1967), Bryan Brown (1947), Jason Clarke (1969), and Leo McKern (1920). After him are Toni Collette (1972), Alex O'Loughlin (1976), Portia de Rossi (1973), Jacki Weaver (1947), Judy Davis (1955), and Julian McMahon (1968).

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