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Corin Nemec

Lowest Rated:   14% Shadow Hours (2000)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
  • Producer
  • John Hammond
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 House of Bones
  • Quentin French
2009
No Score Yet A Letter to Dad
  • Dan (teen years)
2009
No Score Yet National Lampoon Presents: Robodoc
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Quality Time (My Apocalypse)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Boston Strangler: The Untold Story
  • 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
40% 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 Stargate SG-1
  • Actor
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
38% 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
84% Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • Noble Tucker
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Anwar Amurov
  • 2013
92% Supernatural
2005
  • Actor
  • 2010
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
90% Smallville
2001-2011
  • Jude Royce
  • 2002
No Score Yet NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Howie
  • 1995
86% The Stand
1994
  • Harold Lauder Harold Lauder
  • 1994

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