Where Is He Now: Vernon Wells (Actor) - Mad Max 2, Commando.
Name: Vernon Wells
Born: December 31, 1945, Rushworth, Victoria, Australia
Claim To Fame: He is well known for his role as "Wez" in Mad Max 2
Family Life: No info found.
Info: Wells got his start in the 1970s, when casting
agents selected him to appear in a theatre play. This kicked off appearances in Australian television
commercials, print advertisements, local shows such as Homicide and Matlock Police and historical TV mini-series like Against The Wind, Sara Dane and All The Rivers Run.
His first film role was in the erotic fantasy film
Felicity (1979), and later portrayed psychotic biker
"Wez" in Mad Max 2 (1981). Wells spoofed this role in the 1985 teen comedy Weird Science, written and directed by John Hughes and produced by Joel Silver. He was chosen by Silver to play the role of Bennett in Commando (1985).
In the 1990s, Wells appeared in the short-lived
television comedy series The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys, as well as the films Fortress (1993), Circuitry Man (1990), and Kick of Death (1997).
Trivia: Refers to "Captain Bennett," his Commando (1985)
character, as "Freddie Mercury on steroids."
Former SAS commando.
Where Is He Now: Wells still continues to act on a regular basis. In 2013, he appeared in the sci-fi film Rise of the Dinosaurs, the Australian thriller Nowhere Else, and the movie short Black Asylum. He also appeared
on an episode of the TV series Kickin' It as Grandpa
McCrary. He voices many popular video games, such as The Ultimate Spiderman, and Dungeon & Dragons.