Terry Kiser

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Terry Kiser
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Born (1939-08-01) August 1, 1939 (age 75)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Years active 1963–present
Spouse(s) Sylvie Marmet (m. 1987–2004) (divorced) 1 child

Terry Kiser (born August 1, 1939) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the dead title-character in the comedy Weekend at Bernie's, and its sequel, Weekend at Bernie's II.


A life member of The Actors Studio,[1] Terry was a regular on the soap operas, The Secret Storm and The Doctors. In 1978, he starred on the short-lived sitcoms The Roller Girls, and Sugar Time!. It was during the 1970s and early 1980s that Kiser became a familiar face on episodic television, most notably Three's Company, The Love Boat, Night Court, 227, Maude and The Golden Girls. One of his more memorable roles was on the TV drama Hill Street Blues, where he played comedian Vic Hitler (aka, Vic the Narcoleptic Comic). He was also a cast member on the syndicated sketch comedy show Off the Wall, as well as part of the ensemble on Carol Burnett's Carol and Company which aired in 1990.

His many film appearances include Six Pack, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Mannequin Two: On the Move, Weekend at Bernie's and Into the Sun (1992). In the 1990s, he appeared on Walker, Texas Ranger, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Will & Grace.


  1. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. 

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