Bernie Kopell

Highest Rated: 53% The Loved One (1965)
Lowest Rated: 50% Get Smart (2008)
Birthday: Jun 21, 1933
Birthplace: Not Available
Universally recognized as Ship's Doctor Adam Bricker on the blockbuster prime-time sitcom The Love Boat (1977-1986) -- a part he held for the entire nine-season run of the series -- actor Bernie Kopell entered the doors of show business via a most unlikely route. Born in Brooklyn, Kopell attended Erasmus High and then New York University (with a dramatic art major). After a stint at sea aboard the naval vessel USS Iowa, Kopell signed on to drive a taxicab in Southern California -- and achieved his big break on the day that Oregon Trail (1959) film producer Dick Einfeld hitched a ride in the back of his cab. In a span of minutes, Kopell reportedly managed to convince Einfeld that he was not really a cab driver but an actor in serious need of work. The effort paid off, and Kopell snagged his first part -- a two-line part in Oregon as an aide to president James K. Polk. In the early '60s, Kopell joined the Actors' Ring Theatre in Los Angeles, where he developed a knack for characterizations and voices; this led, in turn, to character-type roles on a myriad of television programs including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Steve Allen Show, and My Favorite Martian (which often, though not always, cast the wiry Kopell as a Hispanic). By the early '70s, Kopell had landed steady assignments on Get Smart, Bewitched, That Girl, and other series. The Love Boat, however, embodied his breakthrough. He followed it up with an emcee assignment on The Travel Channel (hosting its Railway Adventures Across Europe) and a surge in theatrical work, with portrayals in regional productions of such plays as Rumors, A History of Shadows, and Death of a Salesman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet A Horse Story Judge #3 2015
No Score Yet First Dog Juvenile Psychiatricst 2011
50% Get Smart Opel Driver $130.3M 2008
No Score Yet The Cutter Issac Teller 2005
No Score Yet Miss Castaway and the Island Girls Officer 2004
No Score Yet Bloodhead Percy 2004
No Score Yet A Light in the Forest Actor 2002
No Score Yet Bug Buster Gil Griffin 1998
No Score Yet The Land of the Free TV Host 1998
No Score Yet Follow Your Heart Anthony Mason 1998
No Score Yet Missing Pieces Dr. Gutman 1991
No Score Yet Get Smart Again Siegfried 1989
No Score Yet Magic Boy's Easter Actor 1989
No Score Yet Combat High Mr. Mendelsson 1986
No Score Yet Joseph and His Brothers Actor 1979
No Score Yet Guide for the Married Woman Actor 1978
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Director Actor 1974
53% The Loved One Assistant to Guru Brahmin 1965
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam Taragon 1964

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Itzhak Rozen
  • 2017
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Charles
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
90% Monk
2002-2009
  • 2009
84% Scrubs
2001-2010
Mr. Moran
  • 2003
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Dr. Beldon
  • 1999
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Earl Guest
  • 1999
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Doc
  • 1992
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Sam Bernard
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Tony
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Dr. Arnold
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Professor
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Dr. Chomsky Sylvester Rhinehouse Apothecary The Apothecary Baron Alonzo
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Siegfried
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Stuart
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Juan
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Agent
  • 1965
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
George Senor Pepe Lopez Morton Beanbecker
  • 1965
  • 1964

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