Jason Bernard

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Jason Bernard
Born (1938-05-17)May 17, 1938
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died October 16, 1996(1996-10-16) (aged 58)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation Film, television, voice actor
Years active 1968–1996

Jason Bernard (May 17, 1938 – October 16, 1996) was an American film and television actor.

Career[edit]

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 TV roles are in the 1980s TV 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 TV 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 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.

Death[edit]

Shortly after principal filming of Liar Liar, which was dedicated in memory of him, was completed, Bernard suffered a massive heart attack on October 16, 1996. He had been driving his automobile in Burbank, California when he was stricken, and was involved in a rear-end accident. Bernard was rushed to Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank where he died within an hour. His body was cremated.

Filmography[edit]

  1. Liar Liar (1997) .... Judge Marshall Stevens
  2. Suddenly (1996) (TV) .... Louie
  3. The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play(1996) (TV) .... Leon Martin
  4. Partners .... Leavitt (1 episode, 1996)
    - You Quit? (1996) TV episode .... Leavitt
  5. Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (1996) (VG) .... Capt. William Eisen
  6. Sophie & the Moonhanger (1996) (TV) .... Holt
  7. Murder, She Wrote .... Wilson Sloane (1 episode, 1996)
    - Death Goes Double Platinum (1996) TV episode .... Wilson Sloane
  8. Down, Out & Dangerous (1995) (TV) .... Detective Danner
  9. While You Were Sleeping (1995) .... Jerry Wallace
  10. The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1995) (TV) .... Prof. Miles Quigley
  11. Herman's Head .... Mr. Bracken (71 episodes, 1991–1994)
    - First Impressions (1994) TV episode .... Mr. Bracken
    - A Head in the Polls (1994) TV episode .... Mr. Bracken
    - Absence Makes the Head Grow Fonder (1994) TV episode .... Mr. Bracken
    - Herm-in the Time of Cholera (1994) TV episode .... Mr. Bracken
    - Bedtime for Hermo (1994) TV episode .... Mr. Bracken
    (66 more)
  12. Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994) (VG) .... Capt. William Eisen
  13. Cosmic Slop (1994) (TV) .... Bernard Shields (segment "Space Traders")
  14. Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (1994) TV series .... Additional Voices (unknown episodes)
  15. Dinosaurs .... Edward R. Hero (1 episode, 1992)
    - And the Winner Is... (1992) TV episode (voice) .... Edward R. Hero
  16. Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (1992) (V) .... Desmond Powell / Nightshade
    aka The Flash 3: Deadly Nightshade (UK)
  17. The Flash' .... Desmond Powell / ... (2 episodes, 1990–1991)
    - The Deadly Nightshade (1991) TV episode .... Desmond Powell / Nightshade
    - Ghost in the Machine (1990) TV episode .... Desmond Powell / Nightshade
  18. Equal Justice .... Judge Thaddeus Jones (1 episode, 1990)
    - Separate Lives (1990) TV episode .... Judge Thaddeus Jones
  19. Wiseguy.... Attorney General (2 episodes, 1989)
    - Day Nine (1989) TV episode .... Attorney General
    - Day Seven (1989) TV episode .... Attorney General
  20. Hardball (1 episode, 1989)
    - Till Death Do Us Part (1989) TV episode
  21. Paint It Black(1989) .... Lt. Wilder
  22. American Playhouse .... Martin Luther King, Jr. (1 episode, 1989)
    - The Meeting (1989) TV episode .... Martin Luther King, Jr.
  23. Heart and Soul (1989) (TV) .... Cecil Kincaid
  24. Unsub .... Bishop Grace (2 episodes, 1989)
    - And the Dead Shall Rise to Condemn Thee: Part 2 (1989) TV episode .... Bishop Grace
    - And the Dead Shall Rise to Condemn Thee: Part 1 (1989) TV episode .... Bishop Grace
  25. Original Sin (1989) (TV) .... Det. Mitchell
  26. Empty Nest .... Mr. Noack (1 episode, 1988)
    - Tinker to Evers to Tucson (1988) TV episode .... Mr. Noack
  27. Designing Women .... Wilson Brickette (1 episode, 1988)
    - The Candidate (1988) TV episode .... Wilson Brickette
  28. Police Story: Gladiator School (1988) (TV) .... Lt. Crawford
  29. Bird (1988) .... Benny Tate
  30. Cagney & Lacey .... Deputy Inspector Marquette (8 episodes, 1982–1988)
    - A Fair Shake: Part 1 (1988) TV episode .... Deputy Inspector Marquette
    - A Fair Shake: Part 2 (1988) TV episode .... Deputy Inspector Marquette
    - Loves Me Not (1987) TV episode .... Deputy Inspector Marquette
    - The Marathon (1986) TV episode .... Deputy Inspector Marquette
    - The Gang's All Here (1983) TV episode .... Deputy Inspector Marquette
    (3 more)
  31. Beauty and the Beast .... Jack Davis (1 episode, 1987)
    - An Impossible Silence (1987) TV episode .... Jack Davis
  32. It's Garry Shandling's Show .... Officer Sweeny (2 episodes, 1986–1987)
    - Nancy Gets Amnesia (1987) TV episode .... Officer Sweeny
    - The Day Garry Moved In (1986) TV episode .... Officer Sweeny
  33. Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987) (TV) .... Sergeant Koslow
  34. CBS Summer Playhouse .... Vern Puckett (1 episode, 1987)
    - Kingpins (1987) TV episode .... Vern Puckett
  35. No Way Out (1987) .... Major Donovan
  36. Amen .... Dexter (1 episode, 1987)
    - Frye for the Defense (1987) TV episode .... Dexter
  37. The Cosby Show .... Sgt. Major Boswell Stokes (1 episode, 1986)
    - War Stories (1986) TV episode .... Sgt. Major Boswell Stokes
  38. Starman .... Chief Harold Galley (1 episode, 1986)
    - Peregrine (1986) TV episode .... Chief Harold Galley
  39. Comedy Factory .... Finney Morgan (1 episode, 1986)
    - The Faculty (1986) TV episode .... Finney Morgan
  40. The Children of Times Square (1986) (TV) .... Lt. Devins
    aka Street Wise (Australia: video title)
  41. Shadow Chasers .... Burke (1 episode, 1985)
    - The Many Lives of Jonathan (1985) TV episode .... Burke
  42. Hardcastle and McCormick .... Arnie Sandoval (1 episode, 1985)
    - Conventional Warfare (1985) TV episode .... Arnie Sandoval
  43. The Facts of Life .... Frank (1 episode, 1985)
    - Teacher, Teacher (1985) TV episode .... Frank
  44. "Hotel" .... Irwin Smith (1 episode, 1985)
    aka Arthur Hailey's Hotel
    - Obsessions (1985) TV episode .... Irwin Smith
  45. The Rape of Richard Beck (1985) (TV) .... Sgt. Wally Rydell
    aka Deadly Justice (USA: DVD title)
    aka The Broken Badge
    aka Violated (USA: video title)
  46. "Crazy Like a Fox" (1 episode, 1985)
    - The Geronimo Machine (1985) TV episode
  47. "Knots Landing" .... Dr. Garner (4 episodes, 1984)
    - Uncharted Territory (1984) TV episode .... Dr. Garner
    - Hanging Fire (1984) TV episode .... Dr. Garner
    - Calculated Risks (1984) TV episode .... Dr. Garner
    - Buying Time (1984) TV episode .... Dr. Garner
  48. "Riptide" .... Mr. Collins (1 episode, 1984)
    - It's a Vial Sort of Business (1984) TV episode .... Mr. Collins
  49. "Night Court" .... Judge Robert T. Willard (2 episodes, 1984)
    - Harry on Trial (1984) TV episode .... Judge Robert T. Willard
    - Once in Love with Harry (1984) TV episode .... Judge Robert T. Willard
  50. "The Dukes of Hazzard" .... The Chief Guard (1 episode, 1984)
    - The Dukes in Hollywood (1984) TV episode .... The Chief Guard
  51. City Killer (1984) (TV) .... Captain Frank Sydney
  52. "Airwolf" .... Aaron Martin (1 episode, 1984)
    aka Lobo del aire (USA: Spanish title)
    - Sins of the Past (1984) TV episode .... Aaron Martin
  53. "Hunter" .... Chief Kenny Lanark (1 episode, 1984)
    - The Hot Grounder (1984) TV episode .... Chief Kenny Lanark
  54. "Wolf Rock TV" (1984) TV series .... Mr. Morris (unknown episodes)
    aka Wolf Rock Power Hour (USA: syndication title)
  55. All of Me (1984) .... Tyrone Wattell
  56. "V: The Final Battle" .... Caleb Taylor (3 episodes, 1984)
    - Part Three (1984) TV episode .... Caleb Taylor
    - Part Two (1984) TV episode .... Caleb Taylor
    - Part One (1984) TV episode .... Caleb Taylor
  57. "This Is the Life" (1 episode, 1984)
    - Dark Journey (1984) TV episode
  58. "The Jeffersons" .... Lloyd Tyndall (3 episodes, 1983)
    - Mission: Incredible: Part 3 (1983) TV episode .... Lloyd Tyndall
    - Mission: Incredible: Part 2 (1983) TV episode .... Lloyd Tyndall
    - Mission: Incredible: Part 1 (1983) TV episode .... Lloyd Tyndall
  59. The Star Chamber (1983) .... Judge Bocho
  60. WarGames (1983) .... Captain Knewt
  61. V (1983) (TV) .... Caleb Taylor
    aka V: The Original Miniseries (USA: DVD box title)
  62. "High Performance" (1983) TV series .... Fletch (unknown episodes)
  63. Blue Thunder (1983) .... Mayor
    aka Blue Thunder the Movie (UK: video box title)
  64. "Days of Our Lives" (1965) TV series .... Preston Wade (unknown episodes, 1982)
    aka Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives (USA: summer title)
    aka DOOL (USA: informal short title)
    aka Days (USA: short title)
  65. I Was a Mail Order Bride (1982) (TV) .... Judge
  66. "Tucker's Witch" .... Mr. Stillwell (1 episode, 1982)
    - Terminal Case (1982) TV episode .... Mr. Stillwell
  67. "The Greatest American Hero" .... Morgan (1 episode, 1982)
    - Divorce, Venusian Style (1982) TV episode .... Morgan
  68. "Here's Boomer" .... Sergeant Lindsey Andrews (1 episode, 1982)
    - Flatfoots (1982) TV episode .... Sergeant Lindsey Andrews
  69. "Flamingo Road" .... Carl Turner (4 episodes, 1981–1982)
    - Chance of a Lifetime (1982) TV episode .... Carl Turner
    - The Substitute (1981) TV episode .... Carl Turner
    - Trapped (1981) TV episode .... Carl Turner
    - The Election (1981) TV episode .... Carl Turner
  70. "M*A*S*H" .... Capt. Quentin Rockingham (1 episode, 1982)
    - The Tooth Shall Set You Free (1982) TV episode .... Capt. Quentin Rockingham
  71. Pray TV (1982) (TV) .... Everett
    aka Mixed Blessings
  72. "Concrete Cowboys" .... Turman (1 episode, 1981)
    - On the Run (1981) TV episode .... Turman
  73. The Night the City Screamed (1980) (TV) .... Dale Wrightson
  74. Uncle Joe Shannon (1978) .... Goose
  75. A Woman Called Moses (1978) (TV) .... Daddy Ben Ross
  76. "The White Shadow" .... Jim Willis (1 episode, 1978)
    - Pilot (1978) TV episode .... Jim Willis
  77. Wilma (1977) (TV) .... Coach Temple
  78. "Delvecchio" .... Sgt. Ogden (1 episode, 1977)
    - Bad Shoot (1977) TV episode .... Sgt. Ogden
  79. Car Wash (1976) .... Parole Officer
  80. "Switch" .... Capt. Dellinger (1 episode, 1976)
    - Fleece of Snow (1976) TV episode .... Capt. Dellinger
  81. "Marcus Welby, M.D." .... Dr. Hal Mendoza (1 episode, 1976)
    aka Robert Young, Family Doctor
    - Vanity Case (1976) TV episode .... Dr. Hal Mendoza
  82. "The Blue Knight" .... Bosco / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
    - To Kill a Tank (1976) TV episode .... Detective Al Bosco
    - Snitch's Karma (1976) TV episode .... Bosco
  83. "Starsky and Hutch" .... R.C. Turner (1 episode, 1976)
    - Silence (1976) TV episode .... R.C. Turner
  84. Friday Foster (1975) .... Charles Foley
  85. Thomasine & Bushrod (1974) .... Seldon
  86. "Medical Center" .... Resident (1 episode, 1972)
    - Condemned (1972) TV episode .... Resident
  87. "Then Came Bronson" .... Reverend Taylor (1 episode, 1969)
    - A Long Trip to Yesterday (1969) TV episode .... Reverend Taylor
  88. "The Bold Ones: The New Doctors" .... Dr. Griffith (1 episode, 1969)
    aka The New Doctors
    - To Save a Life (1969) TV episode .... Dr. Griffith
  89. Liar Liar (1997) (in loving memory)

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