Corin Nemec

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Corin Nemec
Nemec at the SF-Connexion, 2018
BornJoseph Charles Nemec IV
(1971-11-05) November 5, 1971
Little Rock, Arkansas
Other namesCorky
Years active1983–present
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Jami Beth Schahn ​ ​(m. 2002; div. 2009)​
Sabrina Beth Nova ​(m. 2023)​
AwardsNominated 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

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.

Nemec is known for playing the title character in sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990–93), Jonas Quinn in television series Stargate SG-1, and Harold Lauder in the miniseries The Stand. He is known in India for his role as Allan in 2007 film Parzania.

Early life

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.

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 at the 41st Primetime Emmy Awards in 1989

Nemec began training with the Centre Stage LA theater company and signed on with an agent after performing in one of its 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. 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 NBC miniseries 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 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-for-TV movies such 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 that starred 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.

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. While he was being transported to set aboard a Belize Coast Guard vessel, the boat 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.

Personal life

Corin dated Jami Beth Schahn when they were teenagers, and in 1993 they had their first child. Corin and Jami married in 2002 and had their second child in 2005. Corin and Jami divorced in 2009 and share custody of their children.

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 that spoofs HBO's Entourage.

On September 22, 2022, the Tampa Bay Times reported Corin was moving to Tampa Bay to begin production on a series of independent films with Scatter Brothers Productions, and met his girlfriend Sabrina Nova there.

Nemec married Nova in July 2023. Hulk Hogan attended the wedding.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Noble Tucker
1990 Solar Crisis Mike Kelso
1991 For the Very First Time Michael TV movie
My Son Johnny Anthony Cortino TV movie
1994 The Lifeforce Experiment Ken Ryan TV movie
Drop Zone Selkirk 'Selly' Power
In the Living Years Teen Dan Donahue
1995 Operation Dumbo Drop Specialist 5 Lawrence Farley
1996 White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild Ben Harris
Summer of Fear Simon TV movie
The War at Home Donald
Mojave Moon Car Thief
1997 Goodbye America John Stryzack
The First to Go Danny Ames
1998 Silencing Mary David MacPherson TV movie
Blade Squad Cully TV movie
Legacy Black
The Process Hitler
1999 Foreign Correspondents Trevor
2000 Shadow Hours Vincent
Hussy: Life Is Nice 2000 Booker Short
2001 Blackout Eric Sessions TV movie
Killer Bud Waylon Smythe
Free Mark
2002 Brother's Keeper Ellis Pond TV movie
Sit and Spin Mike Gordan Short
2005 Raging Sharks Dr. Mike Olsen Video
Mansquito Lieutenant Thomas Randall TV movie
McBride: Murder Past Midnight Tom Manning TV movie
Parzania Allan
2006 High Hopes Tom Murphy
S.S. Doomtrooper Captain Pete Malloy TV movie
Hidden Secret Micheal Stover
2007 Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck Richard Speck Video
2008 My Apocalypse Stewart Savage
Sea Beast Will McKenna TV movie
The Boston Strangler Stuart Whitmore Video
Marlowe Clint
The American Standards Doc Jennings
Shattered! Jordan
2009 Bundy: A Legacy of Evil Ted Bundy Video
RoboDoc Dr. Callaby
Privateer Andrew Jackson Short
2010 House of Bones Quentin French
Exhibit B-5 Doug Short
2012 Sand Sharks Jimmy Green
Besties Danny
Nuclear Family John TV movie
Dragon Wasps John Hammond TV movie
2013 Jurassic Attack Colonel Carter
Dracno Simon Lowell
This Magic Moment Jack TV movie
Robocroc Jim Duffy TV movie
2014 Extinction: Patient Zero Simmons
2015 Lake Placid vs. Anaconda Will 'Tully' Tull TV movie
2016 Drone Wars Elias
Marriage of Lies Detective Gus
2017 Girlfriend Killer Detective Baker TV movie
Doomsday Device FBI Agent Cole TV movie
A Christmas Cruise Gil TV movie
This is Christmas - TV movie
2018 Snatched Matt Lewis TV movie
Rottentail Peter Cotten/Rottentail
A Woman's Nightmare Kevin Peterson TV movie
2019 Deadly Excursion David McCarthy TV movie
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
The Wrong Cheerleader Coach Jon TV movie
2021 Deadly Excursion: Kidnapped from the Beach David McCarthy TV movie
My True Fairytale Terry Knight
Haunted: 333 Robbie Ratcliffe
2022 Blackwater Blues Pollux Bennington Short
EnterFear: The Next Wave Sea Bass
Le défi de Noël Matthew Anderson
2023 Half Dead Fred Freddy Nash
Dead Man's Hand Red
Place of Bones Calhoun
Out of Hand Detective Barnes
2024 Deadly Justice Theo
I Feel Fine. Donnie Taylor
Day Labor Floyd Bernard


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Sidekicks Kyle Episode: "Just for Kicks"
1987–88 Webster Nicky Papadopolis Recurring Cast: Season 5
1989 I Know My First Name Is Steven Steven Gregory Stayner/Dennis Parnell Episode: "Part 1 & 2"
Island Son Greg Caldwell Episode: "Role Models"
1990–93 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Parker Lloyd Lewis Main Cast
1991 1991 Kids' Choice Awards Himself/Host Main Host
1994 The Stand Harold Lauder Main Cast
Tales from the Crypt Hal Episode: "Whirlpool"
1995 NYPD Blue Howie Episode: "Dirty Laundry"
1997 Beverly Hills, 90210 Derrick Driscoll Recurring Cast: Season 7
1999 L.A. Doctors Dr. Dennis DiMayo Episode: "Immaculate Deception"
2002 Smallville Jude Royce Episode: "Zero"
2002–04 Stargate SG-1 Jonas Quinn Guest: Season 5, Main Cast: Season 6, Recurring Cast: Season 7
2004 CSI: NY Todd Camden Episode: "Night, Mother"
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Roark Episode: "Wrestlemoonia"
2007 NCIS Len Grady Episode: "Skeletons"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Masked Man/Paul Eastman Recurring Cast: Season 3
CSI: Miami Carl Reston Episode: "The DeLuca Motel"
2009 Star-ving Faustino's Sidekick Main Cast
2010 Supernatural Christian Campbell Recurring Cast: Season 6
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Anwar Amurov Episode: "The Chosen One"
2015 Kirby Buckets Future Kirby Episode: "The Kirbinator"
2015-17 Star Trek: Renegades Captain Alvarez Guest Cast: Season 1-2
2017 Shooter Border Patrol Agent Episode: "That'll Be the Day"

Music Video

Year Artist Song Role
2003 Toby Keith & Willie Nelson "Beer for My Horses" Detective


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  9. ^ Guzzo, Paul (22 September 2022). "'Parker Lewis,' 'Stargate' actor is moving to Tampa Bay to make films". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 29 January 2023.
  10. ^ "Wrestler Hulk Hogan proposes to girlfriend at St. Petersburg wedding". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2023-08-02.
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