|Years active 1968–1996|
Siblings Milton Bernard
Spouse Debra Bernard (m. ?–1996)
|Role Film actor|
Name Jason Bernard
Children Jason Bernard
|Born May 17, 1938 (1938-05-17) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
Occupation Film, television, voice actor
Died October 16, 1996, Burbank, California, United States
Movies and TV shows Liar Liar, While You Were Sleeping, No Way Out, Herman's Head, Blue Thunder
Similar People Justin Cooper, Anne Haney, Christopher Mayer, Micole Mercurio, Amanda Donohoe
Jason Bernard - Actor
Jason Bernard (May 17, 1938 – October 16, 1996) was an American film and television actor.
Life and career
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 TV roles are in the 1980s TV 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 TV 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, 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 in the film All of Me. Bernard's final appearance was in the 1997 film Liar Liar as Judge Marshall Stevens.
Shortly after the filming of Liar Liar was completed, Bernard suffered a heart attack on October 16, 1996. He had been driving his car in Burbank, California when he was stricken, and was involved in a rear-end accident. Bernard was rushed to Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank where he died. He was survived by his wife Debra and son Jason Jr. His body was cremated. Liar Liar was dedicated in memory of him.