Born: October 12, 1962
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Carlos Bernard Papierski (born October 12, 1962) is an American actor and director, best known 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 attending Illinois State University.
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.
Bernard speaks fluent Spanish, Russian, and German.
Bernard has been married to actress Tessie Santiago since 2013. He has one child with ex-wife Sharisse Baker, 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.
|Start Year||Film/TV Show||Role||Other notes|
|1996||The Killing Jar||Chajén|
|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 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|
|2008||Alien Raiders||Aaron Ritter|
|2010||Burn Notice||Gabriel||Episode: "Good Intentions"|
|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|
|2015||Madam Secretary||Manuel Barzan||1 Episode; "You Say You Want a Revolution"|
|2017||24: Legacy||Tony Almeida|
|2017||Supergirl||Oscar Rodas||Episode: "Far From the Tree"|