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Jason Bernard

1938-05-17 Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Jason Bernard (May 17, 1938 – October 16, 1996) was an American film and television actor. Bernard was born in Chicago, Illinois. His first starring role was in the pilot episode of the television series The White Shadow as Jim Willis. His other well-known television roles are in the 1980s television series Cagney & Lacey as Inspector Marquette from 1982–1983, Days of Our Lives as Preston Wade in 1982, and a recurring role in the first season of Night Court as Judge Stone's arrogant rival Judge Willard. His big role came in the 1983 hit NBC miniseries V as Caleb Taylor. Bernard reprised his role in the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle. His other big television role was in the 1990s Fox comedy series Herman's Head as Herman's boss, Mr. Paul Bracken. He appeared in the video games Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger and Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom as Captain William Eisen. Bernard's first role in a feature film was a cameo in the Charles Bronson film Death Wish, and his first major role was in the 1974 movie Thomasine & Bushrod. He later appeared in Car Wash, WarGames, No Way Out, While You Were Sleeping, and Blue Thunder. Bernard made many guest appearances on a variety of television shows, ranging from Starsky & Hutch, Flamingo Road and The Jeffersons to The Flash, Murder, She Wrote, Wiseguy and Partners. He also appeared, as the chief security guard, in The Dukes of Hazzard episode "The Dukes in Hollywood". He played the blind musician Tyrone Wattell in the film All of Me. Bernard's final appearance was in the 1997 film Liar Liar as Judge Marshall Stevens.


Bamboozled Pickaninny: Jungle Bunny 2000-10-06
Liar Liar Judge Marshall Stevens 1997-03-21
Suddenly 1996-12-01
The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play Leon Martin 1996-04-25
While You Were Sleeping Jerry 1995-04-21
Down, Out and Dangerous Detective Danner 1995-08-23
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Miles Quigley 1995-01-18
Cosmic Slop Bernard Shields ("Space Traders") 1994-01-01
The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade Desmond Powell / Nightshade 1992-12-31
Paint It Black Lt. Wilder 1990-03-28
Original Sin Det. Mitchell 1989-02-20
The Meeting Martin Luther King, Jr 1989-05-03
Police Story: Gladiator School Lt. Crawford 1988-11-05
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam Sergeant Koslow 1987-10-04
No Way Out Major Donovan 1987-08-14
The Children of Times Square Lt. Devins 1986-03-03
The Rape of Richard Beck Sgt. Wally Rydell 1985-05-27
All of Me Tyrone Wattell 1984-09-21
City Killer Captain Frank Sydney 1984-10-28
Blue Thunder Mayor 1983-02-05
WarGames Captain Knewt 1983-06-03
The Star Chamber Judge Bocho 1983-08-05
Pray TV Everett 1982-02-01
I Was a Mail Order Bride Judge 1982-12-14
The Night the City Screamed Dale Wrightson 1980-12-14
Coma Surgical Resident (uncredited) 1978-01-06
Uncle Joe Shannon Goose 1978-01-01
Wilma Coach Temple 1977-12-19
Car Wash Lonnie's Parole Officer 1976-10-22
Friday Foster Charles Foley 1975-12-25
Thomasine & Bushrod Seldon 1974-04-10