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NorthEast ComicCon 2022 Welcomes Vernon Wells


Australian movie and TV star Vernon Wells appears at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza March 11-13, 2022 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center to sign autographs and do photo ops with fans.

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Vernon is a well recognized character actor who began appearing on Australian television shows in the mid-1970s and 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 also appeared in science fiction comedies Weird Science (1985) and Innerspace (1987). In the 2000s, Wells acted in the television series Power Rangers: Time Force portraying the series’ main villain Ransik.

Mad Max ​​is the role for which he is probably best known to international audiences, as Wells portrays a psychotic, post-apocalyptic henchman who relentlessly pursues hero Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson), before meeting a spectacular death at the film’s finale.

Hollywood beckoned for Wells, and he spoofed his mad biker role in the popular 1985 teen comedy Weird Science, written and directed by John Hughes and produced by Joel Silver. Wells so impressed Silver with his work in that film that he was immediately secured for the role of Bennett opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando (1985).

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. The show was about a professor who accidentally enlarged three Sea-Monkeys to human-size, and then had to deal with their comical ineptness in the world.

Many of Wells’s roles in the 1990s and 2000s portrayed villains, as in the films Circuitry Man (1990), Kick of Death (1997), STARFORCE (2000) and the 2009 horror film Silent Night, Zombie Night

In the Power Rangers Time Force (2001) 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. In 2002, he reprised this role for the Power Rangers Wild Force/Time Force two-part team-up episode “Reinforcements from the Future”.