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      Severn Darden

      Severn Darden

      Highest Rated: 87% Back to School (1986)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Saturday the 14th (1981)

      Birthday: Nov 9, 1929

      Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

      Comedian Severn Darden attended the University of Chicago and was an original member of the famed Chicago comedy troupe Second City. While working there, his best-known character was Professor Walther von der Vogelweide, who gave lectures that often went off into wild digressions and tangents. In the early 1960s, Darden began making guest appearances on various television shows then landed strong comedic roles in feature films like "Luv" and "The President's Analyst." In 1969, Darden showed his more serious side, appearing in the heavy drama "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" with Jane Fonda; in addition, he played a hypnotist in the adaptation of Joan Didion's "Play It As It Lays" in 1972. Darden also got a chance to play the villain in two "Planet of the Apes" films. He took on the role of Kolp, a human antagonist to the ape, Caesar, in 1972's "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" and 1973's "Battle for the Planet of the Apes." In the late 1970s, Darden made an impression as Popesco on the cult television comedy "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," and in the '80s, he made guest appearances on comedy shows, most notably "Cheers," and offered expert comic support in the 1985 Rodney Dangerfield vehicle "Back to School."

      Highest rated movies

      Back to School
      Model Shop
      They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
      Hopscotch
      The Hired Hand
      Vanishing Point
      The President's Analyst
      Mother, Jugs & Speed

      Photos

      BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, Severn Darden, 1973. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 44% The Telephone Max (Character) $54.8K 1988
      87% 68% Back to School Dr. Borozini (Character) $89.2M 1986
      10% 32% Saturday the 14th Van Helsing (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 26% A Small Circle of Friends Art Professor (Character) - 1980
      81% 78% Hopscotch Maddox (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 48% In God We Trust Priest (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 37% Wanda Nevada Merlin Bitterstix (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Orphan Train Barrington (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Con a Killer Cap (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 36% Jackson County Jail Sheriff Dempsey (Character) - 1976
      53% 53% Mother, Jugs & Speed Moran (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Disappearance of Aimee S.I. Gilbert (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The New, Original Wonder Woman Bad Guy (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Skyway to Death Steve Kramer (Character) - 1974
      43% 41% The Day of the Dolphin Schwinn (Character) - 1973
      36% 30% Battle for the Planet of the Apes Governor Kolp (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Died Twice Harry (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Little Crook and Nanny Dominic (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 31% The War Between Men and Women Dr. Harris (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 67% Dirty Little Billy Big Jim McDaniel (Character) - 1972
      52% 46% Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Kolp, State Security Chief Inspector (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Playmates Roger (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of Hillbilly John Mr. Marduke (Character) - 1972
      79% 81% Vanishing Point Rev. J. "Jessie" Hovah (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 62% Cisco Pike Lawyer (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 24% Werewolves on Wheels One (Character) - 1971
      81% 74% The Hired Hand McVey (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You Dr. Fahrquardt (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Movie Murderer Jimmy Apache (Character) - 1970
      83% 46% Model Shop Portly Man (Character) - 1969
      82% 89% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Cecil (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 42% Justine Bathazar (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 30% The Mad Room Nate (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To See or Not to See Unknown (Voice) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fearless Frank Doctor / Claude (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 39% Luv Vandergist (Character) - 1967
      77% 78% The President's Analyst V.I. Kydor Kropotkin (Character) - 1967
      33% 31% Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Miles Fisher (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Double-Barreled Detective Story H.S. Stevens (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldstein Doctor (Character) - 1964

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Mr. Smythe (Guest Star) 1988-1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Ambassador (Guest Star) 1985
      87% 94% Cheers Professor DeWitt (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Westworld Foley (Character) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Apploy (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Apploy (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Randolph Cook (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbary Coast Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      100% 86% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Sascha Dorn (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Together Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet 54% I Dream of Jeannie Milton (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Franklin (Character) 1961