Corbin Bernsen
Born: September 7, 1954
North Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor/Director
Years Active: 1967-present
Spouse (s): Amanda Pays (1988-present)
Brenda Cooper (1983-1987)
Corbin Dean Bernsen (born September 7, 1954) is an American actor best known for his roles as Arnold Becker on L.A. Law and Henry Spencer on Psych. He has also directed a fair share of projects, as well as acting. He has also had regular roles on such shows as General Hospital and Cuts.

Biography Edit

Bernsen was born on September 7, 1954, in North Hollywood, California to father Harry Bernsen Jr and mother Jeanne Cooper, who is a veteran soap opera actress who appears on the show The Young and the Restless. Bernsen graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1972. Also, Bernsen is a "double Bruin", achieving both a BA in Theater Arts and an MFA in Playwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

After appearing for two years on the soap opera Ryan's Hope, Bernsen was cast in his breakthrough role as lawyer Arnold Becker on the hit show L.A. Law in 1986. Bernsen's role on the show earned him many Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, as well as guest appearances on shows such as Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live. Bernsen was one of only a couple actors who stayed on L.A. Law through the entire tenure of the show. 

Bernsen appeared in starring roles such in films such as Dr. Alan Feinstone in horror film The Dentist, Roger Dorn in comedy film Major League, and had a recurring role as John Durant on General Hospital for two years before the character was murdered. In 2006, Bernsen took the role of Henry Spencer on USA Network comedy Psych, where he plays main character Shawn Spencer's retired cop father. In the season six finale, Santabarbaratown Henry Spencer's fate was left unknown after he was shot.

Bernsen has been married to British actress Amanda Pays since 1988, with whom he has 4 children. Bernsen has one of the largest snow globe collections in the entire world, with almost 7,000 snow globes.

According to USA Network's "Psych All Night" event, Corbin's favorite episode is "Mr. Yin Presents...."


Year Title Role Notes
1967 Clambake Boy uncredited
1974 Three the Hard Way Boy
1976 Eat My Dust Roy Puire
1979 Flying High Dan Ellison 1 episode
1980 The Waltons Casey 1 episode
1984-1985 Ryan's Hope Ken Graham 5 episodes
1986-1994 L.A. Law Arnie Becker Main Cast
1987 Dead Aim Webster
Hello Again Jason Chadman
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday Arnie Becker TV film
1989 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool Jim Shirley
Major League Roger Dorn
Disorganized Crime Frank Salazar
Breaking Point Pike TV film
1990 Saturday Night Live Himself
Star Trek: The Next Generation Q uncredited
Dear John Blake McCarron 1 episode
1991 Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story Morris Dees TV film
Shattered Jeb Scott
Dead on the Money Carter Matthews TV film
Out of This World Chad 1 episode
1992 Grass Roots Will Lee TV film
Frozen Assets Zach Shephard
Ring of the Musketeers Harry TV film
Love Can Be Murder Nick Peyton TV film
Seinfeld Himself 1 episode
1993 Fatal Inheritance Woodward Dawes
Ghost Brigade Col. Nehemiah Strayn
Beyond Suspicion Stan TV film
Roc Jim Larson 1 episode
1994 Guns of Honor Brent Mallick TV film
The Soft Kill Martin Lewis
Bud Bowl V Coach of Team Bud Light
A Brilliant Disguise Dr. Martin
Trigger Fast Brent Mallick
I Know My Son Is Alive Dr. Mark Elshant
Final Mission General Morgan Breslaw
Major League II Roger Dorn
Savage Land Quint
The New Age Kevin Bulasky
Where Are My Children? Tom Scott TV film
Radioland Murders Dexter Morris
The Nanny Glen Mitchell 1 episode
1995 Someone to Die For Jack Davis
Cover Me Andre Solloway
Dangerous Intentions Tom Williamson
Aurora: Operation Intercept Flight Engineer Murphy
Tales from the Hood Duke Metger
Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead Neil Jones/Roy Francis Netter TV film
Murder Intent Brice TV film
Temptress Nick
1996 Bloodhounds Harrison Coyle TV film
Murder on the Iditarod Trail Alex Jensen TV film
Baja John Stone
The Dentist Dr. Alan Feinstone
The Great White Hype Peter Prince
Inhumanoid Foster Carver TV film
Bloodhounds II Harrison Coyle TV film
Full Circle Harrison Winslow TV film
1996-1997 The Cape USAF Col. Henry "Bull" Eckert 17 episodes
1997 An American Affair Dist. Atty. Sam Brady/Sen. John Crawford
Menno's Mind Felix Medina
Tidal Wave: No Escape John Wahl TV film
Kounterfeit Marty Hopkins
Spacejacked Barnes
Touched by an Angel Eric Weiss TV film
1998 The Fairy King of Ar Rob Preston aka Beings
Loyal Opposition: Terror in the White House Secret Service Agent John Gray TV film
Major League: Back to the Minors Roger Dorn
The Dentist 2 Dr. Alan Feinstone
Riddler's Moon George TV film
Recipe for Revenge Dr. Chester Winnifred TV film
The Misadventures of Margaret Art Turner
Young Hearts Unlimited Brian TV film
1999 Kiss of a Stranger Mason
Two of Hearts Bruce Saunders TV film
Tracey Takes On... Jack Dayton 1 episode
7th Heaven Ted Grant 1 episode
Twice in a Lifetime Roger Stovall/Bill Water 1 episode
Nash Bridges Edward Jansen 1 episode
1999-2004 JAG Captain Owen Sebring 8 episodes
2000 Borderline Normal Benjiman Walling
Rangers The Senator
Battery Park Michael 1 episode
The Outer Limits Virgil Nygard 1 episode
Son of the Beach Big Red Johnson 1 episode
Beggars and Choosers Sandy Peretz 1 episode
Yes, Dear Gary Walden 1 episode
Baywatch  Barry Poe 1 episode
2001 Apocalypse IV: Judgement Mitch Kendrick
Fangs Carl Hart
The Tomorrow Man Larry
Final Payback Mayor Richardson
Killer Instinct Jennings Wilhite
Raptor Dr. Hyde
The West Wing Henry Shallick 2 episodes
V.I.P. Zack Henley 1 episode
Jack & Jill Paul Barrett 2 episodes
Citizen Baines Nicholas Tassler 1 episode
2002 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus David Carver
Gentle Ben Fog Bensen TV film
L.A. Law: The Movie Arnie Becker TV film
Atomic Twister Sherriff C. B. Bishop TV film
Dead Above Ground Mark Mallory
The Santa Trap Chief Tom Spivak TV film
2003 Gentle Ben 2 Fog Bensen TV film
Love Comes Softly Ben Graham TV film
The Commission Rep. Gerald R. Ford
Miss Match Stu "Dr. Love" Scott 1 episode
L.A. Dragnet Richard Atkins 1 episode
Celebrity Mole: Hawaii Himself 3 episodes
2004 Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss Steve TV film
They Are Among Us Norbert TV film
Nightmare Boulevard Jerry Martin
Third Watch Carter Savage 1 episode
NYPD Blue Bob Cavanaugh 1 episode
Celebrity Mole: Yucatan Himself  2 episodes
2004; 2009-2010; 2012 The Young and the Restless Father Todd Williams 12 episodes
2004-2006 General Hospital John Durant Recurring
2005 Raging Sharks Capt. Riley
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Harlan Dexter
Ordinary Miracles David Woodbury TV film
Carpool Guy Michael
Palmetto Point Old Ballplayer 1 episode
Law & Order: Criminal Intent William Hendry 1 episode
2005-2006 Cuts Jack Sherwood Recurring
2006 Submission Max
The Naked Ape Mr. Feldman
Paid William Montague
Last Sunset John Wayne
Boston Legal Eli Granger 1 episode
2006 - 2014 Psych Henry Spencer Main Cast
2007 Masters of Horror Ira 1 episode
2008 House of Fallen Rowland
Depth Charge Captain Richards TV film
Vipers Burton TV film
Confessions of a Go-Go Girl Nick Harvey TV film
For the Love of Grace Captain Washington TV film
2009 Donna on Demand Ben Corbin also director
Dead Air Dr. F also director
The New Adventures of Old Christine Howard 1 episode
2010 Rust James Moore also director, writer, & producer
25 Hill Roy Gibbs also director, writer & producer
2011 Castle Lance Hastings 1 episode
Criminal Minds Jerry Grandin 1 episode
2012 3 Day Test Tom also director & writer