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Bernard Behrens


B: September 28, 1926 in London, England
D: September 19, 2012 in Perth, Lanark County, Ontario

Bernard Behrens was born and raised in London, England and became a child evacuee to Canada at the onset of World War II spending several years with a foster family. Based in Winnipeg, he cofounded a theatre company there with Bill Walker, Helene Winston and Peggy Green in 1951 He spent a solid 30 years on stage and after an 11 year break (while doing TV and film work) he returned to the theatre. He built a career in the United States then returned to Canada in the mid-1980s. He was “Dr Placebo” in John Greyon’s Zero Patience (1993). He won two Gemini Awards, for Saying Goodbye in 1990 and Coming of Age in 1993. He was nominated for Turning to Stone in 1985 and the series This Is Wonderland in 2004. He is affectionately known as Bunny Behrens. Star Wars fans might have known him as the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in NPR radio adaptations of the original trilogy of the hit films.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist (short, 1962)
The Shattered Silence (short, 1966)
Henry V (TV-1966)

The School for Scandal (TV-1975)
Swashbuckler (1976)
Another Man, Another Chance (1977)
A Question of Guilt (TV-1978)
Columbo: The Conspirators (TV-1978)
Friendly Fire (TV-1979)

Resurrection (1980)
Loving Couples (1980)
The Changeling (1980)
Born to Be Sold (TV-1981)
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Firefox (1982)
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
In Defense of Kids (TV-1983)
Special Bulletin (TV-1983)
Unfaithfully Yours (1984)
Turning to Stone (TV-1985)
A Deadly Business (TV-1986)
Christmas Eve (TV-1986)
Haunted by Her Past (TV-1987)
Taking Care (1987)
Covert Action (1987)
Prescription for Murder (TV-1987)
A Nest of Singing Birds (TV-1987)
Glory Enough for All (TV-1988)
Shades of Love: Little White Lies (TV-1988)
Another Chance (1989)
Sorry, Wrong Number (TV-1989)
Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher (TV-1989)

Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
Murder Times Seven (TV-1990)
Saying Goodbye (TV-1990)
A Little Piece of Heaven (TV-1991)
A Town Torn Apart (TV-1992)
Double or Nothing: The Rise and Fall of Robert Campeau (TV-1992)
Coming of Age (TV-1993)
Ghost Mom (TV-1993)
Zero Patience (1993)
Incident in a Small Town (TV-1994)
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
Remember Me (TV-1995)
The Possession of Michael D. (TV-1995)
Mother Night (1996)
Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story (TV-1996)
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (TV-1996)
Christmas in My Hometown (TV-1996)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (TV-1997)
The Defenders: Taking the First (TV-1998)
Evidence of Blood (TV-1998)
The Life before This (1999)
Top of the Food Chain (1999)

Waking the Dead (2000)
The Day Reagan Was Shot (TV-2001)
The Last Bang (2006, short)
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (TV-2008)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
The Forest Rangers (1965)

Marcus Welby, M.D. (1975)
Captains and the Kings (1976, mini-series)
McCloud (1977)
The Bionic Woman (1977)
Little House on the Prairie (1977)
Baretta (1977, 1978)
Starsky and Hutch (1978)

Quincy M.E. (1980)
Bosom Buddies (1980)
The Greatest American Hero (1981)
Dallas (1981)
Smurfs (voice, 1981)
Knots Landing (1981)
St. Elsewhere (1982)
Hill Street Blues (1982)
CHiPs (1982)
Cagney & Lacey (1983)
Mama’s Family (1983)
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Remington Steele (1985)
Highway to Heaven (1985)
Night Heat (1986)
Diamonds (1987, 1988)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1987, 1989)
Street Legal (1987, 1991)
Ramona (1988)
Friday the 13th (1988, 1989)
War of the Worlds (1989, 1990)

Dracula: The Series (1990)
Katts and Dog (1990, 1991)
Counterstrike (1991)
Class of ’96 (1993)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993, 1996)
The Mighty Jungle (1994)
Forever Knight (1995)
Black Harbour (1997)
Once a Thief (1998)
The Silver Surfer (1998)

The Associates (2001)
This Is Wonderland (2004)
Puppets Who Kill (2006)

Murdoch Mysteries (2010)
Living in Your Car (2010)

The Changeling, movie, poster,