Bert Remsen

Actor, Casting director
Stocky, gritty-looking character player with a shock of wavy hair, bushy eyebrows and strong, lined features. After serving in the Navy in WWII and receiving a Purple Heart, Remsen studied acting at Ithaca College and ... Read more »
Born: 02/25/1925 in Glen Cove, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (98)

Clueless 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

Ned (Actor)

Lansky 1999 (Movie)

Senator Tobey (Actor)

Melrose Place 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sky Is Falling 1998 (Movie)

Mr. Finch (Actor)

Tycus 1998 (Movie)

Randall Barnett (Actor)

Humanoids From the Deep 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ground Zero 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

White Man's Burden 1995 (Movie)

Hot Dog Vendor (Actor)

Angel Falls 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Shadows, Someone's Watching 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Maverick 1994 (Movie)

Riverboat Poker Player (Actor)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack the Bear 1993 (Movie)

Mr Mitchell (Actor)

Wild Card 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ladykiller 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bodyguard 1992 (Movie)

Rotary President (Actor)

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Evil Spirits 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Loving Lulu 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Only the Lonely 1991 (Movie)

Spats Shannon (Actor)

Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? 1990 (Movie)

Daddy (Actor)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Jezebel's Kiss 1990 (Movie)

Dr Whatley (Actor)

Payback 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Peacemaker 1990 (Movie)

Doc (Actor)

Miss Firecracker 1989 (Movie)

Mr Morton (Actor)

Vietnam, Texas 1989 (Movie)

Sheehan (Actor)

Curfew 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Remote Control 1988 (Movie)

Bill Denver (Actor)

South of Reno 1988 (Movie)

Howard Stone (Actor)

Three For the Road 1987 (Movie)

Stu (Actor)

Convicted 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Eye of the Tiger 1986 (Movie)

Father Healey (Actor)

Lies 1986 (Movie)

Murray (Actor)

Tai-Pan 1986 (Movie)

Tillman (Actor)

TerrorVision 1986 (Movie)

Grampa (Actor)

Barbara Mandrell: Something Special 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Code of Silence 1985 (Movie)

Commander Kates (Actor)

Generation 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

James A. Michener's "Space" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand Alone 1985 (Movie)

Paddy (Actor)

Hobson's Choice 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Memorial Day 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Places in the Heart 1984 (Movie)

Tee Tot Hightower (Actor)

M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Independence Day 1982 (Movie)

Red Malone (Actor)

Lookin' to Get Out 1982 (Movie)

Smitty (Actor)

P.K. and the Kid 1981 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

Kid Colors (Actor)

Borderline 1980 (Movie)

Carl Richards (Actor)

Carny 1980 (Movie)

Delno (Actor)

Flesh and Blood 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside Moves 1980 (Movie)

Stinky (Actor)

Love For Rent 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Break 1979 (Movie)

Bo Winnegar (Actor)

Joni 1979 (Movie)

Mr Eareckson (Actor)

Second-Hand Hearts 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Wedding 1977 (Movie)

William Williamson--Only Guest (Actor)

Gibbsville 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncle Joe Shannon 1977 (Movie)

Braddock (Actor)

Baby Blue Marine 1976 (Movie)

Mr Hudkins (Actor)

Harry and Walter Go to New York 1976 (Movie)

Guard O'Meara (Actor)

The Oath: the Sad and Lonely Sundays 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

Star (Actor)

California Split 1974 (Movie)

Helen Brown (Actor)

Thieves Like Us 1974 (Movie)

T-Dub (Actor)

Fuzz 1972 (Movie)

Desk Sergeant (Actor)

If Tomorrow Comes 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 (Movie)

Bart Coyle (Actor)

Brewster McCloud 1970 (Movie)

Officer Douglas Breen (Actor)

The Lollipop Cover 1964 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

Dead Ringer 1963 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Moon Pilot 1961 (Movie)

Agent Brown (Actor)

Pork Chop Hill 1959 (Movie)

Lieutenant Cummings (Actor)

Brink's: The Great Robbery (TV Show)

Actor

Burning Rage (TV Show)

Actor

Crazy Times (TV Show)

Actor

Crime of the Century (TV Show)

Actor

Hugo Pool (TV Show)

Actor

I Married a Centerfold (TV Show)

Actor

Maid For Each Other (TV Show)

Actor

Night Walk (TV Show)

Actor

Policewoman Centerfold (TV Show)

Actor

Road Ends (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Sins of the Father (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Hostage (TV Show)

Actor

Tess of the Storm Country (Movie)

Mike Foley (Actor)

The Awakening Land (TV Show)

Actor

The Death Squad (TV Show)

Actor

There Was a Little Boy (TV Show)

Actor

Victims (TV Show)

Actor

Who Is Julia? (TV Show)

Actor
Casting (8)

A Cold Night's Death 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Casting

Home For the Holidays 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Casting

The Letters 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Casting

No Place to Run (TV Show)

Casting

Rolling Man (TV Show)

Casting

Snatched (TV Show)

Casting

The Bounty Man (TV Show)

Casting

The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (TV Show)

Casting

Biography

Stocky, gritty-looking character player with a shock of wavy hair, bushy eyebrows and strong, lined features. After serving in the Navy in WWII and receiving a Purple Heart, Remsen studied acting at Ithaca College and the Neighborhood Playhouse. During his tenure at the latter in the early 1950s, he performed on Broadway in "The Rainmaker" and in Mae West's revival of her legendary 20s success "Diamond Lil." Remsen also acted on TV in NY-based anthology dramas, including the acclaimed "U.S. Steel Hour" presentation of "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1956) with Paul Newman. Stage tours brought him to Hollywood, where he made his feature debut in Lewis Milestone's "Pork Chop Hill" (1959).

Relationships

Winfred Herbert Remsen

Father

Helen Remsen

Mother

Ann Manners

Daughter
has two children

Barbara Remsen

Wife
married c. 1958

Kerry Remsen

Daughter

Guy Remsen

Brother

EDUCATION

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York, New York 1950 - 1954
studied acting with Sanford Meisner

Ithaca College

Ithaca, New York 1949

Milestones

1999

Appeared in "Forces of Nature"

1992

Last of eight films with Robert Altman, a cameo appearance as himself alongside brother Guy

1990

Played Daddy in "Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will"

1987

Played recurring role of 'Dandy' Dandridge on one season of the CBS primetime serial drama, "Dallas"

1978

First TV miniseries, "The Awakening Land"

1976

Debut as TV series regular: played the role of Pell, the city editor, on the short-lived NBC serial drama, "Gibbsville"

1974

Feature film credits began to pick up again

1970

First TV-movie, "If Tomorrow Comes"

1969

First film with director Robert Altman, "Brewster McCloud"

1959

Feature film debut, "Pork Chop Hill"

1942

Served with the US Navy during WWII; was decorated with a Purple Heart

While studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse, acted on Broadway in supporting roles with Mae West in her revival of her play "Diamond Lil", and also in "The Rainmaker", which starred Geraldine Page and Darren McGavin

Was severed injured in an accident while on the set of a TV series in 1964 and, with occasional exceptions, spent much of the next decade-plus working as a top casting agent

Worked as a casting director for Quinn Martin Productions' ABC drama series, "The F.B.I." (1965-1974), for other Quinn Martin projects, and for MGM Television, Lorimar and Spelling-Goldberg Productions

Played Mario on the ABC sitcom, "It's a Living"

Also acted in early New York-based TV, including the anthology drama programs, "Playwrights '56" and "Kraft Theatre"; one of most notable appearances was in the acclaimed presentation, "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1956), which starred Paul Newman and aired on

Acted in touring stage shows in the later 1950s, including "The Rainmaker" in Chicago and "Finian's Rainbow" in the South and in Puerto Rico; then settled in Hollywood

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