Jackie Vernon

  1. Chuck McCann, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 1967. Director Robert Ellis Miiller  chose the comic Vernon to play the grocer, Spiros Antonapoulos – a deaf mute like his pal, Singer, played by Aklan Arkin.  However, Vernon quit after a few days and Miller ran to his alternate, McCann.  He was, apparently, so large it was difficult to find a white suit for him. The solution was in the Warner Bros costume department – suits previously made for Sidney Greenstreet back in the 40s.

 Birth year: 1092Death year: 1987Other name: Casting Calls:  1