Actor Corbin Bernsen, who plays Henry Spencer on the USA network’s Psych, is currently directing Dead Air, a film that will feature Bill Moseley and Patricia Tallman. Mosely is most recently known for his role in the film Grindhouse, while Tallman has appeared in a number of horror flicks, including the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead and Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness.
In March, Bersen’s Public Media Works teamed up with Antibody Films for Dead Air, a horror story written by newcomer Kenneth Yakkel. Aside from being the director, Bernsen will also be appearing in the film as a minor character.
The film, which had been scheduled to start shooting in April, is about a radio show team who, in the midst of an explosive zombie breakout in Los Angeles, struggles to warn their listeners about the danger.
Aside from Dead Air, the Psych star’s other recent big screen projects include the just completed Donna on Demand. Bernsen starred and directed the said film, and also oversaw its production alongside Antibody’s Jesse Lawler and Chris Aronoff. Susan Ruttan, Dan Lauria and The Young and the Restless stars Jeanne Cooper (as Katherine Chancellor) and Adrienne Frantz (as Amber Moore) make up the cast of the film.
Bernsen’s career in the entertainment industry took off in the mid-1980’s when he was cast in daytime drama series, Ryan’s Hope. He spent two years in the show and subsequently landed the role of Steven Bochco on the hit legal drama, L.A. Law. His portrayal earned him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and two Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series-Drama.
Prior to joining the cast of Psych, Bernsen appeared in several television productions, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Ordinary Miracles, NYPD Blue, Third Watch, Miss Match, Cuts, JAG and They Are Among Us.
–Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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