Thursday, February 03, 2005

Wojeck is dead. Veteran Canadian actor John Vernon has died at age 72. Vernon appeared in numerous roles on tv and the big screen during his career, his distinctive deep voice leading to him playing a lot of authority figures of various sorts. Vernon's mid '60s CBC tv series Wojeck, about a crusading Toronto coroner, can be seen as the spiritual grandfather of shows like Quincy and Crossing Jordan, not to mention CBC's own Davinci's Inquest.

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