Jun. 8th, 1959
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Bernard White's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
2008 - Quarantine
2007 - The World Unseen
2006 - American Dreamz
2004 - Land of Plenty
2004 - Raising Helen
2003 - The Matrix Reloaded
2003 - The Matrix Revolutions
2002 - The Scorpion King
2000 - Pay it Forward
1998 - City of Angels
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Christopher Weiss
Veteran actor Bernard White is recognizable from his work in nearly 30 feature films. White just wrapped a lead role in Quarantine (2008). To date, his most memorable roles include "Agha Babur" in American Dreamz (2006), and "Rama-Kandra" in The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). White also starred with Michelle Williams (I) and John Diehl in Wim Wenders' Land of Plenty (2004).
Frequently, White takes away from the TV/Film world to pursue his first love: theatre. He starred in The Seven at The La Jolla Playhouse in February and March of this year. Last summer, he starred in a main stage production of Blithe Spirit at The Williamstown Theatre Festival with Wendie Malick, Jessica Hecht and Adriane Lenox. Prior to that, White starred in Ola Mafalani's theatrical production of Wings of Desire, at A.R.T,, and toured Europe with the original production. In winter of 2006, White co-starred in an off-Broadway production of Landscape of The Body, along with Lili Taylor (I). He was seen the previous year at Williamstown in Lucy And The Conquest.
White garnered praise for his comedic skills in Garry Marshall Raising Helen (2004) and the independent film Sueño_(2005). Other film credits include The Scorpion King (2002), Pay It Forward (2000), City of Angels (1998), Strange Days (1995), and a host of independent films, including Killing Obsession (1994), Pain Within (2007), The World Unseen (2007), with Sheetal Sheth and Lisa Ray (I), and a multi award-winning short American Made.
A familiar face to TV viewers, White has recurred on some of television's hottest series: "24" (2001), "The West Wing" (1999), "JAG" (1995) and "Alias" (2001). Recent television guest-star roles include: "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (2008), "CSI: Miami" (2002), "ER" (1994), "The Unit" (2006), "Heartland" (2007/I), and "E-Ring" (2005).
In fall of 2005, White played the title role in Sakharam Binder, for New York City's The Play Company. An acclaimed stage actor, White also played the title character in Joseph Papp's The Death Of Garcia Lorca, at The Public. He has starred in Dogeaters at The La Jolla Playhouse, A Perfect Ganesh at The Odyssey, and Queen of The Remote Control at East West Players. Award-winning solo performances include Where She Went, and John In The Hill Country.
In 2001, White stepped behind the camera to direct his first film, Want, The (2001_, which he also wrote. In addition he has penned several screenplays, and a multitude of stage plays, many of which were produced in Los Angeles. He also founded 'Plymouth', a flourishing experimental theatre company in Hollywood.
White has worked in 29 feature films, 4 MOW's, Guest-Starred on over 50 network series, as well as having a Regular Role in the syndicated series _"The New Dragnet" (1989 TV series)_. He began his career on daytime television with contract roles on "General Hospital" (1963), "Santa Barbara" (1984) and "Days of Our Lives" (1965).
White, an American citizen, was born in Sri Lanka, raised in Detroit, and graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from Michigan State. He is splits his time between LA and New York City.
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