Corbin Bernsen

Corbin Bernsen was a guest at our 2018 Nickel City Con event. To see this year’s lineup, click here.


Corbin Bernsen is an American actor and director, known for his work on various television series and films. He is known for his roles as divorce attorney Arnold Becker on the NBC drama series L.A. Law, as Dr. Alan Feinstone in The Dentist (1996), as retired police detective Henry Spencer on the USA Network comedy-drama series Psych, and as Roger Dorn in the films Major League (1989), Major League II (1994), and Major League: Back to the Minors (1998).

Bernsen was born in North Hollywood, California. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1972. Bernsen is also a “Double Bruin”, having received both a BA in Theatre Arts in 1977 and an MFA in Playwriting in 1979 from UCLA.

After a two-year appearance on the soap opera, Ryan’s Hope, Bernsen was cast as lawyer Arnold Becker on the Steven Bochco television series, L.A. Law in 1986. The series became a hit, and the role earned him Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He remained on L.A. Law for the entire run of the show, until it ended in 1994.

He starred as the title character, Dr. Alan Feinstone, in the horror film The Dentist and its sequel. Bernsen was also cast as prima donna third baseman, Roger Dorn, in the sports comedy Major League and appeared in both of the film’s sequels. Bernsen portrayed John Durant on General Hospital from September 2004 until the character was murdered in May 2006.

Bernsen has also appeared on such TV series like Cuts, The West Wing, Boston Legal, Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also co-starred in USA’s Psych, playing the role of Henry Spencer, the father of the main character of the show.

In recent years, Bernsen has focused on making Christian-themed films. His first such film was Rust (2010), released by Sony Pictures. In October of 2015 he adapted the screenplay into a novel for Peilcan Book Group. Bernsen, along with producing partner Chris Aronoff, formed Home Theater Films, an independent production company that, develops, produces, and markets films and television shows for the Christian market. 25 Hill, the company’s first title, was released in July 2012. This was followed by 3 Day Test (2012), Beyond the Heavens (2013), and Christian Mingle (2014).

Bernsen has been married to British actress Amanda Pays since 1988, and they have four sons: Oliver, Angus, Henry and Finley. Fittingly for a guest in Buffalo, he has one of the largest snow globe collections in the world, with over 8,000 globes!

Corbin Bernsen’s appearance was courtesy of MAB Celebrity Services