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Herschel Bernardi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Herschel Bernardi (30 October 1923, New York City – 9 May 1986, Los Angeles, California) was an American film, Broadway, and television actor. He is best known for his starring roles on Broadway including Fiddler on the Roof (as Tevye), Zorba, and Bajour, but he also acted in many television shows, including Harbor Command and The Eleventh Hour (both with Wendell Corey), as well as State Trooper, Peter Gunn. He was the lead in the CBS sitcom Arnie. Bernardi wrote at least one script for Peter Gunn. In Arnie, he starred for two years as someone plucked from the loading dock of a flange company to become an executive. Originally, the character was to receive a $25,000 annual salary, which was very good in those days. But, national economic woes caused producers to substitute the figure of $20,000 per year before airing. Born into the Yiddish theatre, Bernardi was appearing on the stages of 2nd Avenue with his acting family before he could talk. In the 1930s, Bernardi appeared in the Yiddish films of Edgar G. Ulmer and was later among those actors who made the transition from Yiddish-speaking roles in film to American films. Bernardi was also in several notable films, including Irma La Douce, Love with the Proper Stranger and the 1976 film The Front, a film about blacklisting in the entertainment industry. Bernardi was the victim of blacklisting during the 1950s, as were several other performers and the screenwriter and director on that film. Bernardi was a noted voiceover artist and narrator with hundreds of films, commercials and cartoons to his credit and was the original voice of StarKist Tuna animated character, "Charlie the Tuna". Herschel Bernardi also had two minor record hits, 1967's "If I Were A Rich Man", reflecting his success as Tevye, and 1971's "Pencil Marks On The Wall". Description above from the Wikipedia article Herschel Bernardi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Oct 30, 1923 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
55
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Series The Mighty Heroes 2016
Known For
Poster of The Art of Being Nick
Poster of Profiles in Courage
Poster of Sam Benedict
Poster of Matinee Theater
Filmography
Series The Mighty Heroes Unknown 2016
Series The Art of Being Nick 1987-08-27
Movie David and Goliath Goliath 1986-01-01
Movie Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" I-Man Bogosian 1986-04-06
Series Hail to the Chief 1985-04-09
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Movie The Million Dollar Face Nick Ravenna 1981-03-11
Series Sweepstakes Unknown 1979-01-26
Movie Actor Nahum Favel Weissenfreund 1978-02-21
Movie No Deposit, No Return Sgt. Turner 1976-02-05
Series Good Heavens Unknown 1976-02-29
Movie The Front Philip Sussman 1976-09-17
Movie Judgment: The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg 1974-01-28
Movie The Story of Jacob and Joseph Laban 1974-04-07
Movie No Place to Run Hyam Malsh 1972-01-01
Movie Sandcastles Alexis 1972-10-17
Series Arnie 1970-09-19
Movie But I Don't Want to Get Married! Walter Benjamin 1970-10-06
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie The Man from Button Willow The Captain / Saloon Man#1 1965-04-03
Series Honey West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Movie The Hangman Narrator 1964-01-01
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Grindl Unknown 1963-09-15
Movie Irma la Douce Insp. Lefevre 1963-06-04
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Movie Love with the Proper Stranger Dominick Rossini 1963-12-25
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Movie A Cold Wind in August Juley Franz 1961-07-26
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie The George Raft Story Sam 1961-11-22
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie The Savage Eye Kirk 1960-06-06
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series The Flintstones Unknown 1960-09-30
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Movie 1001 Arabian Nights The Jinni of the Lamp (voice) 1959-12-01
Movie Stakeout on Dope Street Mr. Fennel 1958-05-03
Series Peter Gunn Lieutenant Jacoby 1958-09-22
Series Mike Hammer Unknown 1958-01-07
Movie Murder by Contract George 1958-12-01
Series Kraft Music Hall Unknown 1958-10-08
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series The Walter Winchell File Unknown 1957-10-02
Series Harbor Command Unknown 1957-10-11
Series State Trooper Unknown 1956-09-25
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20