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Carlos Bernard

The "24" actor shares his favorite spots for travel, dining and more
Carlos Bernard plays CTU agent Tony Almeida on FOX's "24"
Carlos Bernard of FOX's "24"

Actor Carlos Bernard is best known for playing Counter Terrorist Unit agent Tony Almeida on the FOX television drama "24." On the show, agent Almeida faces danger at every turn, and has saved lives, escaped capture by assassins, and was critically injured in a car explosion. Not exactly what we would call living the good life.  In contrast, Bernard (previously named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People) knows how to enjoy leisurely pleasures such as travel and good food, as we found out in our interview with the Chicago native.

Q: Favorite destination in the world?
A: Tokyo. I love cities and this city is fantastic.

Q: Favorite Hotel?
A: The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. Their service is unequaled.

Q: Favorite Resort?
A: Half Moon Bay in Jamaica.

Q: Favorite Restaurant nationwide?
A: My favorite restaurant is a tavern in Chicago called Twin Anchors. They're famous for their ribs.

Q: Favorite Restaurant in the world?
A: Is a little restaurant in Kyoto, Japan called Gion Maruyama. It's a traditional Kyoto restaurant that offers unbelievable dishes you will want to take pictures of.

Q: Dream Car?
A: Aston Martin DBS

Q: Favorite Designer?
A: John Varvatos

Q: Dream Bottle of wine or Champagne?
A: I'm more of a Scotch drinker. Johnnie Walker Blue for celebrating.

Q: What is your signature dish?
A: I make a mean Turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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