Bernie Casey

Actor, Football player, Painter
This imposing, dignified African-American actor set receiving records as a professional football player with the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams before segueing to film and TV work in the late 1960s and ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1939 in Wyco, West Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

When I Find the Ocean 2014 (Movie)

Amos Jackson (Actor)

Girlfriends 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Tomcats 2001 (Movie)

Hurley (Actor)

Evening Shade 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored 1996 (Movie)

Mr Walter (Actor)

SeaQuest 2032 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dinner 1996 (Movie)

Good Brother (Actor)

In the Mouth of Madness 1995 (Movie)

Robinson (Actor)

The Glass Shield 1995 (Movie)

Locket (Actor)

Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Sexual Considerations 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Street Knight 1993 (Movie)

Raymond (Actor)

The Cemetery Club 1993 (Movie)

John (Actor)

The 7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Siege 1992 (Movie)

Commander Harris (Actor)

Chains of Gold 1991 (Movie)

Sergeant Palco (Actor)

Another 48 Hours 1990 (Movie)

Kirkland Smith (Actor)

16th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 (Movie)

Mr Ryan (Actor)

Mother's Day 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Backfire 1988 (Movie)

Clinton James (Actor)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

John Slade (Actor)

Rent-A-Cop 1988 (Movie)

Lemar (Actor)

First Offender 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Steele Justice 1987 (Movie)

Reese (Actor)

Pros and Cons 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Spies Like Us 1985 (Movie)

Colonel Rhumbus (Actor)

Bay City Blues 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Revenge of the Nerds 1984 (Movie)

U N Jefferson (Actor)

The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Hear No Evil 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Never Say Never Again 1983 (Movie)

Felix Leiter (Actor)

Sharky's Machine 1981 (Movie)

Arch (Actor)

The Martian Chronicles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Harris and Company 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

It Happened at Lake Wood Manor 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Brothers 1977 (Movie)

David Thomas (Actor)

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 (Movie)

Peters (Actor)

Panic on the 5:22 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Cornbread, Earl & Me 1974 (Movie)

Atkins (Actor)

Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde 1974 (Movie)

Hyde (Actor)

Cleopatra Jones 1973 (Movie)

Reuben (Actor)

Gargoyles 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Hit Man 1973 (Movie)

Tyrone Tackett (Actor)

Boxcar Bertha 1972 (Movie)

Von Morton (Actor)

Brian's Song 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Maurie 1972 (Movie)

Maurice Stokes (Actor)

Black Gunn 1971 (Movie)

Seth (Actor)

Black Chariot 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Guns of the Magnificent Seven 1969 (Movie)

Cassie (Actor)

Tick, Tick, Tick 1969 (Movie)

George Harley (Actor)

Hammer, Slammer, and Slade (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is Not Enough (TV Show)

Actor

Ring of Passion (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

The Martian Chronicles (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sophisticated Gents (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Dinner 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

The Dinner 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

This imposing, dignified African-American actor set receiving records as a professional football player with the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams before segueing to film and TV work in the late 1960s and early 70s. Casey was better prepared for an acting career than most former athletes; he began studying acting with Jeff Corey as a 25-year-old. As he has aged, Casey has shifted from playing intense dudes, serious young men and sympathetic jocks to specializing in somewhat dour professionals. Often glowering impressively, he gives the impression of having gained painful knowledge from an eventful life.

EDUCATION

Began studying acting with Jeff Corey at age 25 (c. 1965)

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green , Ohio

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green , Ohio

Milestones

1983

Cast as a regular on "The Bay City Blues", a short-lived NBC drama about a minor-league baseball team

1979

TV series debut, starred as assembly line worker Mike Harris on "Harris and Company", one of TV's first black family drama series (aired for only a month)

1975

Starred in the comedy-drama "Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde" in the dual roles of Dr. Pride and Mr. Hyde

1972

First starring role, "Hit Man" (opposite Pam Grier)

1972

Played major supporting role in Martin Scorsese's "Boxcar Bertha"

1970

TV-movie acting debut, "Brian's Song"

1968

Screen acting debut, "The Guns of the Magnificent Seven"

1968

Retired from professional football after having set receiving records for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams

Raised in Columbus, OH

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