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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
1Has Greek ancestry. He also speaks Greek fluently.
2Arguably, best-known for his role as "Carl the janitor" in John Hughes' classic teen film, The Breakfast Club (1985).
3Attended and graduated from Central Secondary School in London, Ontario.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Timecop1997TV Mini-SeriesAl Capone
The Practice1997TV SeriesOfficer John Rydell
Life... and Stuff1997TV SeriesKevin
Nash Bridges1997TV SeriesHarry Grimes
Goode Behavior1997TV Series
The Relic1997McNally
Dave's World1996TV SeriesLeo
Home Improvement1996TV SeriesSammy
Wiseguy1996TV MovieDave Goss
The Craft1996Ray (uncredited)
The Late Shift1996TV MovieRobert Morton
Forever Knight1992-1995TV SeriesDet. Don Schanke
Diagnosis Murder1995TV SeriesDr. Milton Getz
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1995TV SeriesLucky Leon
Platypus Man1995TV SeriesVince Jeni
Cool and the Crazy1994TV MovieThe Greek
Rebel Highway1994TV SeriesThe Greek
The Shadow1994Duke Rollins
Deep Red1994TV MovieMack Waters
For the Love of Aaron1994TV MovieDr. Teplitsky
Seinfeld1993TV SeriesBarry
Guilty as Sin1993Ed Lombardo
A Twist of the Knife1993TV MovieBernie McNeil
Man Trouble1992Detective Melvenos
We're Talkin' Serious Money1992Marty 'the Greek'
Quantum Leap1992TV SeriesDr. Mustafa El Razul
Civil Wars1992TV SeriesAndrew Lassick
Highway Heartbreaker1992TV MovieDet. Baker
Matlock1992TV SeriesSgt. Sam Hayden
Murder, She Wrote1991TV SeriesLt. Howard Tartarus
Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story1991TV MovieProsecutor Paul Chaiet
Palace Guard1991TV SeriesGlickus
Defenseless1991Jack Hammer
Shannon's Deal1991TV SeriesTurner Bryce
And the Sea Will Tell1991TV MovieLen Weinglass
Counterstrike1990TV SeriesManny
Street Legal1990TV SeriesBernie Chernoff / Jude Singer
Grand1990TV SeriesRay
L.A. Law1990TV SeriesJack Lewis
Internal Affairs1990Steven Arrocas
E.N.G.1990TV SeriesJimmy Moshonas
Soul Mates1990ShortFrank Murdock (voice)
Nick Knight1989TV MovieDet. Don Schanke
All's Fair1989Eddie
The Boost1988Joel Miller
Vibes1988Eugene
Onassis: The Richest Man in the World1988TV MovieCostas Gratsos
Roxanne1987Chuck
Nothing in Common1986Roger the Commercial Director
Charmed Lives1986TV SeriesMickey Day
Who's the Boss?1986TV SeriesMickey Day
Off Beat1986Lou Wareham
Head Office1985General Sepulveda
My Man Adam1985Mr. Rangle
Weird Science1985Dino
The Breakfast Club1985Carl
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesAndy Sloan
The Naked Face1984Frank
Sixteen Candles1984Rudy
Class1983Bellman
Doctor Detroit1983Rush Street Dude
Tootsie1982Actor at Party (uncredited)
Thief1981Mechanic #3
Blood Type2017/IIcompletedER Police Officer Lewis
The Shape of Water2017post-productionMr. Arzounian
22 Chaser2016post-productionBissey
The Taker2016post-productionJonas
Impastor2016TV SeriesJudge Brenden Bell
Good Girls Revolt2016TV SeriesVinnie
Conviction2016TV SeriesJim McNally
First Round Down2016Sonny
NCIS2016TV SeriesVictor Castor
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street2016TV SeriesDemos Zippopoulos
Togetherness2016TV SeriesContractor
Love on the Air2015TV MovieGus
The Exes2015TV SeriesGiovanni
Underdog Kids2015Teacher
I Didn't Do It2015TV SeriesUncle Patsy
Republic of Doyle2014TV SeriesInspector Vince Pickard
The Face of Marty Gleason2014ShortPa' Gleason (rumored)
Franklin & Bash2014TV SeriesRoland Stray
Transparent2014TV SeriesGary
Graceland2014TV SeriesLawrence
Justified2013-2014TV SeriesPicker
Psych2013-2014TV SeriesTom Swagerty Tom Swaggerty
Who the F Is Buddy Applebaum2013Maggs
Free Ride2013Coast Guard Captain
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer2013TV MovieDetective Brady
Miss Dial2013Creepy Guy
Modern Family2013TV SeriesStavros
Afternoon Delight2013Jack
See Dad Run2012TV SeriesSquint
True Bromance2012ShortNeil
Puppy Love2012TV MovieCoach Thomas
Not That Funny2012Kevork Sarkissian
The Hard Times of RJ Berger2011TV Series
Criminal Minds2011TV SeriesSheriff Montell
Shameless2011TV SeriesLarry Burke
No Ordinary Family2011TV SeriesDerek
Castle2011TV SeriesJoe Pulgatti
Farewell Mr. Kringle2010TV MovieHarley
Law & Order: LA2010TV SeriesMark Buckley
Lost Girl2010TV SeriesWayne
The Mentalist2010TV SeriesHank Draber
Junkyard Dog2010Hellerman
Dan for Mayor2010TV SeriesBud Calgrove / Bud's Twin Brother
iCarly2009TV SeriesMorris
Days of Our Lives2009TV SeriesMotel Manager / Hotel Manager
Commentary2009/IIShortTheodore Bick
Zeke and Luther2009TV SeriesDiscount Dave
Tripping Forward2009Vladdy
Chasing a Dream2009TV MovieFrank McGuire
House M.D.2009TV SeriesDr. Kurtz
The Beneficiary2008ShortRoy Vidrow
The Suite Life on Deck2008TV SeriesElias
Gemini Division2008TV SeriesBrescia
Dirty Sexy Money2008TV SeriesCameron
Shark2008TV SeriesPresiding Officer
The Babysitter2008ShortMr. Jones
Snow Buddies2008VideoJean George
Chuck2007TV SeriesYari Demitrios
The Young and the Restless2007TV SeriesJoe Boddington
Las Vegas2007TV Series
Everybody Wants to Be Italian2007Steve Bottino
Monk2007TV SeriesPaulie Flores
Flight 29 Down2005-2007TV SeriesCapitan Russell Captain Russell
Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango2007TV MovieCapt. Russell
Whisper2007/IWhitley
One Tree Hill2007TV SeriesCarl
Pandemic2007TV MovieMichael Torino
CSI: NY2006TV SeriesBobby Rossmore
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman2006TV SeriesKen
Fifty Pills2006Harold
Stick It2006Chris DeFrank
Desperate Housewives2006TV SeriesEugene Beale
Mr. Soul2006Bill Corrigan
Category 7: The End of the World2005TV MovieSecretary of Homeland Security Jim Roberts
Gilmore Girls2005TV SeriesOrientation Leader
The River King2005Joey Tosh
McBride: Tune in for Murder2005TV MovieBob Carter
Queer as Folk2005TV SeriesDon
Aurora Borealis2005Stu
Boston Legal2004TV SeriesDetective Wayne Farley
Greener2004Alec Rider
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesEzra Hafetz
Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story2004TV MovieRay De Lucci
Crossing Jordan2004TV SeriesHalper
Phil the Alien2004The General
Knuckle Sandwich2004Mr. O'Doogle
Shallow Ground2004Leroy Riley
Cold Case2004TV SeriesJohn Butler
Frasier2004TV SeriesPoliceman
111 Gramercy Park2003TV MovieGus Barlow
I Accuse2003Det. Murray
Dead Like Me2003TV SeriesAngus Cook
Mimic: Sentinel2003VideoDet. Gary Dumars
The Dead Zone2003TV SeriesPatrick Hanchin
Fast Food High2003John Redding
Judging Amy2003TV SeriesZack Wiley
Lifeline2003Video GameJoseph Kraft - Joe Powers / Prime Minister Takayama (English version, voice)
Cold Blooded2003Lou Miles
Dinner with Fival2003ShortOrson Reddington (Brain) (voice)
Croon2002TV MovieMaury
ER2002TV SeriesJane's Father
Boomtown2002TV SeriesHugo Pinkston
Just Cause2002TV SeriesCarlos Ramirez
Auto Focus2002Bruno Gerussi
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2002TV SeriesChief Duke Rittle
The District2002TV SeriesVictor Abbot
State of Grace2002TV SeriesMilton Figer
The X-Files2002TV SeriesSpecial Agent Fordyce
Ignition2002Conor's Lawyer
L.A.X.2002Herb
Legally Blonde2001Dewey Newcombe (uncredited)
Fire & Ice2001TV MovieAndy Kurtz
It's Like, You Know...2001TV SeriesMr. Gibson
The Sports Pages2001TV MovieMarvin (segment "The Heidi Bowl")
Angel2000TV SeriesRoland Meeks
First Wave2000TV SeriesPhil Tennant
God, the Devil and Bob2000TV Series
Blood Type1999ER Policeman
The West Wing1999TV SeriesSeymour Little
The Deep End of the Ocean1999George Karras
Young Hearts Unlimited1998TV MovieJensen
Johnny Skidmarks1998Walter Lippinscott
Once a Thief1997TV Series'Bingo' Valaqua

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Immortals2011Documentary producer
Commentary2009/IIShort producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Was Talking About My Vagina2012Video short
Forever Knight1995TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Immortals2011Documentary
Forever Knight1995TV Series 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Immortals2011Documentary

Thanks

Thanks

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

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest 80s Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHimself / Carl the Janitor
Phunny Business: A Black Comedy2011DocumentaryHimself
The Immortals2011DocumentaryAmerican Narrator
Second City This Week2011TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
Don't You Forget About Me2009Video documentaryHimself
Sincerely Yours2008Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Whisper'2007Video shortHimself
2005 MTV Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Greeks of Southern California: Through the Century - The Pioneers 1900 -19422002Video documentary
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV MovieEugene Beale (uncredited)
Seinfeld: Inside Look2005TV Series documentary shortBarry
Dead Like Me2003TV SeriesAngus Cook

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