Vernon George Wells (born 31 December 1945) is an Australian character actor. 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. He began appearing on Australian television shows in the mid-1970s. In the 2000s, Wells acted in the television series Power Rangers Time Force portraying the series' main villain Ransik. Wells also appeared in the film version of the popular children's book, "The Power Rangers Handbook" He is married to the actress and former Power Rangers star, Jennifer Wells.
Wells worked in a quarry, then as a salesman, and then in theatre and rock bands. In the 1970s, he was selected by casting agents to appear in a theatre play. His first cinema appearance was a minor role in Felicity (1979), a low-budget, erotic fantasy film. He appeared in Australian TV commercials, print advertisements, local Australian TV shows such as Homicide and Matlock Police. Wells was cast as the homicidal biker Wez, in Mad Max 2 (1981) He spoofed his mad biker role in the popular 1985 teen comedy Weird Science. Wells was immediately secured for the role of Bennett opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando ( 1985) Well appeared as Roo Marcus in Last Man Standing (1987) In 1992, Wells appeared in one of the few roles in which he is not cast as a villain, in the short-lived 1992 television comedy series The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys. 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 1993, Wells starred in the science fiction film Fortress with Christopher Lambert (no connection to the previous movie of the same name) In the Power Rangers episodes, he played the role of Ransik, a mutant crime lord from the year 3000 who travels back in time to take over the world. Well starred in the 2009 horror film Silent Night, Zombie Night. In 2002, he reprised this role for the Power Rangers Wild Force/Time Force two-part team-up episode "Reinforcements from the Future". Wells also starred in a role in the TV series The X-Files.
Wells' father, Vernon Wells Jr. is an acclaimed sports artist and was an early contributor to Upper Deck baseball cards. Wells currently resides in Westlake, Texas, near his hometown of Arlington, Texas. In 2001, he married his high school sweetheart, Charlene Valenti. He has two sons, ages 11 and 14 as of May 2016. He also has a daughter, aged 10, and a son, aged 8, who he has with his ex-wife. He has two daughters, ages 7 and 4, with a third on the way. He is married and has two children.
The son of Michael and Eva Jackson was born in Rushworth, Victoria. He graduated from high school at the age of 14 and went on to get a degree in Telecommunications at the University.
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In Search of Tomorrow
A nostalgic journey through '80s Sc-fi-films, exploring their impact and relevance today, was told by the artist who made them and by those who were inspired to turn their visions into reality.
A pair of debt collectors are thrust into an extremely dangerous situation, chasing down various lowlifes while also evading a revenge-seeking boss.
Charlie's Christmas Wish
Sgt was coming home from his last deployment. Major John Frost will be home for Christmas a month early because he arrives a month early. He finds his wife and son too busy to give him the welcome he ...
Fear of the Woods
The state of Alaska from 1993 to 1993. The bear responsible for the disappearance of cattle from a mountain village is being tracked by a family of hunters. They are trapped in a deep fog and realize ...
Tommy dos Santos wasn't born a psychopath, nor was he made into a sociopath. He was something entirely new, and he was walking his own path - a path that will run red with the blood of the foulest mos...
Six students agree to a weekend camping trip for extra credit after they discovered they were at risk of failing to graduate. The lead by their teachers is Ms. The two men are Mr. Bloom and Mr. The st...
The Silent Natural
William Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800's. Being deaf, he introduced hand signals for strike and ball to the game and overcame many obstacles to become one of t...
In the near future, the President of the United States hires a team of mercenaries to retrieve an alien bio-weapon from a top secret research facility orbiting the Earth. The plan is working until the...
In Search of the Last Action Heroes
The most comprehensive retrospective of the '80s action film genre ever made.
A slow burn into insanity as a small band of survivors find themselves spending a post-meteoric apocalypse in a fun house converted into a bomb shelter.
Hide and Go Seek
A young man and his friends must survive a horrific night of hide and seek from his grandfather who begins to relive moments of his grim war days in Vietnam.
When an old-school bar owner and his unruly daughter get caught up in a cat-and-mouse game of corporate espionage, it will take brains, brawn and help from the lesser of two evils to make it out alive...
During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret prison called the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inm...
A horror anthology follows the Demon Lilith who punishes men for their indiscretions against women.
Glass Jaw is the redemption story of Travis Austin, a one time champion boxer who goes to prison and loses everything. After his release, he experiences the trials and tribulations of redeeming his re...
The City of Gold
An anguished media magnate, Jonathan Davenport, accompanies his estranged lover to the Peruvian Amazon in pursuit of a reclusive artist living in rebel occupation. Despite their philanthropic intentio...
Trouble Is My Business
Private eye Roland Drake cracks cases and romances femme fatales in 1940's Los Angeles while corrupt cop Det Barry Tate rules the city. A tale told in the classic style of film noir. Drake has fallen ...
When a group of international criminals from his past kidnap his daughter, the world's greatest commando sets out for revenge in this action-packed parody of everything you loved about the '80s.
A young couple in tropical Australia is trapped in their home by three fugitives carrying a mysterious icebox containing unknown contents, and they must rely on their wits and cunning to survive as a ...
Aliens with a ravenous appetite for summertime campers descend upon a campground.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is really just as much the story of Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer and good friend of Dr. Henry Jekyll. More importantly, Utterson is a Victorian Gentleman...
Timber the Treasure Dog
A boy and his best friend are going to save their home and family.
Rum Runners is the epic story of two best friends, Vic Hanson and Don Calyer. They get caught running illegal booze across the Canadian border. This outstanding screenplay is inspired by actual events...
Road War: The Making of 'The Road Warrior'
Retrospective on the making of "Mad Max 2".
Transmutation: Deep Water Horizon
A sea creature is terrorizing a small Gulf coast town. The creature is a mutation from the Deep Water Horizon's oil spill in the Gulf. But it's not the only thing that's mutating.
In a small remote town up in the mountains, the society is shocked by a triple homicide of extreme nature, performed by a 20 year old boy. With the murderer seemingly brainwashed and has no memory of ...
Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper
Marooned on a remote peninsula and haunted by frightening specters, a young man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night, or heed the Lighthouse Keeper's cryptic warning to, 'Always keep a li...
The film follows John Crenshaw as he accompanies his girlfriend and her students on a weekend nature-photography expedition deep into the woods. What should be an educational and fun-filled weekend tu...
In a dystopian world, a bounty hunter sets out to capture a ruthless band of outlaws who have kidnapped an important father and daughter through a world of multiverses. Unbeknownst to the Outlaws and ...
When a top-secret laboratory is unexpectedly breached, thousands of rampaging raptors are unleashed on Los Angeles! A black-ops unit is mobilized to contain the creatures before they cause city-wide c...
Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween
Caesar and his half brother Otto take on duties as Santa and his elf. However, the bodies begin to pile up when a fellow store Santa (CKY's Deron Miller) develops a vendetta against them, and he soon ...
Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs
After an accidental explosion at a local mine, dinosaurs emerge from the rubble to terrorize a small western town. Now, a group of gunslingers must defend their home if anyone is going to survive in a...
Lewis Cutterman is a well respected brain surgeon and happily married with two beautiful children who run the family business. They are model citizens within the community. A simple visit to their hom...
Former Australian Intelligence operative Victoria Dev Ries, lives a quiet life in suburban America where as a single mother she raises her only daughter and trains fighters in her own M.M.A. gym. But ...
Black Asylum was originally planned as a feature, which has yet to happen. Instead, this 5-minute trailer was shot in order to try to tempt investors. It was screened at several film festivals includi...
Like a Bat Outta Hell
Four documentary filmmakers find themselves in Nowhere Else, population 2, in the Australian outback, where the one remaining resident rents them trailers and warns them not to wander around outside a...
Two modern-day treasure hunters go searching for the lost gold of a legendary 1800s outlaw in the remote jungles of Far North Queensland.
While returning from a military expedition, a helicopter crash lands a unit in a dense, remote tropical jungle populated by dinosaurs. They have to find a way out of this isolated valley before they b...
Shadows in Paradise
Max Forrester was devastated when his squad mate and fiancée went missing during the rescue operation in Iraq. Two years later, Max is out of the military and gets a call from his ex-commander, Captai...
A man struggles to find out the truth behind his identity while fighting an evil army.
The Dead Undead
Good Vampires battle Zombie Vampires while trying to hide their own identity and prevent the infection from spreading.
The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!
Eight housemates on a fake animated reality TV show realize they've been canceled and set off on a journey to get back on the air.
The town of Westbrick is a rough place to live in. It is here that the young rookie cop Matthew lives with his wife. Meanwhile, notorious serial killers Billy and Barbara embark on a killing spree in ...
Someone's Knocking at the Door
Returning to the same medical school where they were test subjects years before, two twisted serial killers use brutal sex acts to kill off a group of med students.
Green Street Hooligans 2
When the top players of the Green Street Elite are imprisoned following a deadly battle with their archenemies Millwall every day becomes a fight for survival. On the inside, rival firms and prison gu...
A mob enforcer is set up to take the fall for a multi-million dollar robbery involving a rival gang boss. Eric Roberts is a gambler who has been stuck on a losing streak for twenty years. Surviving a ...
Silent Night, Zombie Night
A week before Christmas a viral outbreak turns the citizens of Los Angeles into the walking dead. On the brink of severing ties with both his wife and longtime partner, L.A.P.D. officer Frank Talbot f...
Four college students and an Iraq War vet, lost on a desert highway, encounter a terrified young woman with a black van on her trail. They survive the ensuing chase but their car doesn't, forcing them...
The FBI agents with the Paranormal Intelligence Team are trying to stop the havoc being wreaked on the world by reptilian beings who have taken human form.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Tony Todd (Clive Barker's Candyman, Final Destination 2) is Dr. Henry Jekyll in this blood-drenched, modern adaptation of the macabre classic. Part crime thriller, part psychological horror, The Stran...
Meet Me in Miami
Luis, a handsome heir to a hotel fortune, decides to risk everything to pursue his first love, Julia. Ten years earlier, at a wishing well in Miami, young Julia promised a young Luis that someday she ...
King of the Ants
A young drifter, struggling to makes ends meet, accepts a job to kill a prominent accountant. When he isn't paid for the hit, revenge is now his path.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Fed up with all the attention going to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck quits Hollywood and teams up with a recently-fired stuntman. Along with Bugs and The VP of Warner Bros., they will embark on a round-the-w...
Curse of the Forty-Niner
A group of friends discover gold deep inside an old mine. But by taking the gold and think they've hit it big, they awaken a long dead miner who's Hell Bent on protecting his treasure.
Never Look Back
Jailed ex-fighter Donavan Wallace strikes a deal with the prison warden for early parole - he is to go into a town to pick up a mysterious crate. He finds himself framed for the murder of a local wait...
A warrior and a beautiful ex-convict are left to fight the galaxy's most fearsome commandos in an alien wasteland.
Billy Frank is an ordinary kid, until his family inherits an old castle and Billy learns he's a distant relative of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein. Billy's folks decide to visit their family estate, an...
Kick of Death
Shane MacQuade is a rising star in Hong Kong's underworld kickboxing rings... until he wins a fight he was supposed to lose. Framed for murder, running from both the Triad mob and the police, Shane es...
The Bad Pack
A band of mercenaries are hired to combat the militia that terrorise a group of Mexican immigrants in a Texas border town.
When a dinosaur egg is unearthed by a powerful volcano, a little boy's life is changed forever. The pterodactyl named "Vulcan", and the little boy end up forming an unbreakable bond of friendship whil...
John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo turns out ...
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"Harm" Rabb Jr. is the son of Harmon "Harm" Rabb. The elite legal wing of the military that prosecutes and defends those accused of military-related crimes is known as the JAG (Judge Advocate General)...
When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds...
Dina Bonnevie played a Filipina working with a US-based chemical company which sent a team to the Philippines to check a branch here. Eddie Garcia played the Chief of Police assigned to protect the ch...
In the 21st Century, cybernetic research has developed advanced robots with human traits, whioch are widely used in the service industry. They have also been turned into cyber cops with a licence to k...
2002: The Rape of Eden
A deadly virus has ravaged the world's population and uninfected females have become the most valuable commodity on Earth! In this chaotic world, a "new breed" of bounty hunter keeps the international...
Circuitry Man II: Plughead Rewired
In the future where Earth is polluted, a female FBI agent removes Danner from an asylum in order to force him into helping her hunt down the criminal psychopath Plughead. Plughead is forcing a female ...
Deep inside the nation's top chemical weapons facility, a brilliant terrorist takes a Congresswoman hostage. The Navy can't stop him. The Air Force can't reach him. The Coast Guard can't kill him. Onl...
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A group of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel grove from the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, and their horde of monsters.
In the future, the inmates of a private underground prison are computer-controlled with cameras, dream readers, and devices that can cause pain or death. John (Christopher Lambert) and his illegally p...
A radio call-in host helps people with their relationships, but finds her own marriage lacking. A man approaches her in a bar..
Shrimp on the Barbie
Carlos has failed in show-biz and currently works as a waiter in a Mexican restaurant. There he meets Alex and dumb footballer Bruce celebrating their engagement with her parents. Alex' father is less...
In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the brain. Lor...
Crossing the Line
A rich kid, with a fondness for fast bikes, is blamed when a motorcycle accident puts his best friend in a coma.
A Hong Kong Special Branch cop and a CIA agent reluctantly team up to bring down a major international terrorist.
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Circle of Fear
Tom Price, an ex-LA mob enforcer, travels to the Philippines to investigate the mysterious death of his brother Charlie. Tom's investigation turns to catastrophe, and he must employ all the tricks of ...
A couple of young scientists, Mel Noble and Roxeanne Tangent, travel to an island in Africa thought to be deserted in search of crocodile life, when African Natives storm the camp and kidnap Roxeanne....
Lt. Vance Calhoun takes on a dangerous rescue mission of American P.O.W.s in the treacherous Darloc Valley in Vietnam. His only chance to escape is with the help of five young, fearless soldiers on mo...
When Francesco returns home with the assumption that his father's wealth will be there to keep him content, he discovers that his father has lost everything to a German countess while gambling.
Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex...
Last Man Standing
Roo Marcus has just spent 8 years in a mental institution, and takes up bare-knuckle boxing and gets a job fighting in a gym run by Napoleon. Roo is often tormented by memories of shock treatment and ...
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Angus MacGyver works as a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles and as an agent for a United States government agency, the Department of External Services. Educated as a scientist, ...
John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fi...
After being kidnapped by four masked men, a teacher and her students rebel by plotting against the criminals.
Gary and Wyatt are unpopular teenagers who fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to use their computer to create a woman. Their living and breath...
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Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991....
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Michael Long, an undercover police officer, was left for dead by his attackers after he was shot while investigating a case. He is rescued by a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor named Michael Kn...
Mad Max 2
Max Rockatansky reprises his role as the heroic man who drives the dusty roads of a post apocalyptic Australian Outback in an endless search for gasoline. The scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encam...
A struggling vampire romance novelist must defend herself against real-life vampires during Christmas in Lake Tahoe.
In order to save his daughter's life, a Desperate man gets involved in a risky plan to smuggle emeralds across the Mexican border. He is left for dead when the deal doesn't work out.
Await the Dawn
A family is highjacked by a desperate man while traveling across the country. He discovered he was running from something more dangerous than he was.
No Name and Dynamite Davenport
No Name and Dynamite Davenport are filming.
The movie was about a half-man, half-dinosaur and starred Vernon Wells and William Smith.
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