John Kapelos

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John Kapelos (born March 8, 1956) is a Canadian actor from London, Ontario. He is best known for his portrayals of janitor Carl Reed in The Breakfast Club and Detective Donald Schanke in Forever Knight. An alumnus of The Second City, Chicago, John Kapelos’ theatrical work spans eight years from Second City’s Touring Company (1978–1982) to six revues as a member of the famed Resident Company (1982–1986), and finally Second City’s critically acclaimed return to off-Broadway in Orwell That Ends Well at the former Village Gate in New York City. His movie highlights include 1999’s The Deep End of the Ocean, which received praise from both The New York Times and Roger Ebert from The Chicago Sun Times. His appearance in three John Hughes’s films: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Weird Science earned him fame in the 1980s as a character actor. Other film works include Schepisi’s Roxanne, with Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah, and Gary Marshall’s Nothing in Common, opposite Tom Hanks, and Disney’s Stick It show his improvisational and comedic timing skills.
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