Jason Bernard Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died in Burbank, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameRonald Carl Johnson
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jason Bernard was born on May 17, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Ronald Carl Johnson. He was an actor, known for Liar Liar (1997), While You Were Sleeping (1995) and No Way Out (1987). He was married to Debra Jean Wilson and Carol J Pacanda. He died on October 16, 1996 in Burbank, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Carol J Pacanda (1964 - 1974) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Debra Jean Wilson (? - 16 October 1996) ( his death)

Trade Mark (1)

Usually played a stern authority figure

Trivia (10)

He appeared in 2 movies involving supernatural intervention, as well as deceitful lawyer; All of Me (1984) and Liar Liar (1997).
Was originally hired as a minority actor by the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 1966.
A strong factor in the eventual success of Black Arts/West in the goal of providing professional training to actors. He employed a hybrid of the Stanislavsky and Grotowski methods. He also directed and appeared in its production of "Dream On Monkey Mountain" in 1971.
One brother: Milton.
Has one son (Jason) and two stepchildren (Austin, Brianna).
Had just finished a support role opposite comedian Jim Carrey in Liar Liar (1997) at the time of his death. The movie was dedicated to his memory.
Suffered a fatal heart attack while driving his car in Hollywood and was involved in a rear-end accident. He died about an hour later at Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank.
Actively involved in the Seattle theater scene, directing and acting in such stage productions as "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Threepenny Opera".
African-American actor on stage, film and TV who played everything from a parole officer to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Perhaps best known for his Deputy Inspector Marquette role on "Cagney & Lacey", which he performed in for ins year.
Died shortly after he was nominated for a Cable Ace award for his work in the tele-movie Sophie & the Moonhanger (1996), which aired on the Lifetime network.

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