Corbin Bernsen

Active - 1967 - 2022  |   Born - Sep 7, 1954 in North Hollywood, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Thriller, Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Born on September 7th, 1954, to actress Jeanne Cooper, Corbin Bernsen graduated from UCLA, boasting a BA degree in theatre arts and an MFA in playwrighting. From age 20 onward, Bernsen managed to find work in LA-based movies and TV productions. Things didn't immediately break for him when he moved to New York in the 1980s, so he took carpentry and modelling jobs until landing the part of Kenny Graham in the ABC daytime drama Ryan's Hope. Bernsen achieved celebrity status with his regular role as Arnie Becker in the TV series LA Law (1987-94). The best of his most recent films has been Major League (1990), in which he plays an investment-conscious baseball player. Corbin Bernsen remained more or less in this line of work with his role as an athlete-turned-sportcaster in the 1995 sitcom Whole New Ballgame. In more recent years, Berenger could be seen in a bevy of television series' including Psych, General Hospital, Boston Legal, and The West Wing. He worked with Steve Martin in The Big Year, director David Frankel's comedy based on a book of the same name. The actor also found success in the film 25 Hill, an inspirational drama following a New York fire chief (Bernson) who lost his son in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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  • Worked as a model and a carpenter before he got his big break.
  • Trained in the martial art Jeet Kune Do under Bruce Lee.
  • Began collecting snow globes while acting in L.A. Law and has amassed more than 6000.
  • Made his directorial debut with 2005's Carpool Guy, which he also produced.