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Herschel Bernardi (1923–1986)

The character actor Herschel Bernadi was born into a theatrical family on October 30, 1923 in New York, New York. The Yiddish-language theater in the United States was centered in New York City's Lower East Side, on Second Avenue, and the Bernardi family were stage people who plied their craft in Yiddish, as did the Adler Family (Jacob and his ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1986 Taking It Home (TV Movie)
Papa Joe Morelli
 1986 David and Goliath (Video short)
Goliath (voice)
 1985 Hail to the Chief (TV Series)
Helmut Luger
- Pilot (1985) ... Helmut Luger
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Det. Lt. Avery Mendelsohn
- Capitol Offense (1985) ... Det. Lt. Avery Mendelsohn
 1981 The Million Dollar Face (TV Movie)
Nick Ravenna
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1979)
 1978 Actor (TV Movie)
Nahum Favel Weissenfreund
 1977 Seventh Avenue (TV Mini-Series)
Joe Vitelli
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Joe Vitelli
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Joe Vitelli
 1976 Newman's Drugstore (TV Movie)
Charles Newman
 1976 The Front
Phil Sussman
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
Morris Kropotkin
- The Queen's Rook Club (1976) ... Morris Kropotkin
 1976 No Deposit, No Return
Sgt. Turner
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Bert Nevins
- Those Who Cannot, Teach (1975) ... Bert Nevins
 1972 Sandcastles (TV Movie)
Alexis
 1972 No Place to Run (TV Movie)
Hyam Malsh
 1970-1972 Arnie (TV Series)
Arnie Nuvo
- Star Trekking (1972) ... Arnie Nuvo
- Now You Take Teddy Roosevelt (1972) ... Arnie Nuvo
- Uncle Nikko (1972) ... Arnie Nuvo
- Surprise, Surprise (1972) ... Arnie Nuvo
 1971 The Big Freeze (Short)
Strong Man / Diaper Man / Tornado Man (voice)
 1970 The Shocker (Short) (voice)
 1970 But I Don't Want to Get Married! (TV Movie)
Walter Benjamin
 1970 The Proton Pulsator (Short)
Strong Man / Diaper Man / Tornado Man (voice)
 1970 The Drifter (Short) (voice)
 1970 The Ghost Monster (Short) (voice)
 1968 A Hatful of Rain (TV Movie)
John Pope, Sr.
 1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Muggsy
- Love Is an Itch You Can't Scratch (1968) ... Muggsy
 1967 Lamp Unto My Feet (TV Series)
Narrator
- Act of Joy (1967) ... Narrator
 1967 The Honey Pot
Oscar Ludwig (scenes deleted)
 1966 Mighty Heroes (TV Series)
Strong Man / Diaper Man / Tornado Man
- The Monsterizer (1966) ... Strong Man / Diaper Man / Tornado Man (voice)
 1965 Sean O'Casey: The Spirit of Ireland (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
Captain Petroff
- Abraham's Hand (1965) ... Captain Petroff
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Grommet
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Carl Garson
- The Witnesses (1965) ... Carl Garson
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- Edmund G. Ross (1965)
 1965 The Man from Button Willow
The Captain / Saloon Man#1 (voice)
 1964 The Hangman (Short)
Narrator
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Jerome P. Baggley
- Hooray for Hollywood (1964) ... Jerome P. Baggley
 1964 Insight (TV Series)
Host
- Jazz Hebraica (1964) ... Host
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
McCarthy
- The Sojourner (1964) ... McCarthy
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
George Conn / Myron Bellmore
- The Sixth Alarm (1964) ... George Conn
- Claire Chevel Died in Boston (1964) ... Myron Bellmore
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Joe Monti
- Their Own Executioners (1964) ... Joe Monti
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Kid McCoy
- Who Killed Marty Kelso? (1964) ... Kid McCoy
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Joe Bostick
- The Lucky Piece (1964) ... Joe Bostick
 1962-1964 Route 66 (TV Series)
Gerald Ward / Dr. Arthur Reisman
- Child of a Night (1964) ... Gerald Ward
- Between Hello and Goodbye (1962) ... Dr. Arthur Reisman
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger
Dominick Rossini
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Bernie Miller / Harry Cizar
- Like a Diamond in the Sky (1963) ... Harry Cizar
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mr. Otis
- I Don't Even Live Here (1963) ... Mr. Otis
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Christopher Burton / Maj. Abrams
- The Last of the Big Spenders (1963) ... Christopher Burton
- Squadron (1962) ... Maj. Abrams
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Governor's Aide
- The Biggest Day of the Year (1963) ... Governor's Aide (uncredited)
 1963 The Great Rights (Short) (voice)
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Benno Fisk / Julius Albert Vernon
- Bird in the Hand (1962) ... Benno Fisk
- Fall Guy (1962) ... Julius Albert Vernon
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Gus Slate / Stanley Dorkner
- Hold for Gloria Christmas (1962) ... Stanley Dorkner
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Tony Delgano
- Twenty Aching Years (1962) ... Tony Delgano
 1962 The Flintstones (TV Series)
Agent / Detective / Doctor #1 / ...
- Dino Goes Hollyrock (1962) ... Agent (voice)
- Kleptomaniac Caper (1962) ... Detective (voice)
- Operation Barney (1962) ... Doctor #1 (voice)
- Wilma's Vanishing Money (1962) ... Silky (voice, uncredited)
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Arizon
- The Con Man (1962) ... Arizon
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Ned Hazly
- The Renaissance of Gussie Hill (1962) ... Ned Hazly
 1961-1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nathan Agurski / Pico
- My Brother, the Doctor (1962) ... Nathan Agurski
- Winter Harvest (1961) ... Pico
 1961 Top Cat (TV Series)
Muggsy
- The Unscratchables (1961) ... Muggsy
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Louis Strode
- The Penitent: Louis Strode (1961) ... Louis Strode
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Clarence Bolling
- The Smiler (1961) ... Clarence Bolling
 1961 A Cold Wind in August
Juley Franz
 1960 The Savage Eye
Kirk
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Vic Gordon
- The Executioner (1958) ... Vic Gordon
 1958 Murder by Contract
George
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Eddie
- You'll Have to Die Now (1958) ... Eddie
 1958 Zorro (TV Series)
Manuel Hernandez
- The Sergeant Regrets (1958) ... Manuel Hernandez (uncredited)
 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Borachio / M. Plevian
- The Babylonian Heart (1956) ... M. Plevian
 1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
Jake Carney
- 312 Vertical (1958) ... Jake Carney
 1958 Stakeout on Dope Street
Mr. Fennel
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Frank Kerlo
- The Allen Cutler Case (1958) ... Frank Kerlo
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Joe Sale
- A Shot in the Arm (1958) ... Joe Sale
 1958 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Turk Savage
- Four to Die (1958) ... Turk Savage
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Father Salvadore
- Comfort for the Grave (1958) ... Father Salvadore
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
- Terror (1958)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- A Little Care (1957)
 1947 Danger Street
Casino Doorman (uncredited)
 1938 The Singing Blacksmith
Young Yankel (as Hershel Bernardi)
 1937 Green Fields
Avram-Yankov - 'Avrom-Yankov' (as Hershel Bernardi)
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Other Works:

Bajour (1964). Musical comedy. See more »

Alternate Names:

Hershel Bernardi

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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There are five stages to an actor's career: who is Herschel Bernardi? get me Herschel Bernardi; get me a Herschel Bernardi type; get me a young Herschel Bernardi; and who is Herschel Bernardi?

Trivia:

Appeared in a pilot for a series starring Scott Valentine as the character he plays on Family Ties, Nick Moore. See more »

Nickname:

Hesch

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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