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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameBernard Morton Kopell
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bernie Kopell was born on June 21, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Bernard Morton Kopell. He is an actor and writer, known for Get Smart (2008), The Love Boat (1977) and The Cutter (2005). He has been married to Catrina Honadle since October 31, 1997. They have two children. He was previously married to Yolanda Veloz and Celia Whitney.

Spouse (3)

Catrina Honadle (31 October 1997 - present) (2 children)
Yolanda Veloz (2 November 1974 - 19 January 1995) (divorced)
Celia Whitney (29 April 1962 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Served in the United States Navy, under the service number 488 29 39, from December 1955 to September 1957. Was released from active duty as a Seaman and discharged from the Inactive Reserves in December 1961.
Known for his talent with dialects, his first three years of his career had him playing Latinos, including a three-month stint on The Brighter Day (1954) as a Cuban heavy.
His former wife Yolanda Veloz is the daughter of the dance team, Veloz & Yolanda.
He has played the same character (Dr. Adam Bricker) in four different series: The Love Boat (1977), Charlie's Angels (1976), Martin (1992) and Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998).
Went to college with James Drury.
Best known for his role as Dr. Adam Brinker on The Love Boat (1977).
Bernie and Catrina Honadle are parents of seven-year-old Josh and 12-year-old Adam (the oldest is named for Kopell's The Love Boat (1977) character, Dr. Adam Bricker).

Personal Quotes (2)

[on Danny Kaye] We were in a sketch together on The Danny Kaye Show (1963). He was a hero coming down from the hills of Mexico to help the villagers and I played one of his helpers. I got a big laugh with my line at our first rehearsal in front of an audience. I did not know that it was against the law on "The Danny Kaye Show" for anyone to get a big laugh other than Danny Kaye. I felt something that seemed like an ice pick in my forearm. He was grabbing me. I said, "Danny, what the hell?" I looked at him and he had blood in his eyes. His idea was: "You set me up--and then I get the laugh." It continued that way until I was ultimately fired.
[on Jack Benny] What an absolutely delightful human being. There was not one iota of supremacy about him when he dealt with other actors. He was gigantic in radio and then became gigantic in television.

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