Return to the Gate - Corin Nemec
Corin Nemec is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. Corin is known for playing the title character on "Parker Lewis Can't Lose", Jonas Quinn on "Stargate SG-1", and Harold Lauder in the ABC miniseries "The Stand".
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and later moving to Atlanta, Corin's mother was a graphic artist as well as a painter, writer, and poet. His father, Joseph Charles Nemec III, works in the film industry as a set designer and production designer. His older sister Anastacia C. Nemec works also as an assistant director. Corin 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 began training with the Centre Stage LA theatre company and signed on with an agent after performing in one of their talent showcases. He was booked for several commercials for companies such as Suzuki, and eventually landed a guest-spot on the TV show "Sidekicks", starring Ernie Reyes, Jr., with whom Corin is still friends today. 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 television film "I Know My First Name Is Steven". He starred alongside legendary actors Jack Palance, Peter Boyle and Charlton Heston in the 1990 feature film "Solar Crisis".
Corin played the lead in the TV series "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" from 1990 to 1993. Also in 1993 he 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.
During the 1990s, Corin had a brief foray into hip-hop, recording an entire album with the group Starship of Foolz, produced by actor Balthazar Getty. He also produced a new comic series starring Paul 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.
Corin has 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 made for TV-movies as "Sea Beast", "Mansquito", "SS Doomtrooper", and "Dragon Wasps". He is close friends with actor David Faustino of "Married...with Children", with whom he has a production company and is co-starring in "Star-ving", a webseries spoofing HBO's "Entourage" and airing on Crackle.
In January 2013, while working on the film "Poseidon Rex", Corin was involved in a boating accident in which, while being transported to set, the Belizean Coast Guard ran into a semi-submerged barge. His leg was shattered and he required multiple blood transfusions to save his life.