Nemec at the SF-Connexion, 2018
Joseph Charles Nemec IV
November 5, 1971
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Joseph Charles Nemec IV (born November 5, 1971), known professionally as Corin Nemec, is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He was billed as Corin "Corky" Nemec or Corky Nemec until 1990.
Nemec is known for playing the title character in FOX sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990-93), Jonas Quinn in television series Stargate SG-1, and Harold Lauder in the ABC miniseries The Stand. Nemec is known in India for his role as Allan in Rahul Dholakia's 2007 film Parzania.
Born on November 5, 1971, Corin Nemec's mother was a graphic artist as well as a painter, writer, and poet. His father, Joseph Charles Nemec III, works in the film industry as a set designer and production designer. His older sister Anastacia C. Nemec works also as an assistant director.
Nemec is close friends with actor David Faustino of television sitcom Married... with Children, with whom he has a production company, that co-produced the debut album from Austin based band Hollow featuring Jon Dishongh. Corin Nemec is co-starring in Star-ving, a web-series spoofing HBO's Entourage and airing on Crackle.
Nemec was inspired to become an actor after watching the children's film The Goonies at the age of 13, for which his father had done the art direction. He also cites his parents' artistic professions as a major influence, and that acting "seemed the right thing to do". Nemec began training with the Centre Stage LA theatre company and signed on with an agent after performing in one of their talent showcases. He was booked for several commercials such as Suzuki and eventually landed a guest-spot on the TV show Sidekicks starring Ernie Reyes, Jr., with whom Nemec is still friends today. His first major film role was Tucker: The Man and His Dream in 1988. He appeared in several TV shows, earning an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Steven Stayner in the television film I Know My First Name Is Steven. He starred alongside actors Jack Palance, Peter Boyle and Charlton Heston in the 1990 feature film Solar Crisis.
Nemec played the lead in the TV series Parker Lewis Can't Lose from 1990 to 1993. Also, in 1993, Nemec was cast as Harold Lauder in a TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. In 1997, he played a notable role in the movie Goodbye, America. He also starred in the TV movies My Brother's Keeper alongside Jeanne Tripplehorn and "Blackout" with Jane Seymour. Nemec has made appearances on several TV shows, including Tales from the Crypt, Smallville, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Supernatural, and Ghost Whisperer. He also portrayed the serial killers Richard Speck and Ted Bundy. He played leading parts in some original Sci Fi Channel (United States) made TV-movies as Sea Beast, Mansquito, SS Doomtrooper,"Dragon Wasps", "Lake Placid vs. Anaconda" and some original movies for Lifetime (TV network).
During the 1990s, Nemec had a brief foray into hip-hop, recording an entire album with the group Starship of Foolz (one of the members was Shane Mooney, the son of comedian Paul Mooney), developed by Matt Robinson and Dedra Tate, and produced by actor Balthazar Getty. He produced a new comic series starring Paul Mooney (comedian) as the president of the United States. He also appeared in the music video Beer for My Horses by Toby Keith and Willie Nelson.
In January 2013, while working on the film Poseidon Rex, Nemec was involved in a boating accident in which, while being transported to set, the Belizean Coast Guard ran into a semi-submerged barge. His leg was shattered and he required multiple blood transfusions to save his life.
|1988||Tucker: The Man and His Dream||Noble Tucker|
|1989||What's Alan Watching?||Alan Hoffstetter|
|I Know My First Name Is Steven||Steven Gregory Stayner/Dennis Parnell|
|1990–1993||Parker Lewis Can't Lose||Parker Lloyd Lewis|
|1991||My Son Johnny||Anthony Cortino|
|1994||The Stand||Harold Lauder|
|1995||Operation Dumbo Drop||Sp5 Lawrence Farley|
|1995||NYPD Blue||Howie||Episode: "Dirty Laundry"|
|1996||Summer of Fear||Simon|
|Mojave Moon||Car thief|
|1997||Beverly Hills, 90210||Derrick Driscoll||3 episodes|
|Goodbye America||John Stryzack|
|1999||Killer Bud||Waylon Smythe|
|2002||Smallville||Jude Royce||Episode: "Zero"|
|2002–2004||Stargate SG-1||Jonas Quinn|
|2004||Mansquito||Lt. Thomas Randall|
|2004||CSI: NY||Todd Camden||Episode: "Night, Mother"|
|2005||High Hopes||Tom Murphy|
|Raging Sharks||Dr. Mike Olsen|
|2006||Three Moons Over Milford||Roark||Episode: "Wrestlemoonia"|
|2006||S.S. Doomtrooper||Captain Pete Malloy|
|Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck||Richard Speck|
|2007||NCIS||Len Grady||Episode: "Skeletons"|
|2008||Bundy: A Legacy of Evil||Ted Bundy|
|Quality Time||Stewart Savage|
|Ghost Whisperer||Masked Man/Paul Eastman||3 episodes|
|2009||Sea Beast||Will McKenna|
|2010||House of Bones||Quentin French|
|Supernatural||Christian Campbell||4 episodes|
|2011||Nuclear Family||Web series; main role|
|2012||Sand Sharks||Jimmy Green||Direct-to-video film|
|2013||Jurassic Attack||Colonel Carter||Film|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||Anwar Amurov||Episode: "The Chosen One"|
|Robocroc||Jim Duffy||Television film|
|2014||Extinction: Patient Zero||Simmons||Film|
|2015||Lake Placid vs. Anaconda||Will "Tully" Tull||Television film|
|2016||Marriage of Lies||Detective Gus||Television film|
|2017||Girlfriend Killer||Detective Baker||Television film|
|2018||The Wrong Affair||Kevin Peterson||Television film; also known as A Woman's Nightmare|
|2018||Noob||Tom Pix||French web series; Episode: "Les pionniers"|
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- Eramo, Steven. "Corin boo boo". TV Zone (Special 46): 22–26.
- Sumner, Darren (October 2008). "Unsung Hero – GateWorld talks with Corin Nemec". GateWorld. Archived from the original on 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
- Gibson, Thomasina (June 2003). "Jonas Quinn". Stargate SG-1: The Illustrated Companion Seasons 5 and 6. London: Titan Books. pp. 118–121. ISBN 978-1-84023-606-4.
- unkut.com: Forgotten Beefs Part 6 – MF Doom vs Parker Lewis
- tmz.com: Parker Lewis' Star Boat Crash
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