Jason Bernard

Jason Bernard (May 17, 1938 – October 16, 1996) was an American film and television actor. Bernard was born in Chicago, Illinois. His first starring role was in the pilot episode of the television series The White Shadow as Jim Willis. His other well-known television roles are in the 1980s television series Cagney & Lacey as Inspector Marquette from 1982–1983, Days of Our Lives as Preston Wade in 1982, and a recurring role in the first season of Night Court as Judge Stone's arrogant rival Judge Willard. His big role came in the 1983 hit NBC miniseries V as Caleb Taylor. Bernard reprised his role in the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle. His other big television role was in the 1990s Fox comedy series Herman's Head as Herman's boss, Mr. Paul Bracken. He appeared in the video games Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger and Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom as Captain William Eisen. Bernard's first role in a feature film was a cameo in the Charles Bronson film Death Wish, and his first major role was in the 1974 movie Thomasine & Bushrod. He later appeared in Car Wash, WarGames, No Way Out, While You Were Sleeping, and Blue Thunder. Bernard made many guest appearances on a variety of television shows, ranging from Starsky & Hutch, Flamingo Road and The Jeffersons to The Flash, Murder, She Wrote, Wiseguy and Partners. He also appeared, as the chief security guard, in The Dukes of Hazzard episode "The Dukes in Hollywood". He played the blind musician Tyrone Wattell ...

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Bamboozled (2000)

TV producer Pierre Delacroix becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a 21st century minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it becomes a smash hit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Damon Wayans  •  Savion Glover  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

TV producer Pierre Delacroix becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a 21st century minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it becomes a smash hit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Damon Wayans  •  Savion Glover  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

Blue Thunder (1983)

Los Angeles, California. Officer Murphy, a veteran Metropolitan Police helicopter pilot suffering from severe trauma due to his harsh experiences during the Vietnam War, and Lymangood, his resourceful new partner, are tasked with testing an advanced and heavily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Warren Oates  •  Candy Clark  •  Malcolm McDowell

Los Angeles, California. Officer Murphy, a veteran Metropolitan Police helicopter pilot suffering from severe trauma due to his harsh experiences during the Vietnam War, and Lymangood, his resourceful new partner, are tasked with testing an advanced and heavily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Warren Oates  •  Candy Clark  •  Malcolm McDowell

Car Wash (1976)

This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar's Car Wash in the Los Angeles ghetto. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers -- including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an ex-convict -- while cracking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Darrow Igus  •  DeWayne Jessie  •  James Spinks  •  Richard Brestoff

This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar's Car Wash in the Los Angeles ghetto. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers -- including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an ex-convict -- while cracking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Darrow Igus  •  DeWayne Jessie  •  James Spinks  •  Richard Brestoff

Coma (1978)

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A young female doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that looks after them. The young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Geneviève Bujold  •  Michael Douglas  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  Richard Widmark

A young female doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that looks after them. The young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Geneviève Bujold  •  Michael Douglas  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  Richard Widmark

Liar Liar (1997)

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Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

No Way Out (1987)

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Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sean Young  •  Will Patton

Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sean Young  •  Will Patton

The Star Chamber (1983)

As violence escalates in Los Angeles and heinous murders are committed, Steven Hardin, a young judge of the California Supreme Court, must struggle with his tortured conscience and growing despair as he watches helplessly as the ruthless criminals brought before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Sharon Gless

As violence escalates in Los Angeles and heinous murders are committed, Steven Hardin, a young judge of the California Supreme Court, must struggle with his tortured conscience and growing despair as he watches helplessly as the ruthless criminals brought before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Sharon Gless

WarGames (1983)

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High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Ally Sheedy  •  John Wood

High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Ally Sheedy  •  John Wood

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off railway tracks after he's mugged, but—while he's in a coma—his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Bill Pullman  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Peter Boyle

A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off railway tracks after he's mugged, but—while he's in a coma—his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Bill Pullman  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Peter Boyle

All of Me (1984)

Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's body instead, forcing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Madolyn Smith Osborne

Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's body instead, forcing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Madolyn Smith Osborne

I Was a Mail Order Bride (1982)

On a bet with one of his practical-joking partners, a Los Angeles lawyer responds to an ad from a pretty Chicago magazine writer offering herself as a bridal candidate as an investigative reporting assignment, and then makes another bet that he can keep the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Valerie Bertinelli  •  Ted Wass  •  Holland Taylor  •  Sam Wanamaker

On a bet with one of his practical-joking partners, a Los Angeles lawyer responds to an ad from a pretty Chicago magazine writer offering herself as a bridal candidate as an investigative reporting assignment, and then makes another bet that he can keep the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Valerie Bertinelli  •  Ted Wass  •  Holland Taylor  •  Sam Wanamaker

Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)

Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Satlof
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  William Katt  •  Daphne Ashbrook

Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Satlof
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  William Katt  •  Daphne Ashbrook

The Children of Times Square (1986)

An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Howard Rollins  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  David Ackroyd  •  Larry B. Scott

An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Howard Rollins  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  David Ackroyd  •  Larry B. Scott

Uncle Joe Shannon (1978)

A trumpet player, self-destructive after the death of his wife and child in a fire, befriends a crippled youngster and together they battle obstacles through each other's encouragement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph C. Hanwright
CAST:  Burt Young  •  Bobby Cassidy  •  Doug McKeon  •  Jason Bernard

A trumpet player, self-destructive after the death of his wife and child in a fire, befriends a crippled youngster and together they battle obstacles through each other's encouragement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph C. Hanwright
CAST:  Burt Young  •  Bobby Cassidy  •  Doug McKeon  •  Jason Bernard

Wilma (1977)

The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud Greenspan
CAST:  Shirley Jo Finney  •  Cicely Tyson  •  Jason Bernard  •  Joe Seneca

The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud Greenspan
CAST:  Shirley Jo Finney  •  Cicely Tyson  •  Jason Bernard  •  Joe Seneca

Friday Foster (1975)

Friday Foster, a magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged into a web of conspiracy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Marks
CAST:  Pam Grier  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Godfrey Cambridge  •  Thalmus Rasulala

Friday Foster, a magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged into a web of conspiracy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Marks
CAST:  Pam Grier  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Godfrey Cambridge  •  Thalmus Rasulala

The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)

The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the tough system he was a part of. As he struggles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karen Arthur
CAST:  Richard Crenna  •  Meredith Baxter  •  Pat Hingle  •  Frances Lee McCain

The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the tough system he was a part of. As he struggles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karen Arthur
CAST:  Richard Crenna  •  Meredith Baxter  •  Pat Hingle  •  Frances Lee McCain

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1995)

By accident, the content of a computer encyclopedia is transferred into the brain of Dexter Riley, a less than average college boy. Because of his newly acquired knowledge he competes in a quiz show between various universities, where he sweeps all the points. A ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Kirk Cameron  •  Larry Miller  •  Jason Bernard  •  Andrew Woodworth

By accident, the content of a computer encyclopedia is transferred into the brain of Dexter Riley, a less than average college boy. Because of his newly acquired knowledge he competes in a quiz show between various universities, where he sweeps all the points. A ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Kirk Cameron  •  Larry Miller  •  Jason Bernard  •  Andrew Woodworth

Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

A pair of thieves operate in the American South between 1911 and 1915, stealing from rich, white capitalists, and giving to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks Jr.
CAST:  Max Julien  •  Vonetta McGee  •  George Murdock  •  Glynn Turman

A pair of thieves operate in the American South between 1911 and 1915, stealing from rich, white capitalists, and giving to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks Jr.
CAST:  Max Julien  •  Vonetta McGee  •  George Murdock  •  Glynn Turman

Pray TV (1982)

A newly ordained minister accepts a summer job with a dynamic TV evangelist only to find deep conflicts between the latter's conventional activities servicing his community's spiritual needs and his power wielded as a TV celebrity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Markowitz
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Ned Beatty  •  Richard Kiley  •  Louise Latham

A newly ordained minister accepts a summer job with a dynamic TV evangelist only to find deep conflicts between the latter's conventional activities servicing his community's spiritual needs and his power wielded as a TV celebrity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Markowitz
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Ned Beatty  •  Richard Kiley  •  Louise Latham
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