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John Kapelos

John Kapelos

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1956-03-08 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada

58 Movies · 53 TV shows

Biography

John Kapelos (born March 8, 1956) is a Canadian actor from London, Ontario. He is best known for his portrayals of janitor Carl Reed in The Breakfast Club and Detective Donald Schanke in Forever Knight. An alumnus of The Second City, Chicago, John Kapelos's theatrical work spans eight years from Second City's Touring Company (1978–1982) to six revues as a member of the famed Resident Company (1982–1986), and finally Second City's critically acclaimed return to off-Broadway in Orwell That Ends Well at the former Village Gate in New York City.

Career

His movie highlights include 1999's The Deep End of the Ocean, which received praise from both The New York Times and Roger Ebert from The Chicago Sun Times. His appearance in three John Hughes films, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Weird Science, earned him fame in the 1980s as a character actor. Other film works include Schepisi's Roxanne, with Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah, and Garry Marshall's Nothing in Common, opposite Tom Hanks, and Touchstone’s Stick It show his improvisational and comedic timing skills. Whereas roles in The Boost, with James Woods, and Internal Affairs with Richard Gere, present his adaptability for dramatic roles. Kapelos has also worked on television in shows such as Miami Vice as a corrupt public defender, Desperate Housewives, Queer as Folk, The X-Files, Seinfeld, Home Improvement, Dead Like Me, ER, and Boston Legal. He also played a security guard in a 2010 episode of the television series Nikita, filmed at the University of Toronto. Kapelos also guest teaches at the AIA Studios focusing on improv/acting workshops; produced a four-part series on YouTube featuring monologues by NPR-contributor Michael Raysses called Greek to Me, and manages an independent record labeled called Carpuzi Records, which has produced sound recordings featuring him and some of the Second City alumni, such as Dan Castellaneta.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2019.

5 Movies · 1 TV show

2018.

1 Movie

2017.

1 Movie

2015.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

2014.

1 TV show

2013.

1 Movie

2012.

1 Movie

2010.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

2009.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2008.

4 Movies · 3 TV shows

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2006.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

2005.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows

2004.

4 TV shows

2003.

2 Movies · 4 TV shows

2002.

1 Movie · 5 TV shows

2001.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2000.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows

1999.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows

1998.

1 Movie

1997.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1994.

4 Movies · 1 TV show

1993.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows

1992.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1991.

2 Movies

1990.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows

1989.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

1988.

3 Movies

1987.

1 Movie

1986.

1 TV show

1985.

4 Movies

1984.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

1982.

1 Movie

1981.

1 Movie

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
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