Jack Bernardi played character and supporting roles on stage, television, and in feature films. The son of character actor Hershel Bernardi, he started out performing in Yiddish at the 2nd Avenue Theater in New York. He next travelled to the Catskill Mountains to become a social director and comedy writer for several hotels. Bernardi moved to Los Angeles in the early '50s, working on early television series such as Mama Rosa. As a guest star, he appeared on shows like McHale's Navy, Peter Gunn, Barney Miller, The Lucy Show, and Highway to Heaven. Bernardi began his film career in the mid-'60s. His film credits include It's a Bikini World (1967) and Shampoo (1975).