Cliff Bemis

Cliff Bemis

  • Highest Rated: 67% World Trade Center (2006)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
  • Birthday: May 21, 1948
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A burly, heavyset character player whose presence suggested both paternal warmth and authority, Cliff Bemis originally grew up on a family owned dairy farm in Elyria, OH, then (later) Lorain, OH, after his father's ailing health prevented him from continuing on as a farm laborer and prompted him to move into the floral business. Following high school graduation, Cliff attended Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, where he discovered an intense love of drama and began to pursue professional acting work alongside his studies. He subsequently became involved in Cleveland-area theater and film on multiple levels (including numerous musical theater roles and opera roles, voiceover and jingle-singing assignments, and industrial film appearances), but for many years limited himself to Cleveland-area work. That all changed in 1987 when Bemis' path happened to criss-cross with that of husband and wife actors Robby Benson and Karla de Vito (Modern Love); the pair encouraged Bemis to relocate to Los Angeles, secure an agent, and begin signing for film and television roles. Some of the features in which Bemis appeared include Pink Cadillac (1989), Jack the Bear (1993), Nancy Drew (2007), and Billy: The Early Years (directed by Benson) as a charismatic religious leader. Over the years, Bemis also signed for innumerable television guest roles on series including Quantum Leap, Cheers, Married... With Children, and Dallas. He is also known as one of the chief television spokespeople for the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurants.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Straight Outta Tompkins Headmaster Toddman $8.5K 2015
No Score Yet Billy Actor 2010
No Score Yet Billy: The Early Years Dr. Mordecai Ham $0.4M 2008
50% Nancy Drew Chief McGinnis $25.5M 2007
67% World Trade Center Desk Cop $70.3M 2006
No Score Yet The Long Shot: Believe in Courage Tillman 2004
No Score Yet Au Pair II Sam Morgan 2001
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Richard Loomis 1997
29% Jack the Bear Detective Marker 1993
No Score Yet Men Don't Tell Danny 1993
No Score Yet Deadly Exposure Billy 1993
13% The Distinguished Gentleman Gun Lobbyist 1992
57% The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear Barbecue Dad 1991
No Score Yet Heat Wave Site Foreman 1990
No Score Yet Modern Love Dirk 1990
21% Pink Cadillac Jeff 1989
40% The Great Outdoors Boat Yard Owner 1988
63% Hell Comes to Frogtown Leroy 1987

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

99% Younger
2015
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Doug
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Al's Dad Termite Boss
  • 1996
  • 1988
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Henry
  • 1992
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Mike
  • 1992
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Sheriff Michaels
  • 1991
No Score Yet Growing Pains
1985-1992
Big Guy
  • 1990
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Paul
  • 1989
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Off. Fred
  • 1988
20% Reunited
1998
Gary Beck

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