Who is Crystal Bernard?
Crystal Lynn Bernard was born on 30 September 1961, in Garland, Texas USA, and is an actress, singer and songwriter, best known for appearing in the sitcom “Wings”, a show she joined for eight years. She’s also appeared in other television projects and films.
The Riches of Crystal Bernard
How rich is Crystal Bernard? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting, having been active in the industry since 1982, and she has also tried her hand at a music career. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career BeginningsCrystal was raised in her Southern Baptist home, with her father being a televangelist who travelled across the US. At a young age, she developed an interest in both singing and acting, becoming active with her elder sister at singing gospel songs. They recorded a song while they were eight years old, and often performed with their other two younger sisters.
She would grow up in Houston, Texas and would study acting through the Alley Theatre. She was educated at Spring High School, and after matriculating, attended Baylor University, studying both acting and international relations. In 1982, she got one of her first primetime television roles in the popular TV sitcom “Happy Days”, in which she played the role of KC Cunningham during the tenth season of the show, which starred Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley and Marion Ross. After her appearance there, she would go on to make guest appearances in other popular television series.
Further Acting Work
Bernard next joined the cast of the sitcom entitled “It’s A Living”, in which she played the role of Amy Tompkins, the show being set in a restaurant at the top of the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Her next role would be her most notable, as she joined the cast of the sitcom “Wings” as Helen Chappel Hackett, a café counter operator at the airport for the show’s entire run from 1990 to 1997, set in a small fictional two-airline airport called “Tom Nevers Field Airport”.
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Concurrently she also appeared in other projects, in the films “Young Doctors in Love” alongside Ted McGinley and also in “Slumber Party Massacre 2”. She starred in the television film “To Love, Honor and Betray” and in two Hallmark Channel movies, and also starred in a television pilot entitled “Chameleons” in which she played a self-proclaimed crazed heiress, however, after the pilot the series wasn’t picked up. In the 2000s she became a part of several films, including “Jackpot”, “Welcome to Paradise”, and “Grave Misconduct”.
Music and Theatre EndeavorsAfter the end of Crystal’s run with the show “Wings” she would go on to appear in three stage productions, firstly “Crimes of the Heart” which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, then in a revival of “Annie Get Your Gun”, being one of the actresses to play Annie Oakley in the fictionalized version of the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley who lived during the late 1800s up to the early 1900s. Her last theatre project was “Barbra’s Wedding” in which she starred opposite Daniel Stern.
Crystal would also balance a career as a singer and songwriter while doing acting projects. She has released several albums, one of which included a gospel track with her father. She also co-wrote the song “If I Were Your Girl” which would be included in the Paula Abdul album “Head Over Heels”, and recorded a duet with Peter Cetera which was a part of the album “One Clear Voice”, plus doing a duet with Jim Messina – the song was entitled “Watching the River Run”.
Bernard has been linked with numerous celebrities over the course of her career, including being linked with Grammy winning producer Michael Shipley, and having a long term relationship with film producer Tony Thomas. In the late 1990s, she dated political commentator Rush Limbaugh, but the relationship was short-lived apparently because of their busy schedules. In 2004, she dated actor Billy Dean, but for less than a year. There were rumors that Bernard secretly married singer Peter Cetera whom she collaborated with previously, and rumors of them being romantically linked were being spread as far back as the 1990s, however, there is no confirmation that Crystal has married, so is presumed to remain single..