Bernie Kopell Biography (1933-)

Full name, Bernard Morton Kopell; born June 21, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY; son ofAl Bernard and Pauline (maiden name, Taran) Kopell; married Yolanda Veloz, November 2, 1974 (divorced, 1995); married Catrina Honadle; children: (secondmarriage) Adam Alexander.

Birth Details
June 21, 1933
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • The Brighter Day, CBS, 1961
  • Conrad Siegfried, Get Smart, NBC, 1966-69, then CBS, 1970
  • Jerry Bauman, That Girl, ABC, 1966-71
  • Voice, Lancelot Link/Secret Chimp (also known as The Lancelot Link Secret Chimp Hour), 1970
  • Louie Palucci, The Doris Day Show, CBS, 1970-71
  • Charlie Miller, Needles and Pins, NBC, 1973
  • Alan-a-Dale, When Things Were Rotten, ABC, 1975-76
  • Dr. Adam Bricker, The Love Boat, ABC, 1977-86
  • Host of the series Railway Adventures across Europe, The Travel Channel.
  • Movies
  • Bill, A Guide for the Married Woman, ABC, 1978
  • Mr. Mendelsson, Combat High (also known as Combat Academy),NBC, 1986
  • Dr. Adam Bricker, The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise, 1986
  • Dr. Adam Bricker, The Love Boat: The Shipshape Cruise, 1986
  • Dr. Adam Bricker, The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn?,1986
  • Siegfried, Get Smart, Again!, Fox, 1989
  • Dr. Adam Bricker, The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage (also known asThe Love Boat: A Summer Cruise), PBS, 1990
  • Television host, Land of the Free, HBO, 1997
  • Specials
  • Howard Wagner, Death of a Salesman, CBS, 1966
  • Hoffman, Flo's Place, 1976
  • Don, Wild about Harry, 1978
  • An All Star Party for Aaron Spelling, ABC, 1998
  • Episodic
  • George, My Favorite Martian, CBS, 1963
  • Morton Beanbaker, attorney, "Poor Little Rich Cat," My Favorite Martian, CBS, 1964
  • Black Salmon, "The Umquaw Strip," Petticoat Junction, 1964
  • Jerry Best, "The Movie Starlet," The Beverly Hillbillies, 1965
  • Juan, "Remember the Alimony," The Dick Van Dyke Show, 1966
  • James D. Stuart, "You Ought to Be in Pictures," Green Acres, 1966
  • Dr. Chomsky, "Samantha Twitches for Unicef," Bewitched, ABC, 1969
  • A. J. Sylvester, "A Bunny for Tabitha," Bewitched, ABC, 1969
  • Apothecary, "Samantha's Secret Spell," Bewitched, ABC, 1969
  • Counselor, "Love and the Marriage Counselor," Love, American Style, 1970
  • Professor, "Psychic Shmychic," The Odd Couple, c. 1970
  • Apothecary, "Samantha's Lost Weekend," Bewitched, ABC, 1970
  • Dr. Rhinehouse, "Samantha's Secret Is Discovered," Bewitched,ABC, 1970
  • Reed, "The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes," Night Gallery, 1971
  • Baron, "Samantha and the Loch Ness Monster," Bewitched, ABC, 1971
  • Apothecary, "A Plague on Maurice and Samantha," Bewitched, ABC, 1971
  • Alonzo, "The Warlock in the Gray Flannel Suit," Bewitched, ABC, 1971
  • Dr. Arnold, "I Want to Be Alone," The Bob Newhart Show, 1972
  • Apothecary, "Sam's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse," Bewitched, ABC, 1972
  • Arthur Ganz, "Mask of Death," The Streets of San Francisco, 1974
  • Dean Watson, "School of Fear," The Streets of San Francisco, 1975
  • Charlie, "For the Love of Money," Harry O, 1975
  • Doctor, "The Trevi Collection," Kolchak: The Night Stalker, 1975
  • Tony, "Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 1975
  • Sam Bernard, "Money Back Guarantee," Kojak, 1975
  • Pete Martin, "Vulture of the Andes," The Six Million Dollar Man, 1976
  • Burt, "The Failure," Alice, 1977
  • Dr. Adam Bricker, "Love Boat Angels," Parts 1-2, Charlie's Angels, 1979
  • Apple Dan Bonny, "The Return of Apple Dan Bonny," Legmen, 1984
  • Dr. Roland, "Lillian Loses Her Powers," The Charmings, 1987
  • Vincent Lagarski, "Last of the Red Hot Vampires," Sledge Hammer!,1987
  • Boguslav Martin, Civil Wars, ABC, 1991
  • Doc, "Ill Will," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1992
  • Dr. Adam Bricker, "Goin' Overboard: Part 2," Martin, 1997
  • Dr. Les Franklin, "Physician, Murder Thyself," Diagnosis Murder, 1997
  • Himself, "Fraternity Row," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1997
  • Dr. Adam Bricker, "Reunion," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998
  • Dr. Beldon, "Beheading St. Valentine," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox,1999
  • Earl the coroner, "Which Prue Is It, Anyway?," Charmed, TheWB, 1999
  • Appeared as Puerto Rican diplomat, The Flying Nun, ABC; and as Siegfried, Get Smart; also appeared in episodes of The Danny Kaye Show; The Farmer's Daughter, ABC; Hart to Hart; Head over Heels; The Jack Benny Show, CBS; and The Steve Allen Show.
  • Pilots
  • Dr. O'Neill, The Love Boat II, ABC, 1977
  • Dr. Adam Bricker, The New Love Boat, ABC, 1977
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Potiphar, Greatest Heroes of the Bible (miniseries), 1978
  • Half Nelson, 1985
  • Film Appearances
  • Commercial director, The Thrill of It All, 1963
  • Fawning art fan, The Wheeler Dealers (also known as Separate Beds), 1963
  • Taragon, Good Neighbor Sam, Columbia, 1964
  • Assistant to the Guru Brahmin, The Loved One, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,1965
  • Penrat, Black Jack (also known as God Bless the Bomb and Wild in the Sky), American International Pictures, 1973
  • Dr. Gutman, Missing Pieces, 1991
  • Anthony Mason, Follow Your Heart, DMG Entertainment, 1998
  • Gil Griffin, Bug Buster, DMG Entertainment, 1998
  • (As Bernie Koppel) Konrad Siegfried, Comedy Central's Canned Ham:The Dr. Evil Story (also known as The Dr. Evil Story and Spyography: The Dr. Evil Story), Comedy Central, 1999
  • Appeared as President Polk's secretary, The Oregon Trail, Twentieth Century-Fox.
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Rabbi and the Toyota Dealer, Mayfair Theatre, Santa Monica, CA, 1985
  • A Need for Brussels Sprouts, Mayfair Theatre, 1985
  • A History of Shadows, CBS Studios Center, Studio City, CA, 1994
  • Rumors, Whitefire Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1996-97
  • Appeared as Russian peddler, The 49th Cousin, Players' Ring Theatre, Los Angeles; and as Lenny Ganz, Rumors, Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theatre, FL; also appeared in Death of a Salesman, Los Angeles production.
  • Major Tours
  • Toured as Lenny Ganz, Rumors.
  • Television Episodes
  • The Love Boat, ABC, between 1977-1986

Further Reference


    • Back Stage West, May 19, 1994, p. 7; August 8, 1996, p. 3.
    • Bernie Kopell Web Site,

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