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 50)
Other namesCorky
Years active1983–present
Height6 ft (180 cm)
Spouse(s)Jami Beth Nemec (nee Schahn) (m 2002; div 2009)
AwardsNominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - 1989 (for "I Know My First Name is Steven") 41st Emmy Awards

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

Nemec was born on November 5, 1971.[1] His mother, Janis was a graphic artist as well as a painter, writer, and poet. His father, Joseph Charles Nemec III, is of Czech descent, and 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]

Corin dated Jami Beth Schahn when they were teenagers,[3] and in 1993 they had their first child, Sadie Joy. Corin and Jami married in 2002 and had their second child, Lucas Manu in 2005. Corin and Jami divorced in 2009 and shared custody of their children. On Instagram, Corin announced in May 2019 that Sadie had graduated with Honours, with a Master's Degree in English Literature.

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. Nemec and Faustino co-starred in Star-ving, a web-series spoofing HBO's Entourage and airing on Crackle.[4]


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][5] He also cites his parents' artistic professions as a major influence, and that acting "seemed the right thing to do".[5] 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[6] 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, and Lake Placid vs. Anaconda and some original movies for Lifetime (TV network).

During the 1990s, Nemec had a brief foray into hip-hop,[7] recording an entire album with the group Starship of Foolz, developed by Matt Robinson and Dedra Tate and produced by actor Balthazar Getty. Nemec also produced a new comic series starring Paul Mooney, father of fellow Starship of Foolz member Shane Mooney, 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. The entire right side of his body was shattered; he required multiple blood transfusions to save his life, and he underwent five surgeries.[8][9]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1987–1988 Webster Nicky Papadopolis Recurring
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 Solar Crisis Mike Kelso
1990–1993 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Parker Lloyd Lewis
1991 My Son Johnny Anthony Cortino
1991 Kid's Choice Awards Himself Host
1994 The Stand Harold Lauder TV Miniseries
Drop Zone Selkirk 'Selly' Power
In the Living Years Teen Dan Donahue
Tales from the Crypt Hal Episode: "Whirlpool"

S6 E3

The Lifeforce Experiment Ken Ryan TV Movie
1995 Operation Dumbo Drop Specialist 5 Lawrence Farley
NYPD Blue Howie Episode: "Dirty Laundry"

S3 E5

1996 White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild Ben Harris
Summer of Fear Simon TV Movie
Mojave Moon Car Thief
The War at Home Donald
1997 Beverly Hills, 90210 Derrick Driscoll 3 episodes, S7

Senior Week [E30], Mother's Day [E29], All That Jazz [E28]

Goodbye America John Stryzack
The First to Go Danny Ames
1998 Silencing Mary David MacPherson TV Movie
Blade Squad Cully TV Movie
The Process Hitler
Legacy Black
1999 L.A. Doctors Dr. Dennis DiMayo Episode: "Immaculate Deception"

S1 E17

Foreign Correspondents Trevor
2000 Shadow Hours Vincent
2001 Blackout Eric Sessions TV Movie
Killer Bud Waylon Smythe
Free Mark
2002 Smallville Jude Royce Episode: "Zero"

S1 E14

Brother's Keeper Ellis Pond TV Movie
2002–2004 Stargate SG-1 Jonas Quinn 25 episodes
2004 CSI: NY Todd Camden Episode: "Night, Mother"

S1 E10

2005 Mansquito Lieutenant Thomas Randall
Raging Sharks Dr. Mike Olsen
Parzania Allan
McBride: Murder Past Midnight Tom Manning TV Movie
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Roark Episode: "Wrestlemoonia"
High Hopes Tom Murphy
S.S. Doomtrooper Captain Pete Malloy
Hidden Secret Micheal Stover
NCIS Len Grady Episode: "Skeletons"

S4 E17

2007 Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck Richard Speck
2008 My Apocalypse Stewart Savage
Ghost Whisperer Masked Man / Paul Eastman 3 episodes

Season 3 Pater Familias [E18], Stranglehold [E17], Horror Show [E15]

Sea Beast Will McKenna TV Movie
The Boston Strangler Stuart Whitmore Video
Cop Dog Clint
CSI: Miami Carl Reston Episode: "The DeLuca Motel"

S7 E10

The American Standards Doc Jennings
Shattered! Jordan
2009 RoboDoc Dr. Callaby
Bundy: A Legacy of Evil Ted Bundy
Star-ving Faustino's Sidekick 12 episodes
2010 House of Bones Quentin French
Supernatural Christian Campbell 4 episodes, Season 6

Caged Heat [E10], Family Matters [E7], Two and a Half Men [E2], Exile on Main St. [E1]

2012 Sand Sharks Jimmy Green Direct-to-video film
Besties Danny
Nuclear Family John Web series; main role
Dragon Wasps John Hammond TV Movie
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Anwar Amurov Episode: "The Chosen One"

S4 E13

Jurassic Attack Colonel Carter Film
Dracno Simon Lowell Also known as 'Dragon Apocalypse'
This Magic Moment Jack TV Movie
Robocroc Jim Duffy Television film
2014 Extinction: Patient Zero Simmons Film
2015 Lake Placid vs. Anaconda Will 'Tully' Tull Television film
Kirby Buckets Future Kirby Episode: "The Kirbinator"

S2 E5

Drone Wars Elias
2015-2017 Star Trek: Renegades Captain Alvarez Fan series

Episodes: The Requiem: Part 2, The Requiem: Part 1, The Requiem [S2 E1], Pilot [S1 E1]

2016 Marriage of Lies Detective Gus Television film
2017 Doomsday Device FBI Agent Cole Television film
Shooter Uncredited Episode: "That'll Be the Day"

S2 E8

Girlfriend Killer Detective Baker Television film
A Christmas Cruise Gil TV Movie
This is Christmas TV Movie
2018 Evil Doctor/Snatched Matt Lewis TV Movie
Rottentail Peter Cotten / Rottentail Film
The Wrong Affair Kevin Peterson Television film; also known as A Woman's Nightmare and One Nightmare Stand
Noob Tom Pix French web series; Episode: "Les pionniers"
2019 Deadly Excursion David McCarthy TV Movie; also known as "Deadly Prey"
Star Crew: The Protocols of Urbiessa Also known as "The Circuit"
The Wrong Stepmother Michael TV Movie
Puppy Swap: Love Unleashed Powers
All Roads to Pearla Cowboy Loy
2020 The Wrong Stepfather Craig TV Movie
Run Hide Fight Beat Cop TV Movie
The Wrong Cheerleader Coach Jon TV Movie
Love America Tour Self YouTube docuseries
2021 Deadly Excursion: Kidnapped from the Beach David McCarthy TV Movie
My True Fairytale Terry Knight
Day Labor Floyd
Blackwater Blues Pollux Bennington TV Movie
2021-2022 The Heat of the Beat Officer P.D Beaureguard TV Series
2022 Hollywould Jeff Episodes:

Eyes Wide Shallot [S1 E2], GoodShellas [S1 E1],

Haunted: 333 Robbie Ratcliffe
Half Dead Fred Freddy Nash
Captive Audience Self Docuseries
Enterfear 2: The Next Wave Sea Bass In production
TBA Quantum Investigations: The Quantum Heist In production


  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. ^ "Beam Me Up, "Parker Lewis"!". TVGuide News. Archived from the original on 2020-09-23. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  4. ^ Sumner, Darren (October 17, 2008). "Unsung Hero – An Interview With Corin Nemec". GateWorld. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie Nominees / Winners 1989". Television Academy. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  7. ^ Forgotten Beefs Part 6 – MF Doom vs Parker Lewis
  8. ^ Parker Lewis' Star Boat Crash
  9. ^ "GIVING BACK." Dominion Post, The (Wellington, New Zealand), sec. NEWS, 17 July 2015, p. A010. NewsBank: Access World News, Accessed 21 Feb. 2021.

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