Bernie Casey (June 8, 1939 – September 19, 2017) Professional football player turned actor, Bernie Casey, has died. Casey played six NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and two with the Los Angeles Rams. After football he went on to get a master’s degree in fine arts. He had a second successful career as a poet, painter, and actor.
Film credits include Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Brian’s Song, Cleopatra Jones, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the Revenge of the Nerds film series, and ‘Felix Leiter’ in the 1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again.
Science-fiction credits include The Man Who Fell to Earth, Amazon Women on the Moon, and the 1980 TV mini-series The Martian Chronicles.
In 1994, Casey guest-starred in a two-episode story arc in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the Maquis leader Lieutenant Commander Cal Hudson, and in 1995 as a guest-star on both SeaQuest 2032 as Admiral VanAlden and Babylon 5 as Derek Cranston.
According to his talent agent Casey died in Los Angeles following a brief illness. He was 78.