Bernie is one of Socko's cousins and a welder. As typical of Socko's relatives, his name (pronounced "BURN-EE") is a pun of his occupation. He made his first and only (other than on iCarly.com) 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. He comes back in one of the iCarly.com videos to show the audience the proper way to blowtorch a knackwurst and a cellphone.
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.com video, he is also divorced.
On the website, he is described as "Bernie, the Depressed Welder."