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"We don't, dum, dum dum here."

- as Siegfried from Get Smart

Bernie Kopel has played the same character (Dr. Adam Bricker) in four different series: The Love Boat (1977), Charlie's Angels (1976), Martin (1992) and Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998).

Bernard Morton "Bernie" Kopell (born June 21st, 1933) is an American character actor known for his roles as Siegfried in Get Smart from 1965 to 1970 and as Dr. Adam Bricker ("Doc") in ABC's The Love Boat from 1977 to 1986. It was his longest-running role and remained on the series during its entire run, appearing in 250 episodes.

Before becoming known for his The Love Boat role, Kopell appeared in many television series, often sitcoms. He appeared on The Jack Benny Program, Green Acres, Our Man Higgins, The Flying Nun, Ben Casey, My Favorite Martian, Petticoat Junction, The Streets of San Francisco, Room 222, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (where he met his future Love Boat star, Gavin MacLeod. The two have remained lifelong friends.) and Kojak.

Kopell made memorable recurring appearances as KAOS agent Siegfried in Get Smart, Alan-a-Dale in When Things Were Rotten, Jerry Bauman in That Girl and Louie Pallucci in The Doris Day Show. Kopell also played several characters on Bewitched including the witches' apothecary and the warlock Alonzo in "The Warlock in the Gray Flannel Suit". Known for his talent with dialects, his first three years of his career had him playing Latinos, including a three-month stint on "The Brighter Day" as a Cuban heavy.

After The Love Boat, Kopell was so recognizable that he was not in roles often without a nod to his famous role. He appears as a coroner in "Which Prue is it Anyway", an episode of Charmed. Kopell appears in the Monk episode "Mr. Monk and the Critic", playing Mr. Gilson, the restroom attendant. Kopell guest starred in "Pinky", a 2009 episode of My Name is Earl. He makes a cameo as a patient in the Scrubs episode "My Friend the Doctor", as well as an episode of the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

In a dream sequence of Fresh Prince of Bel (right) Air Kopell made a parody cameo of himself as an actor who played a ship's doctor so many times he offers to perform an operation for real. On a 1994 episode of Saturday Night Live he appeared as "Doc" during a Love Boat-themed spoof of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

In the 1995 Fox Network Get Smart Again series, Max's son (played by Andy Dick) meets Siegfried's daughter. When the young Smart tells how his dad always told him that he was a greeting card salesman, Siegfried's daughter replies, "My dad always had me believing he was a doctor on a cruise ship." Kopell also made a cameo appearance in the 2008 film adaptation of Get Smart (below).

Kopell's role as Doc on The Love Boat was parodied in a humorous appearance on Late Show with David Letterman in 1995. Two entries in that night's Top Ten List poked fun at The Love Boat, and at the Doc character specifically. The camera cut to Kopell, who was sitting in the audience, and he stormed out of the theater. A few moments later, he was shown having been reseated in the mezzanine when the second parody was made at his expense, and again stood up, raised his fists and stormed out, obviously in on the joke.

Kopell has played his Love Boat character, Dr. Adam Bricker, in four different series and in 1996 on the Martin TV series Kopell along with Lauren Tewes, Ted Lange, and Jill Whelan reprised their roles.

    Selected Bernie Kopell TVography

ABC Afterschool Specials
- The Day My Kid Went Punk (1987)

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
- Good-Bye, George (1963)

- The Failure (1977)

Arrested Development
- Off the Hook (2013)
- Indian Takers (2013)
- Queen B. (2013)

As Told by Ginger
- Cry Wolf (2001)

Ben Casey
- What to Her Is Plato? (1965)

The Beverly Hillbillies
- The Movie Starlet (1965)

Beverly Hills, 90210
- Beheading St. Valentine (1999)

- Sam's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse (1972)
- The Warlock in the Gray Flannel Suit (1971)
- A Plague on Maurice and Samantha (1971)
- Samantha and the Loch Ness Monster (1971)
- Samantha's Secret Is Discovered (1970)
- Samantha's Lost Weekend (1970)
- Samantha's Secret Spell (1969)
- A Bunny for Tabitha (1969)
- Samantha Twitches for UNICEF (1969)

The Bob Newhart Show
- I Want to Be Alone (1972)

Civil Wars
- A Long, Fat Frontal Presentation (1991)

Charlie's Angels
- Love Boat Angels (as Doctor Adam Bricker, 1979)

- Which Prue Is It, Anyway? (1999)

The Charmings
- Lillian Loses Her Powers (1987)

The Chicago Teddy Bears
- Annie Get Your Cue (1971)

Chico and the Man
- The Face Job (1976)

Code R
- The Drifter (1977)

The Debbie Reynolds Show
- In the Soup (1969)

Diagnosis Murder
- Physician, Murder Thyself (1997)

The Dick Van Dyke Show
- Remember the Alimony (1966)

The Doris Day Show
- The Magnificent Fraud (1973)
- The Blessed Event (1972)
- It's Christmas Time in the City (1970)
- Love Makes the Pizza Go Round (1970)
- Tony Bennett Is Eating Here (1970)
- Dinner for One (1970)
- Doris Finds an Apartment (1970)
- A Woman's Intuition (1970)

- Spies in Their Eyes (voice, 1987)

Fantasy Island
- The Devil Stick/Touch and Go (1983)
- Trouble, My Lovely/The Common Man (1978)

The Farmer's Daughter
- Anyone for Swindling? (1966)
- High Fashion (1965)

Flying High
- Beautiful People (1978)

The Flying Nun
- The Return of Father Lundigan (1968)

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- Ill Will (1992)

Funny Face
- The Repairman Cheateth (1971)

Get Smart
- Wurst Enemies (as Siegfried, 1995)

Get Smart
- Ice Station Siegfried (1969)
- The Not-So-Great Escape: Part 1 and 2 (1969)
- Schwartz's Island (1968)
- Snoopy Smart vs. the Red Baron (1968)
- Spy, Spy, Birdie (1968)
- The Mysterious Dr. T (1967)
- One of Our Olives Is Missing (1967)
- The Spy Who Met Himself (1967)
- How to Succeed in the Spy Business Without Really Trying (1967)
- Cutback at Control (1967)
- Someone Down Here Hates Me (1967)
- Rub-A-Dub-Dub... Three Spies in a Sub (1966)
- A Spy for a Spy (1966)

The Ghost Busters
- Dr. Whatsisname (1975)

Green Acres
- You Ought to Be in Pictures (1966)

Greatest Heroes of the Bible
- Joseph in Egypt (1978)

Harry O
- For the Love of Money (1975)

Hart to Hart
- Hartland Express (1981)

The Hero
- I Have a Friend (1966)

Hit the Floor
- Keep Away (2013)

- Graduation Day (1972)

The Jack Benny Program
- Three Musketeers Sketch (1963)
- Jack Is Kidnapped (1963)
- The Story of the New Talent Show (1962)

Jimmy Kimmel Live
- guest

- Money Back Guarantee (1975)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
- The Trevi Collection (1975)

Hot L Baltimore
- Historic L Baltimore (1975)

- Unreasonable Facsimile (1972)

Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp
- Bonana/The Greatest Chase in the World (voice, 1970)
- The Dreaded Hong Kong Sneeze/The Great Bank Robbery (voice, 1970)

Late Night with Conan O’Brien
- guest

- The Return of Apple Dan Bonny (1984)

The Lionhearts
- Leo's Diet (voice, 1998)

Love, American Style
- Love and the Awakening (1971)
- Love and the Waterbed (1971)
- Love and the Marriage Counselor (1970)

The Love Boat
- series regular as Doctor Adam Bricker (1977-1987)

Love Boat: The Next Wave
- Reunion (as Dr. Adam Bricker, 1998)

The Lucy Show
- Lucy Plays Florence Nightingale (1964)

Make Room for Daddy
- Shy Alfie (1963)

- Goin' Overboard: Part 2 (1997)

McHale's Navy
- Is There a Doctor in the Hut? (1963)

McMillan & Wife
- Guilt by Association (1974)

Me and the Chimp
- Mike's Burglar Alarm (1972)

Mike Hammer
- Elegy for a Tramp (1987)

- Mr. Monk and the Critic (2009)

Mary Tyler Moore
- Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School (1975)

My Favorite Martian
- The Girl in the Flying Machine (1965)
- El Señor from Mars (1965)
- Poor Little Rich Cat (1964)

My Name Is Earl
- Pinky (2009)

Needles and Pins
- series regular as Charlie Miller (14 episodes, 1973-74)

The New Dick Van Dyke Show
- Sobriety Test (1972)

The New Phil Silvers Show
- Moonlight and Dozes (1964)

Night Gallery
- The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes (1971)

The Odd Couple
- Psychic, Shmychic (1972)

Our Man Higgins
- Half a Higgins (1963)

The Paul Lynde Show
- Out of Bounds (1973)

Petticoat Junction
- The Umquaw Strip (1964)

Raising Hope
- Ship Happens (2013)

- Picture of Terror (1963)

Room 222
- Mr. Wrong (1972)
- Goodbye, Mr. Hip (1970)

Run Buddy Run
- Steam Bath & Chicken Little (1966)

- Episode #1.5 (1979)

Saturday Night Live
- Patrick Stewart (camero as Doctor Adam Bricker 1994)

- My Friend the Doctor (2003)

See Dad Run
- See Dad Dance Around the Truth (2013)
- See Dad Run Christmas Into the Ground (2012)

The Six Million Dollar Man
- Vulture of the Andes (1976)

Sledge Hammer!
- The Last of the Red Hot Vampires (1987)

The Streets of San Francisco
- School of Fear (1975)
- Mask of Death (1974)

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
- Not So Suite 16 (2006)

Sunset Beach
- 4 episodes as Captain Nelson (uncredited, 1998)

- Pirouette (1979)

- Gaffing the Skim (1976)
- Ain't Nobody Here Named Barney (1976)

Temperatures Rising
- Interrupted Malady (1973)
- Scalpel, Sponge, Typewriter (1973)
- Good Luck, Leftkowitz (1972)

That Girl
- series regular playing Jerry Bauman (31 episodes, 1966-1971)

Valentine's Day
- The Title Fight (1965)

When Things Were Rotten
- series regular as Alan-a-Dale (13 episodes, 1975)

Whispering Smith
- Trademark (1961)

    Bernie Kopell links

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