Bernie is one of Socko's cousins and a welder. He made his first appearance in the episode, iStart a Fanwar. He is hired by the iCarly gang to show the audience the proper way to burn a pickle. Then, he comes back in one of the iCarly videos to show the audience the proper way to blowtorch a knackwurst and a cellphone. Like all of Socko's cousins, his name is a play on words of what he does.
He is extremely lactose intolerant, as found out on the segment where he blowtorches a cellphone. He also met a girl online and went on a date with her, only to find out she was a guy. According to another iCarly video, he is also divorced.
On iCarly.com, he is described as "Bernie, the Depressed Welder."