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Joseph Charles Nemec IV (born November 5, 1971), known professionally as Corin Nemec, is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He was billed as Corin "Corky" Nemec or Corky Nemec until 1990.

Corin Nemec
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Nemec at the SF-Connexion, 2018
Joseph Charles Nemec IV

(1971-11-05) November 5, 1971 (age 47)
Years active1983–present

Nemec is known for playing the title character in FOX sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990-93), Jonas Quinn in television series Stargate SG-1, and Harold Lauder in the ABC miniseries The Stand. Nemec is known in India for his role as Allan in Rahul Dholakia's 2007 film Parzania.


Personal lifeEdit

Born on November 5, 1971,[1] Corin Nemec's mother was a graphic artist as well as a painter, writer, and poet. His father, Joseph Charles Nemec III, works in the film industry as a set designer and production designer. His older sister Anastacia C. Nemec works also as an assistant director.[2]

Nemec is close friends with actor David Faustino of television sitcom Married... with Children, with whom he has a production company, that co-produced the debut album from Austin based band Hollow featuring Jon Dishongh. Corin Nemec is co-starring in Star-ving, a web-series spoofing HBO's Entourage and airing on Crackle.[3]


Nemec at the 41st Primetime Emmy Awards in 1989

Nemec was inspired to become an actor after watching the children's film The Goonies at the age of 13, for which his father had done the art direction.[2][4] He also cites his parents' artistic professions as a major influence, and that acting "seemed the right thing to do".[4] Nemec began training with the Centre Stage LA theatre company and signed on with an agent after performing in one of their talent showcases. He was booked for several commercials such as Suzuki and eventually landed a guest-spot on the TV show Sidekicks starring Ernie Reyes, Jr., with whom Nemec is still friends today.[2] His first major film role was Tucker: The Man and His Dream in 1988.[2] He appeared in several TV shows, earning an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Steven Stayner in the television film I Know My First Name Is Steven. He starred alongside actors Jack Palance, Peter Boyle and Charlton Heston in the 1990 feature film Solar Crisis.

Nemec played the lead in the TV series Parker Lewis Can't Lose from 1990 to 1993. Also, in 1993, Nemec was cast as Harold Lauder in a TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. In 1997, he played a notable role in the movie Goodbye, America. He also starred in the TV movies My Brother's Keeper alongside Jeanne Tripplehorn and "Blackout" with Jane Seymour. Nemec has made appearances on several TV shows, including Tales from the Crypt, Smallville, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Supernatural, and Ghost Whisperer. He also portrayed the serial killers Richard Speck and Ted Bundy. He played leading parts in some original Sci Fi Channel (United States) made TV-movies as Sea Beast, Mansquito, SS Doomtrooper,"Dragon Wasps", "Lake Placid vs. Anaconda" and some original movies for Lifetime (TV network).

During the 1990s, Nemec had a brief foray into hip-hop,[5] recording an entire album with the group Starship of Foolz (one of the members was Shane Mooney, the son of comedian Paul Mooney), developed by Matt Robinson and Dedra Tate, and produced by actor Balthazar Getty. He produced a new comic series starring Paul Mooney (comedian) as the president of the United States. He also appeared in the music video Beer for My Horses by Toby Keith and Willie Nelson.

From 2002 to 2004, he appeared as Jonas Quinn on Stargate SG-1, temporarily replacing Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson) in the line-up of the SG-1 team.

In January 2013, while working on the film Poseidon Rex, Nemec was involved in a boating accident in which, while being transported to set, the Belizean Coast Guard ran into a semi-submerged barge. His leg was shattered and he required multiple blood transfusions to save his life.[6]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1987–1988 Webster Nicky Papadopolis
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Noble Tucker
1989 What's Alan Watching? Alan Hoffstetter
I Know My First Name Is Steven Steven Gregory Stayner/Dennis Parnell
1990–1993 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Parker Lloyd Lewis
1991 My Son Johnny Anthony Cortino
1994 The Stand Harold Lauder
Drop Zone Selkirk
1995 Operation Dumbo Drop Sp5 Lawrence Farley
1995 NYPD Blue Howie Episode: "Dirty Laundry"
1996 Summer of Fear Simon
Mojave Moon Car thief
1997 Beverly Hills, 90210 Derrick Driscoll 3 episodes
Goodbye America John Stryzack
1998 Legacy Black
1999 Killer Bud Waylon Smythe
2002 Smallville Jude Royce Episode: "Zero"
2002–2004 Stargate SG-1 Jonas Quinn
2004 Mansquito Lt. Thomas Randall
2004 CSI: NY Todd Camden Episode: "Night, Mother"
2005 High Hopes Tom Murphy
Raging Sharks Dr. Mike Olsen
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Roark Episode: "Wrestlemoonia"
2006 S.S. Doomtrooper Captain Pete Malloy
2007 Parzania Allan
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck Richard Speck
2007 NCIS Len Grady Episode: "Skeletons"
2008 Bundy: A Legacy of Evil Ted Bundy
RoboDoc Dr. Callaby
Cop Dog Clint
Quality Time Stewart Savage
Ghost Whisperer Masked Man/Paul Eastman 3 episodes
2009 Sea Beast Will McKenna
Star-ving Faustino's sidekick
2010 House of Bones Quentin French
Supernatural Christian Campbell 4 episodes
2011 Nuclear Family Web series; main role
2012 Sand Sharks Jimmy Green Direct-to-video film
2013 Jurassic Attack Colonel Carter Film
NCIS: Los Angeles Anwar Amurov Episode: "The Chosen One"
Robocroc Jim Duffy Television film
2014 Extinction: Patient Zero Simmons Film
2015 Lake Placid vs. Anaconda Will "Tully" Tull Television film
2016 Marriage of Lies Detective Gus Television film
2017 Girlfriend Killer Detective Baker Television film
2018 The Wrong Affair Kevin Peterson Television film; also known as A Woman's Nightmare
2018 Noob Tom Pix French web series; Episode: "Les pionniers"
2019 Rottentail Peter Cotten/Rottentail Film


  1. ^ Rose, Mike (November 5, 2018). "Today's top celebrity birthdays list for November 3, 2018". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Eramo, Steven. "Corin boo boo". TV Zone (Special 46): 22–26.
  3. ^ Sumner, Darren (October 2008). "Unsung Hero – GateWorld talks with Corin Nemec". GateWorld. Archived from the original on 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2008-11-13. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ a b Gibson, Thomasina (June 2003). "Jonas Quinn". Stargate SG-1: The Illustrated Companion Seasons 5 and 6. London: Titan Books. pp. 118–121. ISBN 978-1-84023-606-4.
  5. ^ Forgotten Beefs Part 6 – MF Doom vs Parker Lewis
  6. ^ Parker Lewis' Star Boat Crash

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