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Corbin Bernsen

Corbin Bernsen made his initial mark on the seminal television series L.A. Law as opportunistic divorce lawyer "Arnie Becker" earning him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations over the show's eight-year run. He proved along the way the role was not to be a dead-end stereotype, maintaining a steady career in both television and film over the ... See full bio »

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L.A. Law Arnie Becker
Psych Henry Spencer
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 2018 Jessica Frost (pre-production)
Alfred (Grandpa)
 2018 Steele Justice (post-production)
Ray Connor
 2017 The Russian Bride (post-production)
Karl Frederick
 2017 Psych: The Movie (TV Movie) (filming)
Henry Spencer
 2016/I Distortion (completed)
Dr. Eli Sutton
  All Good Things (filming)
  Life with Dog (post-production)
Joe Bigler
  Reach (post-production)
 2018 Hap and Leonard (TV Series)
Chief Cantuck
- Episode #3.3 (2018) ... Chief Cantuck
 2017 American Gods (TV Series)
- A Murder of Gods (2017) ... Vulcan
 2017 Boone: The Bounty Hunter
Cage Bickle
 2017 Larceny
 2017 My Daddy's in Heaven
 2016 In-Lawfully Yours
Father Grayson
 2016 The Elvis Room (Short)
 2016 A Time to Dance (TV Movie)
 2016 Prayer Never Fails
Joseph T. Harrington
 2016 Love's Complicated (TV Movie)
Dublin Senior
 2016 Dead Man Rising
 2015 On the Wing
Senator Jeremy Ryburn
 2015 God's Club
Max Graves
 2015 It Had to Be You (TV Movie)
Nolan Powell
 2015 Midland (Short)
The Shepherd
 2015 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Mason
- The Fall (2015) ... Dr. Paul Mason
 2015 Portrait of Love (TV Movie)
 2015 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
Navy Admiral Adam Huntley
- The Abyss (2015) ... Navy Admiral Adam Huntley
 2014 Anger Management (TV Series)
- Charlie & the 100th Episode (2014) ... Roger
 2014 The Last Straw
Mr. G.
 2014 The League (TV Series)
- Man Land (2014) ... Bruce
 2014 Scorpion (TV Series)
Bob Connelly
- Shorthanded (2014) ... Bob Connelly
 2014 Christian Mingle
 2014 Motive (TV Series)
Dr. Stan Matthews
- Deception (2014) ... Dr. Stan Matthews
 2014 Born to Race: Fast Track (Video)
Liam Sterling
 2013 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Henry Upton
- Kupouli 'la (2013) ... Henry Upton
 2013 Beyond the Heavens
Gus Henry
 2013 Gordon Family Tree
Ron Goodson
 2012 3 Day Test
 2012 Lizzie
Dr. Fredricks
 2012 Switched at Birth (TV Series)
James Wilkerson II
- Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time (2012) ... James Wilkerson II
 2012 Stolen Child (TV Movie)
 2012 Lay the Favorite
 2011 Suing the Devil
Barry Polk
 2011 Castle (TV Series)
Lance Hastings
- One Life to Lose (2011) ... Lance Hastings
 2011 Bad Actress
Corbin Bernsen
 2011 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Jerry Grandin
- Today I Do (2011) ... Jerry Grandin
 2011 The Black Keys: Howlin' for You (Video short)
Duke Wolff
 2011 Pizza Man
 2011/I The Ascension
 2010 Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (Video)
FBI Director Hill
 2010 Closets
Grant Erickson
 2010/I Rust
James Moore
 2009/I Dead Air
Dr. F
 2009/II Trapped
Edward Hutton
 2009 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
- For Love or Money (2009) ... Howard
 2009 Donna on Demand
Ben Corbin
 2008 For the Love of Grace (TV Movie)
Captain Washington
 2008 Vipers (TV Movie)
 2008 Depth Charge (TV Movie)
Capt. Brad Richards
 2008 House of Fallen
 2007 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
- Right to Die (2007) ... Ira
 2007 Pirate Camp
 2006 Paid
William Montague
 2006 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Attorney Eli Granger
- ...There's Fire! (2006) ... Attorney Eli Granger
 2005-2006 General Hospital (TV Series)
John Durant
- Episode #1.10967 (2006) ... John Durant
- Episode dated 25 January 2006 (2006) ... John Durant
- Episode #1.10958 (2006) ... John Durant
- Episode #1.10957 (2006) ... John Durant
- Episode dated 10 January 2006 (2006) ... John Durant
 2006 Submission (Video)
 2005 Carpool Guy
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
William Hendry
- Prisoner (2005) ... William Hendry
 2005 Ordinary Miracles (TV Movie)
David Woodbury
 2005 Palmetto Pointe (TV Series)
Old Ballplayer
- All That You Can't Leave Behind (2005) ... Old Ballplayer
 2005 Raging Sharks (Video)
Capt. Riley
 2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Bob Cavanaugh
- I Love My Wives, But Oh You Kid (2004) ... Bob Cavanaugh
 2004 Third Watch (TV Series)
Carter Savage
- Rat Bastard (2004) ... Carter Savage
 2004 They Are Among Us (TV Movie)
 2004/I The List (Short)
 2003 The Company You Keep
 2003 Love Comes Softly (TV Movie)
Ben Graham
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
Richard Atkins
- All That Glitters (2003) ... Richard Atkins
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series)
Stu 'Dr. Love' Scott
- Divorce Happens (2003) ... Stu 'Dr. Love' Scott
 2002 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
David Carver
 2002 The Santa Trap (TV Movie)
Chief Spivak
 2002 Presidio Med (TV Series)
- Milagros (2002)
 2002 Dead Above Ground
Mark Mallory
 2002 Atomic Twister (TV Movie)
Sheriff C.B. Bishop
 2002 L.A. Law: The Movie (TV Movie)
Arnie Becker
 2002 Gentle Ben (TV Movie)
Fog Benson
 2002 The Tomorrow Man (Video)
 2002 Fangs
Carl Hart
 2001 Raptor (Video)
Dr. Hyde
 2001 Citizen Baines (TV Series)
Nicholas Tassler
- Three Days in November (2001) ... Nicholas Tassler
 2001 Killer Instinct
Jennings Wilhite
 2001 Final Payback
Mayor Richardson
 2001 Accidents Don't Happen
Mr. Jones
 2001 Judgment
Mitch Kendrick
 2001 V.I.P. (TV Series)
Zack Henley
- Val in Carnation (2001) ... Zack Henley
 2001 Borderline Normal
Benjiman Walling
 2000 Delicate Instruments (Short)
Sam Livingston
 2000 Baywatch (TV Series)
Barry Poe
- Ties That Bind (2000) ... Barry Poe
 2000 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
Gary Walden
- Jimmy Gets a Job (2000) ... Gary Walden
 2000 Rangers (Video)
 2000 Beggars and Choosers (TV Series)
Sandy Peretz
- Killer Sushi (2000) ... Sandy Peretz
 2000 Son of the Beach (TV Series)
Big Red Johnson
- Miso Honei (2000) ... Big Red Johnson
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Virgil Nygard
- Abaddon (2000) ... Virgil Nygard
 2000 Battery Park (TV Series)
- Rabbit Punch (2000) ... Michael
 1999 A Place Apart (TV Movie)
Robert, Sr.
 1999 The Unbelievables (TV Movie)
 1999 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Edward Jansen
- Trade Off (1999) ... Edward Jansen
 1999 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Series)
Roger Stovall / Bill Water
- Death and Taxes (1999) ... Roger Stovall / Bill Water
 1999 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Ted Grant
- Sometimes That's Just the Way It Is (1999) ... Ted Grant
 1999 Two of Hearts (TV Movie)
Bruce Saunders
 1999 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Jack Dayton
- Dating (1999) ... Jack Dayton
 1998 Young Hearts Unlimited (TV Movie)
 1998 Recipe for Revenge (TV Movie)
Dr. Chester Winnifield
 1998 Kiss of a Stranger
 1998 Riddler's Moon (TV Movie)
 1998 The Misadventures of Margaret
Art Turner
 1998 Beings
Rob Preston
 1997 Veronica's Video (TV Movie)
Rob Hammerman
 1997 Spacejacked
 1997 Tidal Wave: No Escape (TV Movie)
John Wahl
 1997 Bloodhounds (TV Movie)
Harrison Coyle
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Eric Weiss
- Angel of Death (1997) ... Eric Weiss
 1997 Menno's Mind
Felix Medina
 1997 An American Affair
Dist. Atty. Sam Brady / Sen. John Crawford
 1997 Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders (Video Game)
Andre Solloway
 1996 Kounterfeit (Video)
Marty Hopkins
 1996 Full Circle (TV Movie)
Harrison Winslow
 1996 Bloodhounds II (TV Movie)
Harrison Coyle
 1996 Inhumanoid (TV Movie)
Foster Carver
 1996 The Great White Hype
Peter Prince
 1996 The Cold Heart of a Killer (TV Movie)
Alex Jensen
 1995 Someone to Die For
Jack Davis
 1995 Murderous Intent (TV Movie)
 1995 Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead (TV Movie)
Neil Jones / Roy Francis Netter
 1995 Cover Me
Andre Solloway
 1995 Baja (Video)
John Stone
 1995 Tales from the Hood
Duke Metger
 1995 Temptress
 1995 Aurora: Operation Intercept
Flight Engineer Murphy
 1995 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Frank Cole
- By Duty Bound (1995) ... Frank Cole
 1995 Dangerous Intentions
Tom Williamson
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series)
Glen Mitchell
- Stock Tip (1994) ... Glen Mitchell
 1994 Guns of Honor (TV Movie)
Brent Mallick
 1994 The Soft Kill
Martin Lewis
 1994 Radioland Murders
Dexter Morris
 1994 Voices from Within (TV Movie)
Mark Reichard
 1994 Where Are My Children? (TV Movie)
Tom Scott
 1994 Savage Land
 1994 The New Age
Kevin Bulasky
 1994 A Brilliant Disguise
Dr. Martin
 1994 Trigger Fast
Brent Mallick
 1994 Final Mission (Video)
General Morgan Breslaw
 1994 Love & War (TV Series)
- Bali Ha'i (1994) ... Neil
 1993 Fatal Inheritance
Woodward Dawes
 1993 Beyond Suspicion (TV Movie)
 1993 Grey Knight
Col. Nehemiah Strayn
 1993 Roc (TV Series)
Jim Larson
- The Millionaire Brother (1993) ... Jim Larson
 1993 The Extraordinary (TV Series)
 1992 Love Can Be Murder (TV Movie)
Nick Peyton
 1992 Ring of the Musketeers (TV Movie)
 1992 Frozen Assets
Zach Shepard
 1992 Grass Roots (TV Movie)
Will Lee
 1991 Dead on the Money (TV Movie)
Carter Matthews
 1991 Out of This World (TV Series)
- Evie Nightingale (1991) ... Chad (as Collin Bernsen)
 1991 Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story (TV Movie)
Morris Dees
 1990 Dear John (TV Series)
Blake McCarron
- Hole in One (1990) ... Blake McCarron
 1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
- Déjà Q (1990) ... Q2 (uncredited)
 1989 Anything But Love (TV Series)
Dr. Jeff Ryan
- Bang You're Dead (1989) ... Dr. Jeff Ryan (uncredited)
 1989 Breaking Point (TV Movie)
 1989 Disorganized Crime
Frank Salazar
 1989 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
Jim Shirley
 1987 Dead Aim
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Corbin Bernsen
- The Network (1987) ... Corbin Bernsen
 1985 Doubletake (TV Movie)
Tennis Pro
 1983 Allison Sydney Harrison (TV Movie)
Steve Malloy
 1981 S.O.B.
Surfer on Beach
 1980 The Waltons (TV Series)
- The Medal (1980) ... Casey
 1979 Flying High (TV Series)
Dan Ellison
- It Was Just One of Those Days (1979) ... Dan Ellison
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Chris Andes
- Bought and Paid For (1976) ... Chris Andes
 1976 King Kong
Reporter (uncredited)
 1976 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Blind Sunday (1976) ... Lifeguard
 1976 Eat My Dust
Roy Puire
 1974 Three the Hard Way
 1967 Clambake
Boy at Playground (uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Director (9 credits)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (102 credits)
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