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Corbin Bernsen ACTOR


Corbin Bernsen was born on September 7th, 1954 in North Hollywood, California with the birth name Corbin Dean Bernsen.  He was the oldest of three children born to parents, Harry Bernsen, a Television and film producer and Jeanne Cooper a soap star actress.
Being raised in Hollywood and well accustomed to the exposure of the entertainment industry, Bernsen actually did not intend to pursue a career in the industry.  After he earned his high school diploma from Beverly Hills High School he went on to study at the UCLA originally with a goal to pursue a career in law.  However, after spending some time studying law he switched majors and graduated with a BFA in Theatre Arts and an MFA in Playwriting.
Bernsen then began to find work in Los Angeles as a set designer and also received some acting roles beginning with a bit part in "Clambake" (1967) starring Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Bill Bixby, Will Hutchins, Gary Merrill and James Gregory.  His first major film role was in 1974 in, "Three the Hard Way" starring Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly and Alex Rocco.  He then relocated to New York City, found work as a model, continued to pursue acting but also supported himself working as a carpenter and roofer.
Soon he began to get cast in better roles such as on the television soap opera, "Ryan's Hope" (1975) and he was also given a chance to host, "Saturday Night Live" in 1975.  As his career progressed he was seen on the big screen in such films as, "Hello Again" (1987) starring alongside Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Sela Ward, Austin Pendleton, Carrie Nye, Robert Lewis, Madeleine Potter, Thor Fields and Illeana Douglas, "Bert Rigby: You're a Fool" (1989) co-starring Robert Lindsay, Robbie Coltrane, Anne Baxter, Cathryn Bradshaw and Bruno Kirby, "Disorganized Crime" (1989) starring with Fred Gwynne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ruben Blades, William Russ, Ed O'Neill, Daniel Roebuck and Hoyt Axton, "Major League" (1989) starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, Rene Russo and James Gammon and the television movie, "Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story" (1991) which also starred Jenny Lewis, Sandy Bull, Angela Bassett, James Staley, Casey Biggs, James Parks, Harold Sylvester and John M. Jackson.
Along with working as a film actor, he gained a large amount of popularity with his role on the television series, "L.A. Law" (1986) and later also made appearances on such soap opera's as, "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless".
Other film roles he added to his resume were, "Shattered" (1991) co-starring Tom Berenger, Greta Scacchi, Bob Hoskins and Joanne Whalley, "Grey Knight" aka "Ghost Brigade" (1993) starring Martin Sheen, Adrian Pasdar, Billy Bob Thornton and David Arquette, "The Dentist" (1996) starring with Molly Hagan, Mark Ruffalo, Ken Foree, Jan Hoag and Lise Simms, "An American Affair" (1997) also starring Jayne Heitmeyer, former James Bond girl Maryam d'Abo and Robert Vaughn and "Carpool Guy" (2005) which he not only starred in but also directed and produced.
He has not slowed down in his career and has had a number of recurring roles on such series as, "The West Wing" (1999), "JAG" (1995), "Cuts" (2005), "Psych" (2006), "Castle" and "Criminal Minds" (both 2011).  Bernsen has also worked on a variety of television movies such as, "Vipers" (2008), "Confessions of a Go-Go Girl" (2008) and "For the Love of Grace" (2008).
In 1988 he married his 2nd wife, British actress, Amanda Pays and they have four children together.  They have also appeared together in the films, "Spacejacked" (1997) and the television movies, "Dead on the Money" (1991) and "The Santa Trap" (2002).  He was married once before to Brenda Cooper from 1983 through 1987. 
He continues to work in the industry not only as an actor, but also as a producer, writer and director.  He has directed, "Carpool Guy" (2005), "Donna on Demand" (2009), "Dead Air" (2009), "25 Hill" (2011) and soon to be released in 2012, "Barlowe Mann" and "3 Day Test" which he not only directed but wrote and produced as well.
He resides in Los Angeles, California with his family and continues to take on challenging projects with no intent to retire quite yet from Hollywood.    


2012 Barlowe Mann
2011 Stolen Child
2012 Lizzie 
2012 Lay the Favorite 
2006-2011 Psych 
2011 The Big Year
2011 Suing the Devil 
2011 25 Hill 
2011 Castle 
2011 Criminal Minds
2011 Howlin' for You 
2011 Pizza Man 
2011 The Ascension 
2011 Calendar Girl 
2010 Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright
2010 Closets 
2010 Rust
2004-2010 The Young and the Restless
2010 Sensory Perception 
2009 Dead Air 
2009 Trapped
2009 The New Adventures of Old Christine
2009 Donna on Demand 
2008 For the Love of Grace
2008 Confessions of a Go-Go Girl 
2008 Vipers 
2008 Depth Charge 
2008 House of Fallen 
2007 Masters of Horror 
2007 Pirate Camp 
2006 Last Sunset
2006 Paid
2006 The Naked Ape 
2005-2006 Cuts
2006 Boston Legal
2006 Submissiom
2005 Carpool Guy
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2005 Ordinary Miracles
2005 Palmetto Pointe
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 
2005 Raging Sharks 
1963 General Hospital
2004 NYPD Blue
2004 Third Watch
2004 Quiet Kill
2004 They Are Among Us
2004 Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss 
1999-2004 JAG
2004 Death and Texas 
2004 The List
2003 The Commission
2003 Just Shoot Me! 
2003 Love Comes Softly
2003 L.A. Dragnet 
2003 Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain 
2003 Miss Match
2003 The Company You Keep 
2002 The Santa Trap 
2002 Presidio Med 
2002 Dead Above Ground 
2002 Beings 
2002 Atomic Twister 
2002 L.A. Law: The Movie
2002 Gentle Ben 
2002 Fangs 
2002 The Tomorrow Man
2002 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
2001 Raptor
2001 Citizen Baines
2001 Killer Instinct
2001 Final Payback 
2001 Jack & Jill
2001 V.I.P. 
2001 Borderline Normal 
2001 The West Wing
2001 Judgment 
2000 Baywatch 
2000 Yes, Dear
2000 Rangers
2000 Beggars and Choosers
2000 Son of the Beach
2000 The Outer Limits
2000 Battery Park 
2000 Delicate Instruments
2000 Rubbernecking
1999 Nash Bridges
1999 Twice in a Lifetime 
1999 7th Heaven
1999 Two of Hearts 
1999 Tracey Takes On...
1999 Kiss of a Stranger
1999 A Place Apart
1999 The Unbelievables
1998 Young Hearts Unlimited 
1998 The Misadventures of Margaret
1998 Recipe for Revenge 
1998 Riddler's Moon
1998 The Dentist
1998 Major League: Back to the Minors
1998 Loyal Opposition 
1997 Spacejacked 
1996-1997 The Cape
1997 Tidal Wave: No Escape
1997 Bloodhounds
1997 The Soft Kill
1997 Touched by an Angel
1997 Menno's Mind
1997 Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders
1997 Veronica's Video
1997 An American Affair
1996 Kounterfeit
1996 Full Circle 
1996 Bloodhounds II
1996 Cover Me 
1996 Inhumanoid 
1996 The Great White Hype
1996 The Dentist
1996 Murder on the Iditarod Trail 
1995 Temptress
1995 Murderous Intent 
1995 Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead
1995 Baja 
1995 Tales from the Hood
1995 A Whole New Ballgame 
1995 Aurora: Operation Intercept
1995 In the Heat of the Night 
1995 In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound
1995 Dangerous Intentions
1995 Someone to Die For
1994 The Nanny
1994 Radioland Murders
1994 Voices from Within 
1994 Where Are My Children?
1994 The New Age
1994 Savage Land 
1994 A Brilliant Disguise
1994 Trigger Fast 
1986-1994 L.A. Law
1994 All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!
1994 Major League II 
1994 Final Mission 
1994 Love & War 
1994 I Know My Son Is Alive 
1994 Guns of Honor 
1993 Beyond Suspicion 
1993 The Larry Sanders Show 
1993 Grey Knight 
1993 Roc 
1993 Fatal Inheritance 
1993 The Extraordinary 
1992 Love Can Be Murder 
1992 Ring of the Musketeers 
1992 Frozen Assets 
1992 Grass Roots
1991 Dead on the Money 
1991 Out of This World 
1991 Shattered 
1991 Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story 
1990 Dear John
1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation 
1989 Anything But Love
1989 Breaking Point 
1989 Disorganized Crime
1989 Major League
1989 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday 
1988 Doubletake 
1987 Hello Again
1987 Dead Aim 
1984-1985 Ryan's Hope
1983 Allison Sydney Harrison
1981 S.O.B.
1980 The Waltons 
1979 Flying High 
1976 Police Story 
1976 King Kong 
1976 Eat My Dust 
1976 ABC Afterschool Specials 
1974 Three the Hard Way
1967 Clambake 

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