Carlos Bernard

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Carlos Bernard
Carlos Bernard 2009.jpg
Carlos Bernard in May 2009
Carlos Bernard Papierski

(1962-10-12) October 12, 1962 (age 57)
EducationIllinois State University (BA)
American Conservatory Theater (MFA)
Years active1996–present
Tessie Santiago (m. 2013)
Sharisse Baker (m. 1999⁠–⁠2010)

Carlos Bernard Papierski (born October 12, 1962) is an American actor and director, best known[1] for his role as Tony Almeida in 24, which he played from 2001 to 2006, and then reprised again in 2009, 2014 in 24: Solitary and 2017 in 24: Legacy. He received a fine arts degree from American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco after attending Illinois State University.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

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:

At the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, he performed in Scenes From an Execution, with Frank Langella.

Bernard has made guest appearances on Walker, Texas Ranger, Burn Notice, 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.

Personal life[edit]

Bernard speaks fluent Spanish,[3] Russian, and German.[citation needed]

Bernard has been married to actress Tessie Santiago since 2013. They have a son born in August 2018. He also has one child with ex-wife Sharisse Baker, who was born in August 2003. He is friends with Kiefer Sutherland, Reiko Aylesworth and Mary Lynn Rajskub, with whom he starred in 24.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Killing Jar Chajén
1997 Sunset Beach Intern 4 episodes
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 Alien TV movie
1999 The Young and the Restless Rafael Delgado 18 episodes
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Communications TV movie
2000 The Colonel's Last Flight Rosario Short
Mars and Beyond Lt. Ronaldo Alvarez Short
2001 Vegas, City of Dreams Chico Escovedo
Walker, Texas Ranger Raoul 'Skull' Hidalgo Episode: "Without a Sound"
2001-2009 24 Tony Almeida (115 episodes +1 special 24: Solitary[4] exclusive to 24: Live Another Day Blu-Ray and DVD home releases. This is a follow up to 24: Live Another Day)
2006 10.5: Apocalypse Dr. Miguel Garcia 2 episodes
24: The Game Tony Almeida Video Game, Voice
2007 Nurses Dr. Richmond TV movie
2008 Alien Raiders Aaron Ritter
2010 Burn Notice Gabriel Episode: "Good Intentions"
Full Nelson TV Series
Angel Camouflaged Jude Stevens
Scoundrels Det. Sgt. Mack Series Regular, 8 episodes
The Blue Wall David Keenan Short
2011 Ghost Storm Sheriff Hal Miller TV movie
Charlie's Angels Pajaro / Rodrigo Episode: "Angel with a Broken Wing"
2011-2012 CSI: Miami Diego Navarro – Nemesis of Horatio Caine Recurring Cast, 3 episodes
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Agent Channing 2 episodes
2012-2013 Dallas Vicente Cano Recurring Cast, 7 episodes
2013 Castle Jared Stack Episode: "The Human Factor"
2014 Motive Kurt Taylor Episode: "Overboard"
Major Crimes Pete Sims Episode: "Acting Out"
2015 Lavalantula Interrogator
Madam Secretary Manuel Barzan Episode: "You Say You Want a Revolution"
2015-2017 The Inspectors Henry Wainwright Director, 24 episodes
2017 24: Legacy Tony Almeida 6 episodes
Supergirl Oscar Rodas Episode: "Far From the Tree"
2019 The Orville Capt. Marcos Episode: "Identity Part II"


  1. ^ "Drama Faces". BBC. Retrieved September 26, 2007.
  2. ^ Cohn, Paulette (May 22, 2005). "Carlos Bernard helps save the world". The Des Moines Register. Des Moines, Iowa. Retrieved March 7, 2018. getting a master of fine arts degree from the American Conservatory Theater.
  3. ^ " Biography of Carlos Bernard". TV Guide. June 28, 2008.
  4. ^ "First Photo of Tony Almeida in 24: Solitary". 24 Spoilers.

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