Corbin Bernsen

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Real Name: Corbin Dean Bernsen
Birth Place: North Hollywood, California, USA
Birth Date: September 07, 1954
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Director

Corbin Bernsen Biography


Rugged, hirsutely handsome Corbin Bernsen blazed to TV stardom in 1986 on "L.A. Law" (1986) as opportunistic divorce lawyer "Arnie Becker", whose blond and brash good looks, impish grin and aggressive courting style proved a wild sex magnet to not only the beautiful female clients desirous of his "services", but his own lovelorn secretary who frequently bailed him out of trouble. Bernsen invested the Becker character with a likable "bad boy" charm that made him a favorite among the tight ensemble for eight solid seasons. In the process, he earned multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He also proved the role was no flash-in-the-pan or dead-end stereotype, maintaining a steady career over the course of three decades now with no signs of let up. Moreover, his deep love for acting and intent devotion to his career recently impelled him to climb into the producer/director's chair.Born in North Hollywood, California, on September 7, 1954, Corbin was raised around the glitz of the entertainment business. The eldest of three children born to 70s film/TV producer Harry Bernsen and veteran grande dame soap star Jeanne Cooper (the couple divorced in 1977), he graduated from Beverly Hills High School and attended UCLA with the intention of pursuing law. Instead, he went on to receive a BFA in Theatre Arts and MFA in Playwriting. He worked on the Equity-waiver L.A. stage circuit as both actor and set designer, making his film debut as a bit player in his father's picture Three the Hard Way (1974). Appearing unobtrusively in a couple of other films, he set his sights on New York in the late 70s. During his salad days, he eeked out a living as a carpenter and roofer while sidelining as a model. His first big break came in 1983 with the role of "Ken Graham" on daytime's "Ryan's Hope" (1975). During this time, he also met and married TV costumer designer Brenda Cooper, who later worked on "The Nanny" (1993) sitcom. They divorced four years later. This break led to an exclusive deal by NBC and eventually the TV role of a lifetime. The perks of his newly-found stardom on "L.A. Law" (1986) included a hosting stint on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) and the covers of numerous major magazines. Wasting no time, he parlayed his sudden small screen success into a major movie career, usually playing charmingly unsympathetic characters. He co-starred as Shelley Long's egotistical husband in the lightweight reincarnation comedy Hello Again (1987); played an equally vain Hollywood star in the musical comedy Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989); and starred as a disorganized ringleader of a band of crooks in the bank caper Disorganized Crime (1989). He capped the 1980s decade opposite Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger in the box office hit Major League (1989), which took advantage of his natural athleticism, playing ballplayer-cum-owner "Roger Dorn". Two sequels followed.Corbin's career has merrily rolled along ever since - active in lowbudgets as well as pricier film fare portraying both anti-heroes and villains. On the TV homefront, he has appeared in a slew of mini-movie vehicles, including Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story (1991) (TV) as the famed civil rights attorney, and has ventured on in an assortment film genres - the mystery thriller Shattered (1991), which re-teamed him with Tom Berenger; the romantic comedy Frozen Assets (1992), again with Shelley Long; the war horror tale Grey Knight (1993); the slapstick farce Radioland Murders (1994); the melodramatic An American Affair (1997), and the fantasy adventure Beings (2002). Topping it off, Corbin's title role in the expert thriller The Dentist (1996) had audiences excogitating a similar paranoia of tooth doctors as Anthony Perkins had decades before with motel clerks. As spurned husband-turned-crazed ivory hunter "Dr. Alan Feinstone", Corbin reached cult horror status. The movie spawned a sequel in which he also served as associate producer.Into the millennium, Corbin returned to his daytime roots with a recurring role on mother Jeanne Cooper's popular serial "The Young and the Restless" (1973), and is currently seen as "John Durant" on "General Hospital" (1963), a role he's played since 2004. A game and excitable player on reality shows, he added immeasurable fun to the "Celebrity Mole" series, and has enjoyed recurring roles on the more current and trendy "The West Wing" (1999), "JAG" (1995), "Cuts" (2005) and "Psych" (2006).Of late, Corbin has decided to tackle the business end of show biz. In 2004, he formed Public Media Works, a film/TV production company in order to exert more creative control over his projects. On top of the list is the loopy film comedy Carpool Guy (2005), which he directed, produced and co-starred in. It features more than 10 of the currently reigning soap opera stars, including a wildly eccentric Anthony Geary in the title role, and, of course, his irrepressible real-life mom, Jeanne Cooper.Obviously, his errant on-camera antics does not reflect a similar personal lifestyle for Corbin as he has been happily married (since 1988) to lovely British actress Amanda Pays. They have appeared together in the sci-fi film Spacejacked (1997) and the TV-movies Dead on the Money (1991) (TV) and The Santa Trap (2002) (TV), among others. The couple have four children, including twin boys. Just a few years ago, they relocated to Los Angeles after living in England for some time. In between, he still shows off as a master carpenter at home and continues to dabble in writing. Perseverance and dedication has played a large part in the acting success of Corbin Bernsen. Gleaning a savvy, take-charge approach hasn't hurt either -- characteristics worthy of many of the sharpies he's played on screen.

Corbin Bernsen Movies / TV-Shows


Sunrise in Heaven (2019)
Swell (2019)
The Russian Bride (2019)
The Resident (2018)
Magnum P.I. (2018)
Eco-Teens Save The World! (2018)
Boone: The Bounty Hunter (2017)
Powerless (2017)
American Gods (2017)
Psych: The Movie (2017)
Larceny (2017)
The Punisher (2017)
Billions (2016)
A Time to Dance (2016)
In-Lawfully Yours (2016)
Love's Complicated (2016)
Hap and Leonard (2016)
Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
Grace and Frankie (2015)
Portrait of Love (2015)
God's Club (2015)
It Had to Be You (2015)
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Scorpion (2014)
Christian Mingle (2014)
Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
Beyond the Heavens (2013)
Motiivi (2013)
3 Day Test (2012)
Stolen Child (2012)
Lizzie (2012)
Anger Management (2012)
Lay the Favorite (2012)
The Big Year (2011)
Switched at Birth (2011)
Bad Actress (2011)
Miss December (2011)
Suing the Devil (2011)
25 Hill (2011)
Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen (2011)
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
The Talk (2010)
Conan (2010)
The Glades (2010)
Rust (2010)
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Dead Air (2009)
The League (2009)
Trapped (2009)
Castle (2009)
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008)
House of Fallen (2008)
Celebrity Family Feud (2008)
Confessions of a Go-Go Girl (2008)
Depth Charge (2008)
For the Love of Grace (2008)
Vipers (2008)
Pirate Camp (2007)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)
Last Sunset (2006)
Psych (2006)
Paid (2006)
The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Ordinary Miracles (2005)
Criminal Minds (2005)
Raging Sharks (2005)
Masters of Horror (2005)
Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (2004)
Boston Legal (2004)
Quiet Kill (2004)
They Are Among Us (2004)
Love Comes Softly (2003)
Dragnet (2003)
Gentle Ben 2: Black Gold (2003)
Miss Match (2003)
Gentle Ben (2002)
L.A. Law: The Movie (2002)
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)
Fangs (2002)
Atomic Twister (2002)
Dead Above Ground (2002)
The Santa Trap (2002)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Judgment (2001)
Final Payback (2001)
The Mole (2001)
Raptor (2001)
Rangers (2000)
Yes, Dear (2000)
Son of the Beach (2000)
Third Watch (1999)
The West Wing (1999)
V.I.P. (1998)
Riddler's Moon (1998)
Recipe for Revenge (1998)
The Fairy King of Ar (1998)
The Dentist 2 (1998)
The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
An American Affair (1997)
Just Shoot Me! (1997)
Spacejacked (1997)
Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997)
Menno's Mind (1997)
Circuit Breaker (1996)
Nash Bridges (1996)
7th Heaven (1996)
The Dentist (1996)
Kounterfeit (1996)
The Great White Hype (1996)
Baja (1995)
Cover Me (1995)
Tales from the Hood (1995)
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
JAG (1995)
Dangerous Intentions (1995)
The Outer Limits (1995)
Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead (1995)
Touched by an Angel (1994)
A Brilliant Disguise (1994)
Radioland Murders (1994)
Where Are My Children? (1994)
The Soft Kill (1994)
Major League II (1994)
Final Mission (1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Grey Knight (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
NYPD Blue (1993)
The Nanny (1993)
Beyond Suspicion (1993)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
Love Can Be Murder (1992)
Shattered (1991)
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (1991)
Baywatch (1989)
Seinfeld (1989)
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)
Major League (1989)
Disorganized Crime (1989)
In the Heat of the Night (1988)
Hello Again (1987)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Dead Aim (1987)
Out of This World (1987)
L.A. Law (1986)
Matlock (1986)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Wheel of Fortune (1983)
S.O.B. (1981)
Eat My Dust (1976)
King Kong (1976)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Three the Hard Way (1974)
The Young and the Restless (1973)
Police Story (1973)
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
The Waltons (1971)
Clambake (1967)
General Hospital (1963)
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