Bernie Casey

Bernie Casey

Highest Rated: 92% Brian's Song (1971)

Lowest Rated: 15% Rent-A-Cop (1988)

Birthday: Jun 08, 1939

Birthplace: Wyco, West Virginia, USA

One of the first and most successful professional athletes to transition into the acting profession, Bernie Casey was born in Wyco, West Virginia in 1939. He excelled in football and track and field at Bowling Green State University, where he won three consecutive Mid-American Conference titles in the high-hurdles. After being drafted by the NFL in 1961, Casey played for six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and for two with the Los Angeles Rams, finishing in the top ten NFL receivers four times over the course of his career. Casey was also an avid artist, studying painting in college. He would grow as an artist, especially after retiring from football in 1968, and hosted several prestigious exhibitions of his work. Casey also began taking an interest in drama, and pursued acting jobs following his NFL retirement. He appeared in the thriller "...tick...tick...tick.." (1970) in 1970, and in Martin Scorsese's "Boxcar Bertha" (1973) two years later. After appearing alongside David Bowie in "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976), Casey was cast to play the longstanding role of American agent Felix Leiter in the Bond film "Never Say Never Again" (1983). An even more memorable role for Casey would come the following year, when he played the president of the Lamba Lamba Lamba fraternity in the smash comedy hit "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984). Following a memorable turn as John Slade in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" (1988) and an appearance in the action blockbuster "Under Siege" (1992), Casey stepped behind the camera to write, produce, and direct the film "The Dinner" (1997), which featured African-American men discussing issues of racism in American society over the dinner table. The thought provoking film was perceived as something of a departure by some, but those familiar with Casey's reflective mind were not at all surprised-he did publish two books of poetry, after all. Casey's final film appearance was in a film directed by legendary actor and filmmaker Fred Williamson, the horror romp "Vegas Vampires" (2007). Bernie Casey died on September 19, 2017. He was 78 years old.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 42% When I Find the Ocean Amos Jackson (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Edge Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 55% On the Edge Rex Stevens (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 64% The Last Brickmaker in America Lewis (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 84% The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn Silas (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dinner Good Brother (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1997
71% 87% Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored Mr. Walter (Character) $65.1K 1995
58% 73% In the Mouth of Madness Robinson (Character) $8.9M 1995
65% 40% The Glass Shield Locket (Character) $2.5M 1994
No Score Yet 40% Street Knight Raymond (Character) $507.7K 1993
57% 32% The Cemetery Club John (Character) $5.6M 1992
No Score Yet 22% Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation U.N. Jefferson (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 27% Chains of Gold Sergeant Falco (Character) - 1991
20% 35% Another 48 HRS. Kirkland Smith (Character) $78.1M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother's Day Cale Sturgis (Character) - 1989
81% 75% Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Mr. Ryan (Character) $39.1M 1989
15% 18% Rent-A-Cop Lemar (Character) $294.3K 1988
64% 70% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka John Slade (Character) $11.8M 1988
No Score Yet 41% Steele Justice Det. Tom Reese (Character) $490.7K 1987
No Score Yet 27% Backfire Clinton James (Character) - 1987
32% 56% Spies Like Us Colonel Rhumbus (Character) $56.5M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins J.T. Collins (Character) - 1984
69% 73% Revenge of the Nerds U.N. Jefferson (Character) - 1984
69% 37% Never Say Never Again Felix Leiter (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hear No Evil Monday (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sophisticated Gents Shurley Walker (Character) - 1981
86% 62% Sharky's Machine Arch (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Martian Chronicles Major Jeff Spender (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring of Passion Joe Louis (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Countdown to the Big One Joe Louis (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rehearsal for Armageddon Joe Louis (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is Not Enough Mike Harris (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 43% Brothers David Thomas (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Dave Williams (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 17% Ants! Vince (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 13% Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde Dr. Henry Pride (Character) - 1976
82% 69% The Man Who Fell to Earth Peters (Character) $81.8K 1976
No Score Yet 86% Cornbread, Earl and Me Officer Larry Atkins (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Panic on the 5:22 Wendell Weaver (Character) - 1974
79% 45% Cleopatra Jones Reuben (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Mo Maurice Stokes (Character) - 1973
52% 33% Boxcar Bertha Von Morton (Character) - 1972
33% 41% Gargoyles The Gargoyle (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 42% Hit Man Tyrone Tackett (Character) - 1972
92% 82% Brian's Song J.C. Caroline (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 59% ... Tick... Tick... Tick... George Harley (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 40% Guns of the Magnificent Seven Cassie (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Himself (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet seaQuest DSV Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 93% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
91% 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Cmdr. Cal Hudson (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Trax Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Sgt. Del Weber (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Martian Chronicles Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman P.J. Johnson (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Duke Windsor (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snoop Sisters Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Richard (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Unknown (Guest Star) 1972

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