Daniel Bernhardt was born in Bern, Switzerland. He enjoyed success as a male model for top designers before making his acting debut in ‘Bloodsport 2′. The film garnered a cult following and Mr Bernhardt was hailed as the next rising star in the genera. Audiences around the world recognize him as Agent Johnson from his villainous role in ‘Matrix Reloaded’. Mr Bernhardt has starred in over 20 films during a career spanning 15yrs. He recently made his writing and directorial debut on the highly regarded short film ‘Fetch’.
Jason: How did you get your ‘break’ in the film industry?
Daniel Bernhardt: I was 28yrs old; living in NY doing some modeling when I was cast to appear in a commercial for Versace. It was shot by the famous photographer Bruce Webber and stared Jean Claude Van Damme. They were looking for models that had a background in Martial Arts. So I was cast to do a fight scene with Van Damme. (more…)