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    Born Joseph Charles Nemec IV on November 5th, 1971, professionally known as Corin Nemec. He was billed as Corin "Corky" Nemec or Corky Nemec until 1990.

    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.

    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 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, 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 (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.

    Television and film career:

    • 1987–1988  Webster
    • 1988  Tucker: The Man and His Dream
    • 1989  What's Alan Watching?
    • 1989  I Know My First Name Is Steven
    • 1990–1993  Parker Lewis Can't Lose
    • 1991  My Son Johnny
    • 1994  The Stand
    • 1994  Drop Zone
    • 1995  Operation Dumbo Drop
    • 1995  NYPD Blue
    • 1996  Summer of Fear
    • 1996  Mojave Moon
    • 1997  Beverly Hills, 90210
    • 1997  Goodbye America
    • 1998  Legacy
    • 1999  Killer Bud
    • 2002  Smallville
    • 2002–2004  Stargate SG-1
    • 2004  Mansquito
    • 2004  CSI: NY
    • 2005  High Hopes
    • 2005  Raging Sharks
    • 2006  Three Moons Over Milford
    • 2006  S.S. Doomtrooper
    • 2007  Parzania
    • 2007  Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck
    • 2007  NCIS
    • 2008  Bundy: A Legacy of Evil
    • 2008  RoboDoc
    • 2008  Cop Dog
    • 2008  Quality Time
    • 2008  Ghost Whisperer
    • 2009  Sea Beast
    • 2009  Star-ving
    • 2010  House of Bones
    • 2010  Supernatural
    • 2011  Nuclear Family
    • 2012  Sand Sharks
    • 2013  Jurassic Attack
    • 2013  NCIS: Los Angeles
    • 2013  Robocroc
    • 2014  Extinction: Patient Zero
    • 2015  Lake Placid vs. Anaconda
    • 2016  Marriage of Lies
    • 2017  Girlfriend Killer
    • 2018  The Wrong Affair
    • 2018  Noob
    • 2019  Rottentail

     




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