Corin Nemec

Corin Nemec

  • Highest Rated: 85% Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Shadow Hours (2000)
  • Birthday: Nov 5, 1971
  • Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • It would be difficult to imagine a more promising or electric series of debuts for a young American actor than those of the fresh-faced, fair-haired Corin "Corky" Nemec, who burst onto the scene as a teenager in the late '80s with several memorable turns that put him on the pop-culture map. Nemec began whimsically, as Nicky Papadopolis -- the nephew of Alex Karras' former football player-turned-sportscaster George Papadopolis -- in the fifth and final, syndicated season of the hit sitcom Webster. That program wrapped by late 1988, but by that time, Nemec had already graduated to feature-film work, with a skillful portrayal of the teenage son of auto mogul Preston Tucker (portrayed by Jeff Bridges), in Francis Ford Coppola's pet project Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988). Nemec even surpassed this debut one year later, with his haunting portrayal of the sexually assaulted and brainwashed abductee Steven Stayner, in the superior telemovie I Know My First Name Is Steven; it remains a benchmark by which current made-for-television films continue to be judged. Ultimately, however, Nemec gained iconic status among younger Gen X-ers as Parker Lewis, the impossibly sweet-natured but crafty and resourceful high-school student on the Fox network's sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990-1993). The program featured bizarre camera angles, accelerated and decelerated action, and wall-to-wall surrealist gags (such as one character's penchant for whipping vanilla frozen yogurts with Gummi bears out of his trench coat). Audiences flocked to it, and kept it on the air for three seasons, while the similarly themed NBC series Ferris Bueller folded within a couple of months. Nemec remained with Parker Lewis for the duration of its run. The program continues to retain a loyal cult following, comprised largely of its initial viewers. Over the years following this program, Nemec alternated between occasional roles on such hit series as NYPD Blue, Beverly Hills 90210, and Smallville, and bit parts in innumerable telemovies and big-screen features -- though none even came close to matching the high profile or notoriety of Lewis. Though an extremely versatile actor, equally adept at comedy and drama, Nemec gravitated most heavily toward direct-to-video and made-for-television horror pictures in the early 2000s. He was particularly memorable in John Badham's made-for-television crime thriller Brother's Keeper (2002), as a mentally troubled child-abuse victim.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

17% Rottentail Peter Cotton/Rottentail 2019
No Score Yet Puppy Swap: Love Unleashed Actor 2019
No Score Yet Deadly Excursion Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Wrong Stepmother Actor 2019
No Score Yet A Woman's Nightmare (The Wrong Affair) Actor 2018
No Score Yet Evil Doctor Actor 2018
No Score Yet A Christmas Cruise Actor 2017
No Score Yet Girlfriend Killer Det. Baker 2017
No Score Yet Guerras de drones Actor 2016
No Score Yet Marriage of Lies Actor 2016
No Score Yet Lake Placid vs. Anaconda Tull 2015
No Score Yet Robocroc Duffy 2013
No Score Yet Jurassic Attack (Rise of the Dinosaurs) Col. Carter 2013
No Score Yet Dragon Wasps John Hammond Producer 2012
No Score Yet Dracano Actor 2012
No Score Yet Sand Sharks Jimmy Green 2011
No Score Yet High Hopes Actor 2009
No Score Yet Troglodyte (Sea Beast) Will McKenna 2009
No Score Yet A Letter to Dad Dan (teen years) 2009
No Score Yet House of Bones Quentin French 2009
No Score Yet National Lampoon Presents: Robodoc Actor 2008
No Score Yet Quality Time (My Apocalypse) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Cop Dog (Marlowe) Clint 2008
No Score Yet Bundy: An American Icon Ted Bundy 2008
No Score Yet Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck Richard Speck 2007
No Score Yet Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary Producer 2007
No Score Yet The American Standards Actor 2007
No Score Yet Hidden Secrets Michael Stover 2006
No Score Yet S.S. Doomtrooper Captain Malloy 2006
No Score Yet Parzania Allan 2005
No Score Yet Nice Guys Tom 2005
No Score Yet Mansquito Lt. Tom Randall 2005
No Score Yet Raging Sharks Dr. Mike Olsen 2005
57% Brother's Keeper Ellis Pond 2002
No Score Yet Killer Bud Waylon 2001
14% Shadow Hours Vincent 2000
No Score Yet Ultimate Fight Hitler 2000
No Score Yet Foreign Correspondents Actor 1999
No Score Yet Legacy Black) 1998
No Score Yet Silencing Mary David MacPherson 1998
No Score Yet Goodbye America John Stryzack 1997
No Score Yet Mojave Moon Car Thief 1997
No Score Yet The First to Go Actor 1997
60% The War at Home Donald 1996
No Score Yet Verano de Terror Simon 1996
31% Operation Dumbo Drop Lawrence Farley 1995
No Score Yet White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild Ben 1995
41% Drop Zone Selkirk 1994
No Score Yet In the Living Years Actor 1994
No Score Yet My Son Johnny Actor 1991
No Score Yet For the Very First Time Michael 1991
No Score Yet Solar Crisis (Crisis 2050) Mike Kelso 1989
No Score Yet I Know My First Name Is Steven Steven Stayner 1989
85% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Noble Tucker 1988

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Anwar Amurov
  • 2013
No Score Yet Nuclear Family
2012
John
  • 2012
88% Supernatural
2005
  • 2010
No Score Yet Star-ving
2009
Screenwriter
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Carl Reston
  • 2008
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
Paul Eastman
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Todd Camden
  • 2004
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Jonas Quinn
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
92% Smallville
2001-2011
Jude Royce
  • 2002
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Driscoll
  • 1997
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Howie
  • 1995
78% The Stand
1994
Harold Lauder Harold Lauder
  • 1994
No Score Yet Parker Lewis Can't Lose
1990-1993
Parker Lewis
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Webster
1983-1989
Nicky Papadapolis
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983

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