Bernie Kopell, an American character actor, was born on June 21, 1993, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Daughter of AI Bernard Kopell and his wife Pauline Taran, holds the nationality American. He has the height of an exact 6 feet and was born with the birth sign Cancer.
Completing his schooling in Erasmus High School in Brooklyn, Kopell attended the university “New York University”. He is a graduate of fine arts of 1995 majoring in dramatic arts. After his graduation, he served on board the USS Iowa (BB-61) from 1956-1957 and then served as a librarian at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. Kopell got a chance to travel some South American countries, Spain, Greece, Europe as well as the Middle East in Turkey during his time on the USS Iowa. He has also taught the GED to other military personnel.
After finishing up his active duty, Kopell moved to Los Angeles, he first there drove a taxi and tried to sell Kirby vacuum cleaners to make ends meet before he ended up to have his minor role in “The Brighter Day” which was a daytime show aired on CBS. Later, he made his appearance in “My Favorite Martian”, and “The Jack Benny Program”. Kopell has worked in several TV series in the 1960s and early 1970s, mainly sitcoms that include “Ripcord”, “The Jack Benny Program”, “The Streets of San Francisco”, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”.
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Kopell’s one of the notable roles was on “The Love Boat” as Dr Adam Bricker which was an Aaron Spelling production on 250 episodes. Moving on further, his character was parodied in a humorous appearance in 1995 on the series “Late Show with David Letterman”. In 1976, he also had a role in the eponymous TV movie. the following year, he was appeared in “The Love Boat II” as Dr. O’Neill. Moreover, he was also the writer of some episodes of “The Love Boat” during the late 70s and early 80s.
With the amazing character in his movies, and also as a writer, Kopell has gained popularity along with a handsome amount of money. His net worth is around $3 million as of 2019. Recently, Kopell lives in a house in Los Angeles, California. It stands on 3,514 sq. ft. area, featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and one modern kitchen.
Talking about his personal life, Kopell married as well as divorced twice. His first wife is Celia Whitney with whom he tied a knot on April 29, 1962. Later after his divorce, he again married to Yolanda Veloz on 2nd November 1974. He married Veloz for over two decades and got a divorce from her in January 1995. Moving on, Koppel got his life partner as Catrina Honadle and tied a knot with her in 1997. The couple gave birth to two children; Adam Kopell born in 1998 and Josh Kopell born in 2003. Kopell and Honadle have been living together as a happy family.