Billy Burke

Actor, Musician
A sturdy lead cut from the classic leading man mold of the 1950s, Billy Burke was an American actor who graduated from indie features and television to substantial roles in Hollywood features. A drama student in his ... Read more »
Born: 11/24/1966 in Bellingham, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Divine Access 2015 (Movie)

Jack Harriman (Actor)

Major Crimes 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zoo 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Angels In Stardust 2014 (Movie)

The Cowboy (Actor)

Faith Happens 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Highland Park 2014 (Movie)

Lloyd Howard (Actor)

Luster 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Revolution 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Days to Vegas 2014 (Movie)

Billy Simpson (Actor)

Rizzoli & Isles 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Closer 2009, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part Two 2012 (Movie)

Charlie Swan (Actor)

Ticket Out 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Drive Angry 2011 (Movie)

Jonah King (Actor)

Freaky Deaky 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Red Riding Hood 2011 (Movie)

Cesaire (Actor)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One 2011 (Movie)

Charlie Swan (Actor)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 (Movie)

Chief Charlie Swan (Actor)

My Boys 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Removal 2009 (Movie)

Eric Kershe (Actor)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 (Movie)

Charlie Swan (Actor)

Fringe 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twilight 2008 (Movie)

Chief Charlie Swan (Actor)

Untraceable 2008 (Movie)

Detective Eric Box (Actor)

Feast of Love 2007 (Movie)

David Watson (Actor)

Forfeit 2007 (Movie)

Frank O'Neal (Actor)

Fracture 2007 (Movie)

Detective Rob Nunally (Actor)

Law & Order 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ladder 49 2004 (Movie)

Dennis Gauquin (Actor)

Monk 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jury 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

24 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gilmore Girls 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Karen Sisco 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost Junction 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Along Came A Spider 2001 (Movie)

Ben Devine (Actor)

The Independent 2001 (Movie)

Dwayne (Actor)

After Image 2000 (Movie)

Sammy (Actor)

Komodo 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wonderland 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dill Scallion 1999 (Movie)

Dill Scallion (Actor)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Wes Craven Presents: Don't Look Down 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mafia! 1998 (Movie)

Joey Cortino (Actor)

Without Limits 1998 (Movie)

Kenny Moore (Actor)

Party of Five 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strange Luck 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Kids 1993 (Movie)

Feature Dancer (Actor)

Daredreamer 1990 (Movie)

Dante--Ortega (Actor)

To Cross the Rubicon 1990 (Movie)

James Bird (Actor)

Final Jeopardy (TV Show)

Actor

Gone in the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)

Actor

Marshal Law (TV Show)

Actor

The Ultimate Lie (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Dead and Breakfast 2005 (Movie)

(Story) (Source Material)

Daredreamer 1990 (Movie)

screenplay consultant (Other Writer)
Music (1)

Daredreamer 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Biography

A sturdy lead cut from the classic leading man mold of the 1950s, Billy Burke was an American actor who graduated from indie features and television to substantial roles in Hollywood features. A drama student in his native Seattle, he earned his big break in the slapstick comedy "Mafia!" (1998), but hewed to more dramatic fare in subsequent efforts. A steady stream of supporting roles and guest shots led to recurring appearances on "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) and other top series, which significantly increased his profile. Burke eventually returned to features with choice turns in major productions like "Ladder 49" (2004), "Fracture" (2007) and, most famously, as Bella Swan's ever-exasperated father in the vampire "Twilight" franchise that included five films altogether. In addition to stealing scenes from Robert Pattinson and onscreen daughter Kristen Stewart in the tween screen sensation, Burke branched out with starring roles in such projects as "Drive Angry" (2011) and landed back on the small screen, multi-tasking on two shows at the same time: "Revolution" (NBC, 2012- ) and the hit "Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT, 2010- ). A personable actor who projected confidence and sensitivity with each of his performances, Burke was among the more dependable players in film and television going into the next millennium.

Relationships

Bluesy Burke

Daughter
Born c. 2008; mother Polly Rose

Polly Rose Actor

Wife
Married June 15, 2008

EDUCATION

Western Washington University

Bellingham , Washington

Sehome High School

Bellingham , Washington 1984

Milestones

2012

Co-starred on NBC drama series "Revolution" as former Marine sergeant-turned-bartender Miles Matheson

2012

Returned in franchise's final film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2," also directed by Bill Condon

2011

Cast as Cesaire in fantasy thriller "Red Riding Hood"

2011

Reprised role of Charlie Swan in the Bill Condon directed "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1"

2010

Reprised the role of Charlie Swan in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

2009

Reprised the role of Charlie Swan in the sequel "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

2008

Appeared in several episodes of "My Boys" (TBS) as Bobby's (Kyle Howard) smooth-talking brother

2008

Cast as Charlie Swan in the feature adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel "Twilight"

2007

Joined Robert Benton's ensemble drama "Feast of Love"

2007

Co-starred with Anthony Hopkins in the psychological thriller "Fracture"

2004

Cast as Attorney John Ranguso on the short-lived Fox series "The Jury"

2004

Played a young firefighter opposite Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta in "Ladder 49"

2003

Appeared in several episodes of The WB series "Gilmore Girls"

2002

Joined the second season of "24" (Fox) in a recurring role

2001

Cast in a small role opposite Morgan Freeman in the thriller "Along Came a Spider"

2000

Starred as psychiatrist Abe Matthews on the short-lived ABC series "Wonderland"

1998

First substantial film role as Joey Cortino, Lloyd Bridges’s ‘psychotic’ son in "Mafia!"

1994

First TV role was an episode of the sci-fi series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (syndicated)

1990

Made feature film debut in the independent film "Dare Dreamer"

Began singing at age nine and joined a band at 15

Bonus Trivia

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Burke was a regular player at the online gaming site Hollywood Poker, which hosted regular competitions between guests and celebrity enthusiasts.

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