|Born:||John Hagen Bernecker|
March 2, 1984
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
|Died:||July 13, 2017|
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
|Role:||Thomas Locke (stunt double)|
Biography and career Edit
Bernecker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended the University of New Orleans and Southeastern University.
Bernecker started his stunt career in 2009, working on the film Anytown. After that, he worked on films like Jonah Hex, The Mechanic, Battleship, and Logan, among others. Bernecker also had small roles in some films.
Aside of feature films, Bernecker was also a notable stunt performer in shows like True Detective, Memphis Beat, and TURN: Washington's Spies.
Bernecker died of blunt force trauma on July 13, 2017. His death occurred after falling from a 25-foot balcony while working on The Walking Dead. The season 8 premiere of the show was dedicated to him. Bernecker is buried at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans.
Role on 24 Edit
Bernecker worked as Bailey Chase's stunt double during 24: Legacy. After Bernecker's death, Chase wrote on Twitter that he "brought great enthusiasm and was beyond professional", while also sending his condolences.
Selected filmography Edit
- Logan (2017)
- The 5th Wave (2016)
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
- Escape Plan (2013)
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
- Jonah Hex (2010)
- Tales (2017)
- TURN: Washington's Spies (2016)
- Salem (2014)
- Memphis Beat (2010-2011)