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Carlos Bernard

Carlos Bernard
Carlos Bernard in April 2006
Born Carlos Bernard Papierski
(1962-10-12) October 12, 1962
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Sharisse Baker (m. 1999–2010)
Children Natalie (daughter)
Website .com.CarlosBernardwww

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


  • Early life and education 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

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.

Bernard married actress Sharisse Baker in 1999. They have one child, 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.

Bernard is a hot sauce enthusiast, and recently released his own line of hot sauces, called "Carlos Almeida's," a combination of his own name and that of his most popular character. Bernard says that the sauces are only for sale at "select stores" across the nation, with their rarity ensuring that acquisition is considered a prized find amongst avid 24 fans.


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


  1. ^ "Drama Faces".  
  2. ^ " Biography of Carlos Bernard".  
  3. ^ "First Photo of Tony Almeida in 24: Solitary". 24 Spoilers. 

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