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Bernie Kopell

Highest Rated:   53% The Loved One (1965)
Lowest Rated:   51% Get Smart (2008)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Horse Story
  • Judge #3
2015
No Score Yet First Dog
  • Juvenile Psychiatricst
2011
51% Get Smart
  • Opel Driver
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 Railway Adventures Across Europe - All Aboard
  • Actor
1997
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 When Things Were Rotten
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker
  • Actor
  • Director
1974
53% The Loved One
  • Assistant to Guru Brahmin
1965
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam
  • Taragon
1964

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Mr. Moran
Monk
2002-2009
  • Actor
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Charles
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Doc
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Itzhak Rozen

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