• Corin Nemec is a household name with a 50-year career in the film industry
• He was inspired to pursue acting after watching his father work on the film 'The Goonies' and was signed to an agent after performing at a theatre company's showcase
• He gained recognition after his role in 'I Know My First Name is Steven' which earned him an Emmy nomination
• His net worth is estimated to be over $1.5 million and he earns over $175,000 per year in sponsorships and promotions
• He is 6ft tall with light brown hair and blue eyes

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Short Info

Date Of BirthNovember 5, 1971
FactHis mother was a graphic artist as well as a painter, writer and poet. His father, Joseph Charles Nemec III, of Czech, Irish and Scottish origin worked in the film industry as a set designer and production designer. His grandmother nicknamed him "Corky".


Corin Nemec has become a household name over the last 50 years. Very little is known about his personal life, but with a large amount of information on his career you can surmise that the career he has worked so hard for is the only thing he wants to be remembered for.

Early Life

On 5 November 1971 Joseph Charles Nemec 1V professionally known as Corin Nemec was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. His mother was a painter, poet, writer and graphic artist, and his father Joseph Charles Nemec lll worked as a set and production designer in the film industry.

Anastacia C. Nemec, his older sister is also in the film industry, working as an assistant director. As a child Coren was nicknamed Corky by this grandmother, which ultimately lead to his stage name

Early Education

There is no information on Nemec’s education – it’s not known whether he went to college or even finished high school.

Career – Acting

Nemec’s inspiration to pursue acting came at the age of thirteen after watching “The Goonies”, a film his father had worked on as the art director.

He has also said that he was very inspired by his parent’s jobs, and they played a major influence on his choice to begin acting. He has also said that after growing-up in his family, going into movies just ‘seemed the right thing to do.’

After training and performing at one of The Centre Stage LA theatre companies’ talent showcases, he was signed to an agent was booked him to several high-profile commercials, one of which was for internationally known car brand Suzuki. He went on to make a guest appearance in “Side Kicks”, a television show that starred Ernie Reyes who to this day is still one of Nemec’s close friends.

Nemec’s first major role was in 1988 in the film “Tucker: The Man and His Dream”, continuing with several roles in a few television series. His portrayal of Steven Stayner in “I Know My First Name is Steven” earned him an Emmy Nomination, and two years later he appeared in “Solar Crisis”, a feature film starring Peter Boyle, Charlton Heston and Jack Palance.

From 1990-1993 Corin starred in “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”, as well as in the adaption of Stephen Kings ‘The Strand’ as Harold Lauder.

A very notable role in Nemecs career was in 1997, when he was cast in “Goodbye, America”, and in the same year he also appeared alongside Jeanne Tripplehorn in “My Brother’s Keeper”, and in “Blackout” next to Jane Seymour.

Corin has also made guest appearances in a few very well-known series, such as “Crime Scene Investigation”, “Ghost Whisperer”, and “Smallville”. He was also be cast as infamous serial killers Ted Bundy in “Bundy: a Legacy of Evil”, and Richard Speck “Chicago Massacre”, adding to his already very impressive resume.

Corin Nemec

Career – Music

Acting is not the only thing that Corin has tried his hand a – in 1990 he had a brief encounter with hip-hop music, when he recorded an album with musical group Starship of Foolz, one of the members being Shane Mooney, the son of famous comedian Paul Mooney.

Boating Accident

In the January of 2013 Nemec was involved a serious boating accident. While being transported to the set of “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” by the Coast Guard, their boat hit the partially submerged barge. Nemec was rushed to the hospital after being thrown from the boat, breaking his leg in three places and loosing over half of his blood and was immediately taken into surgery.

Corin told a local news station that ‘It was one of the first times in my life where I actually didn’t think I was going to survive something.’

Relationship Status

In 1992 while Corin was still making a name for himself he was reported to be dating actress Drew Barrymore. Barrymore was born on 22 February 1975, and is an actress, producer, director, model and entrepreneur. She first became famous as a young child when she appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “E.T”. As an adult she went on to star in some big-name films such as “50 First Dates”, “Charlies Angels”, “Never Been Kissed” and “Music and Lyrics”.

Drews celebrity status definitely didn’t hurt Nemec’s career – if anything it helped to propel him further in the spotlight. Nemec was married to Jami Nemec from 2002 – 2006, and the couple share two children together, daughter Sadie Joy was born in 1993 before the couple married, and Lukas Manu born in 2005 shortly before they filed for divorce.

More recently, in 2011 he was linked to actress Danielle Harris, but since then has not been reported to be dating anyone. Rumours have circulated that he may be homosexual, but he not confirmed any of these rumours.

Net worth

Authoritive sources say that his net worth is over $1.5 million, while also earning a salary from sponsorships and promotions which is estimated to be over $175,000 per year.

Physical characteristics

Corin is 6ft tall and has light brown hair with blue eyes; there is no information on his weight or other measurements.

General Info

Full NameCorin Nemec
Date Of BirthNovember 5, 1971
Height1.85 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Actor, Television Director


ChildrenSadie Joy Nemec, Lucas Manu Nemec
ParentsJoseph C. Nemec III
SiblingsAnastacia C. Nemec


NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
MoviesSand Sharks, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda, Dragon Wasps, Operation Dumbo Drop, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, House of Bones, The Stand, Sea Beast, S.S. Doomtrooper, Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck, Raging Sharks, Drop Zone, I Know My First Name Is Steven, Killer Bud, RoboDoc, Mosquito Man, Bundy: An Am...
TV ShowsStargate SG-1, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Webster

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1Stargate by far is the top of the pile when it comes to Sci-Fi. The quality is great. They have really good writers, production design, lighting, wardrobe.
2There were time when I was into method acting that I did have moments of residual character emotions, because the method bases your emotional responses as a character on emotional experiences from your real life.
3I try to find what is closest to me in the character. There's many sides to personality, but it's a matter of, do you entertain those specific areas of your personality, or are you afraid to entertain them?
4I'd just gotten into Los Angeles from Texas, where I live, and the phone rang and it was the guy calling about the Willie Nelson video. I was totally excited about it.
5I've done a number of readings at poetry lounges in Vancouver and Los Angeles. I've compiled a book of poetry that's completed, and two others I'm working on.
6It has given me an insight into what it's like as an actor to come into a show in the middle of a production and fit into a group that's already established.
7It's all about creating a back story for the character and developing emotional responses that are true to life in relation to the character. It isn't necessary to live a tragic life to create from that place.
8I decided I'd never do a series again, but I was offered a pilot for a series through Eddie Murphy Productions, and that was the gig that got me Parker Lewis.
9I got to do a whole slew of TV movies playing the bad guy, including an episode of Smallville. That would never have happened if I hadn't done the Stand.
10I did private study for about a month, five days a week, six hours a day. I came to understand the character in ways that I never would've previous to that. I was so innocent in respect to ways of creating characters.
11I like good stories. Quality products and character are what's important. Even if the script isn't that strong, if I challenge myself with a great character, I'll go for it.
12I pitched a storyline, and as far as I know it's been picked up. It's for the third and final episode I'm contracted to do. But I can't give any spoilers.
13I had the benefit of experiencing a hundred times more than the average kid. I don't look back with regret at all. It was the best life ever.
14I have not thought too much about the psychology or life of the character Jonas in some time.
15I very rarely get nervous as an actor. Very rarely.
16In LA, too many people want to go the quickest route from A to B. Method acting offers them that.
17It is a Modern day, and these times need Modern solutions to Modern problems.
18It would be far to general a statement to try and describe the daily life of an actor in Hollywood, but I am quite certain that cappuccinos have something to do with it.
19Emmanuel Lewis was amazing to work with. I'll love that guy to the end of time.
20Even though I was theatrically trained, learning to develop a character was an awesome experience.
21Every role varies greatly, just as emotions vary greatly.
22I can't sing. Definitely no ambition in that area.
23Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen.
24I have my ethics and morals. I have my anchor point of what is right and wrong in real life, but I'm not afraid to entertain any and every aspect of personality in relationship to creating a character.
25What motivates me in art is the ugly and beautiful nature of the truth. It has to be truthful and honest, even if it is ugly and grotesque.
26Art is about expressing the true nature of the human spirit in whatever way one wishes to express it. If it is honest, it is beautiful. If it is not honest, it is obvious.
27My favorite episode of Stargate? All of them! My favorite episode of Parker Lewis? All of them!


1Son Lucas Manu Nemec born to Corin Nemec and his former wife Jami Schahn Nemec.
2Daughter Sadie Joy Nemec was born in 1993 to Corin and his high school sweetheart, Jami Schahn.
3His mother was a graphic artist as well as a painter, writer and poet. His father, Joseph Charles Nemec III, of Czech, Irish and Scottish origin worked in the film industry as a set designer and production designer. His grandmother nicknamed him "Corky".
4Married and the father of two children (Sadie and Lucas Manu), and still lives in the Los Angeles area. He is still close friends with fellow late-1980s teen heartthrobs and rappers Brian Austin Green and David Faustino of Married with Children (1987) fame.
5He enjoys reading non-fiction and listening to instrumental East Indian music.
6According to the website for Perfect Union Lodge #10 in San Antonio, Texas, Joseph C. Nemec IV is also a Master Mason of the Freemasonic Order, having joined the Lodge in the year 2000. He is accredited with a documentary video detailing the hidden geometric meaning of the Master Mason's Apron for the Grand Lodge of Texas in early 2002.
7Brother of Anastacia C. Nemec
8Son of Joseph C. Nemec III




S.S. Doomtrooper2006TV MovieCaptain Malloy
High Hopes2006Tom
Mansquito2005TV MovieLt. Thomas Randall
McBride: Murder Past Midnight2005TV MovieTom Manning
Raging Sharks2005VideoDr. Mike Olsen
CSI: NY2004TV SeriesTodd Camden
Stargate SG-12002-2004TV SeriesJonas Quinn / Probie
Sit and Spin2002ShortMike Gordan
Smallville2002TV SeriesJude Royce
Brother's Keeper2002Ellis Pond
Killer Bud2001Waylon Smythe
Blackout2001/ITV MovieEric Sessions
Hussy: Life Is Nice 20002000ShortBooker
Shadow Hours2000Vincent
Foreign Correspondents1999Trevor
L.A. Doctors1999TV SeriesDr. Dennis DiMayo
The Process1998Hitler
Blade Squad1998TV MovieCully
Silencing Mary1998TV MovieDavid MacPherson
The First to Go1997Danny Ames
Goodbye America1997John Stryzack
Beverly Hills, 902101997TV SeriesDerrick Driscoll
Mojave Moon1996Car Thief
The War at Home1996Donald
Summer of Fear1996TV MovieSimon
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild1995Ben Harris
NYPD Blue1995TV SeriesHowie
Operation Dumbo Drop1995Sp5 Lawrence Farley
In the Living Years1994Dan - teenager
Drop Zone1994Selkirk
Tales from the Crypt1994TV SeriesHal
The Stand1994TV Mini-SeriesHarold Lauder
The Lifeforce Experiment1994TV MovieKen Ryan
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1990-1993TV SeriesParker Lloyd Lewis
My Son Johnny1991TV MovieAnthony
For the Very First Time1991TV MovieMichael
Solar Crisis1990Mike Kelso (as Corin 'Corky' Nemec)
Island Son1989TV SeriesGreg Caldwell
What's Alan Watching?1989TV SpecialAlan Hoffstetter
I Know My First Name Is Steven1989TV Mini-SeriesSteven Gregory Stayner / Dennis Parnell
Cadets1988TV MovieCadet Preston Langly (as Corky Nemec)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream1988Noble Tucker (as Corky Nemec)
Webster1987-1988TV SeriesNicky Papadapolis
Sidekicks1987TV SeriesKyle
Girlfriend Killer2017post-productionDetective Baker
Quantum Investigations: The Quantum Heist2017pre-production
Haunted: 333post-productionRobbie Ratcliffe
Renegades2016-2017TV SeriesCaptain Alvarez
Marriage of Lies2016Gus
Drone Wars2016Elias
Kirby Buckets2015TV SeriesFuture Kirby
Star Trek: Renegades2015TV SeriesAlvarez
Lake Placid vs. Anaconda2015TV MovieTull
Extinction: Patient Zero2014Simmons
Robocroc2013TV MovieDuffy
This Magic Moment2013TV MovieJack
Dracano2013Simon Lowell
Rise of the Dinosaurs2013Colonel Carter
NCIS: Los Angeles2013TV SeriesAnwar Amurov
Dragon Wasps2012TV MovieJohn Hammond
The Buzz on Dragon Wasps2012Short
Nuclear Family2012TV MovieJohn
Sand Sharks2012TV MovieJimmy Green
Supernatural2010TV SeriesChristian Campbell Demon Christian Campbell Demon
Exhibit B-52010ShortDoug (uncredited)
House of Bones2010TV MovieQuentin French
Privateer2009ShortAndrew Jackson
Robodoc2009Dr. Callaby
A Letter to Dad2009
Star-ving2009TV SeriesCorin
CSI: Miami2008TV SeriesCarl Reston
Cop Dog2008Clint
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story2008VideoStuart Whitmore
The Sea Beast2008TV MovieWill McKenna
Ghost Whisperer2008TV SeriesPaul Eastman / Masked Man
My Apocalypse2008/IStewart Savage
Bundy: An American Icon2008VideoTed Bundy
The American Standards2008Doc Jennings
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck2007VideoRichard Speck
NCIS2007TV SeriesLen Grady
Hidden Secrets2006Michael Stover
Three Moons Over Milford2006TV SeriesRoark


Haunted: 333producer post-production
Extinction: Patient Zero2014co-producer
The Chosen One2013Video producer
Dragon Wasps2012TV Movie co-producer
Nuclear Family2012TV Movie associate producer
Kev Hicks: Eye Jockey2012Video short producer
Sand Sharks2012TV Movie co-producer
Robodoc2009associate producer
Star-ving2009TV Series executive producer
Rules of the Game2008TV Series executive producer - 2008
Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary2007co-producer
Hidden Secrets2006associate producer
Parzania2005associate producer


The Chosen One2013Video creator / written by
Star-ving2009TV Series creator / written by
Rules of the Game2008TV Series written by
Stargate SG-12004TV Series story by - 1 episode


The Chosen One2013Video co-director
Kev Hicks: Eye Jockey2012Video short
Star-ving2009TV Series


The Stand1994TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1992TV Series performer - 1 episode


Kev Hicks: Eye Jockey2012Video short


Seven Years2012Short special thanks


Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites2014TV MovieHimself
Die Trying2010DocumentaryHimself
The Sam Henry Kass Show2010TV SeriesHimself
RoboDoc Dissected the Making of RoboDoc2009Video shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
The History of Coolness: A Look Back at 'Parker Lewis Can't Lose'2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Jace Hall Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Making of 'Mosquito Man'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Stargate: The Lowdown2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes1998TV Special documentaryHimself
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV SeriesHimself
NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam1992TV MovieHimself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Idols1991TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Corin 'Corky' Nemic)
Into the Night1991TV SeriesHimself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special

Archive Footage

Stargate SG-12003-2004TV SeriesJonas Quinn


Nominated Awards

1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Comedian in a Television SeriesParker Lewis Can't Lose (1990)
1992Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a Television SeriesParker Lewis Can't Lose (1990)
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or SpecialI Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialI Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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