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Terry Kiser

Terry Kiser

Highest Rated: 100% Tammy and the T-Rex: Gore Cut (2019)

Lowest Rated: 13% Mannequin: On the Move (1991)

Birthday: Aug 1, 1939

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

A seasoned journeyman comic and light dramatic character player whose credits span daytime and primetime TV, Broadway and features, Terry Kiser earned a boost when he was cast as the dead-but-still-partying boss in "Weekend at Bernie's" (1989). Prior to that, Kiser worked on such daytime dramas as "The Doctors" (NBC, 1962-83) and "The Secret Storm" (CBS, 1953-74) while he studied at the Actors Studio. He had a supporting role in Neil Simon's 1974 Broadway comedy "God's Favorite" and began a lucrative career as a commercial pitchman, earning three Clio Awards. Kiser's feature debut came with the role of a preacher in Paul Newman's "Rachel, Rachel" (1968), starring Joanne Woodward. Migrating to L.A., he appeared in dozens of TV episodes and in the short-lived series "Rollergirls" (NBC, 1978), as manager for a women's roller derby team. In 1984, he landed a recurring role as Al Craven on the NBC sitcom "Night Court" (1984-92) as well as another recurring role, as Victor Hitler, on the NBC police drama "Hill Street Blues" (1980-87), for which he earned an Emmy nomination. Kiser was also in the syndicated sketch comedy "Off the Wall" (1986) and Carol Burnett's much anticipated return to variety "Carol & Company" (NBC, 1990-91). On the big screen, Kiser offered a humorous turn as the swinging father of an overachieving son in "Rich Kids" (1979) and played numerous small roles in features like "All Night Long" (1981), "Making Love" and "Six Pack" (both 1982). Kiser was Bernie Lomax in "Weekend at Bernie's" and the sequel, "Weekend at Bernie's II" (1993), in which Bernie was possessed by a zombie curse and danced his way through the Caribbean.

Highest rated movies

100% Tammy and the T-Rex: Gore Cut
92% Rachel, Rachel
67% Rich Kids
56% Making Love
54% Weekend at Bernie's
43% Tammy and the T-Rex
33% Friday the 13th Part VII -- The New Blood
33% All Night Long

Photos

WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser, Andrew McCarthy, 1989, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, from left: Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Andrew McCarthy, 1989, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, Terry Kiser, 1989. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S II, Andrew McCarthy, Terry Kiser, Jonathan Silverman, 1993. ©TriStar Pictures WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S II, Andrew McCarthy, Terry Kiser, Jonathan Silverman, 1993. ©TriStar Pictures WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S II, Steve James, Terry Kiser, Tom Wright, 1993, (c)TriStar Pictures WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Andrew McCarthy, 1989, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, 1989, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. SIDE OUT, C. Thomas Howell, Terry Kiser, 1990, (c)TriStar Pictures WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, from left: Terry Kiser, Don Calfa, 1989, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, from left: Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Andrew McCarthy, 1989, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S II, Terry Kiser, 1993, (c)TriStar Pictures WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, Terry Kiser (r), 1989, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, from left: Terry Kiser, Catherine Parks, 1989, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, from left: Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Andrew McCarthy, 1989, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, Terry Kiser (sunglasses), 1989, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Andrew McCarthy, 1989, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD, Kane Hodder, Susan Blu, Terry Kiser, 1988, (c)Paramount WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S II, from left: Terry Kiser, Barry Bostwick, 1993, © TriStar WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S II, from left: Andrew McCarthy, Terry Kiser, Jonathan Silverman, 1993, © TriStar

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 81% Tammy and the T-Rex: Gore Cut Dr. Wachenstein (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kingsbury Run Todd Fincher (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Farmer of the Year Virgil Anderson (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 85% Almosting It Mort (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 70% A Christmas Tree Miracle Henry Banks (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vampire Riderz Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 10% Alien Tornado Mike Hardy (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 92% Doughboy Joe (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 10% Maskerade Mr. Peck (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Divorce: A Contemporary Western Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 46% Forest Warrior Travis Thorne (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story Uncle Paul (Character) - 1995
43% 40% Tammy and the T-Rex Dr. Wachenstein (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 63% Pet Shop Joe Yeagher (Character) - 1994
13% 41% Weekend at Bernie's II Bernie Lomax (Character) $11.2M 1993
No Score Yet 32% Into the Sun Mitchell Burton (Character) $558.4K 1992
13% 40% Mannequin: On the Move Count Spretzle/Sorcerer (Character) $3.2M 1991
No Score Yet 60% Side Out Uncle Max (Character) $403.4K 1990
54% 57% Weekend at Bernie's Bernie Lomax (Character) $29.4M 1989
33% 37% Friday the 13th Part VII -- The New Blood Dr. Crews (Character) $19.1M 1988
No Score Yet 35% From a Whisper to a Scream Jesse Hardwick (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 18% Starflight One Freddie Barrett (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Your Place or Mine Stan (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 65% Prime Suspect Lyman (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 71% Six Pack Terk (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 39% An Eye for an Eye Dave Pierce (Character) - 1981
56% 58% Making Love Harrington (Character) - 1981
33% 23% All Night Long Ultra-Sav Day Manager (Character) - 1981
67% 43% Rich Kids Ralph Harris (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 20% Steel Valentino (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover Benny Kowalski (Character) - 1977
92% 77% Rachel, Rachel Preacher (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Carl (Guest Star) 1999
33% No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
20% No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
17% No Score Yet Baywatch Nights Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goode Behavior Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
86% 85% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Company Bobby McDermott (Character) 1996
44% No Score Yet Live Shot Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pig Sty Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Don (Guest Star) 1986 1992
No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Gordon LaMonica (Guest Star) 1985 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 80% Knight Rider Royal Davis (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1981-1983 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Gerry Marsh (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Dennis Redfield (Guest Star) 1984
68% No Score Yet E/R Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
97% 82% Hill Street Blues Vic Hitler (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 95% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1981-1982
80% 60% Bosom Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Larry WIlson (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1979-1980
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Matthews (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Alexsei (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Ray Porter (Guest Star) 1975