Strong-featured Australian actor Vernon Wells was born December 1945 in Rushworth, rural Victoria, to Eva Maude (Jackson) and Michael Wells. He initially worked in a quarry, and then as a salesman. He was noticed by casting agents and started to appear in Australian TV commercials, print ads, local Australian TV shows such as “Homicide” and “Matlock Police”.

He’s best known for his casting in The Road Warrior, which prompted a lucrative cult career finding work as villains in multiple films including Weird ScienceStarforce, and Circuitry Man, and also Ransik in Power Rangers.