Herschel Bernardi


Actor
Herschel Bernardi

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
October 30, 1923
Died
May 09, 1986
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Swarthy character player, best remembered as Tevye in the long-running musical "Fiddler on the Roof." Bernardi played gangster types or slow-thinking, good-natured schmoes in occasional feature comedies and dramas including "A Cold Wind in August" (1961), "Irma La Douce" (1963), and "The Front" (1976). A busy voice-over artist as well, Bernardi was much in demand for cartoon characters, ...

Biography

Swarthy character player, best remembered as Tevye in the long-running musical "Fiddler on the Roof." Bernardi played gangster types or slow-thinking, good-natured schmoes in occasional feature comedies and dramas including "A Cold Wind in August" (1961), "Irma La Douce" (1963), and "The Front" (1976). A busy voice-over artist as well, Bernardi was much in demand for cartoon characters, as with his Charlie the Tuna of TV commercials fame.

Life Events

1968

Returned to Broadway to star in the title role of the musical, "Zorba"

Videos

Movie Clip

Front, The (1976) - Make It A Firing Squad Howard (Woody Allen) enjoying the fruits of his work "fronting" for blacklisted writers, has a meeting with Delaney (Lloyd Gough) foiled, then arrives at the studio where Florence (Andrea Marcovicci) and Sussman (Herschel Bernardi) have an emergency, in The Front. 1977.
Front, The (1976) - First Class Script His first visit to the TV studio, Howard (Woody Allen), posing as a writer in place of his blacklisted friend, meets Florence (Andrea Marcovicci), Sussman (Herschel Bernardi), actor Parks (William Bogert) and comic Hecky (Zero Mostel), in Martin Ritt's The Front, 1976.
Stakeout On Dope Street (1958) - Other Racy Items Nick (Morris Miller, later better known as Steven Marlo) taking the lead with mild-mannered junkie Danny (Allen Kramer), who's been moving the heroin he and buddies Jim (Yale Wexler) and Ves (Jonathon Haze) found, no trouble yet, in Stakeout On Dope Street, 1958.
Stakeout On Dope Street (1958) - They Call It Junk We finally meet gang boss Fennel (Herschel Bernardi), chewing out bumbling Mitch (Herman Rudin) and Lenny (Phillip Mansour) for losing the stuff, for which they go hunting, in the 1958 feature from the team behind the KTTV Los Angeles series Confidential File, Stakeout On Dope Street.
Murder By Contract - Feelings Claude (Vince Edwards) tells henchmen Marc and George (Herschel Bernardi and Philip Pine) about the feelings he doesn't have in Murder By Contract, 1958.
Murder By Contract - Opening Credits Opening credit sequence for Irving Lerner's Murder By Contract, 1958, starring Vince Edwards.

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Family

Jack Bernardi
Brother
Actor.

Bibliography