Vernon Wright was born in Cleveland, Ohio. When he was a kid, he worked a lot. He got together in high school with Marge Wright.
When he chaperoned for Nate's field trip to an art museum, Ken Rosa asked him if he has any interest in art. This resulted with Vern pulling up his shirt and saying "I've got a tattoo here that is quite a masterpiece". Later on, Vernon became angry with the cashier at a gift shop, since he was expecting them to sell Junior Mints at the store.