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Bernard in April 2006
|Born||Carlos Bernard Papierski
October 12, 1962
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Sharisse Baker (1999-2010)|
Carlos Bernard Papierski (born October 12, 1962) is an American actor, best known for his role as Tony Almeida in 24, which he played from 2001 to 2006, and then reprised again in 2009. He received a fine arts degree from American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco after attending Illinois State University.
Early life and education
Bernard was born on October 12, 1962 in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of three brothers. Of Polish and Spanish ancestry, his mother is originally from Madrid, Spain. Bernard graduated from New Trier High School, and showed signs of interest in acting while in his high school years. He then went to Illinois State University and shortly after received his fine arts degree in San Francisco in the American Conservatory Theatre. Bernard started out on stage but quickly progressed to television.
Bernard performed in A.C.T. stage productions:
Bernard has made guest appearances on Walker, Texas Ranger, F/X: The Series, Babylon 5, and Silk Stalkings and appeared as a regular on the daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless. He has appeared in the feature films Alien Raiders, Vegas, City of Dreams, The Killing Jar, and the short film The Colonel's Last Flight.
Bernard married actress Sharisse Baker in 1999. They have one child, daughter Natalie, who was born in August 2003. He is friends with Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub, with whom he starred in 24.
Bernard is a hot sauce enthusiast, and recently released his own line of hot sauces, called "Carlos Almeida's," a combination of his own name and that of his most popular character. Bernard says that the sauces are only for sale at "select stores" across the nation, with their rarity ensuring that acquisition is considered a prized find amongst avid 24 fans.
|Start Year||Film/TV Show||Role||Other notes|
|1996||The Killing Jar||Chajén|
|Night Man||Parker's Henchman||Episode: "In the Still of the Night"|
|Silk Stalkings||Bradley Babcock||Episode: "Pink Elephants"|
|F/X: The Series||Roberto||Episode: "French Kiss"|
|1998||Men in White|
|1999||The Young and the Restless||Rafael Delgado|
|Babylon 5: A Call to Arms||Communications|
|2000||The Colonel's Last Flight||Rosario|
|Mars and Beyond||Lt. Ronaldo Alvarez|
|2001||24||Tony Almeida||2001–2006, 2009 (115 episodes)|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||Raoul 'Skull' Hidalgo||Episode: "Without a Sound"|
|Vegas, City of Dreams||Chico Escovedo|
|2006||10.5: Apocalypse||Dr. Miguel Garcia|
|24: The Game||Tony Almeida|
|2008||Alien Raiders||Aaron Ritter|
|2010||Burn Notice||Gabriel||Episode: "Good Intentions"|
|Angel Camouflaged||Jude Stevens|
|Scoundrels||Det. Sgt. Mack||Series Regular|
|The Blue Wall||David Keenan|
|2011||Ghost Storm||Hal Miller|
|Charlie's Angels||Pajaro / Rodrigo||Episode: "Angel with a Broken Wing"|
|CSI Miami||Diego Navarro - Nemesis of Horatio Caine||Recurring Cast|
|2012||Dallas||Vicente Cano||Recurring Cast|
|Hawaii Five-0||Agent Channing||2 Episodes; "Doubt", "Evil Woman"|
|2013||Castle||Jared Stack||1 Episode; "The Human Factor"|
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- Carlos Bernard at the Internet Movie Database
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