Bernard White (actor)

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Bernard White
Born (1959-06-08) June 8, 1959 (age 64)
Years active1983–present

Bernard White (born June 8, 1959) is an American actor, screenwriter and film director.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Colombo, Ceylon and raised in Detroit, Michigan, White earned his bachelor's degree in theatre at Michigan State University.[2]

White's paternal grandparents were John Bernard White and Mary Cecilia Hawke. Both were of partial Tamil ancestry. White's maternal grandparents were Harry Wickramasekera and Maude Robinson.


Bernard White previously was married to actress Julia Campbell and currently is married to actress Jackie Katzman. He is best known as "Denpok" on Silicon Valley (2014–20).


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Days of Our Lives Paul 'Snake' Selejko TV series

First professional acting role[2]

1985 American Drive-In Lou
1985 The Last Hunt
1986 The Eleventh Commandment Robert Knight
1986 The Education of Allison Tate John Riversong
1987 Body Count Robert Knight
1987 Murder, She Wrote George Longbow TV series
1988 227 Carlos TV series
1990 Ain't No Way Back Joe Campbell
1991 The Entertainers Luis
1991 Twenty Dollar Star Brian
1994 Killing Obsession Lt. Jackson
1995 The Wacky Adventures of Dr. Boris and Nurse Shirley
1997 Viper Рaraguay terrorist SE2/EP14
1998 City of Angels Circulating Nurse #2
2000 Pay It Forward Cop
2002 The Scorpion King Falconmaster
2003 24 (TV series) Imam al-Fulani
2003 The Matrix Reloaded Rama Kandra
2003 The Matrix Revolutions Rama Kandra
2004 Raising Helen Ravi Prasad
2004 Land of Plenty Youssef
2005 Sueño Vijay
2006 Sharif Don't Like It Butoh Dancer
2006 American Dreamz Agha Babur
2007 Pain Within Dr. Shible
2008 Quarantine Bernard
2009 NCIS Ambassador Qasim Saydia TV series
2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story Muqtada
2013 Vino Veritas Ridley
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Councilman Singh
2014–2019 Silicon Valley Denpok TV series
2016 Chee and T Uncle Rob
2017 Rebel in the Rye Swami Nikhilanand
2018 The Blacklist Zarek Mosadek TV series
2018 Kidding Scott
2020 Evil Eye Krishnan TV film
2022 Roar Vikras TV series
2022 Big Sky Verr Bhullar TV series
2023 Beef Firouz TV series


  1. ^ "Bernard White". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  2. ^ a b "Recognized Worldwide, Theatre Alumnus Got His Start at MSU". College of Arts & Letters. Michigan State University. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2023.

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