Birth Name: Bernie Kopell
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born June 21, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY, Kopell grew up an introverted child to father, Al, a jeweler, and mother, Pauline. Though largely keeping to himself, he developed into an astute people-watcher, observing and absorbing other people's habits, quirks and mannerisms. When he turned 13, Kopell put his skills to use after gravitating toward the stage at summer camp, where he quickly discovered a penchant for mimicry, finding it "a tremendous opportunity not to be me." Kopell soon threw himself into his new pursuit. A few years later, he graduated Brooklyn's Erasmus High School, then went across the river to attend New York University, where he earned his degree in dramatic arts. He did a sti...
"Celebrity Ghost Stories": Bernie Kopell - Accosted by a Ghost