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Overview (2)

Nicknames Bear
Bazza
Bazz
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Wernick started acting in Community Theater as a child growing up in Dallas, Texas. He continued his pursuit of acting while attending the prestigious all boys St. Mark's School of Texas. Although renowned for its rigorous academics as a college preparatory school, St. Mark's has also been the breeding ground for alumni who have pursued careers in entertainment such as musicians: Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, and Rhett Miller, producers Mike Macari and Keven McAlester, director/producer brothers Craig Zisk and Randy Zisk, as well as actors Tommy Lee Jones, and brothers, Andrew Wilson, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson. Upon passing the Texas Bar, Wernick moved to New York City to pursue a career in entertainment. He honed his skills in musical theater and voice training as well as trained under the tutelage of Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York. Although he had several successes acting in television commercials while living in New York, he had little success breaking into movies. Many of his roles in major studio films would go as uncredited as they were later edited out. His improvisational skills did land him a role as Doctor Scrubs in Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), Harmony Korine's unscripted dogme 95 film. In addition, he played one of the suitors in Children's Television Workshop's television movie, Cinderelmo (1999), and made a guest appearance in the Sci-Fi channel's _"In Search of" (2000)_ episode "Alien Menace." Not able to get enough work in front of the camera outside of commercials and modeling, Wernick started doing Stand-In work as a way to learn more about filmmaking from behind the camera. While working on movie sets as a stand-in, he used his spare time to focus on screenwriting. He wrote several screenplays which included such diverse genres as comedy, drama, horror, and action. In the summer of 2003, Wernick and his writing partner, Lance Greene, produced, co-directed, and co-starred in their first feature length comedy, 'Shoots & Ladders' , with Christine Elise, set to release in 2006.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Benjamin Bank

Spouse (2)

Alyssa Wernick (7 November 2010 - present)
Jessica L. Wernick (24 May 1998 - 2006) ( divorced)

Trivia (9)

Cousin of Executive Producer David Russo, actress and television host Hilary Russo and Ilana Wernick.
Earned a USIA grant to study at the Moscow Power College where he studied Soviet Cinema, theater, and played basketball.
Turned down scholarships to play basketball in college in order to pursue studies at the University of Texas, where Renée Zellweger was one of his little sisters for his fraternity, ZBT.
When first moved to New York was the Stand-In for Chris Noth on Sex and the City (1998).
While waiting to hear on official selections from film festivals for 'Shoots & Ladders', he has been busy working on producing his second film, a drama called 'Second Chances', scheduled to be shot toward the latter part of 2005 in Miami Beach. [March 2005]
Although currently residing in Hollywood, he still travels much to Texas, Florida, and New York as opportunities present themselves. Wernick recently partnered up with Matthew Spradlin in developing, writing, and producing a new Teen Comedy/Horror movie called "Detention: Bad Kids Go To Hell" for which they are currently seeking financing and plan to shoot by the end of summer 2007. Wernick will be starring in the film and Spradlin is currently slated to direct. [January 2007]
While waiting to hear on official selections from film festivals for 'Shoots & Ladders', he has been busy working on producing his second film, a drama called 'Second Chances', scheduled to be shot toward the latter part of 2004 in Miami Beach. [December 2003]
Post Production on the comedy feature film Shoots & Ladders, starring Lance Greene, Barry "Bazza" Wernick, and Christine Elise, will be completed the Summer of 2009 and shortly thereafter will be submitted to film festivals. [April 2009]
While waiting to hear on official selections from film festivals for 'Shoots & Ladders', he has been busy working on television and movie acting opportunities. He is also working on producing his second film, a drama called 'Second Chances', scheduled to be shot toward the latter part of 2007 in Miami Beach. [January 2006]

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