Terry Kiser
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Terry Kiser made four appearances on Night Court as snoop news reporter Al Craven in Season 1.
General Actor Information
Born: (1939-08-01) August 1, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Years active: 1963 - present
Spouse(s): Sylvie Marmet 1987-2004}(divorced)
Children: 1 child
Appearances/Series information
Appeared on: Night Court
appeared in:
4 in Season 1
Appears as: Al Craven

Terry Kiser (born August 1, 1939) made four appearnces on Night Court as snoopy newspaper reporter Al Craven in Season 1 of the series. Terry is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the dead title-character Bernie, the boss of the characters played by Jonathan Silverman and Andrew McCarthy in the comedy Weekend at Bernie's, and its sequel, Weekend at Bernie's II.


A life member of The Actors Studio,[1] Terry was a regular on the soap operas, The Secret Storm and The Doctors. In 1978, he starred on the short-lived sitcom The Roller Girls. It was during the 1970s and early 1980s that Kiser became a familiar face on episodic television, most notably ABC-TV's Three's Company, The Love Boat, Night Court and The Golden Girls. One of his more memorable roles was on the NBC-TV drama Hill Street Blues, where he played comedian Vic Hitler (aka, Vic the Narcoleptic Comic). He was also a cast member on the syndicated sketch comedy show Off the Wall, as well as part of the ensemble on Carol Burnett's Carol and Company which aired on NBC-TV in 1990.

His many film appearances include Six Pack, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Mannequin Two: On the Move and Sideout. In the 1990s, he appeared on CBS-TV's Walker, Texas Ranger, NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, ABC-TV's Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Will & Grace.


  1. A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio, by David Garfield, published by MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York, ISBN 0-02-542650-8, page 278, Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980, 1980.

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