Corbin Bernsen comes from an entertainment family. His mother Jeanne Cooper was on the Daytime Drama The Young and Restless for 35 years. His father was an agent for writers and directors. A graduate of UCLA where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theater and a Master’s degree in Playwriting, Bernsen jumps between all mediums both in front of and behind the camera, excited to explore the endless possibilities to tell a story.
He currently plays the role of Vulcan on Starz’s groundbreaking series American Gods. Before that he starred as Henry Spencer for eight seasons on USA Network’s hit original series Psych. He began his career the hit NBC TV series, LA LAW. Twice, he was nominated for both an Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe Award® for his performance as Arnie Becker on the show that virtually created the ensemble drama as we know today. Along the way, he hosted Saturday Night Live and guest-starred on Seinfeld and Star Trek to name a few notable television appearances. In the feature film arena, he starred in the comedy Disorganized Crime and had further notable roles in Wolfgang Peterson’s Shattered, The Great White Hype, Tales From the Hood, and as the Cleveland Indians’ third baseman-turned- owner Roger Dorn in the extremely popular Major League series of films. Other film credits include Lay the Favorite with Bruce Willis, and The Big Year with Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson. He also appeared with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in Shane Black’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Recently, Bernsen has moved to the other side of the camera, directing the films Carpool Guy, Dead Air, and Rust, which was distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. With Rust, Bernsen formed Home Theater Films. 25 Hill, which he also wrote and directed about the All-American Soap Box Derby was the first title from his newly formed company. This was followed by 3-Day Test (2012) and Beyond the Heavens (2013). Later projects include Christian Mingle (2015) and In-Lawfully Yours (2016). His current projects include the dramatic features Life with Dog, and the television series Blind Eye. Bernsen lives in Los Angeles with his wife of twenty-nine years, actress Amanda Pays, and their four sons.