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Also Known As: Died: October 18, 1996
Born: May 17, 1938 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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Jason Bernard was an actor with a strong presence in film throughout his Hollywood career. In 1983, he acted in the TV adventure series "Fletch." In 1982, he performed in "Cagney and Lacey" in the role of Deputy Inspector Marquette. Bernard's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the Max Julien crime flick "Thomasine & Bushrod" (1974), the Pam Grier crime adaptation "Friday Foster" (1975) and the Richard Pryor musical comedy "Car Wash" (1976). He also appeared in "Blue Thunder" (1983), "Wargames" (1983) and the action picture "The Star Chamber" (1983) with Michael Douglas. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties, appearing in the fantastical comedy "All of Me" (1984) with Steve Martin, the remake "No Way Out" (1987) with Kevin Costner and "Bird" (1988) with Forest Whitaker. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the thriller "Paint It Black" (1989) with Sally Kirkland, the Sandra Bullock comedy "While You Were Sleeping" (1995) and the Jim Carrey hit comedy "Liar Liar" (1997). Bernard was most recently credited in "Bojangles" (Showtime, 2000-01). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Heart and Soul" (ABC,...

Jason Bernard was an actor with a strong presence in film throughout his Hollywood career. In 1983, he acted in the TV adventure series "Fletch." In 1982, he performed in "Cagney and Lacey" in the role of Deputy Inspector Marquette. Bernard's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the Max Julien crime flick "Thomasine & Bushrod" (1974), the Pam Grier crime adaptation "Friday Foster" (1975) and the Richard Pryor musical comedy "Car Wash" (1976). He also appeared in "Blue Thunder" (1983), "Wargames" (1983) and the action picture "The Star Chamber" (1983) with Michael Douglas. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties, appearing in the fantastical comedy "All of Me" (1984) with Steve Martin, the remake "No Way Out" (1987) with Kevin Costner and "Bird" (1988) with Forest Whitaker. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the thriller "Paint It Black" (1989) with Sally Kirkland, the Sandra Bullock comedy "While You Were Sleeping" (1995) and the Jim Carrey hit comedy "Liar Liar" (1997). Bernard was most recently credited in "Bojangles" (Showtime, 2000-01). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Heart and Soul" (ABC, 1988-89). Bernard passed away in October 1996 at the age of 58.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bojangles (2001) Blackbird Dancer
2.
 Liar, Liar (1997) Judge Marshall Stevens
4.
 Suddenly (1996) Louie
5.
6.
 Down, Out & Dangerous (1995) Detective Danner
7.
 While You Were Sleeping (1995) Jerry
9.
 Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The (1995) Professor Miles Quigley
10.
 Paint It Black (1989) Lieutenant Wilder
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1977:
Co-starred in the TV movie "Wilma"
1982:
Performed in "Cagney and Lacey" in the role of Deputy Inspector Marquette
1983:
Acted in the TV adventure series "Fletch"
1989:
Played the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in "The Meeting" (PBS)
1995:
Appeared in "While You Were Sleeping" with Sandra Bullock
1996:
Co-starred in "Sophie and the Moonhanger" (Lifetime)
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Notes

Nominated at the 18th Annual CableAce Award in 1996 for best supporting role in the movie "Sophie and the Moonhanger"

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