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Casey, Bernie 1939–

Casey, Bernie 1939-


Full name, Bernard Terry Casey; born June 8, 1939, in Wyco, WV. Education: Bowling Green State University, B.A., M.F.A., 1966; studied acting with Jeff Corey.


Agent—Schiowitz, Connor, Ankrum & Wolf, 1680 Vine St., Suite 1016, Los Angeles, CA 90028.


Actor, producer, director, and writer. Professional football player with San Francisco Giants, 1961-66, and Los Angeles Rams, 1967-68; also artist, with work exhibited at La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA, 1970, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, 1972, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, and John Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Negro Industrial and Economic Union, cofounder; Community Arts Foundation, president; Savannah College of Art and Design, chair of the board of trustees.

Awards, Honors:

Nomination for Grand Prix des Ameriques, Montreal World Film Festival, 1997, for The Dinner.


Film Appearances:

Cassie, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, United Artists, 1969.

George Harley, … tickticktick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970.

Black Chariot, Goodwin, 1971.

Tyrone Tackett, Hit Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972.

Von Morton, Boxcar Bertha, American International Pictures, 1972.

Seth, Black Gunn, Columbia, 1972.

Reuben, Cleopatra Jones, Warner Bros., 1973.

Maurice Stokes, Maurie (also known as Big Mo), National General, 1973.

Officer Larry Atkins, Cornbread, Earl and Me (also known as Hit the Open Man), American International Pictures, 1975.

Peters, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Almi Cinema V, 1976.

Dr. Henry Pride, Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (also known as Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Black and Mr. White, and The Watts Monster), Dimension Pictures, 1976.

David Thomas, Brothers, 1977.

Arch, Sharky's Machine, Orion, 1981.

Felix Leiter, Never Say Never Again (also known as James Bond 007—Sag niemals nie), Warner Bros., 1983.

U. N. Jefferson, Revenge of the Nerds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.

Colonel Rhumbus, Spies Like Us, Warner Bros., 1985.

Reese, Steele Justice, Atlantic, 1987.

Clinton James, Backfire, Atlantic, 1987.

(Uncredited) Major General Hadley, "The Unknown Soldier," Amazon Women on the Moon, 1987.

Lemar, Rent-a-Cop, Kings Road Entertainment, 1988.

John Slade, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988.

Mr. Ryan, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Orion, 1989.

Kirkland Smith, Another 48 Hrs., Paramount, 1990.

Commander Harris, Under Siege (also known as Piege en haute mer), Warner Bros., 1992.

Raymond, Street Knight, Cannon, 1993.

John, The Cemetery Club (also known as Looking for a Live One), Buena Vista, 1993.

Locket, The Glass Shield (also known as The Johnny Johnson Trial), Miramax, 1994.

Robinson, In the Mouth of Madness (also known as John Carpenter's "In the Mouth of Madness"), New Line Cinema, 1995.

Mr. Walter, Once Upon a TimeWhen We Were Colored, Republic, 1996.

Good brother, The Dinner, 1997.

Officer hurley, Tomcats, Columbia, 2001.

Rex Stevens, On the Edge, 2002.

Vegas Vampires, Appling Pictures/CMX Pictures/Pittmobile Entertainment, 2003.

Amos Jackson, When I Find the Ocean, Cypress Moon Productions, 2006.

Film Work:

Producer and director, The Dinner, 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mike Harris, Harris and Company, NBC, 1979.

Thomas "Ozzie" Peoples, Bay City Blues, NBC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Movies:

J. C. Caroline, Brian's Song, ABC, 1971.

Head Gargoyle, Gargoyles, CBS, 1972.

Wendell Weaver, Panic on the 5:22, ABC, 1974.

Dave Williams, Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night, CBS, 1977.

Vince, It Happened at Lakewood Manor (also known as Ants! and Panic at Lakewood Manor), ABC, 1977.

Joe Louis, Ring of Passion (also known as Countdown to the Big One), NBC, 1978.

Shurley Walker, The Sophisticated Gents, NBC, 1981.

A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion, 1982.

J. T. Collins, The Fantastic World of D. C. Collins, NBC, 1984.

Cale Sturgis, Mother's Day (also known as Lethal Error and Vindicated: A Mother's War), 1989.

Sergeant Falco, Chains of Gold, Showtime, 1991.

U. N. Jefferson, Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, 1992.

U. N. Jefferson, Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love, 1994.

Silas, The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, 1999.

Lewis, The Last Brickmaker in America, CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Bubba Haywood, Roots: The Next Generations, ABC, 1979.

Major Jeff Spender, The Martian Chronicles, NBC, 1979.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Charlie, "First Offender," HBO Family Playhouse, HBO, 1987.

Edwin Gaines, "Sexual Considerations," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1991.

Jim Brown: All American, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mike Harris, Love Is Not Enough, NBC, 1978.

Monday, Hear No Evil, CBS, 1982.

Captain Bernie Rollins, Pros and Cons, ABC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Joe Namath Show, 1969.

Richard, "Timelock," The Streets of San Francisco, 1972.

Patrick, "Slay Ride: Parts 1 & 2," Cade's County, 1972.

Ray Eller, "Field of Honor," Longstreet, 1972.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1973.

"Fear Is a Free Throw," The Snoop Sisters, 1974.

Duke Windsor, "The Company Man," Police Story, 1975.

"The Answer," Joe Forrester, 1976.

Hamilton Ward, "The Six Foot Stretch," Police Story, 1977.

P. J. Johnson, "Once a Snitch," Police Woman, NBC, 1977.

"Love and Marriage," Trapper John, M.D., 1982.

Bernie, "Method Actor," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985.

Lieutenant Jack Dolan, "To Live and Diet in L.A.," L.A. Law, 1989.

Doc Evans, "Three Strikes, You're Out," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

Sergeant Del Weber, "Investment in Death," Hunter, 1989.

Ernest Cooper, "The Contender," Time Trax, 1993.

Commander Cal Hudson, "The Maquis: Parts 1 & 2," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: SD9), 1994.

Derek Cranston, "Hunter, Prey," Babylon 5 (also known as B5), 1995.

Derek Cranston, "Matters of Honor," Babylon 5 (also known as B5), 1995.

Admiral Vanalden, "Chains of Command," SeaQuest DSV (also known as SeaQuest 2032), 1995.

Voice of Tynis Black, "Once Burned," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future)), 1999.

James, "Father Fixture," For Your Love, 2000.

Himself, "A&E Biography: Nina van Horn," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2000.

Judge Edward Dent, "Judging Edward," Girlfriends, UPN, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

16th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, 1989.

The 7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, 1992.



The Dinner, 1997.


(Author and illustrator) Look at the People (poetry), Doubleday, 1969.

My Point of View—Poems and Drawings, 1971.

Other writings include Barbara; Excerpts from a Terry Trip; In Little Ways; Saturday's Nightscape; Schizophrenic Moon Folly; Shadow in the Bright Sun; Some Rainy Days; White Bird; and You Can Win the Game, If It's Your Turn. Contributor to periodicals, including Los Angeles Herald and Los Angeles Times.

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