Carlos Bernard

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Carlos Bernard
Carlos Bernard 2009.jpg
Carlos Bernard in May 2009
Born Carlos Bernard Papierski
(1962-10-12) October 12, 1962 (age 55)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Tessie Santiago (m. 2013) Sharisse Baker (m. 1999–2010)
Children Natalie (daughter)

Carlos Bernard Papierski (born October 12, 1962) is an American actor and director, best known[1] for his role as Tony Almeida in 24, which he played from 2001 to 2006, and then reprised again in 2009, 2014 in 24: Solitary and 2017 in 24: Legacy. He received a fine arts degree from American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco after attending Illinois State University.[citation needed]

Early life and education

Bernard was born on October 12, 1962 in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of three brothers. Of Polish and Spanish ancestry, his mother is originally from Madrid, Spain. Bernard graduated from New Trier High School, and showed signs of interest in acting while in his high school years. He then went to Illinois State University and shortly after received his fine arts degree in San Francisco in the American Conservatory Theatre. Bernard started out on stage but quickly progressed to television.


Bernard performed in A.C.T. stage productions:

At the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, he performed in Scenes From an Execution, with Frank Langella.

Bernard has made guest appearances on Walker, Texas Ranger, Burn Notice, F/X: The Series, Babylon 5, and Silk Stalkings and appeared as a regular on the daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless. He has appeared in the feature films Alien Raiders, Vegas, City of Dreams, The Killing Jar, and the short film The Colonel's Last Flight.

Personal life

Bernard speaks fluent Spanish,[2] Russian, and German.[citation needed]

Bernard has been married to actress Tessie Santiago since 2013. He has one child with ex-wife Sharisse Baker, daughter Natalie, who was born in August 2003. He is friends with Kiefer Sutherland, Reiko Aylesworth and Mary Lynn Rajskub, with whom he starred in 24.


Start Year Film/TV Show Role Other notes
1996 The Killing Jar Chajén
1997 Sunset Beach Intern
Night Man Parker's Henchman Episode: "In the Still of the Night"
Silk Stalkings Bradley Babcock Episode: "Pink Elephants"
F/X: The Series Roberto Episode: "French Kiss"
1998 Men in White
1999 The Young and the Restless Rafael Delgado
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Communications
2000 The Colonel's Last Flight Rosario
Mars and Beyond Lt. Ronaldo Alvarez
2001 24 Tony Almeida 2001–2006, 2009, 2014 (115 episodes +1 special 24: Solitary[3] exclusive to 24: Live Another Day Blu-Ray and DVD home releases. This is a follow up to 24: Live Another Day)
Walker, Texas Ranger Raoul 'Skull' Hidalgo Episode: "Without a Sound"
Vegas, City of Dreams Chico Escovedo
2006 10.5: Apocalypse Dr. Miguel Garcia
24: The Game Tony Almeida
2007 Nurses Dr. Richmond
2008 Alien Raiders Aaron Ritter
2010 Burn Notice Gabriel Episode: "Good Intentions"
Full Nelson
Angel Camouflaged Jude Stevens
Scoundrels Det. Sgt. Mack Series Regular
The Blue Wall David Keenan
2011 Ghost Storm Hal Miller
Charlie's Angels Pajaro / Rodrigo Episode: "Angel with a Broken Wing"
CSI Miami Diego Navarro - Nemesis of Horatio Caine Recurring Cast
2012 Dallas Vicente Cano Recurring Cast
Hawaii Five-0 Agent Channing 2 Episodes; "Doubt", "Evil Woman"
2013 Castle Jared Stack 1 Episode; "The Human Factor"
2014 Motive Kurt Taylor 1 Episode; "Overboard"
Major Crimes Pete Sims 1 Episode; "Acting Out"
2015 The Inspectors Director, 4 episodes
2015 Madam Secretary Manuel Barzan 1 Episode; "You Say You Want a Revolution"
2015 Lavalantula Interrogator
2017 24: Legacy Tony Almeida
2017 Supergirl Oscar Rodas Episode: "Far From the Tree"


  1. ^ "Drama Faces". BBC. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  2. ^ " Biography of Carlos Bernard". TV Guide. 2008-06-28. 
  3. ^ "First Photo of Tony Almeida in 24: Solitary". 24 Spoilers. 

External links

  • Carlos Bernard on IMDb
  • Carlos Bernard at AllMovie
  • Carlos Bernard Official Website
  • World Poker Tour Profile
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