Nerino Bernardi was born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on July 23, 1899. After studying mathematics and medicine, counterpoint and composition, he devoted himself to the theater, making his film debut in 1918s’ “Marinella” directed by Raimondo Scotti. During World War II he went to Spain, where he appeared in films and also worked as a voice dubber on some films. From 1952 he taught makeup and stage behavior at the Academy of Dramatic Arts "Silvio D'Amico" in Rome. During his career of more than 190 films he appeared in many different genres including drama, action, fantasy and horror and three Euro-westerns. Besides his stage name of Nerio Bernardi he was often billed under the aliases Nerik Berkoff and Black Bernard. He died in Rome, Italy on January 12, 1971 from uremic poisoning.
BERNARDI, Nerio (aka Nerik Berkoff, Black Bernard) (Nerino Bernardi) [7/23/1899, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy - 1/12/1971, Rome, Lazio, Italy (uremic poisoning)] – stage, voice actor.
Zorro in the Court of Spain - 1962 (Colonel Vargas)
The Magnificent Texan - 1967 (Chico) [as Nerik Berkoff]
Wanted Johnny Texas - 1967 [as Nerik Berkoff]