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Cliff Bemis

Highest Rated:   67% World Trade Center (2006)
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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
49% 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
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
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
40% Hell Comes to Frogtown
  • Leroy
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • Mike
  • 1992
No Score Yet Growing Pains
1985-1992
  • Big Guy
  • 1990

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