In 1967, he co-starred in an unsold comedy pilot called "Me and Benjie." The plot concerned the adventures of two nine-year-old boys, one black and one white, and their families.
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Did You Know?
Initially a white actor was cast to play Captain Harold Dobey on Starsky and Hutch
(1975). Aaron Spelling
and Leonard Goldberg
, however, remembered Bernie, who had already played a police captain in a previous Spelling-Goldberg TV show, and thought he'd provided the right chemistry and balance. Since they already had film on him, Bernie didn't need a screen test and secured the part.