Actor. He started his career by playing Seldon in the blaxploitation classic film "Thomasina and Bushrod" (1974). Other film roles followed with "Friday Foster" (1975), "Car Wash"(1976), "Paint It Black" (1986), and "While You Were Sleeping" (1995). Some of his most remembered TV roles include Preston Wade in the daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" from 1982 to 1983, Inspector Marquette in the 1980s TV series "Cagney and Lacey," the chronically humorless publishing executive Mr. Paul Bracken in the 1991 Fox sitcom "Herman's Head," and his supporting role in the Lifetime movie "Sophie and the Moonhanger"(1995). He was a very popular addition to the Wing Commander franchise in 1994 as Captain William Eisen. His last feature film role was that of a judge in the Jim Carrey comedy "Liar Liar" (1997). On October 18, 1996, Bernard was driving in Hollywood when he suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 58. (bio by: Brown Girl 33)
Burial: Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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