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Jason Bernard



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
49% Love and Other Drugs
  • Quack Doctor
2010
48% Bamboozled
  • Jungle Bunny
2000
81% Liar Liar
  • Judge Marshall Stevens
1997
80% 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
78% 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
84% 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
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Jack Davis
The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Frank

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