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  • Nickname "Corky" was given to him by his grandmother. 
  • Was inspired to go into acting after watching The Goonies (1985), for which his father was art director.
  • Took several small commercial and TV gigs until 1987 when he was cast in his first recurring role, in the sitcom Webster.
  • Was offered his most well-known role in Parker Lewis Can't Lose shortly after. The show was a teen sitcom influenced by Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and aired 1990-93.
  • Enjoys writing poetry and has done poetry readings in Vancouver and Los Angeles.


  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee


  • Lucas Manu Nemec — Son
  • Janis Nemec — Mother
  • Joseph C. Nemec III — Father
  • Jami Schahn Nemec — Ex-wife
  • Sadie Nemec — Daughter
  • Nancy Reed — Grandmother
  • Anastacia C. Nemec — Sister

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  • Birth Name: Joseph Charles Nemec IV
  • Birth Place: Little Rock, AR
  • Profession: Actor

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