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.
Joseph Charles Nemec IV
November 5, 1971
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
|Height||6 ft (180 cm)|
|Spouse(s)||Jami Beth Nemec (nee Schahn) (m 2002; div 2009)|
|Awards||Nominated 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.
Nemec was born on November 5, 1971. 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.
Corin dated Jami Beth Schahn when they were teenagers, 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.
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. He also cites his parents' artistic professions as a major influence, and that acting "seemed the right thing to do". 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. His first major film role was Tucker: The Man and His Dream in 1988. 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, and Lake Placid vs. Anaconda and some original movies for Lifetime (TV network).
During the 1990s, Nemec had a brief foray into hip-hop, 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.
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.
|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"
|The Lifeforce Experiment||Ken Ryan||TV Movie|
|1995||Operation Dumbo Drop||Specialist 5 Lawrence Farley|
|NYPD Blue||Howie||Episode: "Dirty Laundry"
|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|
|1999||L.A. Doctors||Dr. Dennis DiMayo||Episode: "Immaculate Deception"
|2001||Blackout||Eric Sessions||TV Movie|
|Killer Bud||Waylon Smythe|
|2002||Smallville||Jude Royce||Episode: "Zero"
|Brother's Keeper||Ellis Pond||TV Movie|
|2002–2004||Stargate SG-1||Jonas Quinn||25 episodes|
|2004||CSI: NY||Todd Camden||Episode: "Night, Mother"
|2005||Mansquito||Lieutenant Thomas Randall|
|Raging Sharks||Dr. Mike Olsen|
|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"
|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|
|CSI: Miami||Carl Reston||Episode: "The DeLuca Motel"
|The American Standards||Doc Jennings|
|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|
|Nuclear Family||John||Web series; main role|
|Dragon Wasps||John Hammond||TV Movie|
|2013||NCIS: Los Angeles||Anwar Amurov||Episode: "The Chosen One"
|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"
|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"
|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|
|Blackwater Blues||Pollux Bennington||TV Movie|
|2021-2022||The Heat of the Beat||Officer P.D Beaureguard||TV Series|
Eyes Wide Shallot [S1 E2], GoodShellas [S1 E1],
|Haunted: 333||Robbie Ratcliffe|
|Half Dead Fred||Freddy Nash|
|Enterfear 2: The Next Wave||Sea Bass||In production|
|TBA||Quantum Investigations: The Quantum Heist||In production|
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- 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.
- "Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie Nominees / Winners 1989". Television Academy. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
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