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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 5 November 1971Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Birth NameJoseph Charles Nemec IV
Nickname Corky
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Corin Nemec's name comes from his nickname, Corky, given to him as a child by his grandmother. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and later moved to Atlanta. He now lives in California. His first acting parts were in the series Webster (1983) and Sidekicks (1986). He then got a part in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, followed by lead roles in I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989) and My Son Johnny (1991), and the lead role in the TV series Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

Spouse (1)

Jami (May 2002 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Brother of Anastacia C. Nemec
According to the website for Perfect Union Lodge #10 in San Antonio, Texas, Joseph C. Nemec IV is also a Master Mason of the Freemasonic Order, having joined the Lodge in the year 2000. He is accredited with a documentary video detailing the hidden geometric meaning of the Master Mason's Apron for the Grand Lodge of Texas in early 2002.
He enjoys reading non-fiction and listening to instrumental East Indian music.
Married and the father of two children (Sadie and Lucas Manu), and still lives in the Los Angeles area. He is still close friends with fellow late-1980s teen heartthrobs and rappers Brian Austin Green and David Faustino of Married with Children (1987) fame.
His mother was a graphic artist as well as a painter, writer and poet. His father, Joseph Charles Nemec III, of Czech, Irish and Scottish origin worked in the film industry as a set designer and production designer. His grandmother nicknamed him "Corky".
Daughter Sadie Joy Nemec was born in 1993 to Corin and his high school sweetheart, Jami Schahn.
Son Lucas Manu Nemec born to Corin Nemec and his former wife Jami Schahn Nemec.

Personal Quotes (27)

My favorite episode of Stargate? All of them! My favorite episode of Parker Lewis? All of them!
Art is about expressing the true nature of the human spirit in whatever way one wishes to express it. If it is honest, it is beautiful. If it is not honest, it is obvious.
What motivates me in art is the ugly and beautiful nature of the truth. It has to be truthful and honest, even if it is ugly and grotesque.
I have my ethics and morals. I have my anchor point of what is right and wrong in real life, but I'm not afraid to entertain any and every aspect of personality in relationship to creating a character.
Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen.
I can't sing. Definitely no ambition in that area.
Every role varies greatly, just as emotions vary greatly.
Even though I was theatrically trained, learning to develop a character was an awesome experience.
Emmanuel Lewis was amazing to work with. I'll love that guy to the end of time.
It would be far to general a statement to try and describe the daily life of an actor in Hollywood, but I am quite certain that cappuccinos have something to do with it.
It is a Modern day, and these times need Modern solutions to Modern problems.
In LA, too many people want to go the quickest route from A to B. Method acting offers them that.
I very rarely get nervous as an actor. Very rarely.
I have not thought too much about the psychology or life of the character Jonas in some time.
I had the benefit of experiencing a hundred times more than the average kid. I don't look back with regret at all. It was the best life ever.
I pitched a storyline, and as far as I know it's been picked up. It's for the third and final episode I'm contracted to do. But I can't give any spoilers.
I like good stories. Quality products and character are what's important. Even if the script isn't that strong, if I challenge myself with a great character, I'll go for it.
I did private study for about a month, five days a week, six hours a day. I came to understand the character in ways that I never would've previous to that. I was so innocent in respect to ways of creating characters.
I got to do a whole slew of TV movies playing the bad guy, including an episode of Smallville. That would never have happened if I hadn't done the Stand.
I decided I'd never do a series again, but I was offered a pilot for a series through Eddie Murphy Productions, and that was the gig that got me Parker Lewis.
It's all about creating a back story for the character and developing emotional responses that are true to life in relation to the character. It isn't necessary to live a tragic life to create from that place.
It has given me an insight into what it's like as an actor to come into a show in the middle of a production and fit into a group that's already established.
I've done a number of readings at poetry lounges in Vancouver and Los Angeles. I've compiled a book of poetry that's completed, and two others I'm working on.
I'd just gotten into Los Angeles from Texas, where I live, and the phone rang and it was the guy calling about the Willie Nelson video. I was totally excited about it.
I try to find what is closest to me in the character. There's many sides to personality, but it's a matter of, do you entertain those specific areas of your personality, or are you afraid to entertain them?
There were time when I was into method acting that I did have moments of residual character emotions, because the method bases your emotional responses as a character on emotional experiences from your real life.
Stargate by far is the top of the pile when it comes to Sci-Fi. The quality is great. They have really good writers, production design, lighting, wardrobe.

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