Bernard Terry "Bernie" Casey (born June 8, 1939) is an American football player during the 1960s who later became an actor.
The 6 ft 4 inch (193 cm) Casey began his acting career in the film Guns of the Magnificent Seven, a sequel to The Magnificent Seven. From there he moved between performances on television and the big screen such as playing team captain for the Chicago Bears in the TV film Brian's Song. In 1983 he played the role of Felix Leiter in the unofficial (non-EON Productions) James Bond film Never Say Never Again. His comedic role as Colonel Rhumbus in the John Landis film Spies Like Us was followed by appearances in the Revenge of the Nerds sequels.
Also, during his career he worked with such well-known directors as Martin Scorsese in his 1972 film Boxcar Bertha and appeared on such television series as The Streets of San Francisco and as U.N. Jefferson, the national head of the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity in Revenge of the Nerds. In a good-natured spoof of 70s blacksploitation flicks, he played a caricature of himself, and other football players turned actors in Keenen Ivory Wayans's 1988 comedic film I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. 1994 saw Casey guest-starring in a two-episode story arc in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (along with series star Avery Brooks) as the Maquis leader Lieutenant Commander Cal Hudson. He has continued working as an actor. In 2006, he co-starred in the film When I Find the Ocean alongside such actors as Lee Majors.
In a piece for NFL Films, he expressed his disillusionment with the NFL and professional sports in general, feeling like his creativity and individuality were thwarted by conservative elements in the league and ownership hierarchy. He also showed off some paintings of his own creation during the piece.
Casey was born in Wyco, West Virginia. He now resides in Los Angeles, California, with his long time girlfriend Chae Castillo and his two stepchildren Dakota Castillo-Smith and Rheo Smith.
Bernie Casey at the Internet Movie Database
Bernie Casey at FelixLeiter.com
Bernie Casey article at Memory Alpha, a Star Trek wiki
Bio at BGSU
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Revenge of the Nerds Series
Revenge of the Nerds (1984) • Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992) • Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (1994)
Robert Carradine (Lewis Skolnick) • Anthony Edwards (Gilbert Lowell) • Michelle Meyrink (Judy) • Timothy Busfield (Arnold Poindexter) • Curtis Armstrong (Dudley "Booger" Dawson) • Brian Tochi (Toshiro Takashi) • Larry B. Scott (Lamar Latrell) • Andrew Cassese (Harold Wormser) • Bernie Casey (U.N. Jefferson) • James Cromwell (Mr. Skolnick)
Ted McGinley (Stan Gable) • Donald Gibb (Fred "The Ogre" Palowakski) • Julia Montgomery (Betty Childs) • Matt Salinger (Burke) • John Goodman (Coach Harris)
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