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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:||Cast ... actor|
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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