Jason Bernard

Birthday: May 17, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
African-American character actor Jason Bernard is one of those performers who seems to have never been out of work. Bernard's cinematic stock-in-trade has been stern authority figures: the parole officer in Car Wash (1976), the Mayor in Blue Thunder (1983), Judge Bochco in The Star Chamber (1983), Major Donovan in No Way Out (1987), and so forth. Bernard has appeared numerous times on television as a guest star and as a recurring character. Some of his most famous TV roles include Preston Wade in the daytime drama Days of Our Lives, mechanical whiz Fletch in the 1983 prime-timer High Performance, and the chronically humorless publishing executive Mr. Paul Bracken in the 1991 Fox sitcom Herman's Head. For his supporting role in the Lifetime network movie Sophie and the Moonhanger (1995), Bernard received a Cable Ace nomination. His last feature-film role was that of a judge in the Jim Carrey comedy Liar, Liar (1997). On October 16, 1996, the 58-year-old Bernard was driving in Hollywood when he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Highest Rated Movies



48% Love and Other Drugs Quack Doctor $33.3M 2010
48% Bamboozled Jungle Bunny $1.9M 2000
81% Liar Liar Judge Marshall Stevens 1997
81% While You Were Sleeping Jerry Wallace 1995
No Score Yet The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Quigley 1995
No Score Yet Down, Out & Dangerous Detective Danner 1995
No Score Yet Cosmic Slop Actor 1995
No Score Yet Flash III: Deadly Nightshade Actor 1992
No Score Yet Paint It Black Lt. Wilder 1989
No Score Yet Original Sin Det. Mitchell 1989
No Score Yet Meeting Actor 1989
80% Bird Benny Tate 1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam Actor 1987
91% No Way Out Maj. Donovan 1987
No Score Yet The Children of Times Square Lt. Devins 1986
No Score Yet The Rape of Richard Beck Sgt. Wally Rydell 1985
91% All of Me Tyrone Wattell 1984
No Score Yet City Killer Actor 1984
71% The Star Chamber Judge Bocho 1983
93% WarGames (War Games) Capt. Knewt 1983
80% Blue Thunder Mayor 1983
No Score Yet Pray TV Everett 1982
No Score Yet The Night the City Screamed Actor 1980
No Score Yet Uncle Joe Shannon Goose 1978
No Score Yet A Woman Called Moses Daddy Ben 1978
No Score Yet Wilma Actor 1977
86% Car Wash Parole Officer 1976
No Score Yet Friday Foster Charles Foley 1975
No Score Yet Thomasine and Bushrod Seldon 1974
No Score Yet Going Home Jimmy at 6 1971


No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
  • 1996
No Score Yet Herman's Head
Paul Bracken
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Empty Nest
Mr. Noack
  • 1992
  • 1988
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1989
No Score Yet Wiseguy
Attorney General
  • 1989
No Score Yet Designing Women
  • 1988
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
Jack Davis
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
Sgt. Major Boswell Stokes
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
  • 1985
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
Chief Guard
  • 1984
No Score Yet Night Court
Judge Willard
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
Tyndall Lloyd Tyndall
  • 1983
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
Maj. Rockingham
  • 1982
No Score Yet The White Shadow
Jim Willis (pilot only) Jim Willis
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Dr. Mendoza
  • 1976
No Score Yet V: The Original Miniseries
Caleb Taylor