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Bernie Barker was a stripper from Season 1 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated without performing in the Semifinals.


Bernie Barker, who was from Las Vegas, Nevada, was a nuclear engineer whose field was radiation protection. He had been the self-proclaimed oldest male stripper.


Bernie Baker's audition in Episode 101 consisted of stripping to "She Bangs." Piers Morgan, Brandy Norwood, and David Hasselhoff (Piers and Brandy buzzed for him) all buzzed the act. Although Piers voted "No," Brandy and David both voted "Yes," sending Bernie to the Semifinals.


Bernie Barker was one of five acts eliminated by the judges from the competition in Week 1 of the Semifinals without performing in Episode 104.


Bernie Barker passed away on March 21, 2007, after a brief battle with prostate cancer. He was 66. [1]


  • Bernie Barker was the first stripper whose audition was televised on America's Got Talent.