Corbin Bernsen

Corbin Bernsen Dean ( born September 7, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor and film director who is also active as a screenwriter.

Life and career

The son of actress Jeanne Cooper studied after graduating from high school at UCLA theater arts. After a few small roles, including King Kong from 1976, Corbin Bernsen made ​​in the early 1980s attracted attention in the soap opera Ryan's Hope.

His breakthrough came in 1986 with the role of Arnie Becker in LA Law - Star lawyers, tricks, processes. For Bernsen was nominated twice each for an Emmy and a Golden Globe. In recent years, he starred in the Restless and General Hospital and made ​​guest appearances on several series, including Outer Limits - The unknown dimension, JAG - The Call of Duty and Third Watch - use the limit. As a star of the television series Countdown X - Alarm at All ( The Cape ) Corbin Bernsen played the USAF Colonel Henry J. " Bull" Eckert.

Bernsen also starred in numerous films such as The Indians of Cleveland, The Dentist, with The Ring of the Musketeers, death in the mirror or Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. For the latter, in 2005 he was nominated for a Satellite Award.

Since 2006 he plays in the series Psych the ex-cop Henry Spencer, the father of the main character Shawn Spencer. 2005 Bernsen was with the film comedy Carpool Guy made ​​his debut as a director. Followed in 2009 with Donna on Demand a drama, he also staged with a horror film Dead Air. More films followed, with whom he came into existence as a scriptwriter. He is also active as a producer of his own productions.

Bernsen is married to British actress Amanda Pays since 1988. Together they have four children. In his first marriage Bernsen was married to Brenda Cooper.

Filmography (selection)