Dennis Burkley

By 1980, the Southern-accented Dennis Burkley had already guest appeared on such colorful series as "Kojak", "McCloud", and "Starsky and Hutch", establishing himself as a go-to character actor for casting directors in ... Read more »
Born: 09/10/1945 in Van Nuys, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

Keep Your Distance 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

Hank the Bartender (Actor)

Baywatch Nights 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coach 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Designing Women 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Evening Shade 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Incident 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

Living Single 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reba 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Visitor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

Calvin (Actor)

Possums 1997 (Movie)

Orville Moss (Actor)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

Hillbilly (Actor)

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

Indictment: the Mcmartin Trial 1995 (Movie)

George Freeman (Actor)

Legend 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Thea 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

These Friends of Mine 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Son-In-Law 1993 (Movie)

Theo (Actor)

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 1992 (Movie)

Mitchell (Actor)

AFI Presents "TV or Not TV?" 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Rush 1991 (Movie)

Motorcycle Guy (Actor)

Suburban Commando 1991 (Movie)

Deak (Actor)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

Dog (Actor)

Lambada 1990 (Movie)

Uncle Big (Actor)

The End of Innocence 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

An Innocent Man 1989 (Movie)

Butcher (Actor)

Fletch Lives 1989 (Movie)

Joe Jack (Actor)

Life on the Flipside 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Pass the Ammo 1988 (Movie)

Big Joe Becker (Actor)

Malone 1987 (Movie)

Dan Bollard (Actor)

No Way Out 1987 (Movie)

Mate (Actor)

Wanted Dead or Alive 1987 (Movie)

Farnsworth (Actor)

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

Rowdies 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Stewardess School 1986 (Movie)

Snake (Actor)

Brothers-in-Law 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Mask 1985 (Movie)

Dozer (Actor)

Murphy's Romance 1985 (Movie)

Freeman Coverly (Actor)

The Slugger's Wife 1985 (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

Sutters Bay 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Book of Lists 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

B.J. and the Bear 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Sanford 1979 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Charleston 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Hanging In 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Dugan 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Forever Fernwood 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Delta County U.S.A. 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Heroes 1977 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Laserblast 1977 (Movie)

Pete Ungar (Actor)

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

McCloud 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Call of the Wild 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Texas Wheelers 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Bummer 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nightmare Honeymoon 1971 (Movie)

Bubba (Actor)

Beyond the Law (TV Show)

Actor

Brothers-In-Law (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Four Eyes and Six-Guns (TV Show)

Actor

Mad Bull (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Once an Eagle (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Fantasy (TV Show)

Actor

The Exonerated (TV Show)

Actor

The Law (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Repetition 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Repetition 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

By 1980, the Southern-accented Dennis Burkley had already guest appeared on such colorful series as "Kojak", "McCloud", and "Starsky and Hutch", establishing himself as a go-to character actor for casting directors in need of biker-gang goons and big-hearted good ol' boys. Burkley's role as an oddball Ohioan on the "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" spin-off, "Forever Fernwood", garnered him a recurring appearance as Sam Dickey on the long-running sitcom "Maude", which in turn was followed by a regular (but decidedly short-lived) role as the same character on the revamped "Maude" spin-off, "Hanging In". A tried-and-true veteran of the spin-off format, Burkley shortly thereafter became Fred G. Sanford's replacement junkyard partner on "Sanford", a renovated version of a classic comedy series. While continuing to appear on such '80s and '90s television shows as "Hill Street Blues", "The Dukes of Hazzard", and "Designing Women", the often-portly actor segued into the world of film, appearing as a gentle biker in the small-town drama "Mask" and as the Dog to Billy Idol's Cat in the musical biography "The Doors". Burkley's comic turn as a dim-witted farmhand in the Pauly Shore farce "Son in Law" helped set the mold for a recurring role on the Southern-fried sitcom "My Name Is Earl" and a long-running position as a utility voice player on the Texas-set animated sitcom "King of the Hill" (1997-2010). The actor is often recognized for his portrayals of scraggly bartenders in films such as "Con Air" and "Hollywood Homicide".

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