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John Kapelos

Biography

Actor most widely known for his tasks in the John Hughes iconic movies Sixteen Candles as well as the Breakfast Golf club. Throughout his lengthy and illustrious profession he’s earned several recurring tasks on popular tv shows like Forever Knight, Desperate Housewives, Justified, and Graceland. He qualified with the famous Second Town Chicago and spent eight years like a touring member and resident. He created a four component monologue series for YouTube known as Greek if you ask me. Though originally a indigenous of London, Ontario, he later on settled in LA, California. He manages the self-employed record label Carpuzi Information which has created recordings for performers like fellow Second Town alumnus Dan Castellaneta.

Quick Facts


Full Name John Kapelos
Date Of Birth March 8, 1956
Place Of Birth London, Canada
Height 1.83 m
Profession TV Actor
Education London Central Secondary School
Nationality Canadian
Movies The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, The Deep End of the Ocean, Roxanne, Everybody Wants to Be Italian, Internal Affairs, The Boost, Afternoon Delight, Stick It, Nothing in Common, The River King, Snow Buddies, Mimic 3: Sentinel, The Relic, The Shadow, I Accuse, Johnny Skidmarks, Nick Knight, Man Trouble, Cool and the Crazy, Guilty as Sin, The Late Shift, Auto Focus, Fifty Pills, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World, Doctor Detroit, Junkyard Dog, The Naked Face, Defenseless, Whisper, Tripping Forward, Free Ride, Underdog Kids, Miss Dial, Class, Young Hearts Unlimited, Not That Funny, For the Love of Aaron, Ignition, Head Office, The Sports Pages, The Beneficiary, Identity Theft, Shallow Ground, Phil the Alien, Aurora Borealis, First Round Down, Fire and Ice, Knuckle Sandwich, Cold Blooded
TV Shows Flight 29 Down, Category 7: The End of the World, Forever Knight, Gemini Division, And the Sea Will Tell
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#Fact
1 Has Greek ancestry. He also speaks Greek fluently.
2 Arguably, best-known for his role as "Carl the janitor" in John Hughes' classic teen film, The Breakfast Club (1985).
3 Attended and graduated from Central Secondary School in London, Ontario.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Timecop 1997 TV Mini-Series Al Capone
The Practice 1997 TV Series Officer John Rydell
Life... and Stuff 1997 TV Series Kevin
Nash Bridges 1997 TV Series Harry Grimes
Goode Behavior 1997 TV Series
The Relic 1997 McNally
Dave's World 1996 TV Series Leo
Home Improvement 1996 TV Series Sammy
Wiseguy 1996 TV Movie Dave Goss
The Craft 1996 Ray (uncredited)
The Late Shift 1996 TV Movie Robert Morton
Forever Knight 1992-1995 TV Series Det. Don Schanke
Diagnosis Murder 1995 TV Series Dr. Milton Getz
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 TV Series Lucky Leon
Platypus Man 1995 TV Series Vince Jeni
Cool and the Crazy 1994 TV Movie The Greek
Rebel Highway 1994 TV Series The Greek
The Shadow 1994 Duke Rollins
Deep Red 1994 TV Movie Mack Waters
For the Love of Aaron 1994 TV Movie Dr. Teplitsky
Seinfeld 1993 TV Series Barry
Guilty as Sin 1993 Ed Lombardo
A Twist of the Knife 1993 TV Movie Bernie McNeil
Man Trouble 1992 Detective Melvenos
We're Talkin' Serious Money 1992 Marty 'the Greek'
Quantum Leap 1992 TV Series Dr. Mustafa El Razul
Civil Wars 1992 TV Series Andrew Lassick
Highway Heartbreaker 1992 TV Movie Det. Baker
Matlock 1992 TV Series Sgt. Sam Hayden
Murder, She Wrote 1991 TV Series Lt. Howard Tartarus
Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story 1991 TV Movie Prosecutor Paul Chaiet
Palace Guard 1991 TV Series Glickus
Defenseless 1991 Jack Hammer
Shannon's Deal 1991 TV Series Turner Bryce
And the Sea Will Tell 1991 TV Movie Len Weinglass
Counterstrike 1990 TV Series Manny
Street Legal 1990 TV Series Bernie Chernoff / Jude Singer
Grand 1990 TV Series Ray
L.A. Law 1990 TV Series Jack Lewis
Internal Affairs 1990 Steven Arrocas
E.N.G. 1990 TV Series Jimmy Moshonas
Soul Mates 1990 Short Frank Murdock (voice)
Nick Knight 1989 TV Movie Det. Don Schanke
All's Fair 1989 Eddie
The Boost 1988 Joel Miller
Vibes 1988 Eugene
Onassis: The Richest Man in the World 1988 TV Movie Costas Gratsos
Roxanne 1987 Chuck
Nothing in Common 1986 Roger the Commercial Director
Charmed Lives 1986 TV Series Mickey Day
Who's the Boss? 1986 TV Series Mickey Day
Off Beat 1986 Lou Wareham
Head Office 1985 General Sepulveda
My Man Adam 1985 Mr. Rangle
Weird Science 1985 Dino
The Breakfast Club 1985 Carl
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series Andy Sloan
The Naked Face 1984 Frank
Sixteen Candles 1984 Rudy
Class 1983 Bellman
Doctor Detroit 1983 Rush Street Dude
Tootsie 1982 Actor at Party (uncredited)
Thief 1981 Mechanic #3
Blood Type 2017/II completed ER Police Officer Lewis
The Shape of Water 2017 post-production Mr. Arzounian
22 Chaser 2016 post-production Bissey
The Taker 2016 post-production Jonas
Impastor 2016 TV Series Judge Brenden Bell
Good Girls Revolt 2016 TV Series Vinnie
Conviction 2016 TV Series Jim McNally
First Round Down 2016 Sonny
NCIS 2016 TV Series Victor Castor
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street 2016 TV Series Demos Zippopoulos
Togetherness 2016 TV Series Contractor
Love on the Air 2015 TV Movie Gus
The Exes 2015 TV Series Giovanni
Underdog Kids 2015 Teacher
I Didn't Do It 2015 TV Series Uncle Patsy
Republic of Doyle 2014 TV Series Inspector Vince Pickard
The Face of Marty Gleason 2014 Short Pa' Gleason (rumored)
Franklin & Bash 2014 TV Series Roland Stray
Transparent 2014 TV Series Gary
Graceland 2014 TV Series Lawrence
Justified 2013-2014 TV Series Picker
Psych 2013-2014 TV Series Tom Swagerty Tom Swaggerty
Who the F Is Buddy Applebaum 2013 Maggs
Free Ride 2013 Coast Guard Captain
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer 2013 TV Movie Detective Brady
Miss Dial 2013 Creepy Guy
Modern Family 2013 TV Series Stavros
Afternoon Delight 2013 Jack
See Dad Run 2012 TV Series Squint
True Bromance 2012 Short Neil
Puppy Love 2012 TV Movie Coach Thomas
Not That Funny 2012 Kevork Sarkissian
The Hard Times of RJ Berger 2011 TV Series
Criminal Minds 2011 TV Series Sheriff Montell
Shameless 2011 TV Series Larry Burke
No Ordinary Family 2011 TV Series Derek
Castle 2011 TV Series Joe Pulgatti
Farewell Mr. Kringle 2010 TV Movie Harley
Law & Order: LA 2010 TV Series Mark Buckley
Lost Girl 2010 TV Series Wayne
The Mentalist 2010 TV Series Hank Draber
Junkyard Dog 2010 Hellerman
Dan for Mayor 2010 TV Series Bud Calgrove / Bud's Twin Brother
iCarly 2009 TV Series Morris
Days of Our Lives 2009 TV Series Motel Manager / Hotel Manager
Commentary 2009/II Short Theodore Bick
Zeke and Luther 2009 TV Series Discount Dave
Tripping Forward 2009 Vladdy
Chasing a Dream 2009 TV Movie Frank McGuire
House M.D. 2009 TV Series Dr. Kurtz
The Beneficiary 2008 Short Roy Vidrow
The Suite Life on Deck 2008 TV Series Elias
Gemini Division 2008 TV Series Brescia
Dirty Sexy Money 2008 TV Series Cameron
Shark 2008 TV Series Presiding Officer
The Babysitter 2008 Short Mr. Jones
Snow Buddies 2008 Video Jean George
Chuck 2007 TV Series Yari Demitrios
The Young and the Restless 2007 TV Series Joe Boddington
Las Vegas 2007 TV Series
Everybody Wants to Be Italian 2007 Steve Bottino
Monk 2007 TV Series Paulie Flores
Flight 29 Down 2005-2007 TV Series Capitan Russell Captain Russell
Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango 2007 TV Movie Capt. Russell
Whisper 2007/I Whitley
One Tree Hill 2007 TV Series Carl
Pandemic 2007 TV Movie Michael Torino
CSI: NY 2006 TV Series Bobby Rossmore
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman 2006 TV Series Ken
Fifty Pills 2006 Harold
Stick It 2006 Chris DeFrank
Desperate Housewives 2006 TV Series Eugene Beale
Mr. Soul 2006 Bill Corrigan
Category 7: The End of the World 2005 TV Movie Secretary of Homeland Security Jim Roberts
Gilmore Girls 2005 TV Series Orientation Leader
The River King 2005 Joey Tosh
McBride: Tune in for Murder 2005 TV Movie Bob Carter
Queer as Folk 2005 TV Series Don
Aurora Borealis 2005 Stu
Boston Legal 2004 TV Series Detective Wayne Farley
Greener 2004 Alec Rider
Without a Trace 2004 TV Series Ezra Hafetz
Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story 2004 TV Movie Ray De Lucci
Crossing Jordan 2004 TV Series Halper
Phil the Alien 2004 The General
Knuckle Sandwich 2004 Mr. O'Doogle
Shallow Ground 2004 Leroy Riley
Cold Case 2004 TV Series John Butler
Frasier 2004 TV Series Policeman
111 Gramercy Park 2003 TV Movie Gus Barlow
I Accuse 2003 Det. Murray
Dead Like Me 2003 TV Series Angus Cook
Mimic: Sentinel 2003 Video Det. Gary Dumars
The Dead Zone 2003 TV Series Patrick Hanchin
Fast Food High 2003 John Redding
Judging Amy 2003 TV Series Zack Wiley
Lifeline 2003 Video Game Joseph Kraft - Joe Powers / Prime Minister Takayama (English version, voice)
Cold Blooded 2003 Lou Miles
Dinner with Fival 2003 Short Orson Reddington (Brain) (voice)
Croon 2002 TV Movie Maury
ER 2002 TV Series Jane's Father
Boomtown 2002 TV Series Hugo Pinkston
Just Cause 2002 TV Series Carlos Ramirez
Auto Focus 2002 Bruno Gerussi
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 TV Series Chief Duke Rittle
The District 2002 TV Series Victor Abbot
State of Grace 2002 TV Series Milton Figer
The X-Files 2002 TV Series Special Agent Fordyce
Ignition 2002 Conor's Lawyer
L.A.X. 2002 Herb
Legally Blonde 2001 Dewey Newcombe (uncredited)
Fire & Ice 2001 TV Movie Andy Kurtz
It's Like, You Know... 2001 TV Series Mr. Gibson
The Sports Pages 2001 TV Movie Marvin (segment "The Heidi Bowl")
Angel 2000 TV Series Roland Meeks
First Wave 2000 TV Series Phil Tennant
God, the Devil and Bob 2000 TV Series
Blood Type 1999 ER Policeman
The West Wing 1999 TV Series Seymour Little
The Deep End of the Ocean 1999 George Karras
Young Hearts Unlimited 1998 TV Movie Jensen
Johnny Skidmarks 1998 Walter Lippinscott
Once a Thief 1997 TV Series 'Bingo' Valaqua

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Immortals 2011 Documentary producer
Commentary 2009/II Short producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Was Talking About My Vagina 2012 Video short
Forever Knight 1995 TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Immortals 2011 Documentary
Forever Knight 1995 TV Series 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Immortals 2011 Documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Whisper' 2007 Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest 80s Movies 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself / Carl the Janitor
Phunny Business: A Black Comedy 2011 Documentary Himself
The Immortals 2011 Documentary American Narrator
Second City This Week 2011 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Guest
Don't You Forget About Me 2009 Video documentary Himself
Sincerely Yours 2008 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'Whisper' 2007 Video short Himself
2005 MTV Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The Greeks of Southern California: Through the Century - The Pioneers 1900 -1942 2002 Video documentary
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets 2006 TV Movie Eugene Beale (uncredited)
Seinfeld: Inside Look 2005 TV Series documentary short Barry
Dead Like Me 2003 TV Series Angus Cook

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