Most notable to film audiences as Dean Wormer from Animal House and from Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales and Dirty Harry, veteran actor John Vernon has passed away peacefully at the age of 72. Best known to Canadian television viewers in the 1960's CBC drama Wojeck, Vernon died peacefully at home in Los Angeles. He was born not far from Regina in Zehner, Sask. His commanding voice allowed him wonderful voiceover work as well, in 60's Marvel TV cartoons Captain America, Iron Man, and The Marvel Superheroes, and in movies such as Heavy Metal. Condolences to his family, he has an impressive body of work as a character actor in film and television.