Carlos Bernard

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Carlos Bernard in 2014
Carlos Bernard Papierski

(1962-10-12) October 12, 1962 (age 58)
Education New Trier High School
Alma mater Illinois State University (BA)
American Conservatory Theater (MFA)
  • Actor
  • director
Years active1996–present
Notable work
Tony Almeida on 24
Sharisse Baker
(m. 19992010)
(m. 2013)

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 receiving an undergraduate degree from Illinois State University. [2]


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 in 1980, and showed signs of interest in acting while in his high school years. He then went to Illinois State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1991 [3] and shortly after received his Master of Fine Arts degree in San Francisco in the American Conservatory Theater. 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, [4] Russian, and German.[ citation needed ]

Bernard has been married to actress Tessie Santiago since 2013. They have a son born in August 2018. He also has one child, who was born in August 2003, with ex-wife Sharisse Baker. He is friends with Kiefer Sutherland, Reiko Aylesworth and Mary Lynn Rajskub, with whom he starred in 24.



1996The Killing JarChajén
1997 Sunset Beach Intern4 episodes
Night Man Parker's HenchmanEpisode: "In the Still of the Night"
Silk Stalkings Bradley BabcockEpisode: "Pink Elephants"
F/X: The Series RobertoEpisode: "French Kiss"
1998 Men in White AlienTV movie
1999 The Young and the Restless Rafael Delgado18 episodes
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms CommunicationsTV movie
2000The Colonel's Last FlightRosarioShort
Mars and BeyondLt. Ronaldo AlvarezShort
2001Vegas, City of DreamsChico Escovedo
Walker, Texas Ranger Raoul 'Skull' HidalgoEpisode: "Without a Sound"
2001–2009 24 Tony Almeida 115 episodes +1 special, 24: Solitary [5]
2006 10.5: Apocalypse Dr. Miguel Garcia2 episodes
24: The Game Tony Almeida Video Game, Voice
2007NursesDr. RichmondTV movie
2008 Alien Raiders Aaron Ritter
2010 Burn Notice GabrielEpisode: "Good Intentions"
Full NelsonTV Series
Angel Camouflaged Jude Stevens
Scoundrels Det. Sgt. MackSeries Regular, 8 episodes
The Blue WallDavid KeenanShort
2011Ghost StormSheriff Hal MillerTV movie
Charlie's Angels Pajaro / RodrigoEpisode: "Angel with a Broken Wing"
2011–2012 CSI: Miami Diego Navarro – Nemesis of Horatio CaineRecurring Cast, 3 episodes
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Agent Channing2 episodes
2012–2013 Dallas Vicente CanoRecurring Cast, 7 episodes
2013 Castle Jared StackEpisode: "The Human Factor"
2014 Motive Kurt TaylorEpisode: "Overboard"
Major Crimes Pete SimsEpisode: "Acting Out"
2015 Lavalantula Interrogator
Madam Secretary Manuel BarzanEpisode: "You Say You Want a Revolution"
2015–2017 The Inspectors Henry WainwrightDirector, 24 episodes
2017 24: Legacy Tony Almeida 6 episodes
Supergirl Oscar RodasEpisode: "Far From the Tree"
2019 The Orville Capt. MarcosEpisode: "Identity Part II"

Other work

2012Your Father's DaughterWriter/Producer/DirectorShort
2015–17 The Inspectors Director5 episodes
2016–19 Hawaii Five-0 4 episodes
2017 Criminal Minds Episode: "Unforgettable"
2017–20 MacGyver 3 episodes
2019 Magnum P.I. Episode: "Honor Among Thieves"
2020-21 FBI 2 episodes
2020 Bull Episode: "The Sovereigns"
2021 FBI: Most Wanted Episode: "Spiderwebs"

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